Each spring, EWDC hosts our biggest fundraiser of the year - Read to Dream. This annual event celebrates our students, our impact, and the people who make it all possible. Read to Dream also raises the funds needed to bring programs to communities across the DC region, helping children reach their potential through reading at no cost to families or school partners.

Read to Dream 2023

Read to Dream 2023 was held on March 23, 2023 at the Planet Word Museum. Over 200 guests gathered to celebrate EWDC, our students, and our impact. The evening also honored individuals and organizations who make EWDC's work possible, including:

  • Distinguished Service Award: Arielle Elliott, Bloomberg Government
  • Community Champion Award: Karl Racine, Hogan Lovells
  • Power Players: 20 Trade Associations that participated in the 2021 & 2022 EWDC Association Book Drive Challenge


The event raised more than $260,000 in support of EWDC programs, keeping Power Readers, StoryTime, and The Book Project free and accessible to thousands of children. Learn more about the positive impact Read to Dream 2023 will have on communities in DC, Virginia, and Maryland here: Read to Dream 2023 - An Evening of Impact.

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For additional event details, including our Read to Dream Host Committee and event sponsors, check out our 2023 Read to Dream event page.

To see more pictures from the event, check out our EWDC 2023 Read to Dream Photo Album.
Event photography provided by The Five Arrows Media.