The MARPAT Foundation, a local funder which has supported the Community Services Agency’s (CSA) Building Futures program for many years, was honored Tuesday at the National Capital Philanthropy Day luncheon. “We are extremely grateful for the support we have gotten over the years from the MARPAT Foundation”, said CSA Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy…
photo: CSA Building Futures Coordinator Silvia Casaro
“The generous funding has allowed us to focus on helping very low-income folks get good jobs in construction and turn their lives around. MARPAT deserves this recognition of the good work they have supported to make the metro area a better place to live for all of us.” Held at the Capital Hilton, the luncheon was sponsored by the DC Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Winning recognition as the Outstanding Foundation Partner, MARPAT in 2013 alone contributed $3.5 million to 113 local organizations including CSA. The Building Futures program, highlighted by MARPAT at the luncheon, has been part of a six-year $6 million program focusing on alleviating poverty in Wards 7 and 8 in DC.