August 2020: growth[period] is proud to support Longwood Gardens, a botanical garden located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy native and exotic plants and horticulture (both indoor and outdoor), events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops. The gardens are currently working on a five-year Strategic Plan with goals to help advance the mission of excellence and beauty, invest in the staff, enhance diversity and educational programs, demonstrate civic responsibility by advancing commitment and leadership in environmental stewardship, community engagement, and accessibility.
July 2020: growth[period] is proud to support RunTough for Team Owen 2020. Until April 2020, Owen was a typical five-year-old. He loved kindergarten, ninjas, his scooter, and Legos. After some unusual behavior, like falling downstairs and walking into walls, an MRI showed a tumor in his brain stem and cerebellum, which was confirmed to be DIPG – a very rare (only 300 diagnoses a year in the United States and Europe) and aggressive brain cancer. The jab of a pediatric cancer diagnosis is severe. The uppercut of a zero-survival rate is an absolute knock out. A zero-survival rate is beyond devastating and truly unimaginable. DIPG patients and their families deserve and need so much more. Stronger research. Greater understanding. Increased funding.
July 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Brentsville District High School cheerleading team. Brentsville District High School is a public high school in Nokesville in Prince William County, Virginia, and part of Prince William County Public Schools. It is the only high school in Prince William County considered to be in a developing rural community. The athletic teams of Brentsville District High School compete in the AA Evergreen District and Region II.
June 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
May 2020: growth[period] is proud to support A Common Thread. A Common Thread is an initiative launched by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation Inc. to raise both awareness and funds for those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by COVID-19. Spearheaded by Anna Wintour and Tom Ford, A Common Thread seeks to provide much-needed support to designers, retailers, apparel factories, and other fashion businesses.
May 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the International Medical Corps. A preeminent first responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild, and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance. Since its inception in 1984, International Medical Corps has worked in more than 80 nations on six continents. Today they are active in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and the Caribbean.
May 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Washington Area Women’s Foundation Stand Together Fund. The Stand Together Fund was created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early data illustrates that women and girls are bearing the brunt of this crisis, from shouldering the majority of caregiving to being among the hardest hit by job loss. The Stand Together Fund will support: (1) Critical services for women who have experienced violence and abuse, such as expanded hotline capacity and telehealth visits; (2) Financial assistance for the caregiving workforce and organizations supporting them, and (3) Advocacy to ensure that women and girls of color are front and center in recovery discussions.
March 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the American Heart Association’s Affair of the Heart Luncheon and Fashion Show. An Affair of the Heart Luncheon and Fashion Show is a highly anticipated Washington event, spanning over seven decades. In fact, this event is one of the oldest annual fund-raising events of any nationally recognized non-profit group. Thanks to the 1,000+ guests and the generous support of corporations and foundations, the Women’s Board has raised over $7 million since 2000 to fund substantial AHA research grants from esteemed institutions in the region.
March 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Students of the Year. Students of the Year is a seven-week philanthropic leadership development program during which students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world’s largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community who raises the most funds during the competition.
February 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Lombardi Women. Lombardi Women provides critical support to the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Established in 1989 with funding by designer Ralph Lauren and late Washington Post owner Katharine Graham, the Nine Hyde Center was founded as a tribute to former fashion editor Nina Hyde, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1990. The Nine Hyde Center has become one of the world’s most respected breast cancer research centers and is home to more than 70 scientists and physicians who study breast cancer with the aim of uncovering the biological basis of the disease and working toward its cure and prevention.
The Nina Hyde Center represents a long-standing, concerted, multidisciplinary strategy between Georgetown Lombardi’s basic scientists, population researchers, and clinicians.