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kara2Kara Kennedy lived her life with dedication to public service and to her children. Kara was a loyal friend and thoughtful leader, who, for 51 years, possessed an insightful mind, a generous heart, and a lively sense of humor!

The Kara Kennedy Fund is a donor fund housed at The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Its mission is to realize Kara’s belief in public service, love of children, literacy and her lifelong passion for swimming.

The Fund is dedicated to making annual grants to Horizons Greater Washington’s Learn-to-Swim program. Horizon’s commitment to empower low income students through academic, cultural and recreational programs makes it the perfect partner for our mission. In the coming years with your support, we will grow the Kara Kennedy Fund into a million dollar endowment covering the essential costs of Horizon’s Learn-to-Swim program including pool rentals, swim instruction, life guards and transportation.

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