Cyndi Shanahan Headshot FINALCyndi ShanahanThis is an interview with Cyndi Shanahan, Governance Chair for the Giving Circle of HOPE.

The Giving Circle of HOPE (GCH), a component fund of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, is an all-volunteer giving circle that awards project and capacity building grants to local nonprofit organizations with budgets under $2 million. The GCH consolidates donations and awards grants to improve the lives of low-income, disadvantaged and under-served people and families in Northern Virginia. The GCH grant process includes a written application. Each year, the GCH funds a variety of well-vetted local organizations whose programs encourage job creation, help build strong families, and assist community members in need.

When and where is the 2017 Big Give event being held?

The 2017 Big Give will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 6:30 - 9 pm at Refraction on 11911 Freedom Dr, 8th Floor, Reston, Virginia 20190. 

What is the Big Give event?

The Big Give is our year-end celebration and introduces the community to the power of collective giving.  It was inaugurated in 2016 in order to celebrate a milestone in the organization’s history and due to its success as an educational and engaging evening, it is now an annual event.  This year the Big Give will feature keynote speaker Catherine Read who is a strategist, activist, and advocate for DC-area nonprofits.