Our Generous 2023 Corporate Sponsors
Our 2023 In-Kind Corporate Sponsors
Every year, diverse and influential guests gather in support of Development without Dependency. A long-time fixture of DC, Roots of Development’s annual fundraising event brings together leaders in the business, political, and non-profit spheres to show their solidarity with the fight against poverty.
In 2022, more than 150 people enjoyed a night of food, wine, and music, at the beautiful District Winery in Washington, DC. Speakers included DC Attorney General Karl Racine, who has recently joined Roots’ Board of Directors, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
ELEMENTS & GUESTS
Haitian-American Congresswoman (FL-20)
Dr. Robert Fatton
Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia
At-Large Representative for the District of Columbia City Council
Program Director of Rasin Devlopman, Roots’ partner in Haiti
Dr. John Coonrod
Co-Founder of the Movement for Community-Led Development
With items including vacations, date nights, and more!
Live Guest Portraits
Wild and Beautiful Art
Delicious Food & Wine
An exclusive opportunity to meet our special guests and support Roots of Development’s work.
VIP ticket holders will have the chance to meet and speak with our special guests more intimately, while enjoying views of the waterfront, live music, an exclusive spread of charcuterie, and delicious wine. VIP guests also get an exclusive gift bag! This year, the VIP reception will feature a painter from Wild and Beautiful Art creating live take-home portraits of guests!
The VIP reception is a great way to begin the evening, speak with our special guests, enjoy great food and drink, and support our work with a generous, tax deductible donation.
PAST VIP GUESTS & HONOREES
Former D.C. Attorney General
Co-Host of the View
WH Press Secretary
San Francisco 49ers
THE VENUE: DISTRICT WINERY
District Winery is Washington, D.C.’s first-ever fully-functional winery, located in the neighborhood of Navy Yard in the Capitol Riverfront community. With its award-winning wine and gorgeous views of the Anacostia River from its Rooftop Terrace, we are excited to be back at this venue this year.
Roots of Development’s 2023 Annual Event
Donation and Ticket Order Form
If you are interested in upgrading a ticket you already purchased from general admission to VIP, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roots of Development is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization (EIN 80-0490699). Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.