A Wider Circle and Forbright Bank announce 2023-2024 partnership

Washington, DC – August 4, 2023 – A Wider Circle, a local non-profit organization dedicated to advancing equity and addressing poverty’s root causes, has announced an annual partnership with Forbright Bank.

Also based in the Washington, DC Metro Area, Forbright Bank is a full-service bank and commercial lender committed to accelerating the transition to a sustainable, clean energy economy.

“Forbright Bank is proud to partner with A Wider Circle to help support our neighbors in the DC region,” said Don Cole, Chief Executive Officer of Forbright Bank. “We share A Wider Circle’s commitment to environmental sustainability and are pleased to support the essential services they provide to families across the region.”

“While most think of A Wider Circle as a social service organization, we are also proud to be an environmental steward for the region,” shared Amy Javaid, A Wider Circle’s President & CEO. “Our Essential Support program redistributes furniture and other household goods to thousands of local families each year. Because the furniture we distribute is donated by local families and businesses, we kept 90,000 donated items out of landfills in 2022 alone.”

“Our shared commitment to sustainability as well as providing essential services to our neighbors makes this partnership a great fit,” Javaid continued. “We are thrilled to count Forbright as a partner in our work to co-create a better future for our community.”

This partnership was made possible through A Wider Circle’s Corporate Partnerships Program, which provides businesses of all sizes with the opportunity to engage with the organization’s work through annual partnerships, event sponsorships, or program underwriting. Companies interested in the Corporate Partnerships Program can contact Brooks Reagan, Development Manager, for more information at breagan@awidercircle.org.

About Forbright Bank

Forbright Bank, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, is a full-service bank taking action to decarbonize the economy. Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Forbright is committed to accelerating the transition to a sustainable, clean energy economy by financing the companies, investors, and innovators driving that change.


About A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle’s mission is to advance equity in the greater Washington, DC region by fostering the exchange of goods, skills, and connections from neighbor to neighbor, and by engaging in advocacy to address the root causes of poverty. The organization was founded in 2001. It is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD and also has a neighborhood hub in DC’s Ward 8. 


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