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.
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 email@example.com.
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.