Because We Love DC

Angie M. Gates

Angie M. Gates

It is February and in the name of Saint Valentine, I wanted to highlight some of the things Events DC does because we all love Washington, DC.

Our mission is to create and produce exciting experiences for our local, national and international communities that will generate economic and community benefits for the residents and businesses of the District of Columbia. This is our corporate responsibility.

Not only do we sponsor the National Cherry Blossom Parade coming up in March, but we also support the recent Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Peace Walk, Whitman-Walker Foundation’s Walk to End HIV and the ongoing 11th Street Bridge Park project to name a few. These organizations’ work in the community is essential in celebrating the people, places and things that make the District such a great place to live.

At Events DC, we love ensuring the next great athletes, artists and performers have strong roots from which to build. Our Events DC Community Grants program issues $500,000 in fall and spring grants to give a financial boost to non-profit youth programs based in the city that invest in our children’s talents in athletics, as well as cultural and performing arts. The next grant cycle opens this summer.

Speaking of grants, our annual Cultural Institution Grants provide funding to non-profit organizations like theaters, libraries and museums which engage in the interpretation and dissemination of cultural and artistic knowledge through their events and make our city even stronger.

We have a Community Engagement team here at Events DC that hosts holiday parties for local neighborhoods and Summer Movie Nights that are fun for the whole family. The team is already preparing for the second annual Day of Play coming this spring. Last year’s event was a smashing success with thousands of children and adults enjoying the outdoors and getting some exercise at The Fields at RFK.

We help spread the love of Washington, DC through the big conventions and projects we host.

As a farewell to the beloved Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, we have been selling seats and soon memorabilia with a portion of the proceeds benefitting two local community youth-based organizations, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and St. Coletta of Greater Washington. Our event planners and managers also regularly assist many of the companies and organizations that come to the Convention Center plan volunteer and service activities at many well deserving non-profits throughout DC.

When it comes to Events DC, we are all love for our community and the people who make it great.


Angie M. Gates