EWDC Invites You to an Evening of Celebration and Inspiration to Benefit Our Reading Programs.

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022

  • Cocktail Reception & Program: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Event Includes: Open Bar & Hor D’oeurves, and Live Auction

  • Attire: Business Formal

Note: EWDC Celebrate! will follow all COVID-19 guidance as required by local and federal health officials and by Planet Word Museum. In addition, EWDC will ask all attendees to provide proof of vaccination status before entering the event.

About EWDC Celebrate!

Since 1995, EWDC has used reading to help children develop the foundational skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond. We build social- emotional skills, support fluency in literacy, and foster a love of books and learning. We change children’s lives for the better. But it isn’t just the children who benefit from our work. By creating connections through reading, EWDC helps whole communities thrive. When everybody reads, everybody wins.

Your support of EWDC’s Celebrate! event provides students, schools, and community partners with three distinct reading-based programs designed to fill critical support gaps for children so that they can have a fair and equitable shot at success.

Congratulations EWDC Celebrate! Honoree:

Congratulations Community Champion: Marcus Manning

Host Committee

Thank you to the EDWC Celebrate! host committee members for their dedication to this important philanthropic effort.

  • Amy Bess, Vedder Price

  • Michele Blackwell, Uber

  • Phyllis Carter, Guidehouse

  • Gerry Lamb, Strategic Marketing Innovations

  • Andy Mitchell, Dembo Jones

  • Jacqueline Moen, EVERFI

  • Anne Owl, INTO University Partnership

  • Mary Salander, EWDC Founder & Former Executive Director

  • Brendan Williams-Kief, Georgetown Public Affairs

  • Howard Woolley, Howard Woolley Group LLC

Honorary Committee - as of May 2022

Thank you to the EDWC Celebrate! honorary committee members for their dedication to this important philanthropic effort.

  • Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (NY)

  • Senator Jack Reed (RI)

  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)

  • Senator Mark Warner (VA)

  • Senator Patrick Leahy (VT)

  • Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI)

  • Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA) 

  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD)

  • Rep. Austin Scott (GA)

  • Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA)

  • Rep. Kathy Manning (NC)

  • Rep. Mike Doyle (PA)

  • Attorney General Karl Racine

  • DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau

  • Councilmember Christina Henderson

  • Councilmember Robert White


Join the region’s most prominent and community-focused companies, organizations, and individuals by becoming an Everybody Wins DC sponsor!

For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact Rody Baron: rbaron@everybodywinsdc.org.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

2022 EWDC Sponsor Board (8.5 × 11 in)-5

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Email Rody Baron: rbaron@everybodywinsdc.org.