Industry Sponsors Council

The Mission of Love Charities has formed the Industry Sponsors Council (ISC) to provide support utilizing committed friends and stakeholders who will work together to raise funds and explore opportunities for partnership in the community.

Why the Mission Needs Your Support
The mission of Mission of Love Charities (The Mission) has always been to serve homeless and low-income families and individuals in the community.

Mission of Love Charities programs and services provide basic needs assistance in the form of food, financial assistance for rent and other housing costs, clothing, furniture, showers, laundry, computer access. Mission of Love Charities is also planning on re-instituting its Workforce Development program.

Everyone served shows proof that they are at or below 150% of federal poverty guidelines. Again, we serve the poor and needy.

We are reaching out to friends and colleagues in the community to organize a formal support group called the Industry Sponsors Council. Corporations, foundations and individuals who choose to join the Council will make a commitment to support Mission of Love Charities through financial donation and actions that help sustain the work of Mission of Love Charities.

Since its inception, The Mission has successfully supported about 400,000 individuals and families and we want to support more. However, over the last several months, the destructive effects of the pandemic have created a dramatic increase in the number of individuals and families who come to Mission of Love Charities in desperate need of help.

How You Can Help
To sustain our work and help these people in dire need, The Mission is reaching out to the community to engage supporters and stakeholders, to partner with us by joining the Industry Sponsors Council. We know these current and prospective partners share our values and commitment to our community and to the people in need of assistance in our community.

What the Mission is Doing

  • Food Pantry Operating the only five-days-a-week Food Pantry in Prince George’s County remains a priority for Mission of Love Charities. The number of individuals and families who are going hungry because of lack of money to buy food has increased dramatically, and Mission of Love Charities is committed to serving them as best we can. Stocking and operating the Food Pantry continues to be a major expense, but it is an essential service that Mission of Love Charities is committed to operate.
  • Financial Assistance for rent, utilities and other housing costs While our capability to help people with housing insecurity, i.e., rent and utility payments, is limited due to pandemic restrictions, we are still able to help some families and individuals, when funds are available. We could help many more families with more support.
  • Basic, Essential Support Services for People in Need Despite limitations mandated by the coronavirus pandemic, Mission of Love Charities is able to provide people with basic support services such as showers, access to laundry machines, free clothing and free furniture, access to computers and a designated place to receive personal mail.
  • Referrals for primary care, dental care and mental health Mission of Love Charities continues to seek out and explore collaborations with health care providers so we can have a more seamless and reliable support system for the people we serve.
  • After-School and Weekend Supplementary Education Programs Mission of Love Charities is seeking partnerships and funding to create after-school and weekend supplementary education programs for school-aged children. The remote learning process being utilized by school systems is not working well for those children whose economic circumstances prevent them from having access to those programs. Supplementary education programs are needed to ensure that these children are not left behind.
  • Workforce Development In addition to providing food and housing assistance, Mission of Love Charities sees the long-term solution to helping those in need to get back on their feet and become economically self-sufficient by providing workforce development, education and skills training. Mission of Love Charities has years of experience in this task, and although this initiative is currently curtailed due to the pandemic restrictions, the organization is planning a new, enhanced workforce development programming in a new facility beginning in 2021. Currently, Mission of Love Charities is in talks with professional associations and local educational institutions to develop, implement and manage training and certification programs for people seeking employment. While basic employability skills are a priority for this program, additional certification programs will be established to train water treatment technicians, terrazzo craftspeople and Nursing Assistants.

Giving levels for the Sponsors Council are as follows:
Corporate Member…….$10,000

Industry Member…….$15,000

Founding Member…….$20,000

Sponsors and Members of the Council will be recognized with annual certificates documenting their commitment and support to one of the leading organizations serving the most needy and vulnerable people in the Prince George’s community.

Newly committed Council Members will be joining the ranks of others who are providing significant support to Mission of Love Charities. Among those agencies, foundations and corporations that are already supporting Mission of Love Charities are: Prince George’s County Government, the State of Maryland, the University of Maryland Capital Region Health System, Sam Brin, Philip Graham Fund, Greater Washington Community Foundation, Big Lots Foundation, TJX Foundation, Albertsons Foundation, Easterns Automotive and Urban Investment Partners.

The fact is, Mission of Love Charities continues to sustain a growth in revenue through an aggressive and successful fundraising effort, and these supporters are evidence of the results of that effort.

Please Join Us
We hope you will join us in our mission to serve the most needy and vulnerable people of our community, choosing to become a member of the Sponsors Council.

Gregory “Steve” Proctor, Jr. is the president and CEO of G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc.. Founded in 1995, G.S. Proctor is one of the most highly respected government and private sector advocacy organizations in Maryland, with offices located in upper Marlboro and Annapolis; and, has been consistently ranked among the top ten lobbying firms in the state of Maryland.

For 25 years, Steve and his associates have provided legislative and administrative lobbying representation to a broad spectrum of clients; including institutions of higher learning, non-profit organizations, local and multinational businesses, and local and international governmental bodies on the county, state, and federal levels.

After matriculating from Towson University, he received his B.A. in political science from his alma mater, George Washington University. He strongly believes in the value of a good education and relishes the opportunity to give back to the community, so much that he and Dianne created the executive corporate partnership committee at bishop McNamara High School. Their goal is to help bishop McNamara bring their vision to life for the new La Reine Science & Innovation Center, which will exponentially further the educational goals of our future leaders.

A family man, Steve and his wife, Dianne currently reside in upper Marlboro, MD, where they raised their four sons: Aaron, Brian, Trey, and Troy. When Steve is not helping others, he serves several leadership positions on professional boards, including serving on the executive board of the greater Washington Board of Trade, the board of directors at Wesbanco, and the former chair of the greater Prince George’s business roundtable.

Monica J. Johnson, Esq.
Deputy General Manager for Strategy and Partnerships
WSSC Water General Manager’s Office

As Deputy General Manager for Strategy and Partnerships Monica provides strategic direction and leadership for the following departments: Customer Service, Communications & Community Relations, Human Resources, Equal Employment Opportunities, Intergovernmental Relations, and Strategy & Innovation. Monica began her career at WSSC Water an attorney in 1998 and returned in February 2016.

She holds a JD from Boston University, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA (Magna Cumme Laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is a member of the Maryland Bar, District of Columbia Bar, and Federal Court.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, a former member of The Training Source Board of Directors, and the former chair of the Maryland Open Meeting Compliance Board. She is an active member of the Junior League of Baltimore and resides in Baltimore City.