January 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Sarah and Bob Nixon hosted a benefit with celebrity guest chefs for DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table.
October 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM
Martha’s Table aims to help D.C. area youth by addressing the problems faced by poverty-stricken families and individuals. Martha’s Table provides a support system to underprivileged families by caring for children in a daycare and after school program, supplying them with food and educating parents on breaking the cycle of poverty.
October 7, 2011 at 4:10 PM
The study released Monday by a coalition representing the nonprofit, philanthropic, government and business sectors in D.C. examining a decrease of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s philanthropy is creating a call to action for local corporations to become leaders in their communities — and to use Fannie and Freddie as models of how it can be done well. Melanie Alnwick from Fox 5 asked me recently who should step up to fill this void.
September 15, 2011 at 12:06 PM
Back to School. A time of excitement, anxiety and… failure?
Statistics predict that only 20 percent of D.C. Public School (DCPS) graduates starting college this fall will finish on time. Most will not graduate at all.
January 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM
Alice Waters scooping up some farm-fresh eggs and scallions into a hand-woven basket at the Dupont Circle farmers’ market Sunday. The California legend of the local-and-organic movement (long black puffy coat, scarf, hat) was recognized instantly as she moved from stall to stall and declined offers of comped veggies.
January 13, 2011 at 7:00 AM
What began as a chance to push a local/seasonal agenda on an incoming administration has transformed into an annual fundraiser for the hungry. For the third year in a row, chef/activist Alice Waters and cookbook author Joan Nathan are organizing a host of intimate, at-home dinners to raise money for local charities. Jose Andres, who’s busy building an empire, has assumed honorary host duties this year.