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2012 Celebration of Civic Spirit

December 11, 2012

On December 5th, The Community Foundation celebrated its 2012 Celebration of Civic Spirit, honoring Richard W. Snowdon III, and five Linowes Leadership Award recipients.

Richard Snowdon is described as an individual who is “passionate about the power of philanthropy and volunteerism, and has a strong belief that every person has potential to make a positive impact on their community – a philosophy he forwards by example”.

He has been instrumental in helping establish, grow, and govern some of our region’s most well known civic organizations, and has served on a number of their nonprofit boards and advisory councils.

In addition to the Civic Spirit honoree, The Community Foundation recognizes “unsung heroes” working in a wide range of issue areas to both improve communities throughout the region and inspire the public to follow their example of leadership and service through the Linowes Leadership Awards.

Linowes Award recipients are a group of diverse individuals who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and service in the fields of the arts and humanities, education, and youth development, social justice, poverty and homelessness, and neighborhood revitalization. In short, their work touches our lives and the lives of our neighbors in countless ways. They are living proof that the ability to reach out and take action lies within each of us, and they inspire us to better our neighborhoods, our communities, and our region as a whole.

This year The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has had the pleasure of honoring the following five individuals:

Yasmine ArringtonStudent, Founder of ScholarCHIPS

John Chambers – Founder/Chief Executive Gardner of BloomBars

Tara Libert – Executive Director/Co-Founder of Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop

Siham EldadahRetired Educator

Irene Coleman – Retired Educator

 Terri with all honorees 


The Community Foundation is excited to honor these individuals, and share this momentous occasion with other members of the community who came out to show their support.

Linowes Leadership Award Recipients and Civic Spirit Honoree, Dick Snowdon, define what it means to be a leader.

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 12, 2012 11:25 am

    great pictures. very happy for Mrs. Irene Coleman!!

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