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About the Celebration of Philanthropy

On Monday, March 25 we were proud to host the largest annual celebration of local philanthropy in our region. More than 600 people joined us to celebrate what makes our community truly remarkable—the individuals and organizations who dedicate their time and resources to public service, philanthropy, and nonprofits to drive the area’s tremendous giving spirit and make our region a more vibrant, equitable and inclusive place to live.

At the Celebration, we presented the 2019 Civic Spirit Award to former Mayor Anthony Williams. Anthony Williams is a long-time champion for a thriving DC, having served the city as CFO and Mayor, and now as CEO of the Federal City Council.

Attending the Celebration of Philanthropy is an experience unlike any other! At this cocktail reception and community festival we featured live music, theater, poetry, and dance performances from some of the region's most exciting nonprofits and local artists who are supported by The Community Foundation and our community of givers. These showcases were staggered throughout the evening, allowing you to choose from a line-up of incredible acts while enjoying delicious food, an open bar, and networking. 

Host Committee

Co-Chairs

Members

David Bradt

Katharine Weymouth

Vice Chairs

Lia Dean

Alex Orfinger

Gene Sachs

David Shiffrin

Dick Snowdon

Cathy Sulzberger

William Taylor

Kathleen Biden

Katherine Bradley

Molly Elkin and Ivan Wasserman

Don Graham and Amanda Bennett

Mary and Robert Haft

Denielle and Gregory Heard

Steve and Joslyn Hills

Charlene Drew Jarvis

Boisfeuillet and Barbara Jones

Bruce and Karen Levenson

Sandra and Tom McCoy

Trip McLaughlin

Carol Melton and Joe Hassett

Alan Meltzer

Laura and Tim O’Shaughnessy

Rachel Pearson

Estee and Elliott Portnoy

Donald and Olwen Pongrace

Linda Rabbitt

Margarita Raygada and Hakan Ilhan

Alison and John Shulman

Julia and Victor Tolkan

George Vradenburg

Cliff and Debbie White

many thanks to our sponsors!

Philanthropist

 
 

Nancy and Jorge Kfoury Foundation

Benefactor

Henry Darren and Mary Pat Alcus

Capital One

Lia Dean

The Roger and Victoria Sant Trust

Neal and Jennifer Simon

Sterling Speirn and Diana Aviv

Cliff and Debbie White

Leader

2030 Group

Arcana Foundation

Bainum Family Foundation

David Bradt and Diane Tipton

Richard Bynum and PNC Bank

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Kenny Emson

Fred and Wendy Goldberg

Donald Graham and Amanda Bennett

Hill-Snowdon Foundation

Horning Brothers

Kaiser Permanente

Charito Kruvant

Kristen Kuehl

Leder Family Philanthropic Fund

Bruce and Karen Levenson

Bruce McNamer

David and Peggy Shiffrin

Dick and Katie Snowdon

David Steinberg

Cathy Sulzberger and Joe Perpich

William Taylor

Mallory and Diane Walker

Katharine Weymouth

Sponsor

Andersen Tax

David and Katherine Bradley

Brookfield Properties

John Devine

Siobhan Doherty

Lois & Richard England Family Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Georgetown University

HITT Contracting

Joe and Lynne Horning

Daniel and Karen Mayers

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Tim and Laura O'Shaughnessy

Frank and Nancy Parsons Foundation Fund

Pepco

Prince George’s Community College

Gene and Lauren Sachs

Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley

George Vradenburg

WC Smith

Wells Fargo

Zients Family Foundation

Zuckerman Spaeder

Patron

BDO USA LLP

Deloitte

DowntownDC BID

EagleBank

Forge Company

Greater Washington Board of Trade

Artis Hampshire-Cowan

Boisfeuillet and Barbara Jones

Sandra and Tom McCoy

Donna and Mack McLarty

George and Karen Marcou

Carol Melton and Joe Hassett

Alan Meltzer

O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.

Sean Morris and Michelle Althuis

Alex Orfinger and Cal Bowie

PN Hoffman

Donald and Olwen Pongrace

Washington Gas

Partner

BB&T

Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Citi

Dr. Charlene Dukes

Richard and Nicole Dumais

Tom and Denise Murphy

Northern Trust

Estee and Elliott Portnoy

Whayne and Ursula Quin

David and Nancy Roodberg

Denise Turner Roth

Venture Philanthropy Partners

Young Professional and Nonprofit Sponsor

Media Partner

Text-to-Give Matching Sponsor

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Past honorees

Past Civic Spirit Award Recipients

Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Carol Thompson Cole

Lynne and Joe Horning and the Horning Family Fund

Alexine Clement Jackson

Robert Linowes

J.W. “Bill” Marriott Jr.

Mario Morino

Vicki & Roger Sant

Richard W. Snowdon, III

Patty Stonesifer and Martha’s Table

Roger G. Templin, Jr.

Bruce McNamer, President and CEO of Greater Washington Community Foundation, Patty Stonesifer, 2017 Civic Spirit Award Recipient and President and CEO of Martha’s Table, and Dr. Johnnetta Cole, former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, at the 2017 Celebration of Giving.

Bruce McNamer, President and CEO of Greater Washington Community Foundation, Patty Stonesifer, 2017 Civic Spirit Award Recipient and President and CEO of Martha’s Table, and Dr. Johnnetta Cole, former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, at the 2017 Celebration of Giving.