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Celebrating Janice

5:30-7:30 PM McLean School • 8224 Lochinver Lane • Potomac, MD

After 34 years, Janice Goldwater is embarking on a new path, with full confidence that our organization will continue its positive momentum. Join us at a cocktail reception on April 18 to celebrate and share gratitude for the indelible impact she has made on the lives of so many children and families in our community. More details are below! ↓


Janice Goldwater Headshot
Staff members at the Pride Parade in Washington, DC
Janice Goldwater smiling with two children at the Fall Family Day picnic
Staff members at the Angels in Adoption Program Reception

Event Details:

  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Drinks and Food: Drinks and Light Appetizers Provided


Whether you’ve worked alongside Janice, have been inspired by her leadership, or have a personal story to share, we welcome your participation as we compile tributes in her honor. Your contribution will be a meaningful part of this collective expression of gratitude. Please share all tributes by April 11, 2024.

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What’s Next:

On February 1, 2024, Janice shared the news that our Chief Program Officer, Lisa Dominguez, will be the new Paths for Families CEO starting May 1, 2024. Click here to read the full letter.

Support the Endowment Fund:

Your investment in Paths for Families’ Endowment, Building Futures: The Janice Goldwater Legacy Fund, ensures the sustainability of Paths for Families and allows us to continue to grow and expand our impact in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and beyond. Donate below!