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Friday, July 1, 2016

MCAEL selected for 2016-17 Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy

ROCKVILLE, MD – July 1, 2016 – MCAEL is honored to be selected for the 2016-17 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as one of the region's best community-based charities. This award reflects MCAEL’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to strengthen Montgomery County’s adult English literacy network to support a thriving community and effective workforce.

Kathy Stevens, Executive Director of MCAEL says “We are honored to be a part of this catalogue. The Catalogue for Philanthropy does a fantastic job of showcasing the Washington area’s best non-profits and charities. This is a great opportunity to showcase MCAEL’s work in the county, to fundraise and to educate people on adult English literacy.”

MCAEL was selected for the 14th annual Catalogue for Philanthropy, which has, since 2003, connected caring citizens with worthy community causes and raised more than $33 million for featured nonprofits.

The Catalogue's vetting process is rigorous: members of a 130-person review team, made up of foundations, corporations, peer nonprofits and the philanthropic advisory community, evaluate charities on the basis of program impact and fiscal soundness and each featured charity is visited on-site by at least one member of the review team.

“Donors know they can trust the Catalogue to help them make smart decisions about local nonprofits where their contributions will really make a difference,” notes Catalogue President Barbara Harman. “The Washington, DC region ranks third in wealth disparity in the nation – having one of the most affluent (and well-educated) populations in the country, and also one of the poorest. We are in a unique position to help our neighbors by connecting donors and volunteers to worthy, local nonprofits working to strengthen the D.C. region. The Catalogue makes it easy to learn about community needs and to help meet them.”

In November, 25,000 individuals and hundreds of family foundations will receive copies of the print Catalogue. To receive a complimentary copy of the Catalogue when it is released, visit cfp-dc.org.

"Teaching English to adults allows me to help adults achieve their dreams.  Their dream might be to work in America, help their children with their homework, or continue their own education.  Learning English opens up doors and opportunities."
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