upcoming events

Philanthropy DMV | Philanthropy in the Region & DEI Initiatives

Wednesday, July 31st
4pm-7pm ET

PDMV Quarterly Conversation & Cocktails:
How to continue shaping your race-based grantmaking priorities and the implications of recent Fearless Fund legal action

Philanthropy DMV will bring together legal, business and community-based observers to help PDMV members better understand and navigate the realities of recent DEI rollbacks.

In the past year, we have seen increased legislative bans and other legal challenges to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts across the United States. What should leaders know to make informed – not reactionary – decisions about DEI funding and initiatives? How do we purposefully and collectively stay the course to drive equitable solutions for wellbeing and prosperity in the region amidst these growing trends?

Following the panel discussion, join us for conversation and cocktails during our social hour.

Our Region, Our Giving Annual Forum & Awards

Wednesday, October 30th
11am-3pm ET

On behalf of the Philanthropy DMV Board and Staff, you are cordially invited to join us at the 2024 Our Region, Our Giving Annual Forum & Awards. This year’s theme is “Philanthropy: Meeting the Moment, Catalyzing Systems Change.”

We will convene at the beautiful Rubell Museum to have riveting panels and conversations about innovative approaches to philanthropy, strategies for driving systemic change, and the latest trends shaping our sector. Engage with thought leaders, connect with peers, and be inspired by Philanthropy DMV member success stories that demonstrate the impact of philanthropy on our region. We look forward to your participation in this vital dialogue and to working together to create a more equitable and just society.

past events

Philanthropy DMV | Healthy Communities Working Group

Monday, July 1st
12:30pm-2pm ET

Join us on Monday, July 1st, for our Healthy Communities Working Group call. The Healthy Communities Working Group is a space of convening, mobilizing, and advocating for members who have a commitment to health and racial equity, ensuring communities across all jurisdictions are thriving, and all people are living their lives to their fullest potential.

If you are interested in joining this working group call, please contact Jenny Schitter, jenny@philanthropydmv.org.

Thrive As They Lead: A Conversation on Supporting Black Women Leaders

Thursday, June 6th
12pm-1:30pm ET

In this special Zoom conversation, Dr. Marla Dean, Senior Director of the Health Equity Fund at the Greater Washington Community Foundation, and Chair of Philanthropy DMV, will have an intimate conversation with Dr. Tamara Wilds Lawson, President and CEO of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation. They will delve into the findings and implications of the recent report, “Thrive As They Lead: Advancing the Infrastructure to Support Black Women Leaders in the D.C. Metro Area Nonprofit Sector”. This pivotal report underscores harmful systemic inequities and illuminates the path to a more equitable future where Black women can thrive as they lead.

This discussion will offer insights into the challenges and opportunities for Black women leaders in our community, and how we can support their journey towards greater impact.

Philanthropy DMV | People of the Global Majority Spring Event

Wednesday, May 8th
5pm to 8pm ET

On Wednesday, May 8th, the People of the Global Majority Affinity Group of Philanthropy DMV invites members who identify as People of the Global Majority to join us for an insightful evening at the Freedom House Museum in Alexandria, Virginia. This museum, once a complex dedicated to trafficking thousands of Black men, women, and children from 1828 – 1861, honors the lives and experiences of formerly enslaved people. We will hear from a local historian about not only the history of the site, but the history and achievements of Black Americans in Alexandria.

Following our visit and discussion, join us for light bites at a nearby venue.

This event is for Philanthropy DMV members who identify as BIPOC.

Philanthropy DMV | Healthy Communities Working Group

Monday, May 6th
12:30pm-2:00pm ET

Join us on Monday, May 6th, for a special Healthy Communities Working Group call.

Participants will receive an overview of the GIH 2024 Health Workforce Survey, describing the supply, diversity, culture responsiveness, geographic distribution, and safety of the health workforce on a national level. In addition, members will learn about the great work done by the Young Doctors Project to invest in our youth in DC through the art of medicine, and IPHI Community Health Worker Academy to expand the public health workforce in the region – directly impacting the health workforce and the surrounding community. Following the presentations, participants will discuss strategies related to health workforce and investments to support this work.

If you have questions, or want to attend please email Jenny Schitter, jenny@philanthropydmv.org.

Philanthropy Activation with the Housing Indicator Tool 4.0

Friday, April 26th
10am-11:30am ET

Philanthropy DMV members are invited to join a special activation event hosted by PDMV’s Housing Justice Working Group in partnership with HAND and the Urban Institute. Three years after its inaugural release in March 2021, with four years of data, HAND will share an updated version of the Housing Indicator Tool with funders. The tool holds all of us accountable to addressing housing affordability with information on progress towards regional housing production goals that are based on local projections on household growth. The tool also highlights policies that support the production and preservation of affordable housing and the protection of residents from discrimination and displacement.

What opportunities exist for philanthropic organizations to engage in ongoing efforts to increase affordable housing in the region? And what impact might we advance through partnership with local nonprofits, government agencies and others?

Let’s Talk Equity in Communications

Wednesday, April 24th
9:30am-11:00am ET

Join us for an event with Carrie Fox, equity champion and author of More than Words: Communications Practices of Courageous Leaders.

Communication is a powerful force for change. The way we communicate dictates just how significant a change we can make: in our companies, our communities, and our world. Whether you hold a formal communications role in your organization or simply want to become a more inclusive, connected, and clear communicator, you will want to join this conversation. We are excited to host Carrie Fox, a social impact communicator, author, and champion for equity who counsels organizations and their leaders to be more authentic in their words, equitable in their strategies, and intentional about their impact. We will be guided through a practical, thought-provoking conversation, with resources and lessons designed to help our members support and become more positive and powerful agents of change. Presented to all Philanthropy DMV members by the Communications Affinity Group.

Join us for coffee, tea, and light bites as we talk about equity in communications!

Philanthropy DMV | Regional History Project Info Session

Tuesday, March 19
11am-12pm ET

Join our virtual info session on Tuesday, March 19 at 11 AM, to learn about an exciting new initiative – The Regional History Project: History’s Lessons for Equity in the Metropolitan Washington Region. The Healthy Communities Working Group (HCWG) is inviting members across PDMV to learn more about important work and how you can join to help shape this effort.

If you have any questions about The Regional History Project Info Session, please contact Jenny, jenny@philanthropydmv.org.

Philanthropy DMV | Queer Professionals Networking Group

Wednesday, March 13th
5:30pm-7:30pm ET

Join us for our upcoming Queer Professionals networking event. To celebrate our vibrant LGBTQIA+ community, Philanthropy DMV launched a network dedicated to bringing together queer-identified individuals in philanthropy!

We will enjoy bites and wine while we share some of our 2024 career goals!

This event is for Philanthropy DMV members only. Email sharifa@philanthropydmv.org if you have any questions.

Philanthropy DMV | Communications Professional Networking Group

Tuesday, February 6
5:30pm-7pm ET

Join us for our upcoming Communications Professionals networking event. Philanthropy DMV created this professional group for us to come together to share our experiences and helpful resources with one another!

This month’s event will be co-hosted by the Bainum Family Foundation. We will enjoy bites and wine while we share some of our 2024 career goals!

A Toast to Transformation: Kick Off 2024 with the New Philanthropy DMV

Tuesday, January 30
9-11am ET

Hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges , on January 30, 2024 Philanthropy DMV will host a breakfast bringing together funders from across the region to reflect on this past year of work and announce exciting updates about 2024! Kick off the new year with us as we convene to talk about our 2024 collaborative goals, programming, and more.

Philanthropy DMV | Executive Assistant Networking Group

Wednesday, January 24
5:30pm-7pm ET

Join us for our upcoming Executive Assistant networking event. Philanthropy DMV created this members only professional group for us to come together to share our experiences and helpful resources with one another!

This month, we will enjoy bites and drinks while we share some of our 2024 career goals.

Philanthropy CEO & Trustee Mixer

Wednesday, November 15
4:00-6:30pm ET

Join Philanthropy DMV for for a philanthropy-only CEO & Trustee. CEOs and trustees with gather to network and build connections across the sector. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

We are grateful to JP Morgan Chase for their sponsorship and hosting of this event.

Housing Justice Working Group Lunch

Tuesday, November 28
12:00-1:30pm ET

The Housing Justice Working Group will host a lunch at the Philanthropy DMV offices to continue our discussions around housing justice and look toward the working group’s desired impact in 2024.

This lunch is open to funders only.

Lantern Lectures

Wednesday, November 29
Thursday, November 30

Join Philanthropy DMV for our exclusive Lantern Lectures series, where we bring together in a burgeoning group of seasoned and emerging philanthropic leaders in DC, Maryland, and Virginia who are eager to learn from their colleagues across the United States. Each lecture will feature a CEO of a national philanthropic organization who will offer their expertise and insight into issues of importance to Philanthropy DMV members.

Reach out to our Director of Programs and Operations, Leni Dworkis, if you have any questions.