Signature Events

Tim Russert Congressional Dinner

The first Congressional Dinner, held in 1986, was created as an opportunity to pay tribute to local and national leaders who have demonstrated a strong commitment to giving our children and our country a better and brighter future.  In 2009, the Dinner was renamed to honor a true friend, former Board member, and event emcee Tim Russert.  Following in his dad’s footsteps, Luke Russert, now serves as Master of Ceremonies.
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Youth in Real Estate Luncheon

The Youth in Real Estate Luncheon has quickly become one of the area’s premier events recognizing local real estate industry leaders, developers, brokers, and architects who have demonstrated a strong commitment to our community.  This incredible group of real estate professionals has helped to raise over millions of dollars in support of the kids and teens served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.

Past honorees have included: Tony Gould (Newmark), B. Francis Saul III (Saul Centers, Inc.), Neil Albert (DC Deputy Mayor), Robert Carr (Carr Properties), Douglas Donatelli (First Potomac Realty Trust), DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Oliver T. Carr, Jr. (Oliver T. Carr Company), A. James Clark (Clark Enterprises, Inc.), Thomas J. Baltimore (RLJ Lodging Trust), James G. Davis, Jr. (James G. Davis Construction), Greg Meyer (Brookfield), Rebecca Owen (Clark Enterprises), Joe Stettinius (Cassidy Turley), Monty Hoffman (PN Hoffman), Victoria S. Davis (Urban Atlantic Development), William F. Magner, III (Cushman & Wakefield), Lou Donatelli (Donatelli Development), Kaya Henderson (Chancellor D.C. Public Schools) and David Hillman (Southern Management Corporation).


Women’s Leadership Group Gala

(formerly ICON Dinner & Talent Showcase)

The Women’s Leadership Group (WLG) was established in 1999 with the goal of creating an annual fundraiser to provide significant financial support for our at-risk youth.  The WLG continues to grow as a dynamic force of influential women in the greater Washington community, giving generously of their time, talents and resources to help improve the lives of our area youth. To date the group has netted millions of dollars in support of the ICON performing and visual arts program, as well as, education initiatives and scholarships.

After twelve years presenting its ICON Talent Showcase, the WLG will focus on providing young girls with opportunities to explore potential career options, interact with successful women and participate in confidence building activities.  “Fearless Girls” builds upon the Boys & Girls Clubs of America SMART (Skills Mastery And Resistance Training) Girls initiative—an evidence-based curriculum focused on health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to 17.

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