On Thursday, November 1, 2018, The Community Foundation of Montgomery County hosted its annual Celebration of Giving. Chevy Chase Trust was proud to sponsor the event for the sixth year in a row.
The night honored their 2018 Philanthropist of the Year, Linda Youngentob. Linda has been a part of numerous philanthropic endeavors over the years. In 1992, she spearheaded the first Mitzvah Day at Washington Hebrew Congregation, the congregants of which were spurred to volunteer with local nonprofits. As a result of her efforts, Mitzvah Day has been adopted by synagogues all around the world. Her philanthropic efforts have also included aiding youth in achieving higher education goals, especially those who may not otherwise graduate. She has worked with CollegeTracks, FutureLink, and Identity, Inc. to name a few.
Craig Pernick, Chevy Chase Trust’s Head of Fixed Income, attended the event and stated that he always feels more motivated and inspired afterward. “It was uplifting to see such a wide range of people involved in philanthropy, from donors to volunteers, and government agencies to small and large charities. It is so wonderful to see that the DC area has such a vibrant, charitable community,” Pernick said.
The event brought together more than 350 individuals to recognize Linda, as well as the other donors and leaders who make up our local charitable community.