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2014 Award Information

Six distinguished awards were presented at the event. These awards provide our community the opportunity to honor the philanthropists, volunteers, corporations, foundations and fundraising professionals who make outstanding contributions toward improving the quality of life in the Washington region. Awardees were honored at the 13th Annual National Capital Philanthropy Day awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Capital Hilton Hotel.  

Congratulations to the 2014 National Capital Philanthropy Day Awardees!

Outstanding Philanthropists

Paul and Heather Haaga nominated by NPR and Salzburg Global Seminar

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Lynn Croneberger, CFRE

nominated by SOS Children's Villages-USA and National Women's Law Center

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer

John DeZinno nominated by HomeAid Northern VA

Outstanding Corporate Partner

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP nominated by Legal Aid Society of DC

Outstanding Diversity Leader

Reginald Van Lee nominated by Booz Allen Hamilton


Outstanding Foundation Partner

The MARPAT Foundation nominated by AFP DC Board of Directors




2013 Award Recipients

Outstanding Philanthropist
John G. Shooshan nominated by Volunteers of America Chesepeake 

The Shooshan Company

Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Blair Kaine nominated by National Cathedral School

National Cathedral School

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteers
Jack and Janet Fox nominated by Capital Caring

Outstanding Corporate Partner
Safeway Inc. Eastern Division nominated by Easter Seals

Outstanding Foundation Partner
Vicky Collins Foundation nominated by Virginia Hospital Center

Outstanding Diversity Leader
Foundation Center - Washington, D.C. nominated by Renner Consulting

Former Award Recipients

Philanthropists and Fundraising Volunteers:

Patty Perkins Andringa Dr. Marcella Brenner*
Peggy Cooper Cafritz Lyles Carr
Edward L. Cohen John Delaney and April McClain-Delaney
Sidney O. Dewberry, P.E., L.S. Richard England*
Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Diana Goldberg
Katharine Graham* ViCurtis Hinton*
Alexine Clement Jackson Julie Jensen
Mary Elizabeth McGehee Joyce Alan* and Dianne Kay
David Lloyd Kreeger* Delano Lewis
Robert Linowes* James W. Lintott
Marguerite Mazique Dorothy Pierce McSweeny
Fernando Murias Andrew Ockerhausen
Robert M. Pinkard Abe Pollin*
F. Kevin Reynolds Joseph E. Robert, Jr.
Otto and Jeanette Ruesch Richard W. Snowdon III
Earl Stafford Mary Margaret Valenti
George Vradenburg Earle C. Williams
Jane Lang and Paul Sprenger Caryl S. Bernstein, Esq., Attorney
Frederic V. & Marlene A. Malek Christopher M. Kerns

* deceased

Fundraising Professionals:

Sandra A. Adams, ACFRE Barbara Ciconte, CFRE
Sarah C. Coviello, CFRE Gary Deverman
Samuel N. Gough Jr.,CFRE Margaret Guellich, CFRE
Donald L. Hense Robert Hutson, CFRE*
Jeanne G. Jacob, CFRE, CAE Donald Johnson, CFRE
Kay Lautman, CFRE* Nancy F. McConnell, CFRE
Milton Murray, CFRE* Gail Nordheimer, CFRE
Deborah Peeples, CFRE Eugene A. Scanlan, Ph.D., CFRE
Martha H. Schumacher, ACFRE Nicholas Simmonds, CFRE
John Wm. Thomas Phyllis G. Tritsch
Kathryn Ward, CFRE David Whitehead
Kathy Swayze, CFRE  

* deceased

Diversity Leaders (initiated in 2008):

Environmental Support Center Joseph T. N. Suarez, CFRE
College Summit C. Marie Henderson


Corporations and Foundations:

America Online, Inc. The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Booz Allen Hamilton Capital One Financial Services
The Catalogue for Philanthropy DC Bar Foundation
Dickstein Shapiro LLP The Eugene B. Casey Foundation
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Fannie Mae Foundation
Freddie Mac Foundation The Harman Family Foundation
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation PNC Financial Services
The Washington Post World Bank Group
Deloitte, LLP The Agua Fund 
Lockheed Martin Peterson Family Foundation