We were proud to bring together more than 350 people to recognize the donors, nonprofits, and local leaders who make up our community of givers and doers in Montgomery County and to salute our 2018 Philanthropist of the Year, Linda Youngentob. 

Meet the 2018 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year

Linda Youngentob 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.

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

Lauren & Sam Racoosin

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

Patricia and Craig Ruppert Family Fund


Circle of Friends

Lesley-Jane Dixon

Carl M. Freeman Foundation

Pasternak & Fidis with the friends and family of Nancy Fax


AIM Charitable Foundation

Mary Pat & Darren Alcus

Bernstein Management Corporation

Melanie Folstad and RBC Wealth Management

Hilary Joel, WJ Consulting

Bruce & Karen Levenson

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


Bailey Wealth Advisors

Sonia & Rick Chessen

Freed Family Charitable Fund

Kaufman Fund for Education

Mission Partners

Montgomery College

Pettit Family Charitable Foundation

Gene and Lauren Sachs Family Fund

Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation

Morgan Sullivan and JLL

Total Wine & More

Universities at Shady Grove


Lena S. Barnett, Esq.

Ken & Arlene Becker

Marcy & Neil Cohen

Terry & Lindsay Eakin

Helene & Andy Glick

Lisie & Michael Gottdenker

Intentional Philanthropy, LLC

Rosalyn Levy Jonas

Tory & Mark Joseph

Mimi & Michael Kress

Sandy Kursban and Family & Nursing Care

Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

The John and Effie Macklin Charitable Fund

Meridian Group

NFP/The Meltzer Group

Craig & Denise Pernick

Robert & Lillian Philipson Foundation

Bob & Barbara Phillips

Lauren & Sam Racoosin

Karen & Fred Schaufeld

United Solutions

Lori & David Vise

Washington Gas

Peter & Linda Welber

Bonnie and Stuart Youngentob