Big Gift Helps Citizens Association Move to 30th St.


The Citizens Association of Georgetown is on the move — thanks to the biggest donation it has ever gotten.

Because of a legacy gift — from the Trust of A. Michael Sullivan, Jr. — that requires it purchase a building in Georgetown, the nonprofit will be taking its headquarters to 1058 30th St. NW, adjacent to the C&O Canal National Park.

“CAG received a significant bequest earmarking the funds to be used to purchase a new headquarters in Georgetown,” CAG President Tara Sakraida Parker told The Georgetowner. “CAG just closed [Nov. 23] on a townhouse located along the historic C&O Canal, and we are in the process of making plans to relocate. CAG will be celebrating this legacy gift in spring of 2021 with much fanfare and excitement. This is the largest gift ever received in CAG’s 142-year history.”

Added Parker: “Our new town home … will honor Mr. Michael Sullivan and his wife, Beverly Bissell Sullivan. Their legacy gift supports CAG in an exceptional and unprecedented way. For the first time ever, we have a permanent home to gather and grow, and to build a foundation of impact and change.” (The property cost $1.02 million, according to D.C. records.)

Parker said that 2021 will be a big year for CAG — with more announcements about its capital campaign — as the pandemic begins to ease through the use of vaccines.

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