The President’s Officer provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the Greater Washington Community Foundation.
President and CEO
Ayann Johnson Bailey
Executive Assistant to the President and Office Manager
The Community Investment team focuses on The Community Foundation’s three community leadership priorities: education, workforce development, and safety net services. The Foundation launches initiatives and carries out responsive grantmaking to address challenges and respond to the pressing needs of our community. Our Community Investment team, experts in grantmaking and local issues, are highly knowledgeable about these issues and the most effective nonprofit organizations in the Washington metropolitan area working to affect positive change.
The Development team leads the Greater Washington Community Foundation's outreach to professional advisors, private foundations, and business leaders in the region. They provide strategic guidance on contributing closely-held, complex, or illiquid assets and on charitable legacy planning. They also staff the Professional Advisors Council and Young Professional Advisors Committee.
Rebecca Rothey, CFRE, CAP
Vice President, Development and Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Finance and Accounting
The Finance and Accounting team uses strategy and experience to responsibly steward The Foundation’s assets. Our finance team also disperses funds and financial reports to donors, advisors, partners, and grantees. With more than 30 years of proven experience in sound financial stewardship, our expertise enables you to make the most of your investment. We manage all donor funds according to the highest standards of accountability. An annual audit is conducted and an additional independent committee of professionals reviews the results. At the end of each fiscal quarter, donors receive a financial report on the investment returns and grantmaking activity of their fund.
Our Philanthropic Engagement team helps donors who have funds with The Community Foundation to fulfill their philanthropic visions. We provide customized services to help you discern your philanthropic values and dreams, involving your families and professional advisors if you so choose, to connect you with effective nonprofit organizations, and to ensure that your grant recommendations are processed efficiently. We offer opportunities to connect with other donors through our Sharing program, annual galas, and other initiatives that maximize the collective impact of our community of givers. Our Marketing team ensures The Community Foundation clearly and effectively communicates its activities and impact, and is responsible for providing the strategic vision and supporting the tactical implementation of all external and internal communications and marketing functions across the organization.
Nancy Withbroe, CFRE
Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement, Chief of Staff