New Dominion Women’s Club has presented grants totaling more than $20,000 to support community organizations over the past year, and handed out checks to four groups at a recent gathering.
Club president Desi Woltman presented funds raised during the 2016-17 club year to Lori Carbonneau of the McLean Project for the Arts; Paul Kohlenberger of Friends of Historic Pleasant Grove; Midas Vogan of the Safe Community Coalition; and Vic Kimm of SHARE Inc.
“It is a pleasure for our women’s club to donate the fruit of our efforts to these four beneficiaries, who do so much for our community. We hope to have an even more successful year in 2018,” said Paige Farrington-Himes, vice president of resource allocation for the club.
Support goes to organizations that promote the arts, assist lower-income residents, preserve history and help educate and engage healthy youth.
“Thanks to the enormous effort and dedication of our club members, broad support from the McLean community and the generosity of our sponsors, we had a banner fund-raising year, Woltman said. “The most gratifying aspect is being able to redirect all that goodwill to these deserving organizations, which do so much to benefit our community.”
Sponsors of the grant program include BOWA Builders, Keller Williams (Monica Gibson), Giant Food, Bill Page Toyota, Bloomingdales, Cerebrum M.D., McLean Properties, the JBG Cos. and Washington REIT.
The New Dominion Women’s Club was founded in 1968. Its next initiative is coordinating the Children’s ArtWalk as part of the MPAartfest celebration at McLean Central Park on Oct. 1.