2008 Highlights

Thomas P. Northrop

Thomas P. Northrop

Total Assets: $4,600,000

Cumulative Grant-making: $1,561,000

Total Funds: 135

Chairman: Thomas P. Northrop

Marketing Theme: Philanthropy - The Next Generation

A New Home

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Relocated office to the historic James G. Blaine House


The McCune Acorn Society

Established the James H. McCune Acorn Society to recognize professional advisors who have help their clients reach their charitable objectives through the Community Foundation


Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

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Created the Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award to honor the late Dr. Jack, a Founding Trustee


Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

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Jim McCune, Tom Northrop, Chuck Keller, & Lou Waller

Created the Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award and presented the inaugural award to Founding Trustee Lou Waller


Director's Choice Award

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Created the Director’s Choice Award in honor of Betsie Trew, the Foundation’s first full-time Executive Director, and presented the inaugural award, which included a $10,000 Acorn Fund grant, to Washington Symphony Orchestra


$10,000 Mother's Fund Grant

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Presented a $10,000 Mother’s Fund grant to CASA for Kids


A New Mission

Adopted a new mission statement: “To improve the quality of life by providing a vehicle for philanthropic giving across a broad spectrum of giving levels to support diverse community needs and to provide prudent stewardship of those charitable funds”


Three Years in a Row

Recorded more than $1 million in annual contributions for the third consecutive year


A Trustee Remembered

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Mourned the loss of Trustee Bruce A. Bartolotta


Philanthropists of the Year

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Richard White, John Campbell, Barbara Campbell, & Chuck Keller

Honored John A. & Barbara L. Campbell as the Philanthropists of the Year