Memorial Service – Henry (Hank) Strong
Monday, April 16, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.
Washington National Cathedral, Bethlehem Chapel
3101 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
(Wisconsin and Massachusetts Ave., NW)
Washington, DC 20016
Hank Strong was one of our most wonderful, stalwart philanthropic leaders. He became Chairman and President of the Hattie M. Strong Foundation in 1968, and was active in convening his peers in philanthropy when the Washington area funding community was very small. He was a founding board member of both Washington Grantmakers and the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region. He also played a leading role in shaping the boards of many anchor Washington nonprofit organizations, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center, Hillwood and the American Red Cross.
Julie Rogers, founding chair of Washington Grantmakers recalls: “Hank was a wonderfully generous and gracious philanthropic leader for over 40 years as our funding community grew and developed. We will miss him very much. He was proud to be a Navy aviator, and he often quoted this blessing which his many friends in our community would now offer him: “Well done, and may you have fair winds and a following sea.”
Maxine Baker, Chair of Washington Grantmakers’ Board: “The Board of Directors appreciates the wonderful years of service Hank gave to this community. His thoughtful contributions helped shape Washington Grantmakers into the organization that it is today.”
We send our community’s love to his wife, Malan, their family, and to Judy Cyphers and his colleagues and friends at the Hattie M. Strong Foundation.
Please send condolences to:
Hattie M. Strong Foundation
1620 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC. 20006-4005