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Join Kite Club today and help DC’s kids soar to new heights.

At Children’s Law Center, a kite symbolizes the joy and possibility of childhood. Our Kite Club supporters play a critical role in ensuring the year-round safety and stability of DC’s kids through their generous gifts of $1,500 or more annually. Thanks to our Kite Club donors, we’re able to intervene during crises like the pandemic, while also continuing to fight so that every child has a stable family, good health and a quality education.

Over the past 25 years, Kite Club support has made an enormous impact, allowing Children’s Law Center to:
  • Pioneer one of the first medical-legal partnerships, now a national model.
  • Help secure funding for the Student Fair Access to School Act, which reforms school discipline laws that unfairly target students of color in the District.
  • Play a leading role in DC passing numerous laws that keep children out of foster care and with caring relatives.

Knowing the incredible stress and trauma DC families are experiencing during the pandemic, and the critical role Children’s Law Center plays in ensuring kids’ mental and physical health, our family was moved to double our annual gift. I encourage fellow child advocates to join us in supporting this life-changing organization.

Allyn Brooks-LaSure, Kite Club supporter since 2019
Kite Club Engagement and Recognition Opportunities

Available benefits, depending on gift size, include:

  • Invitations to signature events with opportunities for special access (past speakers have included Drs. Anthony Fauci and Christine Grady, Senator Chris Murphy and actress and advocate Taraji P. Henson)
  • Special designations in Children’s Law Center materials, both printed and online (including our annual report and recognition on our website)

For more information or to join Kite Club today, please contact Erica McCollum at 202-467-4900 or

Meet Some of Our Kite Club Supporters


Diana and Stephen Goldberg*^ 


The Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund* 

MAJIC Vermont Foundation 


Elizabeth and Justin Bausch* 

Jule Cahill Crider and Greg Crider

Evan Miller and Nancy Hedin*

Page and Howard Smith*^



Cindy and Mark Aron

Manu Gayatrinath and Anthony Cruz 

Wendy and Fred Goldberg 

K & S Family Fund 

Fred and Jill Klein

Lois & Richard England Family Foundation

Creighton and Vicky Magid 

Charles F. (Rick) Rule 

Judith Sandalow^

Theodore D. Segal and Joyce Wasserstein 

Lila and Brendan Sullivan 

Melissa Wiley^


Jim Bodner and Victoria Greenfield 

Brian V. Breheny and Pedro Lay

David and Martha Dantzic



Beaverdale Foundation

Jeff Brennan and Debbie Feinstein

Stephanie P. Hales and Thomas L. Devlin

The Hanley Foundation DC

Steven and Carla Heger

Dan Masur and Sherry Rhodes 

Pamela and Byrne Murphy 

The Nord Family Foundation

Anthony and Dale Pappas 

Richard Perry

Michael G. Ryan

Terrance Sandalow

Katie and Dick Snowdon 

Daniel Volchok and Kathleen Keller 

William J. Wolfe



Virginia Anthony

Nathaniel and Lee Beers 

Nanette and David S. Bender

Freny Berkenbile 

Marcia and Donald Bisenius 

Shirley Brandman and Howard Shapiro

Jeff Brennan and Debbie Feinstein 

Miguel Browne and Silvija Strikis

Tom and Kristy Bulleit 

Marty Burger

Jill Caiazzo 

Dorothy and Joseph Conti

Martha Coven and Paul Frick

Joyce Deroy and Warren King 

Nellie Dunderdale

Jennifer and Miguel Eaton

Alice and Clint Fisher 

Jonathan Franklin and Sharon Bradford Franklin 

Herman Wilson Family Foundation^

Matthew and Heather Holt

Michael and Donna Rich Kaplowitz 

The Honorable Gladys Kessler (Ret.)^ 

Courtenay and Michael Labson 

Rich and Lynne Lucas

Nikki McArthur

Jim and Marilyn McCullough

Mike and Lesley McNamara

John M. Nannes 

Robert Ourisman, Jr.

Papez Family Fund

Jane and Thad Paul 

Timothy W. Riffe

Jessica Rosenbaum

Hattie Ruttenberg and Jon Molot 

Rachel and Paul Sheridan

Brian Shook and Derek Thomas

Nancy and Simon Sidamon-Eristoff 

Jennifer Van Driesen

Ben and Emily Wolfert

Joanne L. Zimolzak and Eric Sampson 


Diane Ambler and Ethan Grossman

Will Berger

Jennifer and Branden Brough

Cory and Rachel Capps

Evan and Amanda Farber

Natasha Gianvecchio

Andrew Greenfield 

Dorothy and Peter Hughes

Geoffrey M. Klineberg and Ursula Werner

Jay Klug

Jason Licht and Kathryne Love

Stephanie Mueller

Katherine Pappas and Craig Goldstein

Elizabeth Park

Alan and Miriam Pemberton

Don and Olwen Pongrace

David and Mary Ellen Rogers

Jennifer Thunem

Rose L. Wilson


Anonymous (5)

Jessica C. Abrahams

Allison L. Alexander and Gregory B. Coleman

James and Lynn Alexander

Bill and Sunny Alsup

Joseph Andrew and Anne Slaughter


James and Masako Armstrong

Kady Ashley

Martha Austin

John and J. Brenda Avioli

Bill Baker

James H. Barker

Meagan and John Barkett

Stephanie and Joel Bell

John T. Bentivoglio

Benjamin Berman

Meredith Boylan and David Mudd

Zeb Bradford

Rick Bress

Jim and Marian Brodsky

Carolyn Brown

David Brown

Erin Brown Jones

Joseph O. Bunting III

Traevena L. Byrd

Amy and Ezra Carbins

Candace Chazen

George D. Cheek

Jeffrey Chenard

Barton Clark

Andrew and Holly Clubok

Cheryl Coe

Ronald and Lashelle Coenen

Alex Cohen

H. Guy Collier and Catherine Colyer

Paul and Ana Collins

William and Robyn Collins

Charles and Debra Cooper

Theresa Coughlin and Curt Martin

Dina and Wayne Curtis

Nicholas Denovio

Michael DePrince and Clint Novotny

Victor J. Desantis

G. Richard Dodge, Jr.

Paul Dougherty

A. Patrick Doyle and Elizabeth Downes

David Edwards and Jacqueline Holmes

Michael and April Egge

Jay and Nancy Epstien

Rob and Linda Faktorow

Martha and Joseph Ferrara

Heather Fine

Miriam Fisher

Sean M. FitzGerald and Maria Jose Brando


Marc and Phyllis Fleischaker

Nupur and Guy Flynn

Scott Forchheimer

Vicki and Michael Foster

Maxine and Jeffrey Freund

Ruth Friedman

Arthur and Cill Fuccillo

Charlotte Gillingham

Jennifer Giordano

Benjamin Gitterman

Armando Gomez

Ruth Gramlich

Marc Granger

Joel and Rebecca Green

Douglas Greenburg

Alan Grimaldi

Sara Guida Magner

Laura Hamilton

Thayer Hardwick and George Tarnow

David and Rebekah Hazelton

Julie Hewitt and Susan Kennedy

Geoffrey and Elizabeth Hobart

Adam Hoffinger

Shagufa Hossain

Jessica Hough and Raina Brubaker

Paul James Hunt

The Hy & Myra Shapiro Foundation

Cara James

Norman and Noelle Jemal

Everett Johnson

David and Jill Kalinski

J. Andrew Keyes and Cathleen Trail

Kenneth and Carol Doran Klein

Judith Korn

Brian Kowalski

Laura Laemmle-Weidenfeld

The Honorable Mary L. Landrieu

Ed Lazere and Suzanne Griffith

Brenda Lee and Scott Neuman

Daniel Lennon

Timothy and Suzanne Leon

Louis Levitt and Joan Bialek Levitt

Charles W. Logan

John and Lisa Lomas

Nicholas Luongo

Gail and Mark Lynch

Michael D. Mann and Carol Salzman

Rick and Lori Marks

Tara and Brian McClelland

Maureen and Michael McDonald

Bernard and Yuchong McDonough

Stacey and Jay McEvoy

Patrick McGlone and Kevin Taylor

Stacey McGraw and John Griffiths

Christopher and Lauren Mead

Bobby Meehling

J.B. and Kate Meek

Elizabeth Mitchell and Matt Mendelsohn

Eric Mitzenmacher

Tanaz Moghadam and Patrict Taurel

Leakhena Mom-Price

Matthew Moore

Michael Morin

Dawn Crowell Murphy

Alicia Myara and Lawrence Stern

Christopher Naughten

David Nelson and William McManus

Bryan Nese and Hnin Khaing

Jerry Neuman

Mitchell and Julie Nusbaum

Jessica Nyman and Zac Childers

Lucy and David Ordoobadi

Nicholas and Kacey Pappas

Thomas Papson and Toby Singer

Anjali and Amit Patel

David and Sally Jean Penna

Michael and Ashley Perry

Robert and Tricia Pinkard

Ruth and Stephen Pollak

Emily and Marc Porter

Julia and Jonathan Post

Craig and Tara Primis

Mitchell and Allison Prince

Steven Rales

Jessica Rebarber

Linda Rhodes

Bryant and Janet Richardson

Loretta Roby

James Rocap

Miguel and Traci Rodriguez

Michael Rogan and Susan Schaffer

Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg and

Daniel Ben-Zadok

Bruce and Lori Laitman Rosenblum

Eric and Pamela Rosenthal

Glenn and Pamela Rosenthal

Richard and Amy Ruben

James Sandman and Elizabeth Mullin

Janice Schneider

David Schwartz

Michael and Gretchen Segal

Nick and Casey Seidenberg

Nathan Seltzer and Megan Quinlan

Benjamin and Sarah Shapiro

Kara and Kevin Sheehan

Richard Siegel

Lynda Guild Simpson and Richard A. Simpson

Christopher Sipes

Abraham and Diana Sisson

Eric Sonnenschein

Lori and Ben Soto

Margaret (Maggie) Spicer

Chris Stacey and Sam Stebbins

Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley

Jake and Trish Stroman

Jeffrey P. Taft

Stuart and Amy Turow

Ann Untalan

Michael and Mollie Vardell

Clinton Vince

Nathaniel and Dorothy Ward

Hillary Webber and Eric Conn

Rebecca Weinreich

Eileen Shields-West and Robin West

Brian and Lindsay Winterhalter

Jeremiah Wolsk

Chris Wright and Becky Troth

The Zerhouni Family Charitable Foundation

* Children Can’t Wait Fund donors 
^ Legacy Society members who have named Children’s Law Center in their estate plan