2022 Helping Children Soar Benefit

Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

We invite you to our in-person Helping Children Soar Benefit this September at our new event location – District Winery on the Anacostia waterfront!

Join as we honor 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.

Join us the evening of September 20th for our first Benefit at District Winery to celebrate the children and families we’ve worked with through individual advocacy and policy reform efforts over the past year. We’ll also be honoring The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and awarding our 2022 Pro Bono Champion Crowell & Moring LLP for their extraordinary commitment and unwavering financial and strategic support!

Our work would not be possible without the commitment of supporters – and we need your support today. A generous group of donors* has offered matching funds for individuals who make Kite Club sponsorships through August 26.  

Are you interested in attending?

Your sponsorship today will have two or even three times the impact on helping DC kids and families access justice and the support they need to thrive. Sponsorships and tickets are available now!

Sponsor and Purchase Today!

*Special thanks to Diana and Stephen Goldberg & the Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund for their matching funds up to a combined total of $100,000. Gifts will be matched 2 to 1 for new Kite Club donors and those who increase to the next level. For Kite Club donors who renew their gift, it’ll be matched dollar for dollar.  

Thank you to our sponsors!

Visionary ($75,000+)
Champion ($50,000+)

MAJIC Vermont Foundation

Pioneer ($25,000+)

Mr. Greg Crider and Ms. Jule Cahill Crider

Guardian ($15,000+)

Jack R. Anderson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation

Melissa Wiley

Benefactor ($10,000+)

Accenture LLP

Elizabeth and Justin Bausch 

Gregory Coleman and Allison Alexander 


Jonathan Franklin and Sharon Bradford Franklin 

The Herb Block Foundation

HITT Contracting Inc.

Dan Masur and Sherry Rhodes

Richard Perry

Theodore D. Segal and Joyce Wasserstein 


Advocate ($5,000+)

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC 

Dorothy and Joseph Conti

Crowell & Moring Foundation

Anne Davis

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Lisa Greenman and Paul Leder

Michael and Donna Rich Kaplowitz 

Geoffrey M. Klineberg and Ursula Werner

Jim and Marilyn McCullough 

Nancy and Simon Sidamon-Eristoff 

Brian Shook and Derek Thomas 

Thomson Reuters  

Wiley Rein LLP 

Winston & Strawn LLP 

Joanne L. Zimolzak and Eric Sampson  

Mentor ($3,000+)

Rosemary Barkett 

Theresa and Frank Connolly 

Evan and Amanda Farber  

Andrew Greenfield 

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C.  

Friend ($1,500+)

David and Jill Kalinski 

John and Deborah Majoras

The Raben Group 

Ray Ritchey 

David Sandalow and Holly Hammonds 

Lori and Ben Soto 

Jeffrey P. Taft 

The Zerhouni Family Charitable Foundation 

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erica McCollum at 202-467-4900 ext. 524 or emccollum@childrenslawcenter.org.