Inside LGW

LGW’s latest Community Service Day focused on the effects of poverty and what members can do to help those in their communities. LGW partnered with non-profit, A Wider Circle. Under the leadership of Mark Bergel (’16), Founder & Executive Director, A Wider Circle seeks to end poverty by inspiring, fostering, and measuring individual and community change. A Wider Circle’s efforts focus on the provision of basic need items, workforce development, wraparound support, and neighborhood revitalization.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Cary Hatch ('00), a graduate of the Class of 2000: Millennial Mosaic. Can you give us some background or insight into your personal leadership path – including your sources of inspiration and most important lessons learned?  I’ve always admired and been inspired by entrepreneurs. The mantra of: “Decide, Commit, Succeed” resonates with me. I’d add to that “Give Back” and “Repeat”.
Tuesday, July 24: Annie Lowrey -- Give People Money
On Friday, July 13, Leadership Greater Washington had the pleasure of welcoming Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Bunch is celebrated as one of the nation's leading figures in the historical and museum community and was recently featured on Politico's Annual 50 List. More than 100 LGW members, and regional leaders attended the inspiring conversation, moderated by Richard Bynum (‘13) of PNC.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Karen Wawrzaszek, recent graduate of the Class of 2018: Making a Scene. 
YLGW Class of 2018 alum Bijou Barry recently shared her Youth Leadership experience during this year's Annual Meeting. Bringing leaders t their feet, Bijou shared insights and wisdom on leadership and her trajectory as a young person creating change today. Enjoy her entire speech below. 
After a successful six months of programming and engagement, LGW's Thought Leadership Series in partnership with Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers has come to a close.
Confident, Collaborative, and Committed to Greater Washington:  Meet Rising Leader, Reece Soltani (’18)
Howard W. Stone ('96) currently serves as the Director of the Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee with Prince George’s County Council.  
This May, Leadership Greater Washington traveled to the great city of St. Louis, to experience another Leadership Exchange in partnership with Focus St. Louis.