Making a Connection: Young Professionals Share Their Knowledge and Skills in Volunteer Roles

Categories: Community Outreach, Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Giving, Other, Volunteering
Megan Audet and her fiancé, Chris Grassano, are contributing their professional skills and expertise to empower those in need.  Megan and Chris, 26-year-old CPAs originally from Pennsylvania, have served as volunteers with Catholic Charities for more than a year. They are two of the young professionals who make up a new generation of contributors to …

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Young Professionals: Changing the Face of Philanthropy at Catholic Charities

Categories: Community Outreach, Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Fundraising, Giving, Other, Volunteering
What springs to mind when you hear the word “philanthropist?” Whatever your definition might be, we at Catholic Charities know that anyone can be a philanthropist. If you can donate $1 or an hour of your time to a cause you’re passionate about, you are a philanthropist. It can be hard for young professionals to …

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A Unique Office Holiday Tradition

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Fundraising, Giving, Non-Profit, Other, Volunteering
“The best gift one can give oneself is the gift of giving.” This quote graced Obsidian Global’s holiday cards this year. The message reflects not only the personal philosophy of the local technology company’s CEO, Drew Conway, but also the corporate culture he’s built through a unique office holiday tradition. At Obsidian, the kick-off to …

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Success in a New Country

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When his mother left her six children in Cameroon to come to the United States, she envisioned creating a better life for them all.  She had hoped all her children would soon follow her to her new country. Unfortunately, only one of her children was approved to come to the United States.  Ludovick, a trained …

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Looking Forward from Homelessness

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In May, Sherri came to Southern Maryland hoping to reunite with family. She was staying in a motel while desperate to find a home for her one month old daughter, Rebecca and herself. She was quickly sent to Angel’s Watch, our shelter for women and their children who are homeless and/or fleeing domestic violence. Sherri …

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