The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County extends its deepest appreciation for a successful 10th annual Civic Leadership Awards! Generous support from a community of givers was key to celebrating this important milestone of philanthropy and civic excellence in Prince George’s County. The event’s success advances our mission to strengthen Prince George’s County by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on issues affecting our most vulnerable neighbors.
We were privileged to honor the contributions of The Honorable Angela D. Alsobrooks, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney; Thomas H. Graham, Vice President People Strategy and Human Resources, Pepco Holdings; The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., President, Senate of Maryland and Howard W. Stone, Jr., recipient of the Community Foundation’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Each of these honorees exemplifies stellar leadership and contributes to the vitality of Prince George’s County. For a list of our past Civic Leadership Award honorees, please click here.
In case you missed it, be sure to enjoy this inspirational and uplifting video that pays special tribute to the civic stalwarts who are “moving forward together” to fulfill the promise of a vibrant and prosperous Prince George’s County.
Lead Sponsors of 2015 Civic Leadership Awards
Organized as a community foundation in 1994, the Community Foundation in Prince George’s County (CFPGC) merged with The Community Foundation in 1999. Today, CFPGC manages both endowed and non-endowed funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to Prince George’s County and the Washington metropolitan region.
Prince George’s County is the second largest county in the State of Maryland, and has a population of nearly 900,000 residents. It boasts a diverse and educated population with one-third of its residents holding baccalaureate and advanced degrees. Additionally, in some parts of the county, the unemployment rate is relatively low and median incomes are over $100,000. In these areas, the future looks bright for many of its residents. Yet in other communities, families struggle to meet basic needs and many residents lack the education and skills needed to ensure a good quality of life. Despite the county’s unprecedented population and economic growth, one in ten residents of Prince George’s lives in poverty. In these communities, unemployment rates exceed 10% and the number of disconnected youth – those without a high school diploma and a job – has surged to nearly 7,000 young people.
The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County connects donors, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders to strengthen Prince George’s County through philanthropy. This critical construct allows The Community Foundation to focus on some of the county’s most intractable issues and disfranchised communities. In doing so, we are creating a healthier community today and for generations to come for all of the residents of Prince George’s County.