Check out our post about the lessons we learned from this unique event!

Connecting again at the 43rd Celebration

More than 200 leaders from the nonprofit, government, philanthropic and business sectors reserved their place at a “virtual” table as the Center celebrated its 43rd Annual Celebration on November 9, 2022.

This event was hosted virtually once again, allowing for guests to mix and mingle with their peers from afar while still giving us an experience as close to an in-person event as possible. Each attendee received a gift certificate to order breakfast to their door and a special welcome packet which included a copy of the book Good Economics for Hard Times, the 2022 Nonprofit Agenda, and the third edition of the Center’s Minimalist Cooking – Big Flavors, Small Budgets cookbook.

We’d like to thank all who attended and those who contributed to the event’s success!

Our Welcome Sponsors:

The Capital Group                                 Nonstop Health                                      VitalHealth
Ally Sponsors:

Goldin Group
Calibre CPA

Table Sponsors:

Latin American Youth Center
KEW Consulting LLC
DC Bar Pro Bono Program
Pathway Homes, Inc.
Tapestry Solutions for Inclusion
Flax Associates
FTI Consulting
Abercrombie and Associates
MJ Consulting Group
Global Impact
Scenic America
Prince George’s County Council Member Dannielle Glaros, District 3
M&T Bank
PNC Bank
Cooley & Darling Insurance
Giant Food

Event Highlights:

Anirban Basu was our special guest and shared his insights on the state of our economy, what got us to where we are and what the outlook is for 2023. His humor and James Bond themed presentation made the topic of economics accessible and palatable for the less initiated.

Center Board Chair, Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, reviewed challenges and highlights of this past year.

Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy and Leadership Award winners were recognized.

Jacqueline Cardello from GRF CPAs & Advisors thanked the selection committee and Marla Lahat, the Executive Director of Home Care Partners, presented the
EXCEL award winners and honorable mentions.

Our special guest: Anirban Basu
Anirban Basu

Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., Anirban Basu is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading economic consultants. He provides strategic analytical services to government agencies, law firms, nonprofits and medical systems, among others.

Dr. Basu has taught at several universities, most frequently at Johns Hopkins University. He is the Distinguished Economist in Residence at Goucher College and holds four graduate degrees, including a JD and a PhD.

In 2022, the Daily Record newspaper selected Dr. Basu as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people—for the third time. He currently sits on the boards of the University of Maryland School of Law, St. Mary’s College, the University of Maryland Medical Center, the University System of Maryland Foundation, the Lyric Opera House and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School System.

Listen to his radio show weekdays on WYPR, 88.1 FM Baltimore.