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Last week, LGW members gathered in the spirit of community service at Whitman-Walker Health to learn about the organization – its mission and scope of work –  before giving back through a service project alongside WWH staff. Members were welcomed by Whitman-Walker’s Abby Fenton (’12), Chief External Affairs Officer, and Josh Riley, Director of Community Commitment, for a discussion of WWH’s history in the region, and impressive operational and service delivery growth across 4 locations throughout Greater Washington.
Leadership Greater Washington is excited to share the perspective and experience of our outgoing Marketing Communications Intern Jazmin Goines who, over the spring semester, worked closely with the LGW team to learn how to effectively market the organization, its programs, and unique events.  
This week, 400 leaders from around the region joined LGW for our most anticipated event of the year, the 2017 Innovative Leadership Awards Dinner at the iconic Mayflower Hotel. LGW is happy to report this year’s event was among our most successful celebrations of the forward-thinking individuals and organizations helping to deliver positive change to the region.
The Signature Program Class of 2017 came together at 1776 in Crystal City for its Entrepreneurship Day – a program all about taking risks and encouraging diverse growth for the region’s future.
LGW is excited to recognize the efforts of our Signature Program Class of 2016 (Sweet ’16) in helping to raise awareness of important community institutions and in supporting their missions. Over the past 6 months, Sweet ’16 has come together to raise over $40,000 to support multiple community-focused nonprofits.
Julie Kantor (’00) is an ‘all-in’ roll-up your sleeves leader & social impact entrepreneur. Whether in a boardroom with executives or working with collaborative teams, Julie instills excitement, inspires commitment, & demonstrates an unwavering drive to succeed. Her newest venture and 5th start-up Twomentor, LLC builds on her 24 years in workforce development & building social impact movements.
Yesterday, the LGW Signature Program Class of 2017 gathered at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy for Public Safety Day – our look into some of the challenges and opportunities faced by law enforcement working to ensure safety and the rule of law in the region.
Margarita Rozenfeld (’10) is the CEO of Incite International, an award-winning leadership and organizational development company providing consulting, strategic planning, facilitation and training services to clients such as Pew Charitable Trusts, Melwood, Quality Trust, Washington Humane Society, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Transit Administration, and the World Bank.
LGW members gathered for an early Valentine's Day celebration at our first Paint Night, where we found a new way to connect, create, and enjoy the company of other leaders. Following step-by-step instructions, participants embraced their creativity and anticipated the spring by painting cherry blossom trees.
It is no easy task for a college-bound high school student to decide on how their personal path will lead to a fulfilling career. To that end, LGW members came together at Archbishop Carroll High School (ACHS) for ‘Career Conversations,’ our latest Community Service Day presented by IBM. Volunteers kicked off the morning with an overview of the school and its mission presented by Beth Blaufuss (’15), President & CEO at ACHS, and were later prepped by ACHS staff on how to best maximize our time with their students.