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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

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.

Kelly on EWDC

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.

Congrats to the 2020 mentors of the year

eWDC Recognizes 12 exemplary mentors

The Mentor of the Year (MOY) award is presented annually in recognition of community volunteers who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring at Everybody Wins DC (EWDC).

Marquis Miles DC DMV - Amidon-Bowen Elementary

Monica Sullivan - Brent Elementary

Rita Shapiro - Garrison Elementary

Shawn Blow, Arlington County Police - Key Elementary

Olga Berman, Bureau of Labor Statistics - Ludlow-Taylor Elementary

Jim Schuler, CTIA - Marie Reed Elementary

Dick Belanger & Andy Shoyer, Sidley Austin LLP - Ross Elementary

Ariel Aisen, Educational Advisory Board - School Without Walls at Francis Stevens

Latrice Smith, US Coast Guard - Savoy Elementary

Paula Milan, IMPAQ International - Thomson Elementary

Alexis Alavi, House Representative LaHood - Tyler Elementary

Melanie Rogers, American Petroleum Institute - Walker-Jones Education Campus

Official COVID-19 Statement 

COVID-19 Statement 

Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) places the highest priority on the health and well-being of its friends, supporters, and team members. We are currently monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have taken precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our guests at next week’s 25th anniversary gala.

This includes providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue and asking attendees to remain hug/handshake-free during the event.

If in the 2 weeks prior to March 11th you have traveled or plan to travel to a location that has reported a significant number of COVID-19 cases, please refrain from attending the gala. In addition, EWDC asks that all guests exercise discretion and not attend the gala if you have a cold, cough, or fever.

For those unable to attend next week’s event as a result of COVID-19 concerns, please know that you can still participate in the celebration by joining our silent auction and Fund a Reader campaign from the comfort of your home.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of EWDC, our mission, and our students. Please feel free to contact us at (202) 216-9467 if you have any questions.

Thank You to Our Gala Sponsors!

Vice Principal Sponsor


Teacher Sponsor


Coach Sponsor

Alight Solutions
American Petroleum Institute
Business Roundtable
Chicago Board Options Exchange
David & Phyllis Gray
Holland & Knight
JBG Smith
Loews Corporation
Mike & Cathy Burton
The Dubinsky Family
Charitable Fund
The Stewart Family Fund
University of Phoenix

mentor Sponsor

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
American Express
Andy Mitchell & Faye Berger-Mitchell
Candice Evans & Richard Belanger
Duff & Phelps
Howard Woolley
IMPAQ International
Minerva Marketing
National Association of Manufacturers
Ogilvy Government Relations
Richard Mintz
Shari & Mark Director
SunTrust Investment Services
Terri & John Fish
Waxman Strategies

Student Sponsor

Amy Bess & Jeff Lesher
Arnie & Gloria Koonin
Colleen Martin & Martin Hahn
DLA Piper
Gerry Lamb and Mary McGann
Georgetown Public Affairs
Henry & Kathy Eickelberg
Jason Wright, Capital Harvest Wealth Partners
Jim & Mary Salander
McKesson Corporation
Noel Epstein
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
PRM Consulting Group Inc.
Tom & Mary Firth
Walt Lukken of FIA

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