2012 Champions of Democracy Awards
This year's Champions of Democracy was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening one to remember.
Check out photos of the event featured in Washinton Life Magazine.
You can watch video of the entire night here courtesy of DCN.
Our champions - Tom Boggs of Patton Boggs, LLC, Bruce Spiva of The Spiva Law Firm PLLC, and civil rights activist Julian Bond - regaled the crowd with stories of their experiences fighting for Democracy in the District of Columbia, and pledged to continue fighting to support the rights of DC residents.
Other notable attendees included Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Vincent Gray, DC City Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Jack Evans, Youth Mayor Cecilia Thompson, DC United Coach Ben Olsen and more. Check out pictures from the evening here.
It's not too late to financially support the event and the fight for DC voting rights. Donate today and your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, we recognized these honorees:
Thank you so much to all of our speakers. Terri Lee Freeman, President of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and Jon Bouker of Arent Fox, LLP as well as Board Chair of DC Vote. They presented the awards to our 2012 Champions of Democracy. We also celebrated the launch of our new ad campaign in support of DC Budget Freedom, and welcomed the participants to the dinner. Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio, served as the evening's emcee.
Featured Sponsors and Donors
Daniel & Jane Solomon
Trish & George Vradenburg
Richard & Lois England
Lorie Wingate & Mark Chandler
Diane & Norman Bernstein
Royal Kennedy Rodgers & Johnathan Rodgers
Robert & Mary Beth Gosselink
Lorie Masters & Jack Rose
Bruce Spiva & Anna Gelpern
Joe Sternlieb & Linda Singer
For more information about DC Vote's 2012 Champions of Democracy Awards Dinner, contact Nadia Elguindy by phone at 202.462.6000 x14 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.