2018 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year

This year, The Community Foundation will salute Linda Youngentob as our 2018 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year. Linda is deeply passionate about empowering youth to achieve their higher education goals, attain professional success, and give back to the community. In addition to mentoring students and teaching at the Montgomery College Macklin Business Institute, Linda deploys her business acumen to help youth-focused organizations expand and deepen their impact. Her leadership, strategic thinking, and persistent advocacy have been transformative for many local organizations, including CollegeTracks, Compass, FutureLink, Identity, Inc. and Montgomery College.

Thank you to our host committee and celebration sponsors

Host Committee

Mary Pat Alcus

Barbara Bainum

Kevin Beverly

Patrice Brickman

Michelle Freeman

Hope Gleicher & Andy Burness

Helene & Andy Glick

Lisie & Michael Gottdenker

Solomon Graham

Anne Gunsteens

Steve Hull

Hilary & Alex Joel

Mimi Brodsky Kress

Karen Leder

Alan Meltzer

Niki Mock & Phil Leibovitz

Tom Murphy

Courtney Clark Pastrick

Bob & Barbara Phillips

Patricia & Craig Ruppert

Gene Sachs

Karen & Fred Schaufeld

Jeffrey Z. Slavin

Morgan Sullivan

Lori & David Vise

Cliff White

Katie Young

Alane & Gene Youngentob




Leder Family Philanthropic Fund

Neal & Jennifer Simon and Bronfman Rothschild

Cliff and Deborah White Family Foundation


Gleicher Burness Fund


Circle of Friends

Lesley-Jane Dixon

Carl M. Freeman Foundation

Pasternak & Fidis with the friends and family of Nancy Fax


Mary Pat & Darren Alcus

Melanie Folstad and RBC Wealth Management

Hilary Joel, WJ Consulting

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

Max & Tai Meltzer

Tom & Denise Murphy

John G. and Beverly A. Puente Advised Fund

Leslie K. Smith

Katie & David Young


Kaufman Fund for Education

Montgomery College

Pettit Family Charitable Foundation

Gene and Lauren Sachs Family Fund

Morgan Sullivan and JLL

Universities at Shady Grove

Washington Gas 


Neil & Marcy Cohen

Helene & Andy Glick

Lisie & Michael Gottdenker

Intentional Philanthropy, LLC

Rosalyn Jonas

Tory & Mark Joseph

Mimi & Michael Kress

Sandy Kursban and Family & Nursing Care

Meridian Group

NFP/The Meltzer Group

Robert & Lillian Philipson Foundation

Bob & Barbara Phillips

Karen & Fred Schaufeld

Lori & David Vise

About the Celebration of Giving

6:30pm-9:30pm • Hyatt Regency Bethesda

1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814

Business Attire

The Celebration of Giving brings together several hundred philanthropists, business leaders, wealth advisors, elected officials and representatives from the region’s premier nonprofits. This year, we are pleased to honor Linda Youngentob as our 2018 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year.  The evening will kick-off with a lively sit-down program followed by a networking buffet reception.

Please contact Kevin Donnelly, kdonnelly@thecommunityfoundation.org with any questions about the event.