Eating for a Cause

Twelve years running, Taste in Potomac is an event that promises full stomachs and hearts as the annual fundraiser for Adoptions Together, a local nonprofit that specializes in forging families of all kinds. Each year, the community gathers to celebrate the idea that “family is everything,” according to Founder and Executive Director Janice Goldwater.

Everlasting Flowers (and Butterflies)

Sahar Itani grew up hearing that “with privilege comes responsibility.” She built her business around this idea, sending a percentage of profits to charities with every purchase of her meticulously handcrafted floral arrangements. That’s not the only thing that makes Fleurs Et Papillons so special. Sahar’s flowers just so happen to last years longer than those you might find at…

A Foundation to Build On

"When a guy with a gun asks for a favor, you grant it," Marvin Address explains half-jokingly as he describes how his longtime friend Thomas Manger asked him to take over the Montgomery County Police Foundation.

Head for the Hill

Georgetown Hill Early School is a thriving nonprofit with 10 campuses and more than 300 employees serving 750 families and more than 1,000 students. Yet, to each individual student and each individual family, it feels like home. And that’s by design. The school was founded 40 years ago by Ellen Cromwell who was a pioneer in the then-new concept of…

Habitat for Humanity Washington D.C.

The mission of Habitat for Humanity Washington D.C. is to reduce poverty housing and homelessness in the nation’s capital by building decent, affordable, energy-efficient homes for those in need.

Notable Lessons from International School of Music

Since 2004, the International School of Music has been serving the communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville and the rest of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The International School of Music has been voted Best in Music Instruction by Washington Families and by U.S. Commerce Association. Its top-rated instructors are hired not just for their performance and teaching experience but also…

National Center for Children and Families

For more than 100 years, the National Center for Children and Families has served this region as a private nonprofit child and family welfare agency. Nationally accredited and award-winning, NCCF’s programs are researched and evidence-based social service models. The agency employs community education and training, volunteerism and advocacy to support its mission. NCCF’s expertise is its ability to provide services that empower clients to positively transform…

Paws for a Cause

 Article Danielle S. Tepper | Photography Jack Hartzman  Four years ago, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center opened its doors to local pet lovers. A multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art facility 20 years in the making, MCASAC has become the largest open-admission animal shelter in the county, operated by the animal services division of the police department.  Those who step inside…

Sunflower Café

 Article Tyra Wilkes | Photography Monica Vidal  Sunflower Café is a local gem dedicated to building a productive and inclusive community. Located in Gaithersburg, Sunflower Café trains young adults with learning differences in baking, pastry arts and job training in preparation for employment.  Co-founders Laurie Wexler and Sara Milner wanted to design a program dedicated to preparing their students for…

Freshfarm Nourishes Consumers’ Bodies and Hearts

At one time or another, everyone has found themselves at a Freshfarm farmers market stocking up on goods from the local nonprofit, whose farmer community generated nearly 11 million in revenue through markets in 2017, including nearly $100,000 in matching dollars to recipients of nutrition benefit programs, allowing them to double their spending power and bring home fresh fruits and…