(Above image) Karen Peko (left), Giving Circle of HOPE Grant Liaison and Roger Hartman (right), board member of the David H. Lawson Foundation at the Circle’s grant celebration
On May 14, 2014, the David H. Lawson Foundation was one of nine non-profit partners of the Giving Circle of HOPE to be recognized as Circle grant winners for 2013. The celebration was held at the Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, VA and doubled as a Tenth Birthday Party for the Circle. Joy Felegie and Roger Hartman represented the Foundation at the celebration, and although no formal presentations were made by the grant winners, Joy and Roger had the opportunity to answer questions and speak with many passers-by at the Lawson Foundation display table. The Giving Circle of HOPE is a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. In 2013, the Giving Circle of HOPE received 38 grant applications, and the Lawson Foundation was one of just nine applicants to receive a grant.