Regional Director for Southwestern Pennsylvania for US Senator Bob Casey
Overseeing 13 counties, Marlon Ferguson acts as Senator Casey’s ambassador to the community, government, corporations,constituent groups, and leaders. Marlon leads the regional team in representing the Senator and his initiatives and serves as advisor on all community, legislative, or economic and social developments.
Before joining Senator Casey’s leadership team, Marlon was Executive Director at Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, a non-profit committed to eliminating homelessness among the women and men who have served our great nation.
“Being immersed in the service and development of others for the betterment of all is one of the greatest gifts of life,” says decorated Navy veteran. “The Covid-19 highlighted the need we have for community. Why does it take a global pandemic for many to realize this? Hopefully this lesson will not fade as the pandemic is subdued.”
Nonprofit hero: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. “He understands the power and role foundations play in shaping our world. He gets it. The world needs more heroes and less healers.
Effective nonprofits are in the trenches with their communities and their clients. They serve an essential community need.
Advice to nonprofit leaders: “Be fierce in your advocacy to those in need.”
Marlon ranks his five star reading recommendations: From Generosity to Justice by Darren Walker; A Promised Land by Barack Obama; readings from Ralph Waldo Emerson; The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein; and As A Man (Woman) Thinketh by James Allen
Weekend view: “I sit in a meditative state soaking up the sun tending to my bonsai. I realize with every snip, twist of the wire that the life in life is tending to something or someone.”
Breakfast of choice: Belgium waffles with fruit and sausage.
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