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.

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. In 2019, we presented the 2019 Civic Spirit Award to former Mayor Anthony Williams. 

Civic Leadership Awards


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

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Over 350 people joined us in 2018 to celebrate the work of The Community Foundation in Montgomery County and to salute our Philanthropist of the Year, Linda Youngentob. This special evening celebrated our community of Advisory Board members, business leaders, local foundation leaders, 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.