Celebration of Giving
On Monday, October 28
On Monday, October 28th, more than 300 people gathered for the 2013 Celebration of Giving of The Community Foundation for Montgomery County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. The Celebration of Giving is an annual event that brings together local philanthropists, business leaders, wealth advisors, elected officials and leaders from the county’s premier nonprofits to recognize the growing culture of philanthropy in the county and to encourage everyone to “give where we live.”
This year, The Community Foundation honored the 2013 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year, Solomon Graham. The Philanthropist of the Year award celebrates individuals who have made a special impact in our community through charitable giving and whose philanthropic leadership sets an inspiring example for us all. Throughout his career, Mr. Graham invested thoughtful dedication into giving back to the community that fostered his own success. The impact of his generosity is seen throughout numerous organizations, which strive to make Montgomery County a strong, thriving, community for all, including organizations that promote civic leadership development, services for people with disabilities, the arts, and education. Mr. Graham truly epitomizes The Community Foundation’s “give where you live” motto, serving as an inspiration to many throughout the community.