The Greater Washington Community Foundation celebrates philanthropy year-round through our signature events – held in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in the fall, and in DC in the spring. These events shine a light on organizations and individuals in the Greater Washington region who work tirelessly to improve our community.


Celebration of Community Champions

The annual Celebration of Community Champions is a unique opportunity to celebrate the nonprofits, donors, and community members who work to make our region a more vibrant and inclusive place to live. The celebration features live music, theater, poetry, and dance performances from some of the region's most exciting nonprofits and local artists.

Civic Leadership Awards


The Civic Leadership Awards were established in 2006 to recognize, honor, and promote outstanding community leadership in Prince George’s County. The awards honor individuals and organizations who too often are unrecognized for their important contributions—unsung heroes who have quietly, tirelessly, and unselfishly demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to improving and enhancing the quality of life in our community.

Celebration of Giving

The Celebration of Giving is a salute to our network of generous donors, philanthropic partners, and local nonprofit grantees for growing the spirit of giving throughout Montgomery County. The annual event draws several hundred people, including business leaders, wealth advisors, elected officials, and leaders from our local nonprofits. The 2021 event recognized Kevin Beverly as the 2021 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year.