Tribute 21 Fund

A component fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, dedicated to raising awareness and raising funds to support those with Down syndrome.

In Loving Memory of Flynn Thomas Fry.

Tribute 21 Gala

November 10, 2018
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

More than 600 guests gathered to celebrate the life of Flynn Thomas Fry at The Mellon Auditorium.  In his short life, Flynn touched the lives of many and he continues to inspire us to respect, appreciate and love people with differing abilities. We are excited to share pictures from the Flynntastic event by clicking below. Thank you again for your support!

Our Inspiration

Flynn Thomas Fry

Flynn was born with Down syndrome on Nov. 8th 2009.  In just a short period of time Flynn taught us how to respect, understand, and appreciate all people with all different types of abilities.  “The value of a life, of a human, of a child is measured NOT by how much he or she can accomplish, but how much he or she can teach others about what really matters.”  Flynn taught us that care for those with special needs is not optional, but required!  We thank YOU for helping us keep Flynn’s spirit alive while we remain in faith, hope and love.  For more information visit our About page.


Visit our events page for more information and pictures from this year’s gala and to see highlights from years past.

Fund Recipients

We are proud supporters of numerous organizations throughout the National Capital Region that are committed to promoting and furthering the lives of those with Down syndrome and their loved ones. Visit the Fund Recipients page for more information on these wonderful organizations.


Remit Donations to:

Greater Washington Community Foundation

ATTN: Kevin Donnelly

8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 202

Silver Spring, MD 20910


*Please include the purpose of the check on the memo line: Tribute 21 Fund

Tax ID: 23-7343119