Trials and Triumphs: The Founders’ Stories

CSM Nonprofit Institute Kicks Off Fall Events Sept. 4

Trials and Triumphs: The Founders’ Stories. 7-9 p.m., Sept. 4, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (BI-113), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland is kicking off its fall season with a program to celebrate the spirit of determination and giving found throughout the nonprofit world. Storytellers Sandy Washington of LifeStyles, David Gardiner of the Port Tobacco River Conservancy and Jean Guiffre of Top Banana Home Delivered Groceries will lead a panel discussion on the inspiration to launch a nonprofit, obstacles they met along the way, moments of triumph and the status of their organization today. Open to the public. Free. Pre-registration requested through or 301-539-4741. For information on the Nonprofit Institute, visit