March 12, 2018  6:00PM


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater


The Greater Washington Community Foundation is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2018! Our community came together to mark this special occasion at the 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy, which is the largest annual celebration of local philanthropy in the Greater Washington region.

The event celebrated the nonprofits, donors, and community members that work tirelessly to make our region a more vibrant and inclusive place to live. We were especially proud to award the 2018 Civic Spirit Award to Carol Thompson Cole, President and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP). 

More than 700 people came together to enjoy delicious food, networking with friends and colleagues, and an incredible line up of live music, theater, poetry, and dance performances from some of the region's most exciting nonprofits and local artists.

many thanks to our sponsors!





Nancy and Jorge Kfoury Foundation

Mario Morino



Fred and Wendy Goldberg

Vicki and Roger Sant

Sterling Speirn and Diana Aviv

Cliff and Debbie White



Bainum Family Foundation

David Bradt and Diane Tipton

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Collis Warner Foundation

Lia Dean

Kenny Emson

Raul Fernandez

Foley and Lardner LLP

Donald Graham and Amanda Bennett

Hill-Snowdon Foundation

Tim Hwang

Charito Kruvant

Kristin Kuehl

Bruce and Karen Levenson

Leveraged Leadership, LLC

Daniel and Karen Mayers

Bruce McNamer


PNC Bank

Neal and Jennifer Simon

David Steinberg

Bill Taylor

Venable LLP

Katharine Weymouth


Mary Pat and Henry Darren Alcus

Andersen Tax LLC


LuAnn Bennett

David and Katharine Bradley

Mark Chandler and Laurie Wingate

Creative Associates International, Inc.

Siobhan Doherty

Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

HITT Contracting, Inc.

Joe and Lynne Horning

Frank LaPrade

McKinsey & Company

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

NFP | The Meltzer Group

Alex Orfinger and Cal Bowie

Tim and Laura O’Shaughnessy

Prince George's Community College

Prince George's County Public Schools

Gene and Lauren Sachs

David and Peggy Shiffrin

Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley

George Vradenburg

Wells Fargo

Willy Walker and Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker

Zients Family Foundation



Richard Carter Family Foundation

Fred D. Cooke

Lois & Richard England Family Foundation

Grosvenor Americas


Robert and Mary Haft Foundation, Inc.

Boisfeuillet and Barbara Jones Fund

Leder Family Philanthropic Fund

RMB Capital

Elijah B. Rogers

Venture Philanthropy Partners

Washington Gas


Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation


Richard and Linda Davis

Richard and Nicole Dumais

Georgetown University


Michael Kershow and Marianne Keler Kershow

Sandra McCoy

Metro Washington Bankers Group

Tom and Denise Murphy Fund

Larry Smith and Vickey Bailey

Time Warner, Inc.

host committee


David Bradt, Co-Chair

Katharine Weymouth, Co-Chair


The Honorable Rushern L. Baker, III,
Prince George's County Executive

Terry Beaty

LuAnn Bennett

The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC

Katherine Bradley

Richard S. Carter

Frederick D. Cooke

Charlene M. Dukes

Kenny Emson

Donald Graham and Amanda Bennett

Artis Hampshire-Cowan

Lynne and Joe Horning

Charlene Drew Jarvis

Debbie Jarvis

Boisfeuillet and Barbara Jones

Nancy and Jorge Kfoury

Charito Kruvant

Bruce Levenson

Daniel & Karen Mayers

Mario Morino

Alex Orfinger

Laura and Tim O’Shaughnessy

Alice M. Rivlin

Elijah B. Rogers

Gene Sachs

Vicki and Roger Sant

William Shipp

Neal and Jennifer Simon

Richard Snowdon, III

Kenneth R. Sparks

Sterling Speirn & Diana Aviv

Patty Stonesifer

George Vradenburg

Willy Walker and Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker

Cliff and Deborah White