CELEBRATING PHILANTHROPY

 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). 

Greater Washington Community Foundation celebrates philanthropy year-round through our signature gala events – held in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties each fall, and in D.C. each spring. These events shine a light on organizations and individuals in the Washington metropolitan area who labor tirelessly to improve our community.

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. Below you can see some pictures from the event and read about the people and organizations that helped make it our most successful ever, raising over $570,000 to support our efforts to tackle the critical issues of our community and to ensure that our region is vibrant and thriving. 

Stay tuned for information about the fall 2017 celebrations in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and for details about the March 2018 regional celebration.

 
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Civic Leadership Awards

The Civic Leadership Awards were established in 2006 by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region 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.

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CELEBRATION OF GIVING

Last November, nearly 300 friends came out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Community Foundation in Montgomery County (CFMC) local office of the Greater Washington Community Foundation. 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. 

Stay tuned for information on our fall 2017 celebrations!