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.
February 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the Don Bosco Prep School. Established in 1915, Don Bosco Prep School is a Catholic and Salesian high school providing rigorous academics at the Advanced Placement, honors, and college prep levels, and encourages participation in extracurricular activities, clubs, and athletics. Located on a 35-acre campus in Ramsey, Bergen County, New Jersey, the school’s 850 students are accepted to the finest colleges and universities in the country and go on to make significant contributions to their families and communities.
February 2020: growth[period] is proud to support the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Located in Washington, D.C., the Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered, and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.
February 2020: growth[period] is proud to support Orange Ribbons for Jaime (ORFJ). ORFJ was established in memory of Jaime Guttenberg, who lost her life with 16 of her classmates on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Orange Ribbons For Jaime’s mission is to honor Jamie by supporting programs that were important to her, as well as those dedicated to pursuing common-sense gun safety reforms. This year’s charities that ORFJ is supporting will are: Jacob’s Pillow, Paley Institute, and Broward County Humane Society.
January 2020: growth[period] is proud to support Marymount University. Marymount University, the first Catholic college to be established in Virginia, was founded in 1950. Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university, guided by the traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective.
A student‐centered learning community that values diversity and focuses on the education of the whole person, Marymount guides the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual development of each individual.
November 2019: growth[period] is proud to support the Hope for Henry Foundation. Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress, and empower children to be active participants in their own care. The program has three main components: Embedded Full-time Child Life Specialists, Gifts and Entertaining Distractions, and Special Events Throughout the Year.
October 2019: growth[period] is proud to support FEED Projects. Lauren Bush founded FEED in 2007 after seeing the reality of childhood hunger firsthand while traveling with the World Food Programme. FEED is an impact-driven lifestyle brand. With every product they sell, they provide school meals to the most vulnerable communities across the globe, through on-the-ground partners.