President Obama celebrated the 100th anniversary of the community foundation movement with a convening at the White House on December 2, which was also Giving Tuesday. Council of Foundations President and CEO Vikki Spruill was among a diverse group of community foundation leaders and other prominent representatives from philanthropy.
President Obama said in a statement that, “community foundations promote accountability and effectiveness in charitable giving, and the investments these organizations make today help find solutions that will shape the Nation we leave to our daughters and sons.”
“I am deeply grateful to those who demonstrate the power we each hold to make a lasting difference in the lives of other,” he continues. “As you reflect on 100 years of helping families thrive and communities prosper, I wish everyone gathered the very best and look forward to the next century of impact.”
Read the President’s full statement and learn more about the event at whitehouse.gov.