Annual Gala Celebration


(please view the event flyer) 


*2014 Auction Booklet*


When: March 11, 2014


Where: Capital Hilton Hotel


Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm     


Keynote Speaker: BET Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Debra Lee


Emcee: CNN Senior Political Correspondent and EW!DC Reading Mentor, Brianna Keillar


Special Guest Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will be presented with the Pioneer Award.


Join our salute to youth literacy and its enormous influence on our society’s future as we celebrate our children, mentors, community leaders and corporate partners through a remarkable evening of celebrity readings, award presentations and auctions. This annual fundraiser is a cornerstone in the financial framework that has made EW!DC the largest children’s literacy and mentoring program in the Washington Metropolitan Area.


To view some great pictures and to read about the 2013 Gala, click here.



Please join us in support of our efforts to reach out to underserved youth and transform their lives through the power of reading and the inspiration of caring mentors. Their future – our future – depends on our commitment to offer all children the tools necessary to fully and successfully participate in society.





Event Schedule 

Chapter I:   Cocktail Reception &  Silent Auction    

Chapter II: Seated Dinner &  Program 

Chapter III: Dessert and Coffee & Live Auction


How You Can Help

You can make a difference by becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets (just fill out the form), contributing items to our live and silent auctions, or by volunteering on the night of the event. Contact us to find out how you can help!


Attire: Business


Roopa Purohit                                                   Anne Lee

Development & Communications Manager      Foundation Development & Operations Manager

(202) 216-9467 ext. 204                                   (202) 216-9467 ext. 203





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