2019 Civic Leadership Awards
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Civic Leadership Awards

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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.

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2019 Celebration of Giving
Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

2019 Celebration of Giving

We hope you will join us at the Celebration of Giving to salute our network of generous donors, philanthropic partners, and local nonprofit grantees for growing the spirit of giving throughout Montgomery County. At the event we will recognize Hope Gleicher and Andy Burness as the 2019 Montgomery County Philanthropists of the Year.

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Partnership to End Homelessness Corporate Launch
Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Partnership to End Homelessness Corporate Launch

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As a key business leader in our region, you are invited to a Corporate Symposium and launch of the Partnership to End Homelessness.

Join the conversation with Mayor Bowser and senior executives from Cisco, Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce and Zillow, companies that have made a major commitment to address homelessness and housing affordability in cities along the West Coast and across the country. These corporate leaders will share lessons learned and ideas for how the private sector can make strategic investments and engage in community efforts to ensure all our neighbors have a safe, stable place to call home.

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about the partnership to End Homelessness

The Partnership to End Homelessness, led by the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the District Government’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, brings together the public and private sectors to advance effective and innovative solutions to accelerate the development of affordable housing and ensure homelessness in DC is rare, brief, and nonrecurring. We believe that ending homelessness is possible if we work together — and it is a smart investment in our city’s continued prosperity. 

The Symposium is part of a new education series The Community Foundation is hosting as part of the Partnership to End Homelessness in DC. If you are unable to join us on June 6 but would like more information about the Partnership, please contact Angela Willingham, Associate Vice President of Development, at awillingham@thecommunityfoundation.org

Because capacity at this event is limited, we are not able to accommodate RSVPs from nonprofits for the Corporate Symposium. Our nonprofit partners have been integral to our work shaping the Partnership’s strategy and investment vehicles, and we will soon announce an open grant opportunity for nonprofits to apply for funding this August.

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Funders’ Roundtable of Montgomery County
May
2
11:30 AM11:30

Funders’ Roundtable of Montgomery County

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Whether you are passionate about kids, health, suicide prevention, ending poverty, or simply want to build thriving communities, we hope you will join us for our next Funders’ Roundtable!  

Cutting-edge research shows adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children. In addition to hindering their academic achievement in the short term, exposure to two or more traumatic childhood events (such as abuse, neglect, persistent hunger, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse, etc.) can result in long-term negative effects on learning, behavior, and health. Fortunately, there is a growing movement of trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare who are using pioneering science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress.

To delve into this topic, our next Funders’ Roundtable luncheon will call on innovative leaders working on the frontlines. We’ll also screen a short award-winning documentary, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.”

These quarterly free lunch events provide representatives of local companies and foundations with an opportunity to get acquainted, learn more about Montgomery County funding priorities, and share best practices. The events are open to grantmakers only, and each time we have anywhere from 15 to 30 attendees. There is a different topic for each luncheon – education, health care, etc. – selected in advance by the group. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Donnelly at kdonnelly@thecommunityfoundation.org.

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Professional Advisors Jonathan Blattmachr Presentation
May
2
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Advisors Jonathan Blattmachr Presentation

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The Greater Washington Community Foundation invites you to a special educational opportunity with Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Principal at Pioneer Wealth Partners. He brings over 35 years of experience in trusts and estates law. Jonathan has been recognized as one of the country's most creative trusts and estates lawyers. His topic will be “Using Trusts to Enhance the Income Tax Deduction for State and Local Taxes and Charitable Contributions.”

This free presentation is being given in memory of Nancy Fax. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Please direct questions to Joanne Pipkin at 202-263-4781 or jpipkin@thecommunityfoundation.org.

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Conversation on Arts & Culture
Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

Conversation on Arts & Culture

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Join us for a panel discussion on the state of Arts & Culture in the region with WAMU’s Senior Director of Content & News, Andi McDaniel, and reporters from WAMU and DCist.

Please note, this event is exclusively for The Community Foundation's donors, fundholders, and local private foundation partners. If you have questions, please email Danielle Yates at dyates@thecommunityfoundation.org.

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Funders’ Roundtable of Montgomery County
Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

Funders’ Roundtable of Montgomery County

Come join us for our annual "open meeting" as we explore how all of us—donors, foundations and companies­­—are thinking through our philanthropic strategies in 2019 and beyond.  Together, we’ll discuss:

  • How can philanthropy empower our nonprofits to deepen their impact?   i.e. how to help our favorite do-gooders to do more!

  • Given the recent leadership changes in Montgomery County, what unique opportunities do we have to partner with government in this moment? 

To jumpstart our conversation, we will call on two leaders to share insights from their own giving journeys:  Bruce Levenson will tell the story behind the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland and its work to catalyze the next generation of philanthropic and nonprofit leaders.  Tamara Copeland will reflect on the evolution of our region’s nonprofit sector during her tenure as WRAG’s President and share recommendations for where philanthropy can focus its efforts to make a deeper impact in the coming years.

These quarterly free lunch events provide representatives of local companies and foundations with an opportunity to get acquainted, learn more about Montgomery County funding priorities, and share best practices. The events are open to grantmakers only, and each time we have anywhere from 15 to 30 attendees. There is a different topic for each luncheon – education, health care, etc. -- selected in advance by the group. 

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Professional Advisors Reception with Dick Cass
Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

Professional Advisors Reception with Dick Cass

Kick off the New Year with Dick Cass as he discusses his love of football and philanthropy. Dick is the President of the Baltimore Ravens, former Partner at WilmerHale, and Trustee of the Baltimore Community Foundation.

This invite-only reception is hosted by the Chair of our Board of Trustees in appreciation of the continued support and partnership of several leading local professional advisors and their firms.

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President's Forum on Innovations in Education
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

President's Forum on Innovations in Education

The event will explore how we can harness innovation to rapidly accelerate educational progress and help ensure all our community's youth develop the skills they need to thrive in a fast-changing world.

To kick off the conversation, we will hear from Rebecca Winthrop of the Brookings Institute who will share findings from her recent book, Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive, which examines nearly 3,000 global education innovations and reveals the combination of practices, policies, and people required to help children make academic leaps necessary to succeed.

Please note, this event is exclusively for The Community Foundation's donors, fundholders, and local private foundation partners.

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Civic Leadership Awards
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Civic Leadership Awards

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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.

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Montgomery County Funders’ Roundtable
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

Montgomery County Funders’ Roundtable

Across the country, people are harnessing technology, volunteerism, and innovative collaborations to help their neighbors thrive. The movement to create these grassroots “villages” was initially founded by people seeking support to age in place. Join us on October 18 to explore the village movement nationally and here in our own community.

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Breakfast with Raise DC
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Breakfast with Raise DC

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Are you interested in learning more about education in the District of Columbia? Join us at one or all of our upcoming breakfast conversations to explore local education data and engage in informal discussion around the factors, work, and possibilities in three content areas: early childhood, high school, and postsecondary.

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Resilience Fund Briefing
Jul
24
1:30 PM13:30

Resilience Fund Briefing

Panel discussion exploring some of the Trump Administration’s changes and regulatory rollbacks related to immigration, the Affordable Care Act, criminal justice, and education. Panelists will discuss what has changed, what impact this could have on our region, and what philanthropy can and should do in response.

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2018 Celebration of Philanthropy
Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Celebration of Philanthropy

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Join us to celebrate the nonprofits, donors, and community members that work tirelessly to make our region a more vibrant and inclusive place to live. We are especially proud to award our 2018 Civic Spirit Award to Carol Thompson Cole, President and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), a native Washingtonian and government and philanthropic leader. 

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Trends in the U.S. Economy and Philanthropy
Jan
11
8:30 AM08:30

Trends in the U.S. Economy and Philanthropy

On January 11, 2018, The Community Foundation and University of Maryland’s Office of Gift Planning will co-host an event for Maryland alumni who are professional advisors. This event will feature a discussion on trends in the U.S. economy and philanthropy with Professor Emeritus of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Peter Morici, followed by an exclusive tour of Cole Field House.

Morici is a nationally-acclaimed economic commentator and academic, who served as director of the Office of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has been featured on CNN, CBS, BBC, FOX, ABC, CNBC, NPR, and other networks around the world. Cole Field House, the home of UMD basketball for almost 50 years, is now a premier indoor football practice facility and home to the new Center for Sports Medicine, Health, and Human Performance.

If you’re a University of Maryland alum, we’d love to see you there! Please email Emily Davis, Donor Services Associate, at edavis@thecommunityfoundation.org to RSVP.

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2017 Celebration of Giving
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

2017 Celebration of Giving

The Celebration of Giving was created to raise the profile of charitable giving by county residents and businesses, and especially to encourage all of us to “give where you live.”

Every year, several hundred friends join in the annual Celebration, including 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. 

This year, we look forward to honoring Cliff White as the 2017 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year.

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2017 Civic Leadership Awards
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

2017 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.

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Resilience Fund Stakeholders Briefing
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Resilience Fund Stakeholders Briefing

The Steering Committee hosted a Resilience Fund Stakeholders Briefing on Tuesday, September 12 from 10-11:30 am at the Meyer Foundation to discuss how our neighbors are being affected and what steps we can take as a community to stand together against intolerance. Guest panelists included 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
6:00 PM18:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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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