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When

March 25, 2019  
6:00-9:00 P.M.

Where

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

About the Celebration of Philanthropy

You’re invited to the largest annual celebration of local philanthropy in our region. Join 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 will present 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! You’ll take part in a cocktail reception and community festival featuring 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 are staggered throughout the evening, allowing you to choose from a line-up of incredible acts while enjoying delicious food, an open bar, and networking. 

Accessibility Information: Arena Stage has accessible entrances and elevator access to each of the three floors. Valet service will be available for a $15 fee. Please note that the Celebration of Philanthropy is a standing reception, and seating will be limited. For specific questions or requests, please email scohen@thecommunityfoundation.org.

Host Committee Co-Chairs

Host Committee Members

David Bradt

Katharine Weymouth

Host Committee Vice Chairs

Lia Dean

Alex Orfinger

Gene Sachs

David Shiffrin

Dick Snowdon

Cathy Sulzberger

Bill 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

Boisfeuillet and Barbara Jones

Sandra and Tom McCoy

Trip McLaughlin

Carol Melton and Joe Hassett

Alan Meltzer

Laura and Tim O’Shaughnessy

Rachel Pearson

Estee and Elliott Portnoy

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

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

Capital One

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Kenny Emson

Fred and Wendy Goldberg

Donald Graham and Amanda Bennett

Hill-Snowdon Foundation

Horning Brothers

Kaiser Permanente

Charito Kruvant

Leder Family Philanthropic Fund

Bruce McNamer

David and Peggy Shiffrin

Cathy Sulzberger and Joe Perpich

William Taylor

Katharine Weymouth

Sponsor

David and Katherine Bradley

Brookfield Properties

Siobhan Doherty

Lois & Richard England Family Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Georgetown University

HITT Contracting

Joe and Lynne Horning

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Frank and Nancy Parsons Foundation Fund

Prince George’s Community College

Gene and Lauren Sachs

Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley

George Vradenburg

Zients Family Foundation

Patron

Deloitte

DowntownDC BID

EagleBank

Boisfeuillet and Barbara Jones

Sandra and Tom McCoy

Carol Melton and Joe Hassett

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

Washington Gas

Partner

Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Citi

Dr. Charlene Dukes

Richard and Nicole Dumais

Tom and Denise Murphy

Northern Trust

Estee and Elliott Portnoy

David and Nancy Roodberg

Media Partner

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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.