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Catalogue Milestones: 2008

By Marie LeBlanc, Community Partnerships Coordinator

As we approach our celebration of the 10th Catalogue for Philanthropy, we look back to see how the Catalogue has grown and evolved.

From year to year, the Catalogue’s base of donors and supporters has increased and strengthened. In 2008, the initial group of three Catalogue donors had increased to 30, including a variety of individual and foundation supporters.

This year also marked the first annual launch event held at the Harman Center for the Arts. In its first year at the Harman Center, the Catalogue’s annual event welcomed 500 guests to celebrate the sixth publication of the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Since then, Harman Center has hosted the Catalogue’s annual event every year.

The following charities were featured in the Catalogue for the first time in 2008, and are relisted again this year. Get to know them here:

In print:

Arlington Arts Center: Contemporary visual arts center featuring exhibitions, classes, and studios.
Center for Adoption Support and Education: Helping adoptive families overcome challenges and become “forever families.”
DC Youth Orchestra Program: Music education organization providing instruction and performance opportunities for youth.
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital: Film festival presenting 160 environmental-focused films to large citywide audiences.
FAIR Girls: Girls’ empowerment organization keeping girls safe from exploitation.
For Love of Children: Providing free educational services to low-income Washington, DC students.
Inner City-Inner Child: Early learning and book distribution program for at-risk preschool children.
Iona Senior Services: Community-based organization supporting people through the challenges of aging.
Latino Economic Development Center: Community-based, direct service, economic development organization for low- to moderate-income Latinos.
New Futures: Helping DC’s lowest income youth gain access to post-secondary education.
Red Wiggler Community Farm: Creating fertile ground to nourish a healthy and inclusive community.
San Miguel School: Private middle school for at-risk Latino boys.
Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL): Supporting metro DC area LGBTQ youth.
Synetic Theater: Washington, DC area’s premier physical theater.
Teen and Young Adult Health Connection: Providing high quality, low-cost reproductive health care to female youth and their partners.
A Wider Circle: Providing a unique, holistic approach to ending poverty.
Words Beats & Life: Transforming lives and communities through hip-hop.


AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly: Premier provider of legal services and advocacy for vulnerable seniors.
Audubon Naturalist Society: Local environmental education and conservation organization serving Washington, DC region.
Building Bridges Across the River THEARC: Founder and managing agency for arts and social service campus.
The Christ Child Society of Washington DC: Women’s organization meeting emotional, educational, and material needs of children.
DC Vote: Education and advocacy organization seeking full democracy for DC.
Rachael’s Women’s Center: Day shelter providing comprehensive services for homeless women in Washington, DC.

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