Thank you to my friends that showed up last night at the Greater DC Cares event at Park on 14th St.  I was fortunate enough to be one of the ten recipients of Greater DC Cares’ inaugural 2008 “Class of Change,” honoring DC’s rising leaders in philanthropy.

It was wonderful to have close friends, co-workers, mentees, non-profit friends, etc in attendance.

To me, the most important thing about being recognized is that it allows us to further promote and raise awareness of the non-profits we work with … it’s so important to “give back,” to mentor and to provide community service.  It helps to create a more level playing field.   The more we do this, the better our community can and will be.

I’m grateful to all for your help, support and involvement.

A special thank you to Ted Leonsis and Mario Morino, my two philanthropy mentors, for ”showing me the way” over the past 10+ years.