Community News and Updates: June 2018

Welcome to the Board

Please join us in welcoming two new community leaders to our Board of Trustees:


Cathy Sulzberger chairs the Board of Directors for Martha’s Table, and is a partner at a real estate development company in Maryland. She has served on the boards of various philanthropic organizations and educational institutions throughout her professional life.

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David Roodberg is the CEO and President of Horning Brothers, a full service real estate company. David has also been appointed by the Mayor to the Housing Production Trust Fund Board for Washington, DC, setting strategies for the City’s investment in affordable housing.


A Partnership to End Homelessness

Washington, DC, like every major city across America, faces an affordable housing crisis. At any given point in time, approximately 6,900 people are literally homeless - living on the streets or in the City's emergency shelters. In partnership with the District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness, we are preparing to launch a public-private partnership focused on ending homelessness in the District. Spurred in part by the District Government’s own plans, which seem to be working, we believe now is a crucial time to bring together key public and private sector partners as we identify gaps and leverage points in the District’s plan to pinpoint how the private sector can make critical investments to accelerate our community’s response.

New Investments in Job Training to Benefit District Residents

The Community Foundation’s Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative is pleased to announce new investments in five local community-based organizations designed to help DC residents get the skills and training they need to gain employment. The funded programs will offer training in a host of industries including hospitality, IT, healthcare, education, and the construction trades. These investments are part of the 965 Florida Avenue NW Job Training Grant Program, a philanthropic partnership between the Workforce Collaborative and the developers of a new mixed-use property, a joint venture between MRP Realty, JBG Smith, and Ellis Development. 

A Tribute to Nancy Fax

Our dear friend Nancy Fax passed away last week after a brief illness. Nancy was a dedicated philanthropist and volunteer in her community -- serving as a member and chair of our Montgomery County Advisory Board, co-chair of our Professional Advisors Council, and as a Trustee. We honor and will remember her compassion, leadership, and significant contributions to the growth of The Community Foundation’s charitable assets and giving. Please contact Anna Hargrave if you would like to receive information about Nancy’s memorial service or make a donation in Nancy's honor to one of her favorite charities.