We are pleased to announce that the WRAG membership have elected three new board members: Kelly Lynch, Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation; Amy Owen, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties; and M. Craig Pascal, BB&T .
WRAG is excited to welcome the 2017-2018 Philanthropy Fellows! Seven grad students from the University of Maryland are working at five WRAG member organizations this year.
Tamara Lucas Copeland, WRAG’s president, writes that to achieve racial justice, we have to focus on disrupting the false narrative of a racial hierarchy while also investing in the immediate needs of vulnerable communities.
WRAG joins over 200 foundations and philanthropy-supporting organizations in affirming its belief that immigrants and refugees are integral to the fabric of our society.
WRAG's Tamara Lucas Copeland discusses why nonprofit leadership is still predominantly white and challenges us to think about the root cause of why that is.
Our country is yet at another crossroad in the wake of the events in Charlottesville. The stakes continue to climb. And the question is: are we now ready to confront the racism that thrives daily?
This summer, the "Our Region, Your Investment" initiative hit a new milestone - its first ever return investor: The Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation.
She, in partnership with Dr. Kathy Kretman, director of the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership and research professor at the McCourt School, will explore the role of philanthropy in addressing racial equity in the DC region and co-teach a graduate seminar on philanthropy and racial justice.
Last week, Philip Walsh of Maine Initiatives presented on his foundation's approach toward advancing racial justice: participatory grantmaking.
The Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington has released a guidebook compiling planning and policy tools that local governments, nonprofit and for-profit developers, and advocacy groups in the region are using—or could be using—to promote the production and preservation of housing affordable to all.