LGW caught up with recent graduate of the 2017 Rising Leaders program, Johann Pavri, to discuss his experience in the program, and to learn more about his personal path to leadership as a young professional living and working in the region.
What an exciting year it has been! This past Wednesday, June 28th, Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) held its Annual Meeting of the Membership It was great to see so many members in attendance. Congratulations to all the new Board members who were elected, and thank you to all the Board members who after years of service have rolled off the Board. For those who were not able to attend, I want to share with you the LGW Strategic Plan highlights that were presented at the meeting.
LGW’s latest Community Service Day focused on the effects of homelessness and what members can do to help support communities facing this crisis.
In June, LGW’s Class of 2017 met for the official closing retreat of the Signature Program, at the historic Airlie Center in Warrenton, VA. The retreat was a great opportunity for our 62 influential leaders to celebrate and reflect on a year of leadership and learning.
On June 2, the YLGW Class of 2017 celebrated their graduation from LGW’s Youth Leadership Program. Over the course of six months, 33 high school students from diverse backgrounds and schools—throughout the Greater Washington region— participated in a series of interactive programming, designed to cultivate leadership skills and develop confidence.
Fredric Walls, II, is a Senior Investment Manager for the Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice at SunTrust Bank. As an Investment Manager, Fred is responsible for investment management and advisory services, including asset allocation, day-to-day portfolio monitoring, investment and spending policy development and review, and strategic consulting for nonprofit organizations.
The Thought Leadership Series on Housing Affordability in Greater Washington began in partnership with Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers to highlight the challenges with housing in the region and to develop consensus on ways forward.
The Signature Program Class of 2017 gathered for Environmental Sustainability Day, at Nationals Stadium. The final program day of the year featured a combination of educational presentations on sustainability and urban planning in Greater Washington and a tour of the Anacostia River.
Leadership Greater Washington welcomed Deborah Rutter, President of the Kennedy Center, for an engaging conversation on leadership topics with Richard Bynum (’13) of PNC Bank – our host and sponsor for the series. LGW members were enthusiastic to sit down with Deborah, for an honest discussion surrounding her role as the artistic and administrative director of the “Nation’s best performing arts center.”
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.