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Thank You for Joining Us: President’s Reception

On September 10, we held our first-ever virtual President’s Reception, honoring the members of our 77 Society. Hosted by DC Bar Foundation President David Ogden, the reception featured an impressive lineup of engaging speakers and a Foundation update by our CEO Kirra Jarratt. We invite you to click on their names below to watch their individual segments:

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen | Council of the District of Columbia

Laura Brown | Executive Director, First Shift Justice Project

Karen Newton Cole | Executive Director, Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Alana Brown | Executive Director, The Safe Sisters Circle

Jonathan Smith | Executive Director, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Kelly Jarvis | Director of Community Health Research, NPC Research

James Sandman | President Emeritus, Legal Services Corporation

This was the first of three virtual events happening this Fall – and it could not have been a greater success. We were thrilled to spend the evening honoring our most loyal and generous donors, and we are grateful for their membership in the 77 Society.

If you are interested in learning more about the 77 Society, please visit our website or email Daryl Byler, Director of Development and Communications at

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