• 03/14/2017 95 views

    Meet Our Premier Sponsor: Cresa Washington DC

    The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is thankful to have Cresa Washington DC as the premier sponsor of our 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy. We have found a longtime friend and an impactful board member in Gene Sachs, who has served the Community Foundation for the past eight years. We thank Gene for his service, and thank Cresa for helping us as we continue working to make greater Washington even greater.    At Cresa, community service is part ...

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  • 03/13/2017 118 views

    The Resilience Fund

    The Community Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Resilience Fund. Formed in partnership with the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the Resilience Fund has been established to fund the critical needs of nonprofits working to support our region’s vulnerable communities as a result of changes in federal policy. Donors may contribute to the Fund and join with others who seek to ensure our region’s communities are resilient and supported in spite of federal policy shifts. Donors may elect to provide both general support and ...

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  • 03/02/2017 86 views

    Bridging Differences: Youth/Police Dialogue in Montgomery County

      By Nancy Withbroe, Vice President for Philanthropic Engagement We were ushered into a small classroom near the side entrance to Gaithersburg High School where a group of 10 students were already gathered in a circle. About half of them were African American; the others were Latina. Included in the circle was a burly African American Montgomery County police officer, and two young African American women police officers. On the floor was a colorful rectangular cloth surrounded by handwritten papers. Vanessa, the group’s facilitator, told me that these were depictions of the students’ ...

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