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Executive Service Corps Announces 2016 Megan G. Cooper Award Recipient
Bill Thompson of Young Storytellers Honored at November 4th Event

Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2016: Executive Service Corps of Southern California (ESC), a leading provider of affordable nonprofit coaching and consulting services, today honored Bill Thompson, Executive Director of Young Storytellers, with the 2016 Megan G. Cooper Leadership Award for his outstanding nonprofit leadership and innovation. The Award was presented at ESC’s 2016 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

“Whenever there was an opportunity to learn and grow his leadership, Bill took advantage wholeheartedly,” said David Factor, President and CEO of ESC. “I believe Young Storytellers has transformed into an incredible community resource, and its success can be traced back to the decisions Bill has made.”

The Young Storytellers mission is to inspire young people to discover the power of their own voice through the art of storytelling. Thompson began as a volunteer with the organization in 2006 and was appointed Executive Director in 2009. He has successfully advanced the organization during his tenure by strengthening its network of Board members, donors and volunteers. “As our family of supporters continues to expand, we are well positioned to inspire even more young people to discover the power of their voice,” said Thompson.

ESC’s Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is an annual event held in appreciation of the organization’s team of volunteer consultants and their contributions of thousands of hours providing coaching and consulting services to the Southern California nonprofit community. This year’s event was sponsored by Premier Sponsor AECOM, as well as Union Bank and Green Hasson Janks. In addition to the award, Thompson received a $1,000 grant on behalf of the Young Storytellers Foundation. Previous recipients of the Megan G. Cooper Leadership Award include Elissa Glickman, Executive Director of Glendale Arts, and Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director of A Place Called Home.


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