Ready, Willing & Working is excited to be working with Capitol Hill BID for the second launch of our online merchandise store as a fundraiser for RWW featuring Capitol Hill’s new look! The store will close on Monday, November 2.
For the past 11 years, the Annual Magic & Miracles Gala has been a critical event for raising funds for Ready, Willing & Working. We are unable to hold the gala this year due to the pandemic and need your support more now than ever.
The Capitol Hill Swag Fundraiser is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. All sales help RWW continue to provide workers with supportive services such as weekly case management group meetings, one-on-one counseling and transportation funds.
With your Capitol Hill Swag purchase or additional donation, the men and women in RWW can continue to become self-sufficient and contributing members of society and enrich the communities they live in.
Thank you and please share the fundraiser with friends and family!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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:
Baked & Wired
Barrel Oak Winery
Boutique on the Hill
Capitol Hill Framing Shop
Clyde’s Restaurant Group
DC Skydiving Center
Elite Island Resorts
Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball
International Spy Museum
Lubin Portrait Studio
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
Liberty Mountain Resort
Masana NYC Portrait Artwork
Michael Anthony Salon
Neptune Moon Art
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Reston Limousine Wine Tours
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Sunset Hills Vineyard
The Geller Law Group
Union Station Redevelopment Corporation
Walt Disney World
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Woven History and Silk Road
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.