33rd Annual FCBA Charity Auction to be held on November 3

The FCBA Young Lawyers Committee and the FCBA Foundation will hold their 33rd Annual Charity Auction on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, from approximately 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. ET.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

If you are interested in donating a prize, click here or visit https://fcba.ejoinme.org/2022Donationform.  Contributions are tax deductible, to the extent permitted by law.

Proceeds from this year’s Charity Auction will benefit two great, local charities—Inspired Child and the FCBA Foundation.  Inspired Child’s mission is to improve the quality of early childhood education for children from birth to age five living in Washington, DC’s most economically disadvantaged communities.  It fosters a love of books and learning through three core programs: (1) Classroom residencies (Dancing With Books for PreK3-4, Rainbowdance for toddlers, and Dancing With Babies for infant classrooms that support children’s cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development); (2) Naptime U., professional development workshops for early childhood teachers; and (3) Read With Me, a family literacy program.  Each program is helping to create an environment that promotes school readiness for underserved children in our nation’s capital.  Funds raised through the FCBA Charity Auction will help Inspired Child expand its classroom residencies, purchase the books that all children in its programs receive, and also support the launch later this year of its Inspired Child Teaching Artist Fellowship, which will support early career artists of color with a background in education to train as teaching artists.  The FCBA Foundation will use proceeds from the Charity Auction to support its annual scholarship program.

Over the past 32 years, the Charity Auction has raised more than $2 million for DC-based charities, including: Rosie Riveters, Reach Incorporated, Modern Classrooms Project, New Endeavors by Women (NEW), Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL), Miriam’s Kitchen, The Fishing School, BUILD Metro DC, Kids Enjoy Exercise Now, Fair Chance, Kid Power-DC, Horton’s Kids, Bright Beginnings, and Project Wait No Longer.

The Charity Auction is one of Washington, DC’s premier “must-attend” events for the technology, media, and telecommunications industry. The event features a live auction hosted by a professional auctioneer, a silent auction, and an online auction.  Attendees should expect surprises and new and exciting prizes building on last year’s event, including vacation packages; consumer electronics; tickets to concerts, theater shows, and various professional and collegiate sporting events; dinners; lunches; spa packages; and gift certificates from area businesses.

If you are interested in sponsoring or have any questions about the Charity Auction, please contact Janeen Wynn (janeen@fcba.org).

If you are interested in donating a prize, click here or visit https://fcba.ejoinme.org/2022Donationform.  Contributions are tax deductible, to the extent permitted by law.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Auction, please send an email to FCBAAuction@gmail.com.

The Auction Committee Would Like to Thank the Following Sponsors for This Year’s Event!
(*as of 9/12/22)

PLATINUM
Covington & Burling LLP
Crown Castle
HWG LLP
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

GOLD
AT&T Services, Inc.
Cooley LLP
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Cox Enterprises
CTIA
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Hogan Lovells
Mintz
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Somos, Inc.
TIA
T-Mobile
Wiley
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

SILVER
DISH
USTelecom – The Broadband Association
Verizon
WIA