The Maya Angelou Schools and See Forever Foundation celebrated the kick-off of the 20th anniversary at the Long View Gallery this past spring. The cocktail-style party focused on highlighting successes and had more of a party atmosphere than our previous annual events.
The Board of Trustees, partners, and individuals from the community, such as Karl Racine, DC’s Attorney General, and our co-founders, David Domenici and James Forman Jr., came out to help celebrate See Forever. The celebration consisted of guests dancing, drinking, and sampling a wide selection of international foods from local vendors.
One of the biggest highlights of the night was the senior-gift project, where the goal was to buy every graduating senior an electronic device that could be useful for their post-secondary education and future careers. Guests graciously reached into their pockets and donated $150 per student, which ultimately bought every graduating senior a Kindle Fire tablet!
Main speakers included Board members and kick-off celebration co-chairs, Ross Weingarten and Ben Safran, and CEO Dr. Heather Wathington, who talked about the “Maya Way.” Megan Morgan, a graduating senior at the Maya Angelou PCS, stood up and shared her story and positive experience as a student.
Maya Angelou Academy’s student artwork lined the walls of the gallery, and were auctioned off. All proceeds from the sold artwork went directly to the student. In addition, guests bid on popular silent auction items, including a signed Maya Angelou book and tickets to plays at the Kennedy Center.
Held annually, this event honors community leaders and raises funds to benefit the Maya Angelou Schools and See Forever Foundation. For more information about the event, please contact Leah Lamb firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquires, contact Rachel Malcolm email@example.com