October 20 – November 16
The Washington Post kicked off the 2018 cycle of Helping Hand, an annual fundraising campaign for three charity partners: Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat. To kick-off the campaign, an N Street Village client was profiled in The Washington Post. Additionally, the Bright Beginnings fatherhood program was profiled in The Washington Post.
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement awarded its 2018 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award to Helen S. McIlvaine, Director of the Alexandria VA Office of Housing, according to the Zebra and Alexandrianews.org. Other winners included Najla Husseini, Deputy Chief, School Partnerships, DC Public Schools, Isiah “Ike” Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery County and Derrick Leon Davis, County Council Member, District 6, Prince George’s County.
In October, Consumer Action marked their 47th anniversary at their Annual Awards Reception, honoring Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, NerdWallet, a personal finance website and app that helps consumers easily make smart money moves, and Credit Builders Alliance (CBA), a national nonprofit helping nonprofit organizations move people from poverty to prosperity through credit building,
D.C. Central Kitchen is among the nonprofits set to receive a “Where We Live” Initiative grant from Wells Fargo according to Washington Business Journal. D.C. Central Kitchen is also gearing up to host its 15th Annual Capital Food Fight according to WUSA9.
Family and Medical Counseling Service will receive a $200,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to help combat substance use and addiction in Washington, DC according to the Baltimore Business Journal.
Veterans celebrate Veterans Day by volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen, according to NBC4, FOX5 and WUSA. Miriam’s Kitchen art therapy approach to helping people get back on their feet was also featured on NBC Washington.
National Low Income Housing Coalition was featured in a WAMU 88.5 article on the lack of affordable housing in Washington, DC, and quoted in a Huffington Post article about the tensions between Airbnb and affordable housing advocates in large cities.
Partners for Livable Communities’ 49th anniversary celebration and awards banquet honored individuals, nonprofits and communities committed to “shaping a more livable, sustainable and equitable America”.
St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families CEO, Sister Mary Bader, DC was recognized as Religious of the Year at the Fifth Annual Catholic Business Network-DC Gala. St. Ann’s was also recently awarded their second consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement hosted Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring at a forum where members shared top concerns for the state according to WTOP. Over 1200 individuals attended the event.
September 29 – October 19
Arlington Community Foundation awarded their 2018 William T. Newman, Jr. “Spirit of Community” Award during their annual luncheon according to Inside NoVA. Over 275 individuals were in attendance during the event.
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter Executive Director, Judy Hanley, commented on the increased call volume to their sexual assault hotline following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on WSET.
National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO, Diane Yentel, commented on federal legislation proposed by US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) aimed at helping to preserve affordable housing in Fast Company.
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy partnered with Stanford Social Innovation review to launch Power in Philanthropy, a new series of articles about popular concepts/topics in the field of philanthropy.