Ayuda is heartbroken to learn that on January 12, philanthropist Calvin Cafritz passed away in D.C. at the age of 91. Mr. Cafritz led the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for over 30 years, an institution that has been deeply committed to improving the quality of life for all Washington metropolitan residents. Under Mr. Cafritz’s leadership, the Foundation has generously contributed to Ayuda’s work for nearly 20 years. We are forever grateful to both for helping us support our low-income immigrant neighbors. 

Ayuda’s entire team extends our most profound sympathies to Mr. Cafritz’s family and loved ones. When Ayuda recognized the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation as a Hall of Fame Inductee in 2018, we had the honor of hearing from Mr. Cafritz about his passion for doing good. DC will greatly miss his generous spirit, but we take solace in knowing his legacy and love for our community lives on through the Cafritz Foundation.  

Remembering Calvin Cafritz. 1931-2023. Committed to building a Washington, D.C. with Access to Opportunities for All.
Calvin Cafritz addresses Ayuda community at a 2018 event.