Please join us on Monday, December 9th for the annual Celebration of Giving as we salute The Community Foundation’s network of donors, philanthropic partners, and local nonprofit grantees for growing the spirit of giving throughout Montgomery County. We also look forward to recognizing Hope Gleicher and Andy Burness as our 2019 Montgomery County Philanthropists of the Year.

About the 2019 Honorees

While their careers take them across the region and around the world, Hope Gleicher and Andy Burness feel compelled to focus much of their philanthropic resources here in their home community. Their quiet, humble approach to giving is rooted in a practice of listening to the community and learning from visionary nonprofit staff working on the frontlines of our most pressing needs. In addition to supporting many emerging organizations, Hope and Andy also invest their time and talent in efforts to boldly transform how we tackle hunger, equip our children with the skills needed to thrive, and empower our neighbors to forge pathways out of poverty.

About the Celebration

The Celebration of Giving draws several hundred people, including philanthropic and business leaders, wealth advisors, elected officials, and leaders from our community’s premier nonprofits.

Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


To see our list of our host committee and generous sponsors, please click here.
Please note that each ticket purchase is tax-deductible minus the fair market value of the ticket ($85 per ticket). The Community Foundation’s Federal Tax ID is 23-7343119.
Questions: Contact Kate Daniel at 301-495-3036 x 169 or for questions about tickets, sponsorship options, and tribute ads.
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