On October 28, 2019, 70+ nonprofit organizations from throughout the Greater Washington Region, including the Literacy Council, were featured at an exhilarating evening #BeAChangemaker event at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center! Over 400 members of the philanthropic community enthusiastically engaged with nonprofit representatives throughout the evening, learning about their work through interactive and experiential exhibits.
Literacy Council volunteer and student Silvia Muñoz Moreyra, Board President Richard Haney and Executive Director Laurie Fisher interacted with the audience, showcasing the Literacy Council’s programs. This included student examples from The Game of Life which was developed to demonstrate literacy-related challenges that adult learners face when working to gain English language proficiency or reading skills.
The Literacy Council was selected by the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington to be part of its Class of 2019-20 after undergoing a rigorous review by a team of experts to meet the Catalogue’s high standards. This year the Catalogue celebrates its 17th anniversary; since its inception it has raised $40 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings and neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.
78 D.C.-area nonprofits, including the Literacy Council of Frederick County, are featured in the 2019-2020 print edition. Another 36 nonprofits will be re-featured on its website. The Catalogue’s entire network now includes 400+ vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, and human services sectors throughout Greater Washington.