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City of Champions: The Capitals Bring the Stanley Cup to Washington

When Lars Eller scored the goal that would secure the championship in Game 5 in Las Vegas, massive crowds both inside and outside the arena back home went wild, jumping in unison and altering their chant to “We HAVE the cup!” Some swear the ground shook that night. What is certain is that the win caused a seismic shift in the city’s psyche.

Philanthropic 50: John (Chip) and Sally Akridge

Philanthropic 50: John (Chip) and Sally Akridge

A long-time, leading Washington real estate developer, Akridge founded and still chairs the Trust for the National Mall, which assists the chronically cash-strapped National Park Service to restore and maintain one of the capital’s...

Philanthropic 50: José Andrés

Philanthropic 50: José Andrés

The tireless Michelin-starred, Spanish-born chef leads a double life. He is the owner, and principal food designer of 37 trendy, mostly high-end restaurants in Washington, Beverly Hills and elsewhere, but has also emerged as...

Philanthropic 50: Adrienne Arsht

Philanthropic 50: Adrienne Arsht

She once told an interviewer that she saw her philanthropic giving as a race against time. Her plan, she said, is to give away all of her money before she dies – hoping to...

Philanthropic 50: David and Katherine Bradley

Philanthropic 50: David and Katherine Bradley

Earlier this year, publisher David Bradley made news when he sold the controlling interest of Atlantic Magazine to Laurene Powell Jobs, entrepreneur and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. But in Washington, wife Katherine...

Philanthropic 50: Sanju Bansal

Philanthropic 50: Sanju Bansal

An Indian immigrant who co-founded MicroStrategy, the Tysons Corner-based data analytics company, but left it in 2013 to launch Hunch Analytics, Bansal’s name is associated with large-scale philanthropy for both Indian and Washington, D.C....