Bridges Out of Poverty Project
     One Body Collaboratives is built on the concept of collaboration and has an original mission to unite the Christian Churches to collaboratively work together.  In addition to the 100+ Network Partner Churches, representing over 20 denominations; we also have over 40 local ministries and 120 local service agencies within our referral network.  ur mission is to mobilize, coordinate and further develop church and community resources to rebuild lives and transform our community.
     Mary Cacioppi joined the Leadership Team at One Body Collaboratives, a faith-based non-profit organization, in January 2017. The mission of One Body Collaboratives is to mobilize, further develop, and coordinate church and faith resources to rebuild lives and transform communities. In this role, Mary manages the overall operations of the organization including fund development, marketing and communications, and community outreach. She is also the Project Manager of the Compassionate Impacts Project, a project of Transform Rockford managed by One Body Collaboratives. Mary brings 14 years of experience in the non-profit sector to the organization, as well as expertize in fund development, volunteer management and communications.
     Mary’s professional background in community and economic development provide her with a unique insight of our region. Through her previous role with the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC), she worked on many community projects including Alignment Rockford and Transform Rockford. In a volunteer capacity, Mary produced the inaugural TEDxRockford event celebrating the many positive attributes of the region.
     Mary currently serves on the Rockford Area Case Management Initiative (RACMI) Steering Committee, and well as the Multi-Disciplinary Team for Focused Deterrence & Procedural Justice Team for Region 1 Planning. She is a past board member of Next Rockford, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, Rockford Network of Professional Women, and the Boylan Alumni Network.
     Mary holds a B.A. in business administration from Madison University and graduated with Honors Cum Laude. She is a past recipient of the Rockford Chambers 40 Leaders Under 40 and Woman Business Leader of Tomorrow awards, honoring her professional and volunteer achievements.
     This will be a most interesting and informative program.  We encourage our members to forward the Zoom Meeting invite information to anyone who might be interested in this program and to prospective members who want to know more about Rockford Rotary and what we do.  Martha Byrnes will introduce our presenter.