Resilience Fund Stakeholders Briefing
Sep
12
10:00am10:00am

Resilience Fund Stakeholders Briefing

Since late 2016, the Greater Washington region has seen a sharp increase in incidents of bias, bigotry, and intolerance. The increase in hate-related incidents coincided with the 2016 presidential campaign and escalated after the election. The Trump Administration has issued policies targeting immigrants, Muslims, and the transgendered, and has signaled its intention to shrink or dismantle offices charged with civil rights enforcement across multiple federal agencies. In May, the Justice Department announced a return to the mandatory drug sentencing policies that contributed to the mass incarceration of African American men. These actions and policy recommendations have created considerable cause for alarm among our region's immigrant, Muslim, LGBTQ, and African American communities.

The Steering Committee invites you to join a Resilience Fund Stakeholders Briefing on Tuesday, September 12 from 10-11:30 am at the Meyer Foundation to learn more about how our neighbors are being affected and what steps we can take as a community to stand together against intolerance. Guest panelists will include Nicole Cozier, director of diversity and inclusion at the Human Rights Campaign; Doron Ezickson, D.C. regional director of the Anti-Defamation League; Hurunnessa Fariad, interfaith/outreach/communications coordinator for the ADAMS Center; and Dr. Rashawn Ray, sociology professor at the University of Maryland.

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VoicesDMV Community Conversation Northern Virginia
Aug
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

VoicesDMV Community Conversation Northern Virginia

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The Greater Washington Community Foundation launched Voices of the Community (VoicesDMV), a new initiative designed to hear directly from residents about the challenges and opportunities facing our region. Community conversations play a vital role in surfacing resident stories and perspectives from across the region that can be shared with community organizations, funders, businesses, government, and others who are working to make a positive difference in our region. The evening included large and small group conversations on issues such as health, education, housing, transportation, crime, and overall community well-being.This initiative will help to inform a collective vision for the region’s future and efforts to improve equity, access, and opportunity for all.  

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Beating the Odds Summit with former First Lady Michelle Obama
Jul
27
9:00am 9:00am

Beating the Odds Summit with former First Lady Michelle Obama

The Greater Washington Community Foundation was proud to join the New Jersey & H Street Educational Foundation to sponsor the Beating the Odds Summit at Dunbar High School in DC. The Summit was hosted by Michelle Obama and her Reach Higher initiative to celebrate and support DC students on their way to college this fall and inspire high school students to attend college. Mrs. Obama shared her experiences and lessons learned during her college career and life. The students had the opportunity to sit down with Mrs. Obama and Michael Wilbon from ESPN to ask questions about college.

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VoicesDMV Community Conversation D.C.
Jul
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

VoicesDMV Community Conversation D.C.

The Greater Washington Community Foundation launched Voices of the Community (VoicesDMV), a new initiative designed to hear directly from residents about the challenges and opportunities facing our region. Community conversations play a vital role in surfacing resident stories and perspectives from across the region that can be shared with community organizations, funders, businesses, government, and others who are working to make a positive difference in our region. The evening included large and small group conversations on issues such as health, education, housing, transportation, crime, and overall community well-being.This initiative will help to inform a collective vision for the region’s future and efforts to improve equity, access, and opportunity for all.  

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VoicesDMV Community Conversation Montgomery County
Jul
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

VoicesDMV Community Conversation Montgomery County

The Greater Washington Community Foundation launched Voices of the Community (VoicesDMV), a new initiative designed to hear directly from residents about the challenges and opportunities facing our region. Community conversations play a vital role in surfacing resident stories and perspectives from across the region that can be shared with community organizations, funders, businesses, government, and others who are working to make a positive difference in our region. The evening included large and small group conversations on issues such as health, education, housing, transportation, crime, and overall community well-being.This initiative will help to inform a collective vision for the region’s future and efforts to improve equity, access, and opportunity for all.  

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VoicesDMV Community Conversation Prince George’s County
Jul
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

VoicesDMV Community Conversation Prince George’s County

The Greater Washington Community Foundation launched Voices of the Community (VoicesDMV), a new initiative designed to hear directly from residents about the challenges and opportunities facing our region. Community conversations play a vital role in surfacing resident stories and perspectives from across the region that can be shared with community organizations, funders, businesses, government, and others who are working to make a positive difference in our region. The evening included large and small group conversations on issues such as health, education, housing, transportation, crime, and overall community well-being.This initiative will help to inform a collective vision for the region’s future and efforts to improve equity, access, and opportunity for all.  

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A Conversation with a Regional Player
May
17
5:30pm 5:30pm

A Conversation with a Regional Player

The Community Foundation partnered with Morgan Stanley to host a conversation with Brig Owens, a philanthropist, successful real estate developer, and former defensive back for Washington’s football team. Professional advisors from across the Washington metropolitan region joined for an evening of food, drinks, networking, and learning about the advantages of philanthropy for their clients and the region. The conversation, moderated by Desiree Griffin-Moore, Executive Director of The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County, was hosted at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD. 

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Mar
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Celebration of Philanthropy

Among Cresa attendees were Gene Sachs, Managing Principal (first row, second from left) and Jim Underhill, CEO (second row, third from left). The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region would like to thank the team at Cresa Washington DC for its support of our 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy.Special thanks and acknowledgements to our longtime friend Gene Sachs for his leadership on our host committee and board.

Among Cresa attendees were Gene Sachs, Managing Principal (first row, second from left) and Jim Underhill, CEO (second row, third from left). The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region would like to thank the team at Cresa Washington DC for its support of our 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy.Special thanks and acknowledgements to our longtime friend Gene Sachs for his leadership on our host committee and board.

Pictured, left to right: Bruce McNamer (President & CEO, CFNCR), Neal Simon (Chair, CFNCR Board of Trustees), and Gene Sachs (Managing Partner, Cresa Washington DC).

Pictured, left to right: Bruce McNamer (President & CEO, CFNCR), Neal Simon (Chair, CFNCR Board of Trustees), and Gene Sachs (Managing Partner, Cresa Washington DC).

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