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Thank you for Celebrating with us!

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 2021 Celebration of Giving! We were pleased to be able to gather an intimate group of donors, nonprofits, and partners across Montgomery County to reflect on what we’ve accomplished over the past year and recognize our 2021 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year, Kevin Beverly.

We wish to extend a special thank you to the Community Champions and everyone who contributed to make the night a success. Your support will fuel The Community Foundation’s work to inspire more people to give, promote civic engagement, guide strategic philanthropy, and address critical community needs.

2021 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year

With a thoughtful approach to philanthropy grounded in a practice of listening and learning from the community, Kevin Beverly’s leadership has been pivotal in helping more people and businesses learn about the needs in our community and how to make a powerful impact by teaming up with others who care. His knowledge, keen insights, and strategic thinking enables organizations to tackle problems, reimagine what’s possible, and pursue bold goals for our community. We are especially grateful for how Kevin’s passionate leadership inspires others to join in supporting worthy causes throughout our community and we know his story will continue to inspire many more by showing the powerful difference we all can make when we give where we live.

Thank You to Our 2021 Community Champions

* As of 11/17/21






Hope Gleicher and Andy Burness

Neal and Jennifer Simon

David and Peggy Shiffrin


Mary Pat and Darren Alcus

Shirley Brandman and Howard M. Shapiro

Scott and Patrice Brickman

Lesley-Jane Dixon

Dumais Family Charitable Fund

Melanie Folstad | RBC Wealth Management

Ned Johnson

The Pettit Family Charitable Foundation

Gene and Lauren Sachs Family Fund

Leslie Smith and Jesse Greenspan

Bob and Linda Youngentob Family Foundation


Bob Buchanan

Robin Meisner and Glen E. Cameron Charitable Fund

Marcy and Neil Cohen

Heidi and Mitch Dupler

Mary Beth Durkin and Hugh Panero

Dr. Stewart Edelstein

Julie Farkas and Seth Goldman

Susan, Chuck, and Maddie Freed

Anne Gunsteens

Rosalyn Levy Jonas

Ike and Catherine Leggett

Montgomery College

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Tom and Denise Murphy Fund

Craig and Denise Pernick

Andrew and Stacy Rosen

Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation

Dana and Miles Spencer

Universities at Shady Grove