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.

2017 Civic Spirit Award Honoree Patty Stonesifer of Martha’s Table (center) with Bruce McNamer (CEO, Greater Washington Community Foundation) and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole (Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art). 

2017 Civic Spirit Award Honoree Patty Stonesifer of Martha’s Table (center) with Bruce McNamer (CEO, Greater Washington Community Foundation) and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole (Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art). 

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. Last March we were thrilled to give the 2017 Civic Spirit Award to Patty Stonesifer and Martha’s Table. For over 35 years, Martha’s Table has worked to support stronger children, stronger families, and stronger communities by increasing access to quality education programs, healthy food, and family supports. This event raised over $570,000 in support of our efforts to tackle the critical issues of our community. 

Please save the date for our 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Arena Stage! The event will honor Carol Thompson Cole, President and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), with our 2018 Civic Spirit Award.  The celebration will also feature live music, theater, poetry, and dance performances from some of the region's most exciting nonprofits and local artists.

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.