Become a Partner Organization

Power Readers is bigger than just the student it serves.
Everybody wins with Power Readers, including our partner organizations. 

EWDC currently works with 177 partners to bring volunteers into 12 public elementary schools across the District and Virginia. Not only are these partners making a profound impact on students’ lives, they directly benefit as a result of their participation.  

  • By offering their employees a simple, efficient, yet incredibly consequential way to give back to their communities they see increased employee engagement, productivity, job satisfaction, and retention in return.
  • Employees serving as mentors act as positive role models and ambassadors in the community and help make connections that could develop into future business and workforce opportunities.
  • Partners receive recognition for their commitment to the community and for giving back to students in need.

What does it mean to be a Power Readers Partner Organization? 

Partners are those that have made a commitment at the organizational level to support EWDC, Power Readers and the mission to improve lives through shared reading. This means that the organization has agreed to: 

  • Encourage and support employee participation in Power Readers;
  • Assist EWDC with recruitment efforts to identify additional employees for Power Lunch participation
  • Offer additional programmatic support as mutually agreed upon.

Associate Board

The Associate Board brings together a diverse group of professionals committed to advancing EWDC's mission. Associate Board members, impassioned by our mission and the opportunity to serve their community, devote their time and talents to raise critical funds, build awareness, identify resources and establish connections for EWDC. 

Last year, the Associate Board coordinated a baseball fundraiser with the Nationals to raise money to help EWDC kickoff the 2019-2020 program year. Members sold over 100 tickets, surpassing the fundraising goal and helping EWDC provide more services to students that year. Check out the full album here.


The Associate Board is accepting new members for the 2020-2021 school year! To learn more, please email Julian Gross at

Give books

Help Everybody Wins DC put more books in the hands of students. When you give books, you are helping EWDC's Book Project, which gives away FREE books to Power Lunch students to build their personal home libraries. You can buy books for students yourself or coordinate a Book Drive. To get started, email Sarah Aldridge at

Everybody Wins DC needs books for children ages 5 – 10, especially:

  • Early readers
  • Elementary chapter books
  • Bilingual books in Spanish and English
  • Diverse books
  • Graphic novels

Book Guidelines

  • We only accept new books
  • We are unable to accept books with religious or holiday themes
  • We appreciate delivery of books to our office at 1420 New York Ave., NW
  • Books are collected both for distribution for student ownership and for refreshing book carts, so both paperbacks and hardbacks are welcome
  • We do have an Amazon wishlist. And if donors choose to shop through Amazon, (for books or anything else!) through AmazonSmile, a portion of sales is donated to Everybody Wins DC!
  • Make shopping even easier by using the browser extension Smilematic, which will automatically redirect you to whenever you shop at Amazon!

2020 Everybody Wins DC Gala

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Although we were unable to come together on March 11 for our 25th anniversary celebration, we were elated by the flexibility and overwhelming support we received during our first-ever Virtual Gala! For 2-hours supporters tweeted, posted gifs, reshared posts and sent in touching photos and videos all to support our cause. At the end of the night, we raised $300,000.

Thank you to all our supporters, sponsors, auction bidders, and donors for your contributions! This incredible support allows us to continue introducing children to the joys of reading with a caring mentor by their side.

2019 Everybody Wins DC Gala

Wednesday, April 3 from 5:30 - 9PM, Everybody Wins DC celebrated 24 years of shared reading at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

More than 400 guests joined us to celebrate our work, our honorees and to bid on more than 50 auction items! Special thank you to our Power Players, Mike and Jill Sommers for their outstanding support of Everybody Wins DC, and Peter Brusoe, the 2019 Minnon Friedman Recipient.

Click here to view photos from the night.


More Ways to Give

EWDC offers a variety of options for donors to support our work, whether through your employer, planned giving, stock transfer, bequest and more. Find out which method of giving works best for you.

Your support makes an immediate impact – make a one-time gift to support EWDC programs and services. Every gift, no matter the amount, truly makes a difference in the lives of the students, families and communities we serve.

Supporters can make a general gift to EWDC, or make a gift at one of our pre-set giving levels.
To make a one-time gift, visit the donate page.

EWDC's Monthly Supporter program gives you, the supporter, the opportunity to make a lasting difference in a student's life by providing vital financial support throughout the academic year.

To make a monthly gift, select the “monthly” option on the donate page.

To give by check in U.S. dollars or another currency, please make your check out to "Everybody Wins DC" and then mail it to us at:

Everybody Wins DC
1420 New York Avenue NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005

Donating stocks, bonds, and mutual funds is a smart and simple way to make a big impact on our programs. Publicly traded stock that has increased in value and owned for more than one year provides better tax benefits than giving cash.

- Your charitable income tax deduction will be equal to the fair market value of the stock, so you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock.
- Because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock you may also save on brokerage fees.
- Whether your stocks are held by yourself or are kept with a bank/broker, it is important that you notify EWDC in advance of making the gift. This will help to ensure that proper crediting and timely acknowledgement takes place.

Contact David Wilks at to learn more.

Many companies (public & private) offer workplace giving campaigns to empower their employees donate to causes important to them. If your organization runs a CFC or United Way Campaign, please include our number in your workplace giving campaign designation.

CFC # 12915
United Way # 9163

A bequest is an excellent way to leave a legacy that will support and sustain our programs for years to come. Bequests offer flexibility and can be structured to fit your personal situation. The gift is revocable, so you can change your mind at any time should your circumstances change.

Contact David Wilks at to learn more.

Recognize someone special, commemorate a milestone or honor a lost loved one by making a special gift to EWDC in their name. To set up a memorial or tribute gift, select “give in honor of someone” on the donate page.

To give by check in U.S. dollars or another currency, please make your check out to "Everybody Wins DC" and then mail it to us at:

Everybody Wins DC
1420 New York Avenue NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005

Enclosed with the check, please include a note with the following information:

- Donor(s) name, address, phone number and email address.
- The name of the person for memorial or tribute.
- How the gift is to be used. You may designate your gift to be used for a specific purpose, such as operating expenses, or to be placed towards a shared reading program. For a list of programs click here.
- Acknowledgements will be made without reference to the gift amount, please include the name and address to whom the acknowledgement is to be sent.

Donate children's books to EWDC and help give a child the gift of reading. Please note that we only accept NEW books to distribute to children. Check out our Amazon “wish list” for a host of titles curated by students in our programs.

Does your employer match your donations? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to increase or even double the value of charitable contributions made by their employees. Here are a few that do: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bloomberg, Kirkland & Ellis, Wells Fargo & Company and BlackRock.

Not sure? Email your HR manager to find out if your employer matches charitable gifts. The paperwork takes less than 5 minutes to complete. That added step helps your favorite charitable organization receive DOUBLE or even TRIPLE the donation benefits.