READ TO DREAM 2024 - May 2, 2024

Join us on May 2, 2024, for Read to Dream, an unforgettable evening benefiting EWDC and the students we serve. This annual event brings together EWDC's program partners, volunteers, students, supporters and friends to celebrate all that is magical about books and reading.

Bid on exclusive auction items, hear from amazing students about the impact of our programs, and enjoy the incredible galleries at the Planet Word Museum.  All Read to Dream proceeds benefit EWDC and support our mission to help children thrive through reading. With your support, we're helping children build the literacy and social-emotional skills needed to succeed at school and in life. Click here to learn more about our impact in the community.


Be part of this special event by purchasing a ticket or serving as a Read to Dream sponsor. To learn more about Read to Dream and how you can bring the magic of books to children, please contact Rody Baron, EWDC Director of Development, at

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Curious about Read to Dream parking, event attire, or have other Read to Dream questions? Check out our Read to Dream FAQs



American Petroleum Institute
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Mark Young & Rachel Carren


Huron Philanthropies


Monumental Sports & Entertainment
John Fish
Barbara Faculjak & Jim McCarthy


Mary & Jim Salander
Pierre Chauvet at Compass Real Estate

Everybody WINS DC
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  • Hastie Afkhami, S3 Group
  • Amy Bess, Vedder Price
  • Aryssa Damron, DCPS Librarian
  • Catherine Lux Fry, Vetted Solutions
  • Tanya Kreter, Retired
  • Scott Kreter, Truist Wealth
  • Tiffaney Malott, Veritext
  • Anne Owl, Generation Hope
  • Mar Roberts, Retired
  • Mary Salander, EWDC Co-Founder and Former Exec. Director
  • Jacquie Moen, EVERFI (EWDC Board Member)
  • Martine Combal, JLL (EWDC Board Member)
  • Kimberly Marcus, Monumental Sports & Entertainment (EWDC Board Member)
  • Anna Chauvet, Finnegan (EWDC Board Member)

Read to Dream 2023

Read to Dream 2023 raised over $270,000 to benefit EWDC, keeping our programs free and accessible to thousands of children. Honorees included Karl Racine, former Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and Arielle Elliott, President of Bloomberg Government and the Immediate Past Chair of the EWDC Board of Directors.

Learn how Read to Dream 2023 made a difference in the lives of children across the DC area here: Read to Dream 2023 - An Evening of Impact.  please Click here for additional event details, including our 2023 Host Committee and a full list of event sponsors.

Check out our EWDC 2023 Read to Dream Photo Album. Event photography provided by The Five Arrows Media.