Arts, Culture, and Humanities

GLOBAL HARMONY THROUGH PERSONAL EXCELLENCE

  • Washington, DC
  • www.globalharmonyexcellence.org

Mission Statement

Global Harmony is a non profit organization in the District of Columbia sustained primarily by volunteers. Its mission is to support the expression of children, engage and encourage humanity, and cultivate respect among all people. For more than two and a half decades we have hosted two annual events to bring together diverse groups of people, socially and economically. Thousands of people have participated in our two events over the last quarter of a century. In December we will host our 26th caroling event with homeless families from Community of Hope. We provide a large bus to pick families from three shelters and take them to sing in a large nursing home. The families are given lunch at a private home in DC . Each person departs with a large bag of presents.

In the spring the organization will sponsor its 28th citywide Celebration of Youth Essay contest for DCPS children in grades 4 through 9. Please see our web site for more information. (www.globalharmonyexcellence.org)

Main Programs

  1. Annual caroling with homeless families
Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Both events are citywide. Our caroling events hosts residents from three Community of Hope ho Two of the homeless shelters are in Southeast and the third one is in downtown Washington DC on Girard Street, NW. The nursing home we visit is in Northeast. Our essay is city wide and open to all DCPS students in grades 4 through 9. Winners come from all across the city.

ruling year

1995

President since 1990

Self-reported

Dorothea Brady

Keywords

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support the authentic expression of children and adults, encourage respect and humanity

EIN

52-1704898

 Number

3212268251

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Annual caroling with homeless families

We rent a bus to pick up homeless families from three Community of Hope shelters and we take them to visit the elderly in a large nursing home. We carol through the halls. The children hand out holiday cards. The families are then transported to a home for lunch, play, games, and sharing. Each family member leaves with a large bag of useful, fun, gifts. It is the cycle of giving and receiving.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$15,500

Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Both events are citywide. Our caroling events hosts residents from three Community of Hope ho Two of the homeless shelters are in Southeast and the third one is in downtown Washington DC on Girard Street, NW. The nursing home we visit is in Northeast. Our essay is city wide and open to all DCPS students in grades 4 through 9. Winners come from all across the city.

Funding Needs

We are developing the capacity of the organization and we want to expand our current programs and offer new programs. We want the world to be thinking what does global harmony through personal excellence mean to you. Our name is our vision. We want two paid staff positions for a total of $53, 000, one full time and one part time assistant. Currently we are primarily run by a volunteer staff. We want to reach out to past students who won the essay contest. We will interview and showcase them. We want to give them a current platform. We are building a community of individuals who care about having a better world. We are connecting groups of people who might not be otherwise connected.

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GLOBAL HARMONY THROUGH PERSONAL EXCELLENCE

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President

Dorothea Brady

BIO

Dorothea Brady was born in Winchester, Virginia. She graduated from George Washington University in 1971 with majors in political science and psychology, and attended graduate school in counseling. She married her husband, Jim, in 1977. Dorothea became an expert in the art of managing stress as a private practitioner and as a trainer and facilitator in government agencies and in private businesses. She designed and facilitated many kinds of trainings. She wrote over 25 seminar manuels. In the late 1980's she began spear heading two annual events , both of which continue to this day. She did this as a volunteer until 3 years ago. She now receives $4000 annually . She very much hopes to increase her salary and to be able to continue and increase her work with Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence throughout her retirement. Her vision is to offer more programs and to sponsor an international essay contest as she carries on with the three primary projects the organization is currently offering and developing.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James Brady

Self Employed Actor

Term: Mar 2016 - Mar 2018

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