A Year End Note
As the Administrator and Members of the Advisory Board of The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation -- and as friends and admirers of Stone and of Holt -- we wanted to say thank you for your ongoing support and to ask that you remember The Foundation in your year-end charitable giving and your estate planning.
Despite the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic, the Foundation has continued to support organizations that have carried on their good work, often having to transform to virtual formats. Even though we have not always gathered in person, you have donated from near and far, sent kind and encouraging notes, participated remotely in Foundation events and otherwise embodied Do Good, Have Fun in your own way and in your own time in honor of Holt and of Stone.
At a time when goodness can seem scarce, The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation is committed to the ongoing support of these organizations which have shown so much resilience in the face of adversity and the Foundation remains unwavering in its pursuit of the charitable work Stone and Holt believed in and worked for.
Please see the to understand more fully the scope of its mission. Through these last 13 years, The Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $800,000 to multiple organizations working to benefit those most in need.
This is a testament to Holt and to Stone, who were -- and continue to be -- an inspiration for others to further the work they engaged in during their all too brief lives.
Your generous help will ensure that The Foundation can continue to fund these organizations for many years to come. And it will enable The Foundation to respond to more people in need -- as we did this year: providing substantial support for victims of the war in Ukraine; sending more aid to homeless people in three major US cities; helping to address climate concerns of, and environmental sustainability for, people around the country and assisting Children's National Medical Center and a grassroots community in Nepal as they tend to needs amid the ongoing struggles of the pandemic.
The Foundation is a component fund of Greater Washington Community Foundation. All contributions are tax deductible. When you make a donation to The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation, 98.9 percent goes straight to the good causes we support. The other 1.1 percent goes to the Community Foundation, which handles the accounting and paperwork.
Thank you again and wishing you all good health as we embark on a new year.
Susan Park, Administrator
Nathan Barash, Member, Advisory Board
Rob Bouknight, Member, Advisory Board
Sarah Taylor Bower, Member, Advisory Board
Caroline Lacey, Member, Advisory Board
Allie Seale, Member, Advisory Board