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.
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
J.W. “Bill” Marriott Jr.
Vicki & Roger Sant
Richard W. Snowdon, III
Patty Stonesifer and Martha’s Table
Roger G. Templin, Jr.