March 12, 2018  6:00PM


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater



In 2018 the Greater Washington Community Foundation will celebrate its 45th anniversary! You’re invited to help us mark this special occasion at our 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy, which is the largest annual celebration of local philanthropy in the Greater Washington region.

Join us in celebrating the nonprofits, donors, and community members that work tirelessly to make our region a more vibrant and inclusive place to live. We are especially proud to award our 2018 Civic Spirit Award to Carol Thompson Cole, President and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), a native Washingtonian and government and philanthropic leader. 

Attending the Celebration of Philanthropy is an experience unlike any other! You’ll take part in a community festival featuring live music, theatre, poetry, and dance performances from some of the region's most exciting nonprofits and local artists. These showcases are staggered throughout the evening and across the venue, allowing you to choose from a line-up of incredible acts while enjoying delicious food, an open bar, and networking with friends and colleagues.

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

Lia Dean

Kenny Emson

Raul Fernandez

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

Hill-Snowdon Foundation

David Steinberg

Bill Taylor

Katharine Weymouth


Mary Pat and Henry Darren Alcus

Andersen Tax LLC


LuAnn Bennett

Mark Chandler and Laurie Wingate

Creative Associates International, Inc.

Siobhan Doherty

Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Joe and Lynne Horning

McKinsey & Company

Alan and Amy Meltzer

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Alex Orfinger and Cal Bowie

Tim and Laura O’Shaughnessy

Prince George’s Community College

David and Peggy Shiffrin

Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley

George Vradenburg



Richard Carter Family Foundation

Lois and Richard England Family Foundation

Grosvenor Americas

Boisfeuillet and Barbara Jones Fund

Elijah B. Rogers

Venture Philanthropy Partners

Washington Gas



Richard and Linda Davis

Metro Washington Bankers Group

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