Mark Bergel

November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Six Honorees Inducted Into Montgomery County’s Human Rights Hall of Fame

Montgomery County’s Department of Human Rights inducted six new honorees into the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Indeed, the award recognizes individuals who made sacrifices to combat discrimination and promote inclusion. The theme for this years celebration was “Diversity is Working For Our County.” The inductees […]

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November 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Six Residents to be Inducted into Human Rights Hall of Fame

Recognized for their visionary leadership, achievements and their efforts to eliminate discrimination, six residents will be inducted to the 2018 Human Rights Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights at a reception on Nov. 29. The theme for this year’s event is Diversity is Working for Our County. The event, which […]

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July 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Tours A Wider Circle in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently toured A Wider Circle in Silver Spring to learn more about the nonprofit and its work to end poverty. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about A Wider Circle on its website here. PREVIOUS POSTS .@LarryHogan is scheduled to tour @awidercircle today in Silver Spring. @mymcmedia […]

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July 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to Tour A Wider Circle in Silver Spring

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is touring A Wider Circle in Silver Spring later today. Mark Bergel, the founder and executive director of A Wider Circle, said the governor’s visit has been in the works for some time. According to Bergel, Hogan and his staff want to learn more about the nonprofit and its work serving […]

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October 3, 2016 | Laura Rowles

Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour Held

The Greater Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown (GGCC), Greater Silver Spring (GSSCC), and Rockville Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Montgomery’s Emerging Leaders said goodbye to summer and hello to football season at its 3rd Annual “Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour” at Miller’s Ale House Rockville on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Nearly 200 emerging leaders attended the […]

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January 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Poverty Awareness Month (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Craig Rice joined leaders of many groups that work to help the County’s less fortunate residents on Jan. 19 to recognize “Poverty in America Awareness Month.” Statistically, Montgomery is one of the most affluent jurisdictions in the country, but there is a less visible population as seven […]

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August 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Moving Company Pitches in to Help Nonprofit (PHOTO)

The summer is always a busy time of the year for local moving companies but when the founder of A Wider Circle called Metropolitan Moving and Storage to ask for help with moving some donations the moving company did not hesitate to respond. Mark Bergel, is the founder and executive director of A Wider Circle, […]

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February 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

A Washingtonian of the Year (PHOTOS)

Mark Bergel, who in 2001 founded A Wider Circle to help end poverty by providing individuals and families in need with furniture, household items, job training and life skills workshops, on Feb. 3 was honored by the Montgomery County Council for his efforts with the constantly expanding organization. He was recently named one of nine […]

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May 13, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Pam Holland, Erin Fiaschetti and Michael Rosenthal of A Wider Circle; Councilmember Roger Berliner; A Wider Circle founder Mark Bergel; Council Vice President George Leventhal; Chanel Giles and Pam Feinstein of A Wider Circle.

Council Recognizes ‘A Wider Circle’ (Photos)

A Wider Circle, the Silver Spring-based organization whose mission for the past 12 years has been to help children and adults lift themselves out of poverty, was recognized May 13 by the Montgomery County Council for its outstanding service. A Wider Circle helps through educational programs and by providing urgently needed home furnishings.

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October 11, 2013 | Sonya Burke

A Cycle of Service (Video)

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County recently held its partnerships meeting at MCM’s studios. The discussion was entitled, ” A Cycle of Service.” Take a look: For more info about the CVC-MC, visit its website at

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