Join your fellow nonprofit peers in celebrating the year’s successes

Nonprofits work hard meeting challenges, providing needed services and solutions, and working to strengthen and improve our communities. There’s little time to reflect on accomplishments, but it’s important to do so. Acknowledging successes can guide future endeavors and helps to re-energize and inspire us.

That’s why the Center holds an Annual Celebration event. Each year, the region’s leaders come together to celebrate their own and each other’s achievements and hear from well-known and respected keynote guests. Past speakers have included Ted Leonsis, Shelia Johnson, Mark Shriver, Stacy Palmer, David Gregory, Bill Marriott and Tim McClimon.

This year’s Annual Celebration will be held on October 18, 2018.

We are thrilled to continue a tradition of featuring prominent, well-respected trailblazers with strong ties to the nonprofit sector. This year’s keynote guest is Soledad O’Brien.

O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist. She anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien,” is founder and CEO of Starfish Media Group, reports for HBO Real Sports, the PBS Hour and WebMD, and has authored two books.

Mark your calendar, because you won’t want to miss this year’s event!

39th Annual Celebration
Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:30am to 2:00pm
D.C. Bar, 901 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Catch up with familiar faces, make new connections and mingle with the region’s philanthropic, foundation and nonprofit leaders.

Get your tickets now and take advantage of early-bird discounts.

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See highlights from our 2017 Annual Celebration.