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Get Ready to Bid!

Join Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) for an inspiring evening at the Kennedy Center for the 11th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala on Monday, June 3, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

This year’s silent auction features a one-of-a-kind experience donated by Ethan Hawke himself: 

In support of Ready, Willing & Working, Ethan Hawke and his wife Ryan are donating two (2) tickets to the New York premiere of one of his upcoming films! Ethan Hawke is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning actor with several motion pictures in the works and you will have the chance to attend a premier between October 2019 and the end of 2020.

Movie premiers are exclusive events and tickets are not available to the general public. Get ready to bid and don’t miss this very special opportunity only available at the 11th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala at The Kennedy Center!

Want to know what other items will be featured at this year’s silent auction? Preview all of our exciting experiences, gift baskets and luxury resort accommodations in our new silent auction catalog.

For more information, please click here or visit www.rwwdc.org.

Ready, Willing & Working Announces Fred Smoot as Master of Ceremonies for the 11th Annual Magic & Miracles

Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) is excited to announce that former Redskin’s Quarterback Fred Smoot will serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the 11th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, June 3

This year’s event will feature an open bar, delicious food, live music, a dazzling silent auction and a special video presentation as we celebrate the success of our in-house General Education Diploma (GED) program’s inaugural graduating class.

Don’t forget to purchase your ticket for this unforgettable evening and take advantage of our $70.00 “Early Bird” ticket specialbefore prices increase on Friday, May 3. 

For more information, please click here or visit www.rwwdc.org.

Ready, Willing & Working Announces the 11th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala at the Kennedy Center

Washington, DC – Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) will host the 11th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala on Monday, June 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Join RWW for an exciting evening at the nation’s busiest performing arts center as the charitable 501c3 organization celebrates the success of their in-house General Education Diploma (GED) program’s inaugural graduating class.

The gala will feature delicious food, specialty cocktails, live music, a dazzling silent auction, breathtaking views of the city from the Kennedy Center’s rooftop terrace and an inspiring video presentation chronicling the academic journey of the GED program participants.

“I look forward to this event every year when dignitaries, supporters and participants come together to celebrate the Magic of Opportunity and the Miracle of the Human Spirit,” said RWW President Patty Brosmer.

With support from sponsors and an honorary host committee comprised of members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, Council of the District of Columbia and other notables, Magic & Miracles aims to raise awareness and much-needed funding for the RWW program. A limited supply of “Early Bird” tickets are available for $70.00 until Friday, May 3. (Ticket prices increase to $85.00 May 4.)

All proceeds will benefit Ready, Willing & Working.

“Ready, Willing & Working” (RWW) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that empowers individuals to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism through a paid-work rehabilitation program offering holistic programs and supportive services that allow individuals to achieve permanent self-sufficiency. More than 70% of participants will never be homeless or incarcerated ever again. For more information, visit www.rwwdc.org.

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Save the Date for the 11th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala

Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) will hold the 11th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala on Monday, June 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Join RWW for an exciting evening at the nation’s busiest performing arts center as we celebrate the success of our in-house General Education Diploma (GED) students. 

Enjoy live music, delicious food, breathtaking views of the city from the Kennedy Center’s rooftop terrace, a dazzling silent auction and special video presentation chronicling the journey to GED traveled by our inaugural graduating class.

Official “save the dates” will be mailed by the first week of April.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and tickets will go on sale in April. Please contact Patty Brosmer at pbrosmer@capitolhillbid.org for more information.

Celebrating “A Decade of Opportunity” at the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala

The 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala benefitting Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) was held on Wednesday, May 23, at The Heritage Foundation’s Rooftop and Theatre.

The evening began at 6:00 p.m. with live music from the Herb Scott Jazz Quartet, a dazzling silent auction and delicious food from Belga Cafe, Trattoria Alberto of Capitol Hill, Joselito, Insomnia Cookies and Windows Catering. Guests enjoyed an open bar that featured a “Men in Blue Margarita” as they mingled on the rooftop while taking in the beautiful weather and a panoramic view of Capitol Hill.

A sea of “Men in Blue,” guests and supporters filled the Allison Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. for an inspirational program and presentation. Patty Brosmer, President of Ready, Willing & Working, opened the program by honoring Paul Pascal, former Vice President and supporter of the “Men in Blue.” Patty then introduced legendary news anchor Paul Berry as Master of Ceremonies.

Local singing sensation Natalya Jimenez took the stage for a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem before Paul Berry introduced Councilmember Charles Allen and keynote speaker Willie Taylor. Councilmember Allen delivered remarks on how the “Men in Blue” impact the community and presented Patty Brosmer with a resolution to commemorate her 10 years of service as president. RWW participant Willie Taylor spoke about his personal struggle with homelessness and incarceration and how the program has helped him make a positive change in his life.

Next, Natalya and her sister Adalia Jimenez gave a heartfelt performance of “Lean On Me,” as the “Men in Blue” lined the stage with their arms around another.

The highlight of the evening was a special video presentation honoring George and Harriet McDonald of The Doe Fund, New York. The video (which can be viewed here) showcased the humble beginnings of RWW and how The Doe Fund’s philosophy of “work works” continues to change lives in New York. George and Harriet then took to the stage to accept an award presented by Patty, which was followed by an inspirational acceptance speech from George.

The program concluded with a surprise video produced by Matt McClain, which congratulated Patty for her 10 years as president of Ready, Willing & Working. Friends, coworkers and loved ones gathered on camera to express their appreciation for Patty and her dedication to the success of the program.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, silent auction donors, supporters and George and Harriet McDonald for making the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles a truly unforgettable evening!

 

Get Ready to Bid! Preview the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala Silent Auction Items Today!

Join the “Men in Blue” and community leaders for an unforgettable evening at the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala on Wednesday, May 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Heritage Foundation’s Rooftop and Theatre located at 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

This year’s silent auction will feature over 50 fabulous items ranging from exciting experiences to luxurious travel accommodations, retail, dining, art, portrait sessions with award-winning photographers and more! The auction will be taking place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., so get ready to bid!

Click here to view our silent auction catalog!

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets HERE.

All proceeds raised from Magic & Miracles provide the supportive services that are necessary for our “Men in Blue” to become productive, contributing members of society.

Don’t Miss Out on the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala “Early Bird” Ticket Special!

Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) will host the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala on May 23, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at The Heritage Foundation’s Rooftop and Theatre located at 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

A limited supply of “Early Bird” tickets are available for $60 until Monday, April 23. Click here to take advantage of our “Early Bird” special before it’s too late!

The gala will feature food from top local restaurants including Trattoria Alberto of Capitol Hill, Belga Cafe, District Taco and Insomnia Cookies, specialty cocktails, silent auction, live music from the Herb Scott Jazz Quartet and a special video presentation a we honor our model program’s founders, George and Harriet McDonald of The Doe Fund, New York.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

The Heritage Foundation

National Capital Bank

Metro Motors

Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District

Capitol Hill Business Improvement District

Honorary Host Committee:

The Honorable Sherrod Brown, United States Senate

The Honorable Robert P. Casey, United States Senate

The Honorable John Kennedy, United States Senate

The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate

The Honorable Thom Tillis, United States Senate

The Honorable Patrick Toomey, United States Senate

The Honorable Chris Van Hollen, United States Senate

The Honorable Roger Wicker, United States Senate

The Honorable Hank Johnson, United States Congress

The Honorable Dave Loebsack, United States Congress

The Honorable Phil Mendelson, Chairman, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Charles Allen, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Mary Cheh, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Jack Evans, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable David Grosso, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Robert C. White, District of Columbia Council

Silent Auction Participants:

&Pizza

Baked & Wired

Barrel Oak Winery

Biker Barre

Boutique on the Hill

Bradford Portraits

Capital Teas

Capitol Hill Framing Shop

Cava Mezze

City Dogs

Clyde’s Restaurant Group

DC Dentist

DC Skydiving Center

Elite Island Resorts

Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball

Giant Food

Hill’s Kitchen

International Spy Museum

Jade Fitness

Lubin Portrait Studio

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

Lavagna

Liberty Mountain Resort

Masana NYC Portrait Artwork

Matchbox Pizza

Michael Anthony Salon

Newseum

Neptune Moon Art

Olivia Macaron

Palisades Chiropractic

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Quavaro

Reston Limousine Wine Tours

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

SoulCycle

Sunset Hills Vineyard

Takorean

The Geller Law Group

Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

Wagtime

Walt Disney World

Washington Nationals

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Woven History and Silk Road

Tickets on Sale Now for the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles!

Celebrate “A Decade of Opportunity” with Ready, Willing & Working at the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala on May 23, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at The Heritage Foundation’s Rooftop and Theatre located at 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.

A limited supply of Early Bird tickets are now available for $60, with the special ending on Monday, April 23.

The gala will feature live music, catering from award-winning local restaurants, a silent auction and special video presentation as the organization honors their model program’s founders, George and Harriet McDonald of The Doe Fund, New York.

Tickets are available for purchase here and all proceeds will benefit Ready, Willing & Working.

Save The Date For 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala

The 10th Annual Magic & Miracles will be held Wednesday, May 23rd at The Heritage Foundation, Rooftop and Theatre from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Join us for an evening of live music, catering from award-winning local restaurants and a silent auction as we honor our model program’s founders, George and Harriet McDonald of The Doe Fund, New York. George and Harriett have helped more than 22,000 men transform their lives.

With your support, homeless and formerly incarcerated men will receive paid work opportunities and supportive services that empower them to become productive citizens, breaking the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Patty Brosmer at 202-842-3333 ext. 11 or pbrosmer@rwwdc.org for more information.

RWW Wins $10,000 Grant From Sugarlands MoonShare Program

We are thrilled to be the recipients of a $10,000 grant from the 2018 Year of Giving MoonShare program through Sugarlands Distilling Company! Thank YOU for making this possible with all of your votes throughout the month of January. We appreciate every single one of you.

The grant will go directly to Ready, Willing & Working’s mission of providing opportunities for people who so desperately want to work, to lift themselves out of poverty, to escape destructive cycles and to be included in mainstream society.

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