The 2009 Philanthropic 50 Personalities

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FROM LEFT: Silvana Straw, senior Program officer, the Community Foundation; Terri Lee Freeman, president, the Community Foundation; George A. Jones, executive director, Bread for the City; Sarah Oldmixon, program officer, the Community Foundation; Charito Kruvant, donor, the Community Foundation.

FROM LEFT: Silvana Straw, senior Program officer, the Community Foundation; Terri Lee Freeman, president, the Community Foundation; George A. Jones, executive director, Bread for the City; Sarah Oldmixon, program officer, the Community Foundation; Charito Kruvant, donor, the Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation

For over 35 years, the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has helped those in need by promoting and supporting effective giving. The foundation works with thousands of individuals, families, and companies, managing charitable funds, connecting them to non profits, and helping them realize philanthropic goals. The foundation established the Neighbors in Need Fund in 2008 to support safety net services throughout the region. Donors have made contributions of more than $3 million to the fund, which has in turn made grants to non profits providing assistance to thousands of families One such nonprofit is Bread for the City, which houses the city’s largest food pantry.

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