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.
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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).
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Women’s Leadership Group Benefit

The WLG was established in 1999 with the goal of creating an annual fundraiser to provide significant financial support for our at-risk youth.   To date our annual fundraiser has netted over $5.5M in support of BGCGW and its programs helping to enhance educational initiatives, scholarship opportunities and cultural arts exposure. The WLG will continue to fund these much needed areas including our Artmobile, the multidisciplinary arts and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programs.  We also recognize the importance of expanding our focus which is to make a positive difference in the lives of our 15,000 youth in our 12 sites throughout the greater Washington area.  For example, Fearless Girls, an initiative based on Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s SMART Moves (Skills Mastery And Resistance Training) is a strong addition to our portfolio.  This evidence-based curriculum focuses on health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement for girls ages 8 to 17.

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 become a member or to learn more, please contact Terri Johnson, tjohnson@bgcgw.org.  Let’s change lives together!
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