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

The Celebration draws several hundred people, including business leaders, wealth advisors, elected officials, and leaders from our local nonprofits. The 2019 event takes place on Monday, December 9. At the event we will recognize Hope Gleicher and Andy Burness as the 2019 Montgomery County Philanthropists of the Year. We are excited to salute our network of generous donors, philanthropic partners, and local nonprofit grantees, for growing the spirit of giving throughout Montgomery County.