Years in philanthropy: Since 1992 Years in DC region: Since July of 2004
What are your foundationís funding focuses?
We are very focused on entrepreneurship education and improving DC schools, as well as National Security/Soft Diplomacy.
Whatís the biggest challenge youíve faced with your philanthropy?
There are so many great causes, and itís very tempting to support them all! Of course, this is impossible.
What is the biggest/most exciting project you worked on in the past year?
Iím very excited about our recent efforts to be more engaged in improving DC schools, from funding school programs, such as CentroNia and Apple Tree Institute; to programs that affect schools, such as New Leaders, Center for Inspired Teaching, and Teach for America; to mentoring programs such as For Love of Children, Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, College Summit, and City Year; to an entrepreneurial program, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, which teaches students experientially how to start their own business; to lifting the profile of teachers via the DC Public Education Fund. Washington Grantmakers is giving our foundation a holistic approach to this challenging educational landscape.
When Iím not working, IímÖ
Iím traveling, seeing friends, reading, attending cultural events, and playing tennis.
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