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Monday, December 9, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Round House Theatre

4545 East West Highway

Bethesda, MD 20814

About the celebration

Photos from the 2018 Celebration of Giving.

We are excited to salute our network of generous donors, philanthropic partners, and local nonprofit grantees, for growing the spirit of giving throughout Montgomery County. The Celebration draws several hundred people, including business leaders, wealth advisors, elected officials, and leaders from our local nonprofits.

Meet the 2019 Montgomery County Philanthropists of the Year

While their careers take them across the region and around the world, Hope Gleicher and Andy Burness feel compelled to focus much of their philanthropic resources here in their home community.  Their quiet, humble approach to giving is rooted in a practice of listening to the community and learning from visionary nonprofit staff working on the frontlines of our most pressing needs.  In addition to supporting many emerging organizations, Hope and Andy also invest their time and talent in efforts to boldly transform how we tackle hunger, equip our children with the skills needed to thrive, and empower our neighbors to forge pathways out of poverty.