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...

January 23, 2019

On Monday, January 21, a team of Giving Together volunteers braved the frigid cold to help out at Nourish Now, a 2016 GT grantee organization in Rockville, MD, on the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. We joined millions of Americans engaging in volunteer...


On Dec 11th, GT members and guests enjoyed celebrating the holidays together at a party hosted by the board at the home of member Ruth Kincaid. Thank you to Ruth for opening her beautiful home to us. The delicious food was prepared by the board and followed a festive...

December 20, 2018

GT volunteers helped Santa fulfill his mission of making kids happy when they pitched in at A Wider Circle's North Pole on December 13 to help families select gifts for the holidays.  A busy and happy team of GT gift-wrappers made each package look bright and cheerful....

September 25, 2018

GT members gathered on September 25, 2018 for our ninth Annual Meeting. The night began with a brief social hour and then got down to business. We elected four board members - Sheryl Donaldson, Karen Gilgoff, Renee Licht and Jeanne Spivak - who will serve for the next...

July 31, 2018

On July 31, eight Giving Together members served as volunteer judges for the Urban Alliance Public Speaking Challenge. UA places DC teens in paid, year-long internships with local employers. The Challenge, held at the World Bank, is UA’s annual graduation exercise for...

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