JOHN & JAN MAGNOLIA WIN PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR, 2020
MAGNOLIA FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Magnolia Family has a long history of giving back and offering a helping hand to our local neighbors and community members. It all started with our founder, Joseph J. Magnolia — or J.J., as his close friends and family knew him — who strongly believed in using his resources and skills to help others in need. The son of Italian immigrants, J.J. was very familiar with the trials of poverty. He was often found working on boilers and heating systems during the cold winter months and making plumbing repairs for those who could not afford to pay for essential services. The values of community and making a positive difference in someone’s life were deeply ingrained in J.J.’s personality, and they became an integral part of the Magnolia Family brand.
These beliefs were passed on to his sons and grandsons, Joe Sr., John, Joe Jr., Dominic, Chris, and Tony, who continued tradition by providing free or discounted services, which has since become the impetus for the formation of the Magnolia Family Foundation.
The Magnolia Family Foundation is a donor fund founded in 2008 by John D. Magnolia, which allows the Magnolia Family of Companies to donate to approximately 30 different nonprofit organizations and charities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our companies have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars on an annual basis to specific charities where the Magnolia Family felt that their contribution could make an impact. In fact, some of our family members have even become board members for various organizations supporting local hospitals, schools, and other organizations catering to families in the metropolitan area.
Hospice of the Chesapeake – Mandrin House
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Int
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
American Cancer Society
Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation
Doctor’s Community Hospital Foundation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers
University of Maryland Medical System Foundation
Autism Speaks, Inc.
Special Love, Inc.
Children’s Wish Foundation International
The HSC Pediatric Center
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Salisbury University Foundation
Archbishop Carroll High School
St. Louis Catholic School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
St. John’s College High School
Annapolis Area Christian School
San Miguel School
Saint Bernadette School
St. Mary’s High School
Holy Redeemer HSA
Burtonsville Baptist Church
Basilica of the National Shrine
Catholic Youth Organization
Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church
United House of Prayer
St. Mary’s Parish
Little Sisters of the Poor
Catholic Charities – Arrchdiocese of Washington DC
Catholic Business Network of Washington DC
Cross TV, Inc.
SPCA of Anne Arundel County
Central Union Mission
S.O.M.E. So Others Might Eat
St. Ann’s Infant House
St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families
City Dogs Rescue
Boys and Girls Club Annapolis & A.A.
Howard County YMCA
Offender Aid and Restoration
St. Coletta of Greater Washington
Girls and Boys Town of Washington DC
St. Mary’s Royal Blue Club
DC Students Construction Trades Foundation
Rock Steady Boxing
Edna Frazier Cromwell Scholarship Fund
Joshua M Freeman Foundation
SSU Foundations Friends of Seagull Foot
Matt Dillon Memorial Golf Tournament
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association, Inc.
Fund for Anne Arundel Spendable