Thank you to all those who joined us for our 2014 Celebration of Giving!

It was a wonderful evening in honor of Montgomery County’s generous philanthropic community.

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 The Community Foundation 2014 Celebration of Giving at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

In addition to highlighting the great work happening throughout our county by philanthropists and nonprofits, we saluted our 2014 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year Tammy Darvish. Tammy is a true inspiration; her passion, care, and concern for our community is evident and her dedication to helping others motivates her peers to do the same.

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From left to right: Tammy Darvish, C. Marie Henderson ((Executive Director, The Community Foundation in Montgomery County)

Click here to watch the touching video tribute to Tammy Darvish.

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From left to right: Steve Hull (Master of Ceremonies), Tammy Darvish, Leon Harris (Award Presenter)

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From left to right: Hon. Ike Leggett, Connie Morella, Catherine Leggett, Tammy Darvish, Jeffrey Slavin (2012 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year)

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All Souls choir perform at the 2014 Celebration of Giving

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From left to right: Catherine Leggett, Tammy Darvish, Hon. Ike Leggett, C. Marie Henderson

Finally, we would like to say thank you to our Host Committee and sponsors, the 2014 Celebration of Giving would not be possible without you!


Solomon Graham

Camille Kendall

Catherine Leggett



Mozella Ademiluyi

Mary Pat Alcus

Robert Brewer, Jr.

Nancy G. Fax

Michelle Freeman

Steve Hull

Anne Gunsteens

Debbi Jarvis

Dr. DeRionne Pollard

Jeffrey Slavin

Dean Umemoto


Celebration of Giving Sponsors


Clifford M. & Camille E. Kendall Fund

Cliff and Deborah White Family Foundation 

Circle of Friends

Darren & Mary Pat Alcus

Stewart and Jane Bainum Fund

Bethesda Magazine

Scott & Patrice Brickman

Brown Advisory

Nancy G. Fax and Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.



Chevy Chase Trust

Clark Charitable Foundation

Carl M. Freeman Foundation

GE Healthcare Financial Services

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

The Meltzer Group

Montgomery College

Pepco Holdings

Pettit Family Charitable Foundation

Rick & Anne Rudman

Ruppert Companies

Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.




Mozella Perry Ademiluyi, Love Is A Mountain LLC and Rising Sun Programs

Burness Communications


Enterprise Holdings

Chuck Fleischman & Lisa Claudy Fleischman

Sharon & Stephen Kaufman

Leder Family Philanthropic Fund

McLean Asset Management Corporation

Max Meltzer

Marya Foundation

Tom & Denise Murphy

David Becker & Leslie Seeman

Neal & Jennifer Simon and Highline Wealth Management

Leslie Smith

Laura Stone & Ezra Levine

Washington Gas



Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd

Virginia Cheung & Jeff Neeley

Lawrence J. Dark Fund

Barry & Carole Forman

Susan & Charles Freed

Michael Knapp, CEO, SkillSmart, Inc.

Kate Latimer & Rick Slaten

Gerald Lowrie Family

M&T Bank

Mary Malgoire & Beatrice Birman

MGH Health Foundation supporting MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Craig & Denise Pernick

Brian Taff & Susan Wilder

Peter & Linda Welber

Margot & Paul Zimmerman