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Keeping our community whole is one GDS's goals during this uncertain time, and that includes you! GDS would like to help raise awareness of businesses owned by members of the GDS community. Please tell us about your business, and we'll share the information with our community via an online directory, and possibly also through our newsletters and social media channels. Be sure to complete the form below.

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Avi8ted Logo
GDS Connection: Charlton Woodyard II '05, Founder and CEO, and Anier Woodyard '08, Chief Innovation Officer
 
Avi8ted Thoughts® Lifestyle Company is Transcendent, we aim to connect local experiences with global ideas through products and experiences.
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GDS Connection: Steven Aarons & Simmie Kerman, parents to Josh Aarons ‘12 and Zoe Aarons ‘15
 
Now with three locations, Child’s Play is the DMV’s favorite destination for hand-picked toys, games, and children’s books.
 
"GDS has been central to our family for more than 20 years. Our two children flourished there. It’s where we met many of our closest friends. Its mission and values reflect our own commitment to inclusivity, exploration, and service." —Steven Aarons & Simmie Kerman, Chief Play Officers
Cunningham/Quill
GDS Connection: Ralph Cunningham '79, alum and current parent
 
Cunningham/Quill Architects, located at Canal Square in historic Georgetown, provides complete professional services in the fields of architecture, community planning, and urban design. Our diverse portfolio celebrates context and reflects a fresh and insightful approach to design and master planning that has led to numerous-award winning projects.
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GDS Connection: Meredith Cymerman, Founder and GDS parent, and Ariella Cymerman '19, Business Development Intern
 
JaM Treats makes nutritionally-targeted sweet snacks that are free of: gluten, dairy, soy, and refined sugar.
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GDS Connection: Katie Schenk, parent of Jonas Grossman '29 and Gabriel Grossman '32
 
Katie Schenk is an epidemiologist offering consulting and training services on infection prevention and mitigation to businesses and families adjusting to the current pandemic.
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GDS Connection: Lisa Gross '00, Founder and CEO
 
The League of Kitchens is a culturally immersive culinary experience in NYC (and now online!) where immigrants who are exceptional home-cooks teach their family recipes and share culture and stories through food.