Corporate philanthropy refers to the investments and activities a company voluntarily undertakes to responsibly manage and account for its impact on society. It includes cash contributions, donations of products and services, volunteerism, and other business transactions to advance a cause, issue, or the work of a nonprofit organization. Corporate foundations and corporate giving programs traditionally play a major role in these areas.” Source: Council on Foundations

Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group

WRAG’s Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group is the central resource for corporate community investing in the Greater Washington region. Comprised of the leaders of nearly 30 of the region’s largest and most respected corporate foundations and giving programs, this group helps the business community make the most of every charitable investment by providing:

  • purposeful networking
  • information on community needs and facilitated discussions with community leaders
  • professional development, best practice sharing, and sample resources
  • a collective voice for corporate philanthropy in the Greater Washington region

2019 Events

Corporate Philanthropy Brain Trust

The Corporate Philanthropy Brain Trust helps guide staff in designing timely and relevant programming for WRAG’s corporate members. The 2018 Brain Trust members include:

Anna Bard, Wells Fargo
Lindsey Buss, World Bank
Tracye Funn, Washington Gas
Christine Hoisington, Booz Allen Hamilton
Celeste James, Kaiser Permanente
Sarah Kyrouac, Boeing
Mellanie Lassiter, Pepco
Sonia McCormick, PNC
Graham McLaughlin, Optum
Derrick Perkins, Bank of America
Leanne Posko, Capital One
Allison Solomon, Deloitte LLP
Julie Wagner, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

If you are a corporate philanthropy professional and would like to join this group, please contact Todd Pittman.