Young Professionals gathering - Oct. 17, 2013
More potential new, young professsional supporters of Room to Read's DC Chapter gathered to meet each other, enjoy drinks and snacks and learn about the organization.
Young Professionals Fall Kickoff Happy Hour - Sept. 19, 2013
Young Professionals gathered Sept. 19 at Ketchum PR firm for the DC Chapter's
fall kickoff happy hour.
Spring Gala - May 2, 2013
The Washington DC Chapter's 2013 Gala was held on May 2nd at the firm of Jones Day overlooking the US Capitol. It raised $396,000. Thank you to the many volunteers and Table Captains whose hard work helped us in supporting the Room to Read mission.
Book Launch Event 'Creating Room to Read' - Mon., Feb. 11, 2013
Could there be a better place to discuss literacy than a public library?
John Wood presented his new book CREATING ROOM TO READ: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy at the MLK Public Library, Washington DC, last February 11th. Robert O. Blake, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, interviewed the author about the origin and purpose of Room to Read. John Wood also shared some fascinating stories about the organization's latest projects. Afterwards, numerous people patiently lined up to get their new copy signed. For more about the book, click here.
Half the Sky screening - Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
On the evening of November 15th, we welcomed a full room at the Peace Corps in DC. Many people were thrilled to take a look at a selection from the documentary television series "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" featuring Room to Read. The screening generated a lively discussion between the audience and the Room to Read panel.
2012 Gala co-sponsored by The US Indian Business Council and keynoted by Room to Read founder John Wood raised $347,000. Thanks to our host and major sponsor Jones Day!
Luncheon with Cokie & Steven Roberts, Dec. 7, 2010
Room to Read's Girls Education Program was the focus of our Dec. 7th 2010 luncheon, featuring Room to Read CEO Erin Ganju and Author/Journalists Cokie and Steve Roberts.