CELEBRATING PHILANTHROPY

The Greater Washington Community Foundation celebrates philanthropy year-round through our signature events – held in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in the fall, and in DC in the spring. These events shine a light on organizations and individuals in the Greater Washington region who work tirelessly to improve our community.

  From Left: Bruce McNamer, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Community Foundation; Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and 2018 Civic Spirit Awardee Carol Thompson Cole. 

From Left: Bruce McNamer, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Community Foundation; Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and 2018 Civic Spirit Awardee Carol Thompson Cole. 

The annual Celebration of Philanthropy in DC is a unique opportunity to celebrate the nonprofits, donors, and community members who work to make our region a more vibrant and inclusive place to live. The celebration features live music, theater, poetry, and dance performances from some of the region's most exciting nonprofits and local artists. This year, we were thrilled to give the 2018 Civic Spirit Award to Carol Thompson Cole, President and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP). 

Civic Leadership Awards

thursday, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

mgm national harbor resort and casino

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The Civic Leadership Awards were established in 2006 by The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County to recognize, honor, and promote outstanding community leadership in Prince George’s County. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who too often are unrecognized for their important contributions—unsung heroes who have quietly, tirelessly, and unselfishly demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to improving and enhancing the quality of life in our community.

Celebration of Giving

thursday, november 30, 2017

hyatt regency (bethesda, md)

Over 300 people joined us on November 30th to celebrate the work of The Community Foundation in Montgomery County and to salute our 2017 Philanthropist of the Year, Cliff White. We were thrilled that the audience included past and present CFMC Advisory Board members, business leaders, local foundation representatives, wealth advisors, elected officials, leaders from the region’s premier nonprofits, and many of the people who house their giving funds at The Community Foundation.