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2017 Big Celebration

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Big Celebration Logo_CMYK_2017Each year, BBBSNCA recognizes a Big Brother and Big Sister who have performed outstanding work in our One-to-One® Mentoring Program at the BIG Celebration Gala.  We invite members of our community to join us at this fundraising event to celebrate their achievements, to highlight the value of mentoring, and to reinforce the importance of our mission.

This year, The BIG Celebration Gala will be held at the Marriott Marquis from 6-9pm, and will be hosted by the lovely Alison Starling of WJLA TV-7. The gala will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and silent and live auctions. We are also excited to announce that two-time Super Bowl Champion, Dexter Manley (a.k.a “Secretary of Defense”), will be featured as our keynote speaker!

As you support this worthy cause, we are committed to ensuring that each sponsor receive maximum exposure and benefits for their support, as well as a first-class experience at the Marriott Marquis.

We hope you will join us for this special fundraiser as we recognize our hard-working children, their families and of course, our dedicated BIGS.  If you are unable to attend this fundraising event, please consider giving a donation to ensure our event is a great success, and we hope you will join us next year!

You may also donate on our donation platform and designate ‘Big Celebration’ by clicking here!

To Become A Sponsor and/or Donate an Auction Item:

For our sponsorship levels, please click here AND to become a sponsor, please fill out this Sponsorship Agreement Form!

To become a donor for our Silent and/or Live Auction, please click here!

These forms may be emailed to with your pledge or mailed to the following address with checks enclosed to the following address:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area
Attn: Michael Sanzi
910 17th St. NW, #404
Washington, DC 20006

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Masada Johnson at 202-783-5585 ext. 14, or

Event Information:

Event Chairs:
Event Planning Chair – Dan and Laurie Rothfeld
Sponsor Chair – Hall Martin
Marketing/Print/Promotions/Social Media Chair – Sandra Schwartzman
Auction Chair – Rory Coakley
Volunteer Chair – Michael Sanzi

Attire: Business/Cocktail

Parking: $35 Valet Parking at Hotel

Metro Accessibility: Mt. Vernon (green & yellow lines) | Gallery Place (red, green & yellow lines)

Auction Sneak Peek: Coming soon!

Weekend at 
The U.S. Masters
in Augusta, GA
with 2 Masters badges and transportation
2 Tickets to Hamilton in NYC
*1 night stay at the Marriott Marquis in NYC
$250 Restaurant Gift Card
Fun Vacations, Restaurant Gift Cards, Sports Tickets, and much much more…
Coakley & Williams Construction



November 9
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Masada Johnson
(240) 396-7001


Marriot Marquis
901 Massachussets Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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