2019 Dinner Sponsorships

Dear Friends,

On February 27, 2019, the Bishop Walker School for Boys (BWS) will celebrate its Annual Dinner at Washington National Cathedral. The annual event raises funds to support the education of boys from the traditionally underserved neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, primarily from DC’s Wards 7 & 8 and also from Maryland’s Prince George’s County. Since 2008, this tuition-free school has successfully grown, now serving 90 students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. We hope you will join us as a special Sponsor to celebrate another year of successfully delivering on the exceptional mission of the Bishop Walker School.

As we reach out to our community for Sponsors for the 2019 Annual Dinner, we do so with enormous gratitude for our our past Dinner Sponsors. The generous support of our 2018 Annual Dinner Sponsors meant that most of the nearly $550,000 raised at last year’s event directly benefited the Bishop Walker School and its remarkable students and programs. We hope you will join us as a 2019 Annual Dinner Sponsor.

There are many reasons to support BWS. Students benefit from top-notch academics and support services which remove barriers to academic success and have proven impact. In a community where fewer than 15% of all students read at grade level and only 9% of African American boys are meeting standard literacy guidelines, 81% of BWS 3rd-5th grade students read at or above grade level. Equally important is the spiritual and character development of the boys taught every day. This critical sense of self gives Bishop Walker boys the confidence to reach their full potential and, hopefully, become future community role models and leaders. Additionally, students and families alike, benefit from BWS’s morning care, after-school activities, summer programming, health screenings, counseling, and three nutritious meals a day. Please help us ensure BWS’s ability to deliver these benefits by becoming an Annual Dinner Sponsor today. Please click here to download a complete 2019 Annual Dinner Sponsorship Packet. We look forward to being in touch to answer any questions.

Thank you for your consideration.

Very sincerely,

Peter M. Lee 
Chair, Governing Board 
Lizzie Edgeworth Cantacuzene
Annual Dinner Co-Chair
 Laura Ahn McIntosh 
Annual Dinner Co-Chair
Maria Walker
Annual Dinner Co-Chair 

Questions? Contact Director of Development David A. Shepard at dshepard@bishopwalkerschool.org.