E.L. Haynes' sixth annual Toast to Transformation was heartwarming and hugely successful, thanks to your support and that of so many others like you who share our commitment to our students.

On Thursday, May 4th, hundreds of guests gathered to celebrate E.L. Haynes students' accomplishments and to honor John B. King, Jr., President and C.E.O. of The Education Trust and former U.S. Secretary of Education. His dedication to equity and excellence have improved the lives of countless students and families in DC and across the country.


Throughout the evening our students showcased their work and talents: the elementary school choir performed a song from the Lion King; our middle school students displayed their National History Day Projects; and, lastly, the high school step team opened up the program and several students shared how E.L. Haynes has helped them prepare for college.


We especially want to thank our event sponsors, members of the leadership circle and host committee, and everyone who attended the event or made a donation. Thanks to your generosity this event raised more than $115,000 to support the E.L. Haynes community. If you would still like to help support our students on their path to college, feel free to do so here.


What an exciting year for E.L Haynes. We truly could not do this work without you, and we look forward to celebrating again with you in 2018!

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

William and Mary Rawson

Shivam and Raj Shah

Bronze Sponsors

Roy S. Jones, Jr.

Marianne Keler and Michael Kershow

Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund

Chanda Tuck-Garfield and Dean Garfield

Leadership Circle

Joe and Nell Callahan

City First Bank

Hilary Darilek

Richard Darilek
Jacquelyn Davis and Jordan Dey

Dynamic Network Solutions

Josh and Heather Edelman

Phyllis Hedlund

JLAN Solutions
Stefan Kershow

Gregory and Monique McDonough

Steve and Ilene Rosenthal

Richard and Jeannie Witmer
Abigail Smith and Michael Zamore

Host Committee


 Alliance Insurance Services, Inc.

Ampersand Education
Anna and David Bonelli

Maria and Robert Conner
Mindi D'Angelo and Jeff Blackwell

Peter Edelman and Marian Wright Edelman


Julie Anne Green and Bill Murray

Norm and Catherine Greene

Jennifer Holleran and Andy Clark

Sarah Ely Kelly and H David Kelly Jr.

Curt and Anne Large

The Law Office of Lauren E. Baum


Josh Mandell and Carolyn Reynolds
Maura Marino​

Danielle McCoy

Ted Mitchell

Sadina Montani

Bobby and Alicia Pittman

Richard Pohlman and Ingrid Andersson

Jonathan Schorr

Theodore Smith and Gretchen Van Fossan

Nelson Smith and Paul Garrard

David Wakelyn and Philippa Scarlett

Lisa and Kevin Waller
Eric Westendorf and Shoshana Rosenbaum

Tammy and Todd Wincup