If there's one thing to know, LGW Members look out for one another. In its second year, our Making an Impact: Networking and Happy Hour event connects LGW Members looking to build relationships with nonprofit organizations in the form of volunteering, partnerships, or board service. This event is just one of many ways LGW tries to expose its Members to different experiences in our region to foster collective impact.
"Embrace reckonings. When you lose, it paves the way for future victories. Nothing clears your mind like a reckoning," said Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Capital One Arena.
It can be hard being a kid, but thankfully, organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs make being a kid a bit easier. During our February 26 Community Service Day at the Richard England Clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, LGW Members had an opportunity to learn about the services provided to kids in our region. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington provide children with a safe place and strong programming to help them reach their full potential. Some of their offerings include:
Mentorship matters. According to a report from the Association for Talent Development, a mentoring relationship is proven to benefit both mentor and mentee. Mentors benefit by developing new perspectives and developing leadership skills while mentees receive professional development and a better understanding of organizational culture.
On Sunday, February 10, LGW Members and their guests had the opportunity to march in the DC Chinese New Year Parade. Billed as one of the top 100 events in Washington, D.C. by BizBash, the community-based parade included traditional lion and dragon dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, and a diverse group of organizations that marched to celebrate the 4717 Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig!
On Friday, January 18, the Signature Program Class of 2019 had its Human Needs Day at the MGM National Training Facility in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The Class had the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the socio-economic imbalance and the impact of housing affordability in our region.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Mary Abbajay ('06). Can you give us some background or insight into your personal leadership path – including your sources of inspiration and most important lessons learned?
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Nathaniel Cole ('16). Can you give us some background or insight into your personal leadership path – including your sources of inspiration and most important lessons learned?