Annual Gala

The 30th Annual Moving Out of Homelessness Benefit is October 4, 2018 from 630 pm - 9:00 pm at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, DC (901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001). We will have food, drink, and great company at the event. Join New Endeavors by Women at our annual signature event to raise funds in support of our Washington, DC housing programs for homeless women and children.

This year we will honor longtime supporter Bob Wittig with the Mary Popit Partner in Caring Award. The NEW Light Alumna award will be given to Coretha Robinson, who will share her compelling journey out of homelessness. For the first time, The Junior League of DC will be honored with the Volunteer Service Award.

From top-notch dinner clubs to fitness classes, and more, we’ll have fantastic auction items! Did we mention how much fun the event is? If you were there last year, you know just how exciting the live auction and “Raise The Paddle” section of the evening was!

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation in support of New Endeavors By Women, click here and you can make a donation online today!

Thanks to Our Sponsors


District Veterans Contracting


Pepco Holdings
Anne & John Raffaelli


The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness
Anne and Rudy de Leon
Ann McCormick


Kathy and Ted Beal
Debbie Curtis & Andy Elias
The Strategic Peacock


JBS International and Jerri Shaw
Roderick & Jacqueline Johnson
Industrial Bank
Evan & Prita Piekara
Colleen Scott
Trinity Landholding Corporation
Washington, DC Alumnae Foundation, Inc.
Kathy Bradley Wells
Boston Properties

2018 Gala Host Committee

DC Councilmember Charles Allen, Honorary Chair
Debbie Curtis
Anne de Leon
Tracy Frish
Christina Kane
Ann McCormick
Katie Rose McElroy
Jonathan Mead
Alex Padro
Marisa Peacock
Evan Piekara
Anne Raffaelli
Jessica Sanderson
Wanda Steptoe
Petrina Williams
Emily Ziegenfuse

Patron Donors

Clarence Adams
Michelle Kohler and Jeff Hild
Mary Popit
Weiss Public Affairs
Weaver Bros. Insurance