April 30, 2020

This spring, as we all tried to navigate the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 emergency, it was a challenge to find things to celebrate. But thanks to those who generously contributed to GT’s emergency campaign, we're happy to report some very good news. The results of...

February 1, 2020

On January 20, 2020 -- the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Nationwide Day of Service -- Giving Together volunteers provided and served lunch to the 8 residents of Becky’s House. Becky’s House is one of the many programs sponsored by Interfaith Works, a prior GT grantee...

December 10, 2019

On November 19, 2019, GT conducted the first meeting of our new Strategic Planning initiative. The initiative is exploring how GT can improve its effectiveness and impact as we move into our second decade. President Emeritus Paula Norwood --  chair of the initiative --...

December 6, 2019

For the 2020 grant cycle, members have voted to support needy women and families within the target group of immigrants and refugees.  Nonprofits that provide services to this population, including assistance with resettlement, housing, education and training, and legal...

On Saturday, October 26, GT members gathered in PG County to build a play space for the kids of John H. Bayne Elementary School. We were joined by the families of Bayne students as well as people from the surrounding Capitol Heights community -- nearly 150 volunteers i...

On Thursday, September 26, members gathered for GT’s 2019 Annual Meeting. President Karen Gilgoff provided a recap of activities throughout our 10th Anniversary year and announced new plans for GT’s future. She also welcomed members who joined since the last Annual Mee...

June 18, 2019

When Giving Together members decided to fund a KaBOOM! sports court in 2019 as a special 10th-anniversary project, we may not have guessed how much impact this could have. The fourth GT education event (“Sports, Play and Social Change”), on June 6 at KaBOOM!, provided...

May 15, 2019

On the evening of April 30, Giving Together celebrated a decade of philanthropy with members, guests and grantees, turning our annual spring fundraiser into a big anniversary party.  The location was a flower-filled Chevy Chase Village Hall.  Colorful displays decorate...

February 1, 2019

On January 22, GT sponsored the third in our series of “Lunch & Learn” education programs. Nearly 20 members and guests enjoyed their own brown bag lunches while listening to speaker Amy Yontef-McGrath describe her remarkable year of community service.

Here’s how Amy de...