For Immediate Release
April 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. – The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation announced a challenge grant of $5,000 to spur additional giving to Ayuda. Any donation to Ayuda, including a ticket purchase or sponsorship to attend Ayuda’s 44th Anniversary Celebration, can be used to match the challenge grant.

“We hope that this challenge grant spurs more giving to support Ayuda’s critical work,” says Debbi Lindenberg, program officer at the Cafritz Foundation.

“Ayuda is grateful to the Cafritz Foundation for its generous and longstanding support of our mission, and for this timely $5,000 challenge grant. Donors who rise to the challenge will join a remarkable community of leaders and residents from across the DMV. We thank the foundation for its vision and for valuing Ayuda’s work on behalf of low-income immigrants seeking justice,” says Paula Fitzgerald, executive director.

Ayuda’s 44th Anniversary Event will take place on May 16, 2017, at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in downtown Washington, D.C. from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information, contact Sarah Block at (202) 387-4848 ext. 143 or at sarah@ayuda.com.

About Ayuda

Ayuda is a 501(c)(3) legal, social, and language access provider that helps vulnerable low-income immigrants in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia stop abuses and improve their lives. With 44 years of experience and a highly motivated and skilled team, Ayuda secures justice and vital resources for immigrant individuals and families. As a national leader, Ayuda shares innovations that increase the capacity of providers and systems throughout the United States. Ayuda regularly fields inquiries from attorneys, advocates, and officials residing around the world who want to learn more about our relentless, dignified approach that helps immigrants save and rebuild their lives.

About the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the largest private, independent, local foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Foundation is the legacy of Morris Cafritz, one of Washington’s leading commercial and residential builders from the early 1920s to the mid-60s. In the last 10 years, the foundation has awarded $185 million to more than 961 organizations in the areas of community services, arts and humanities, education, health and the environment. The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for residents of the Washington, DC area.