Inside LGW

LGW members gathered for an early Valentine's Day celebration at our first Paint Night, where we found a new way to connect, create, and enjoy the company of other leaders. Following step-by-step instructions, participants embraced their creativity and anticipated the spring by painting cherry blossom trees.
It is no easy task for a college-bound high school student to decide on how their personal path will lead to a fulfilling career. To that end, LGW members came together at Archbishop Carroll High School (ACHS) for ‘Career Conversations,’ our latest Community Service Day presented by IBM. Volunteers kicked off the morning with an overview of the school and its mission presented by Beth Blaufuss (’15), President & CEO at ACHS, and were later prepped by ACHS staff on how to best maximize our time with their students.
This week, Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) presented Session VI of the Thought Leadership Series on housing affordability in the region entitled, ‘Housing Affordability with a New Administration.’
For leaders everywhere, but especially in this region, mentoring is a crucial vehicle through which seasoned and rising professionals move forward. Through mentoring, individuals across all sectors and industries find ways to share valuable insight, advance in the workplace, and give back to the community.
Michael Frohm (’14) is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Goodwill of Greater Washington (GGW), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on workforce development. Its mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment.
On one of the first frigid days of December, the LGW Signature Program Class of 2017 met for a program day focused on the educational landscape of the region. Unlike Education Day in years past, this session began with leaders dispersed all around the region at schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and northern Virginia. Program participants met with leaders in public, charter, and private schools to learn about their unique curricula and to understand the variance in meeting students’ needs.
Leadership Greater Washington welcomed Don Graham, longtime leader of The Washington Post and Graham Holdings Companies, as our latest Lessons in Leadership guest for a discussion on leadership topics and the region with Michael Harreld, Regional President of Greater Washington for PNC Bank, our host and sponsor for the event.
“Wow, what an experience”; these are the short words that best sum up the three days of our DC-based Leadership Exchange with the Fellows of Leadership Greater Chicago. Last week’s Leadership Exchange was our third session with Leadership Greater Chicago and our second opportunity to play host to LGC for an exceptional connection-building experience centered on advancing civic dialogue on important issues, replete with several components unique only to the nation’s capital.
As crimson falling leaves give way to the bare branches of winter in the region, it’s with a heavy sigh we say goodbye to Brett Sachs, LGW’s Fall 2016 Marketing Communications Intern from Vanderbilt University.
Meet Lori: Lori Arguelles brings nearly 30 years of experience in executive management, public relations, and government relations to her position as Executive Director of the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF).