Become a Sponsor

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The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys will celebrate its Annual Dinner—and our first virtual gala—in a live-streamed event from the Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. In addition to welcoming our new Head of School, Michael Molina, we have the honor of hosting the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, as our guest speaker. It promises to be an inspirational evening for all and one that does great good at a critical moment.

This annual event provides a significant portion of the operating budget for our K–5 school of 81 boys, 100% of whom identify as African American and predominantly live in traditionally underserved areas of Washington, DC and Maryland’s Prince George’s County. Last year, nearly 800 supporters gathered to celebrate our students, their families, and the BWS mission just one week before the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools and businesses across the nation to close their doors. As we reach out to the philanthropic community in anticipation of this year’s Dinner, we acknowledge the generous support of our 2020 Annual Dinner Sponsors and Committee Members, who contributed over $1 million that directly benefits the School, allowing us to nimbly respond to the emergent needs of our families.

The Bishop Walker School is a tuition-free, independent Episcopal day school with a mission to offer young boys a solid education and a strong emotional and spiritual foundation. An equitable and responsive distance learning curriculum, academically intensive summer learning program, wrap around support services, outstanding faculty, organizational partnerships, and a state-of-the-art facility ensure that our scholars have the best chance for success. Overall, the Bishop Walker School seeks to instill in our boys the academic background, confidence, and self-awareness to reach their full potential and become future role models and leaders in their community.

We hope you will join us as a Sponsor for the 2021 Annual Dinner, which will allow us to continue our multi-year COVID response and provide equitable support to our boys and their families. A Sponsorship package is linked HERE for your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Very Sincerely,

Peter M. Lee, Chair, Governing Board
Amanda Zucker Bowker, Annual Dinner Co-Chair
Liz Holleman Brown, Annual Dinner Co-Chair
Martha Irwin Searby, Annual Dinner Co-Chair