Achieving What’s Possible

Did you know that 97 percent of CDI Scholars graduate from college?

2019 Benefit Committee 

Lulu and Clay Ackerly

Rory and John Ackerly

Sasha and Tom Adams

Brae and Seth Blackley

Haise and Kevin Borgmann

Katherine and David Bradley

Jessie Brown and Chris Fanelli

Elizabeth and David Carmen

Dory and Chad Clark

Claudia de Colstoun and Roberto Werebe

Cristina and Aaron Cooper

Charis and Ryan Drant

Susan and Ashley Ebersole

Blair Farr and Fred Underwood

Maxine and Jeff Freund

Carol and Gary Gasper

Diana and Stephen Goldberg

Samantha and Justin Guilder

Judy Hanna and Tom Allen

Jeni Hansen

Stacy and Vernon Holleman

Mary and Terrence Keaney

Evelyn and Michael Kitay

Mary and Alex Krulic

Maryanne Lavan and Larry Harris

Lauralynn and Peter Lee

Alice and Mike Leiter

Melissa and Tom Loughney

Peggy Brady Marks and Josh Marks

Annette Nazareth and Roger Ferguson

Jane and Thad Paul

Kara and Joseph Petrosinelli

Leah and Josh Pollack

Michael Rankin and Mark Green

Alicia and Daniel Ritchie

Rebecca Carr Rizzo and James Rizzo

Nisha and DJ Sardella

Zoe and Jeremy Sharp

Liz and Bob Shorb

Alanna and Ryan Temme

Christine Terrell

Talhia Tuck and Brenton Diller

Emily and Antoine van Agtmael

Katherine Vernot-Jonas and Richard Jonas

Claire and Harlow Voorhees

Martha and David Webb

Greta and Bailey Williams

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You are invited to join us at the 9th Annual Collegiate Directions, Inc. Spring Benefit as we celebrate our accomplishments, honor our past, and look forward to an exciting 2019.

Throughout the year the CDI team works tirelessly to provide a successful pathway to college graduation for low-income, first-generation-to-college students who face unique economic and educational obstacles. Our Scholars Program gives these bright, motivated high school students the chance to create a life of opportunity through a unique, six-year, comprehensive support program from 11th grade through college graduation. Since 2005, 100% of CDI Scholars have been admitted to selective four-year colleges and universities. Most importantly, our Scholars have posted an incredible 97% college graduation rate, compared to the national average of 11% for their peers with similar demographic profiles.

The Spring Benefit, which also includes cocktails as well as a silent auction, promises to be a special, informative, and entertaining evening. All money raised will be used to help even more deserving Scholars reach their academic goals, graduate from college, and achieve what’s possible!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

6 pm Cocktails — 7 pm Dinner

The Four Seasons, Georgetown

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington, District of Columbia 20007

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Thank you to our Patrons!

President Level

Elizabeth and Michael Galvin

Diana and Stephen Goldberg

Manisha and Roy Kapani

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Nina and Jonathan Marks

Provost Level

Nancy and Robert Carr

Carla Elliott-Neely

Ann Marie Etergino and

James Paragamian

Annette Nazareth and

Roger Ferguson

Dean Level

Sarah and Winthrop Brown

CityBridge Foundation

Kathryn Kincaid and Michael Lainoff

Kara and Joseph Petrosinelli

Elise Rabekoff and Chris Gladstone

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

United Bank

Department Chair Level

Carr Properties

Maryanne Lavan and Larry Harris

Melissa and Tom Loughney

Victoria and Thomas Rollins

Emily and Antoine van Agtmael

Professor Level

Amma and Henry Felix

Brooke and Eddie Fernandez

For more information on becoming a patron at the following levels, please contact Isabel Argoti at

President: $20,000 — 1 table of 12 seats and preferred front row seating.

Provost: $10,000 — 1 table of 10 seats

Dean: $5,000 — 6 seats

Department Chair: $3,000 — 4 seats

Professor: $1,500 — 2 seats

Donations at the Professor level and above help fund the presence of a Scholar at the event and will receive recognition in the Annual Benefit program and online materials.