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Fight for Children’s School Night on May 15th

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On May 15, 2009, 1,000 leaders in business, education, government, and philanthropy will join Fight For Children at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to celebrate what’s working well in education in Washington, DC. The Honorary Co-chairs of School Night 2009 are Mayor Adrian Fenty and Michelle Fenty and former Mayor Anthony Williams and Diane Williams. Fight For Children board member Patti Austin is producing a dazzling evening of live entertainment featuring NATURALLY 7, Sheila E and the E Family, and Wyclef Jean!

Proceeds from School Night 2009 will support Fight For Children’s Quality Schools Initiative. Fight For Children’s Quality Schools Initiative encourages replication of high quality programs that improve student achievement in public, charter, and independent schools in DC. School Night will celebrate Fight For Children’s 2009 Champions of Quality – Capital City Public Charter School, Bell Multicultural High School, and The Washington Middle School for Girls. Fight For Children recently awarded each school a grant of $100,000 to use toward continuing their effective practices. Fight For Children will work with each of these schools to share their successful programs with other schools through the city.

If you are interested in becoming a School Night sponsor, please contact Simon Jackson at 202-772-0437 or simon.jackson@fightforchildren.org. To see the sponsorship levels, click here.

School Night: Celebrating Excellence

in DC Schools

Friday, May 15, 2009, 6:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Cocktail party, live entertainment, dancing, and more!
Featuring live performances by
NATURALLY 7
, Sheila E and the E Family, and Wyclef Jean!

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Attire: Cocktail

The Honorable Adrian and Mrs. Fenty &
The Honorable Anthony A. Williams and Mrs. Williams
School Night 2009 Honorary Co-Chairs

Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Chairman and CEO, J. E. Robert Companies
Fight For Children Chairman

I hope to see you there!

– Miss A

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