This Famous Family Hotel Chain Foundation Makes the Washington, D.C., Area its Top Priority

This Famous Family Hotel Chain Foundation Makes the Washington, D.C., Area its Top Priority

Marriott may be one of the most globally recognizable names in the hospitality industry, but the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation keeps most of its support in the D.C. metro area, funding local education and other causes.

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A National Education Funder Makes its Home Region a Priority with “Good Neighbor” Grants

A National Education Funder Makes its Home Region a Priority with “Good Neighbor” Grants

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a major supporter of college access with a broad geographic focus. But the Virginia-based organization also makes its home region a priority, giving significantly each year for education in the Mid-Atlantic States.

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Planet Word: A Philanthropist’s Mission to Build a Museum of Language

Planet Word: A Philanthropist’s Mission to Build a Museum of Language

The real estate heiress and former reading teacher Ann Friedman had a dream to open a museum of language in D.C., and it’s now under construction. Friedman tells us how this project emerged and who—besides herself—is putting up the money.

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