Annual Gala Celebration


(please view the event flyer


When: March 8, 2016


Where: Capital Hilton Hotel


Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm     


Emcee: WJLA Good Morning Washington anchor, Larry Smith


Event Schedule 

Chapter I:   Cocktail Reception &  Silent Auction  

                  For Auction Highlights, CLICK HERE.

                  For the full auction booklet with descriptions, CLICK HERE.

Chapter II: Seated Dinner &  Program 

Chapter III: Dessert and Coffee & Live Auction


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 from the 2015 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.



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



Catherine Gartland

Development & Communications Manager

(202) 216-9467 ext. 204





"Seeing her become more confident and her love of reading increase has been such a joy to watch."
"It's mostly fun to read and watch her become such a confident reader and learn to love reading as much as I do. She is one of my best friends."
"When an adult helps a child, it tells that child how special they are. We send a message to the child- you are important to me- that is powerful and undeniable."
"It's a fantastic program, and I think the mentors get as much, if not more, than the student. You meet wonderful kids and have lots of fun."
"When I read, I learn and grow-- you know, like Jack and the Beanstalk kind of growing and that's really big!"
"I wish Everybody Wins was everyday!"