The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is deeply committed to improving the quality of life for all Washington, DC metropolitan area residents. The Foundation responds to community needs and opportunities in the areas of Arts and Humanities, Community Services, Education, the Environment and Health. As the largest private, independent foundation focused exclusively on the DC region, the Foundation is proud to have supported hundreds of organizations since its founding in 1948.
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The Foundation is the legacy of Morris Cafritz, one of Washington’s leading commercial and residential builders from the early 1920’s to the 1960’s. An outstanding civic leader known for his generosity, Morris Cafritz established the Foundation in 1948. His wife, Gwendolyn, one of Washington’s leading hostesses in the post-World War II years, was President of the Foundation from 1964 to 1988. In December 1988, Calvin Cafritz, their eldest son, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Foundation and since February 1989, has served as Board Chairman. In July 1993, he was elected President and CEO of the Foundation.
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