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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