Fern Barrueta (’94), Executive Vice President, Colliers International

"My classmate Alvin Nichols (’94) who worked at Fannie Mae at the time, gave me the opportunity to connect with the organization and get... Learn more

Nicole Quiroga (’08) President and CEO, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

"During my Signature Program experience, I was General Manager of Telemundo Washington DC. My classmate Maynard McAlpin (’08) allowed me to... Learn more

Liz Norton ('16), Founder of Stone Soup Films and Perry Hooks ('13) co-founder of Hooks Book Events

“We’re both suckers for a good cause and a good story.” To many passersby, Liz Norton (‘16) and Malachi Byrd might seem an unlikely... Learn more

June Kress (‘05) Principal, June Kress Consulting, LLC and Michael Frohm (‘14), COO for Goodwill of Greater Washington

It all started with a lasagna. For many LGW members, life-changing relationships are forged during the Mindtrust. But for Michael Frohm... Learn more

Stan Spracker ('06) President at Levine Music and Josh Carin (‘06) CEO of Geppetto Catering

“I can’t sing. I can’t dance. But that’s exactly what Stan was looking for.” For a quiet Midwesterner, Stan Spracker’s (‘06) arrival to... Learn more

Craig Strent (‘09) Chief Executive Officer, Apex Home Loans and Adam Levner (‘14) Executive Director & Co-Founder, Critical Exposure

“Sometimes you don’t even know what you’re looking for until you see it.” Adam Levner (‘14) did not expect to like LGW. But a decade... Learn more

Lecester Johnson ('15), CEO of Academy of Hope Public Charter School and Terri Copeland ('15) Senior Vice President and Territory Executive for Community Development Banking at PNC Bank

“This is what I do, but it was more than business to me. The Academy is a mission-driven organization, and being from an east of the river... Learn more

Kojo Nnamdi (‘98) Radio Host, WAMU 88.5 and Howard Ross (’91), Founding Partner, Udarta Consulting

“It’s important for all of us to hear different perspectives. To have difficult conversations. That’s something that happens at LGW all the... Learn more

Ariel Levinson-Waldman ('20), Founder, Tzedek DC and Brianne K. Nadeau ('15), DC Councilmember, Ward 1

“For a nascent organization, it truly does take a village.” Making the DC region more equitable is core to LGW’s purpose. And hundreds... Learn more

Lisa Wise ('20), Chief Rooster, Flock DC and Ebony Harris, Principal, Templeton Elementary School

“It was clear when we walked through that door that we could be helpful.”  Lisa Wise (‘20) - owner, Flock DC has always understood... Learn more

Diana Mayhew ('07), Executive Director, The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Rebecca Linder (’16), Founder and CEO, Linder Global Events and Lizette Corro ('08), President & CEO, Corro Nobil Associates

“If someone says something can’t be done, that just motivates Diana to make it happen.” – Rebecca Linder (’16), Founder and CEO, Linder... Learn more

The enduring love, mission, and greater purpose of Minister Tom Lewis ('97)

If you take a look down Wylie Street NE in DC today, you will find 2-bedroom rowhouses selling for close to a million dollars. But in 1990... Learn more

The Ability to Push Further Because of Trust - An LGW Impact Story

The summer of 2020 felt like a freefall for many of our region’s non-profit leaders. Heads of bedrock local institutions needed help. Some... Learn more

Connecting for a Common Cause - An LGW Impact Story

Restaurants, bars, live entertainment venues – these are what often come to mind as places that have been impacted by COVID-19. For many... Learn more