The Board of Directors of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth LaToison Ifill as interim President & CEO to continue advancing our mission to bolster the effectiveness of philanthropy in the Greater Washington region.
WRAG STATEMENT | We continue to see the dangers of resisting and rejecting the history and injustices that Black individuals, families, and communities have faced for centuries, and this moment in time is the most recent one as the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Amhaud Arbery have unleashed a new wave of pain, fear, and outrage across the United States that has escalated to global protests and calls for both accountability and action.
Enterprise Community Loan Fund has released a report on Clarendon Court, an affordable housing development in Arlington County, VA, financed through Our Region, Your Investment.
WRAG's Gretchen Greiner-Lott updates the community about advocacy efforts on behalf of the Johnson Amendment.
Last month, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers announced a new vision to expand its scope beyond regional associations like WRAG. Tamara Copeland explains why this is a an exciting development for the philanthropic sector.
With the announcement of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties forthcoming community awareness campaign, WRAG’s Katy Moore and Amy Owen, ED of the foundation, take a closer look at poverty in Loudoun County – a place typically portrayed as having great wealth.
Dr. Gail Christopher of the Kellogg Foundation closed out WRAG's learning series by sharing how philanthropy can effect change on racism and racial inequity.
Manuel Pastor was the fifth speaker in WRAG's Putting Racism on the Table learning series for philanthropy.
James Bell was the fourth speaker in WRAG's Putting Racism on the Table learning series for philanthropy.
Today WRAG submitted a letter on behalf of the region's philanthropic community to DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, calling on the Council to maintain funding for out-of-school and summer programming for DC's children and youth.