WTEF 2023 ANNUAL
SHARE THE LOVE GALA
SATURDAY | MAY 6, 2023

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Thank you Frances Tiafoe! Life Champion!

Join WTEF as we celebrate the continued achievements of our scholar athletes and come together to Fund-the-Future helping us to continue our work in building future life Champions!

YOUR SUPPORT IS IMPORTANT NOW MORE THAN EVER

The WTEF 2023 Annual Share the Love Gala is shaping up to be better than ever as we prepare to host our amazing gala at the beautiful Waldorf-Astoria!

Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 6pm – 11pm | Black Tie Optional

Share the Love Gala guests will enjoy a private entrance into the gala for a lovely cocktail reception with premium open bars followed by a three-course gala wine dinner and awards ceremony. The Waldorf-Astoria culinary team will be preparing an exquisite menu with wine pairings, and Pastry Chef Anderson Colmenares will create a custom dessert exclusively for our gala. Enjoy browsing our exciting Bid-It to Win-It Silent Fundraising Auction filled with unique experiences and items on which to bid!

Our Share the Love Gala is famous for having the best hosts in the business, and this year will be no exception. We are thrilled and incredibly grateful to have back as our 2023 host, News4 Anchor, Mr. Jim Handly, who will be joined this year by co-host News4 Anchor Jummy Olabanji. We are also pleased to have back our favorite auctioneer and friend of the gala, Mr. Max Wolf, who will activate the crowd with an energetic Live Auction and Fund-the-Future Paddle Raise. As is our tradition, we will feature a heartfelt welcome video by friend of the gala, Mr. Frances Tiafoe, and our awards ceremony will present awards to our distinguished honorees, legacy award recipient, and student achievers. Plenty of delightful touches will abound, and we will top the evening off by dancing the night away to DC’s own, The Original Moonlighters.

Help us continue our mission to Build Future Life Champions by supporting one of Washington DC’s most impactful events, the WTEF 2023 ANNUAL SHARE THE LOVE GALA.

GALA HOSTs

2023 WTEF ANNUAL SHARE THE LOVE GALA CO-HOSTS

NEWS4 ANCHORS JIM HANDLY AND JUMMY OLABANJI

AWARDS CEREMONY

Congratulations to all of our 2022 Award Recipients!

2022 SHARE THE LOVE AWARD RECIPIENT

CONGRESSWOMAN JOYCE BEATTY

2022 WTEF DWIGHT MOSLEY LEGACY AWARD RECIPIENT

SHARE THE LOVE GALA FOUNDER, MRS. DD EISENBERG

2022 SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

WTEF ARTHUR ASHE CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO OLIVIA JACKSON!

WTEF SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO MORGAN TUCKER!

WTEF COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO ADENIJI ABBOTT!

WTEF GROWTH AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO MARCUS PHILLIP!

WTEF FAMILY AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO TONIA ZIEGLER & VICTOR LONG!

2023 AWARDS CEREMONY

Honorees to be Announced

WTEF SHARE THE LOVE AWARD
2023 Selected Honoree

WTEF DISTINGUISHED LEGACY AWARD
2023 Selected Honoree

WTEF ARTHUR ASHE CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AWARD
WTEF Student Honoree

WTEF GROWTH AWARD
WTEF Student Honoree

WTEF SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
WTEF Student Honoree

WTEF COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AWARD
WTEF Student Honoree

WTEF FAMILY AWARD
WTEF Student Honoree

THE MOONLIGHTERS

LIVE MUSIC & DANCING

CAN’T ATTEND BOTH THE GALA AND CITI-OPEN? NO PROBLEM!
INDIVIDUAL GALA ONLY TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE

For more information and in-kind sponsorship opportunities, please email sharethelovegala@wtef.org ,
or call our WTEF Share the Love Gala Hotline at 202-660-0631.

2022 GALA SPONSORS

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR 2022 SPONSORS!


MATCH PACKAGE SPONSORS

SET PACKAGE SPONSORS

GAME PACKAGE SPONSORS

POINT PACKAGE SPONSORS

THANK YOU!

2022 SHARE THE LOVE GALA COMMITTEE

 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIR

Jackie Bradford
President and General Manager, NBC4 Washington

VICE CHAIRS

Sarah Jackson
General Manager, Microsoft

Hon. John Breaux
Director and Senior Partner, Crossroads Strategies

James Ritzenberg
President, SR Management Company

David W. Wilmot
Partner, Harmon and Wilmot, LLP 

SECRETARY

Jennifer Messer
Attorney, Jennifer C. Messer Law

TREASURER

Tom Kuhn
President, Edison Electric Institute

DIRECTORS

Yvette Alexander
President & CEO, Y. Alexander & Associates LLC

Richard L. Amador
Senior Vice President, Capital One Bank

Shaza L. Anderson
Founder and CEO Trustar Bank

Anthony (Tony) Applewhaite
Partner, Brunswick Group LLC

Connie N. Bertram
Shareholder, Polsinelli

Andy Blocker
Head of US Government Affairs, Invesco

Ralph J. Caccia
Partner, Wiley LLP

Drew Cantor
Partner, Peck Madigan Jones

Marcia Carlucci

Bryan Corbett
President and CEO, Managed Funds Association

Peter Davidson
Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Habib Debs
President and CEO, Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC)

Jon Decker
White House Correspondent, Gray Television

Kenneth Edmonds
Legislative Director at the National Football League

DD Eisenberg
Non-Profit Board Member | Founder, Share the Love Gala

Wendy Gasch
MD, Ophthalmologist

David Gollob
CEO at Barnes International, Inc.

Marcella A. Jones
CEO, Giving Back Jones Family Foundation

Diane Lewis
Associate Broker, Washington Fine Properties
– The Lewis Team –

Stephanie Lilley
Non-Profit Board Member

Doug Lowenstein
Founding Partner, Convergency LLC

Bernard Moens
Partner, PwC

Diane O’Toole
Consultant, Diane O’Toole, LLC

Andrea Rice
President & Co-Founder, CareerCore

Thomas L. Riesenberg
former Deputy Counsel, Ernst & Young LLP

Terry Rusch
former Director, Office of Admissions in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
U.S. Department of State

Harry Sporidis
Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

H’Cone Thompson
Tennis Professional, St. Alban’s Tennis Club

Andy Vermilye
Vice President, Fidelity Investments

Dan Waldman
Partner, Arnold & Porter

Joe Weissfeld
Director of Medicaid Initiatives, Families USA

EMERITUS DIRECTORS

John A. Harris
President, Potomac Ventures, Inc.

Hon. Paul Ignatius
Former Secretary of the Navy

ADVISORS

Harvey M. Applebaum
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Peter B. Work
Former Partner, Crowell & Moring

Richard L. Aguglia
Former Counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP

Jerry J. Jasinowski
Former President, National Association of Manufacturers

FOUNDER

Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr.

 

WTEF STAFF

John Borden
President & CEO

Leah Friedman
Vice President

Janelle Nichols
Director of Programs

Kitty Wojcik
Grant Manager

Ronnie Goodall
AACP Director & West Campus Programs Manager

Bernadette Walker
Senior Operations Manager

Teresa Smith
CPA

WTEF TENNIS PROFESSIONALS

Coach Mark Williams
Coach Antonio Ausbon
Coach Mark Hicks
Coach Tim Parker
Coach Alvin Fludd

WTEF TEACHERS

Phyllis Walker
Ellen Collins
Brian Coleman

CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE

Nicole Johnson | Jr. Business Manager
Renee Newton | Office Manager

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Questions? Contact us by email: sharethelovegala@wtef.org
or please call our Gala Hotline at 202-660-0137.

WTEF 2023 ANNUAL SHARE THE LOVE GALA

WALDORF-ASTORIA SPECIAL ROOM RATES

The Waldorf-Astoria Washington DC has extended preferred room rates exclusively for our WTEF Gala guests from May 5, 2023 – May 7, 2023. Our guests may enjoy a beautiful standard guest room for $399 USD per night.

For those making reservations through Hilton.com, the Group Code is 1WTEF.  

We encourage you to book soon as our rooms sell out quickly!

If you have questions, suite inquiries, need help with the link or want to book outside of the above dates, please call 202-695-1100.

For press inquiries/media requests, please contact:

Sara Morgan
Eleven Eleven PR
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