Give Thanks & Give Back got its start 15 years ago as an intimate house party. It has since grown into an elegant annual gala that raises critical funds for the organization. The gala gives Horton’s Kids a chance to convene our community of supporters to show gratitude for their generosity that sustains our programs, and to celebrate the incredible triumphs of the children and families we serve.

As 2022 winds down, Horton’s Kids is on the precipice of an exciting new chapter in the organization’s history. Before that chapter begins, we want to toast the visionaries who have joined us along the way.

Join us for The 15th Annual Give Thanks & Give Back, November 16th, 2022 at the Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown. Attendees will hear from Horton’s Kids’ leaders and program participants, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and bid on a variety of exciting auction items – including vacation packages donated by the Fairmont!

We encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor of the 15th Give Thanks & Give Back. As a sponsor you’ll receive event tickets and be recognized as one of our most generous supporters. Most of all, you’ll create real, comprehensive change in the lives of children and families in Southeast DC.

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This fun and elegant evening also has a greater purpose: raising more than $250K to fuel Horton’s Kids programs that support 600 children and their families living in Wellington Park & Stanton Oaks – neighborhoods that have been profoundly impacted by decades of disinvestment and barriers to opportunity. Our holistic, research-based approach offers a continuum of academic, youth development, health and wellness, and family engagement supports designed to help children and families thrive.



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Howie Bierman and Jill Coleman & Family | Dr. Dolores Cole | Cobec Consulting
Joseph Davis and Evelyn Loeb | Jeff and Ethan Gelber | Simmy and Brian Jain | Dr. Roy Jones
J.P. Morgan Private Bank | Christopher and Sarah Martin | Marshfield Associates
Ellen and Scott Palmer | John and Emily Pappas | Tara and Craig Primis
Allison Remsen | Dr. Billie Short


Ralph Alswang Photography | Sean Cavanaugh and Rima Cohen | Paul and Liz Dougherty 
Fernanda and Brian Fisher | Brenda Huneycutt and Smith Brittingham IV
Joseph and Patricia Lonardo


ArentFox Schiff LLC  | Don and Marnie Beale | Judy and Leland Bishop | Aaron Buchsbaum and Rosa Hugo 
David Catania | Monique Frazier | Hunter and Katie Guerin | Heiler Brown Family 
Lisa and Mark Kaufman | K. Stratton Kirton and Rosalyn Kumar |
Chi J. Leng and Ira J. Koretsky 
Jennifer Loven and Chris CooperLlamawood | Virginia and Bobby McMillin
The Michelle Sagatov Realty Group | David and Nicole Mitchell
Erik Olson and Jessica Smith | Dave and Liz Roberts | Ranit Schmelzer and Adam Krinsky
Emilio Sanchez, CFP at Morgan Stanley | Nihar and Vineetha Shah | Charles and Jina Simmons 
Smith-Free Group | United Bank |
Dan and Cyndy Walsh | Jeanne and Jim Wolak


Anonymous | Erica Ahdoot | Gwinneth and Steve Berexa | Jessica Bowman and Tim May 
Paul Conlon and Michele Heller | Adele Fabrikant | 
Gihan Fernando | Estee Levine-Little and David Little 
Miles Mason and Lara Johnson | Mary Ellen Matheson | Mary and Stuart Nash 
RaShonda and Sheku Riddle | William Sonneborn | Chuck Young and Heidi Jensen 
Suzanne Zweben

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