On September 20th, we gathered for our first in-person Helping Children Benefit in three years at our new event location – District Winery on the Anacostia waterfront!
We honored The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation for their ongoing investment in improving behavioral health across the DC region.
DC kids and families have always faced challenges. But the pandemic made even the most straight-forward puzzles more complicated. Thankfully, partners and supporters across the entire Children’s Law Center community came together to ensure we could keep piecing together each puzzle – no matter how complex – for the children and families we serve.
The evening of September 20th marked our first Benefit at District Winery and our first in-person Benefit since 2019. Connecting with new and old friends served as a great reminder of how critical finding community, purpose and joy are to this work – and to our own health and happiness.
We also celebrated all those who make our work possible, including our tenacious sponsors, partners, and staff. And we recognized two in particular: The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and our Pro Bono Champion Crowell & Moring.
It Takes All of Us
Unlike in previous years, our focus at this Benefit was not on a single child or family. Instead, we told a very different story: The ongoing work of making DC’s complex behavioral health system serve our children better. So many families, advocacy and medical partners, government leaders and supporters have put years of effort into building a better solution for DC kids:
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The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation is our Helping Children Soar Award honoree for their ongoing investment in improving behavioral health across the DC region. They have been an instrumental partner in our work to ensure every DC child has access to high-quality, timely behavioral health services. With support from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and our advocacy partners across the District, we have expanded behavioral health programs to reach kids in schools, early childcare centers and pediatricians’ offices.
Crowell & Moring
Children’s Law Center is pleased to recognize Crowell & Moring LLP as its 2022 Pro Bono Champion. For the past two decades, Crowell & Moring has partnered with Children’s Law Center to support the District’s children and families in need. The firm has handled an extraordinary number of pro bono cases – nearly two hundred – since 2004. Crowell & Moring has provided critical legal assistance on matters impacting a child’s family, health and education: representing caregivers seeking to provide children with stable homes; serving as guardians ad litem for children in contested custody disputes; helping parents secure necessary housing repairs to improve a child’s health; and obtaining special education services for children struggling in school.
In addition to representing clients, Crowell & Moring has also provided Children’s Law Center with critical counsel and advisory support to strengthen our individual and systemic advocacy. The firm’s excellent leadership – from their exceptional pro bono team to Children’s Law Center board members past and present – has fostered an impressive pro bono partnership year after year. The Crowell & Moring team has generously lent their time, legal talent and financial support to serve District families. We express our deepest gratitude for the firm’s dedication to pro bono, commitment to racial justice and service to our community.
Thank you to our sponsors!
MAJIC Vermont Foundation
Jule Cahill Crider and Greg Crider
Manu Gayatrinath and Anthony Cruz
Diana and Stephen Goldberg
Wendy and Fred Goldberg
Creighton and Vicky Magid
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation
Page and Howard Smith
Elizabeth and Justin Bausch
Jeff Brennan and Debbie Feinstein
Gregory Coleman and Allison Alexander
Jonathan Franklin and Sharon Bradford Franklin
Stephanie P. Hales and Thomas L. Devlin
The Herb Block Foundation
The Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund
Dan Masur and Sherry Rhodes
Anthony and Dale Pappas
Theodore D. Segal and Joyce Wasserstein
Katie and Dick Snowdon
Meagan and John Barkett
Nathaniel and Lee Beers
Miguel Browne and Silvija Strikis
Tom and Kristy Bulleit
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Dorothy and Joseph Conti
Crowell & Moring Foundation
Anne P. Davis
Deka Immobilien Global
Joyce Deroy and Warren King
Evermay Wealth Management, LLC
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Lisa Greenman and Paul Leder
Steven and Carla Heger
Shira M. Helstrom
Herman Wilson Family Foundation
Michael and Donna Rich Kaplowitz
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Geoffrey M. Klineberg and Ursula Werner
Courtenay and Michael Labson
Rich and Lynne Lucas
Jim and Marilyn McCullough
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Timothy W. Riffe
Brian Shook and Derek Thomas
Nancy and Simon Sidamon-Eristoff
Wiley Rein LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Joanne L. Zimolzak and Eric Sampson
Jennifer and Branden Brough
Traevena L. Byrd
Theresa and Frank Connolly
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Evan and Amanda Farber
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Alan and Miriam Pemberton
Stephanie and Joel Bell
H. Guy Collier and Catherine Colyer
David Edwards and Jacqueline Holmes
Maxine and Jeffrey Freund
David and Jill Kalinski
Theresa and Curt Martin
John and Deborah Majoras
Bryan Nese and Hnin Khaing
Ruth and Stephen Pollak
The Raben Group
Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg and Daniel Ben-Zadok
David Sandalow and Holly Hammonds
James Sandman and Elizabeth Mullin
Benjamin and Sarah Shapiro
Lori and Ben Soto
Jeffrey P. Taft
Stephen J. Teach and Elizabeth B. Jewett
Keith and Geetha Waehrer
The Zerhouni Family Charitable Foundation
For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erica McCollum at 202-467-4900 ext. 524 or email@example.com.