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The 25th Annual Everybody Wins DC Gala is our largest fundraising event of the year.
Join EWDC for an unforgettable evening of auction bidding, awards, and live entertainment
to mark this milestone – 25 years of impact to more than 20,000 students across the District.

Unable to attend? Make a donation of $50 or more to help us provide
a student with FREE books for the remainder of the school year.

Everybody Wins DC is Proud to Announce

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) as the 25th Annual Gala Honoree


The 25th Annual Everybody Wins DC Gala will recognize its longest-serving partner – the U.S. Congress – by honoring Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) at the Gala. Senator Burr will receive the Distinguished Service Award for his instrumental role in EWDC’s early “wins” as an organization.

Senator Burr is part of the first class of Congressional mentors to read at Tyler Elementary, a public elementary school just a few blocks away from Capitol Hill. As a mentor for over a decade, Senator Burr led the charge in ushering in a new wave of Congressional mentors to Tyler Elementary.

We are incredibly grateful to have Senator Burr's support and are proud to recognize him for his commitment to service through reading.

Everybody Wins DC is Proud to Announce

Kelly Compton As the 2020 minnon Friedman Award Recipient

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Each year, EWDC recognizes an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment as a mentor with the Minnon Friedman Award.

The award was established to honor the spirit and legacy of the late Mrs. Minnon Friedman who was a devoted and passionate mentor for 11 years. Mrs. Friedman, who at age 99 retired from mentoring, was the oldest mentor in EWDC history.

This year, EWDC recognizes Kelly Compton of MSE Foundation as the 2020 Minnon Friedman Award recipient.

Kelly has been a committed EWDC mentor for over a decade – starting when she was just an intern at the Washington Capitals (Go Caps!), and now as a Foundation Director at Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation. She has mentored 6 students at Garrison and Key Elementary Schools giving each the attention, care and support needed to reach their goals. Kelly has gone above and beyond as a mentor, serving as MSE Foundation’s recruitment leader and a member of EWDC’s Leadership Circle.

EWDC is proud to recognize Kelly for her dedication and commitment, and is honored to count her as a member of the EWDC family.

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I love to read, and I love to bring books to life with my student. Everybody Wins DC’s Power Lunch is an all-around exceptional program for anyone who wants to be a mentor, but when you get to share something you’re passionate about with students who feel the same way, it’s incredibly special.

By having the opportunity to read consistently with Power Lunch mentors, EWDC gives students the chance to become confident readers and speakers, while building long-lasting relationships with their mentors over the years they are paired together.

Thank You to Our Gala Sponsors!

Vice Principal Sponsor


Teacher Sponsor


Coach Sponsor

Alight Solutions
Mike & Cathy Burton
David & Phyllis Gray
Business Roundtable
American Petroleum Institute
Chicago Board Options Exchange
The Dubinsky Family Charitable Fund

mentor Sponsor

Duff & Phelps
Richard Mintz
Howard Woolley
American Express
Minerva Marketing
Waxman Strategies
Impaq International
SunTrust Investment Services
Candice Evans & Richard Belanger
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
National Association of Manufacturers
Andy Mitchell & Faye Berger-Mitchell

Student Sponsor

DLA Piper
Tom & Mary Firth
Jim & Mary Salander
Walt Lukken of FIA
Arnie & Gloria Koonin
McKesson Corporation
Georgetown Public Affairs
PRM Consulting Group Inc.
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

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