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Our premier event for 2024, “Securing DC Appleseed” will be a celebration of our 30-year legacy of making the District a better place to live and work. The funds raised will be used to ensure DC Appleseed’s ability to continue this important work. 

Annemargaret Connolly

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP 

Richard Herzog

Harkins Cunningham LLP

Jon Bouker

ArentFox Schiff LLP 


  • Expert attorneys, business leaders, and professionals who work on important Appleseed projects; 

  • Government leaders who seek and adopt DC Appleseed’s recommendations; 

  • Nonprofit partners who inform and expand DC Appleseed’s reform efforts; 

  • Donors and foundations who enable DC Appleseed’s work; and Many other DC Appleseed supporters.

With your support, we can keep building towards a better DC: a more equitable and democratic city in which all residents get a fair shot at health, stability, opportunity, and empowerment.


Elizabeth Halpern, Board Chair 
Annemargaret Connolly, Immediate Past Board Chair 
Vanessa Batters-Thompson, Executive Director 
Neil Richardson, Deputy Director 
Peter Denton, Co-Chair, Development Committee 
Victor Bonett, Co-Chair, Development Committee 
Gary Ratner, Co-Founder 
Deborah Chollet
Jeffrey Handwerker 
William Stein


Please contact Erin Calloway at or (202) 987-5567 

EIN #: 52-1891162. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We look forward to celebrating our accomplishments with the many partners in DC Appleseed’s success today and throughout our history: 

Marquee Sponsor

Chris Weiss, Executive Director

DC Environmental Network

The DC Environmental Network believes that DC Appleseed is an important and critical element of our cities' environmental movement. DC Appleseed, with their savvy technical know-how and passion to make our nation's capital city more sustainable, have played leadership roles in efforts to equitably map out how to make the Anacostia River fishable and swimmable. Our city would not have made progress on this front without DC Appleseed's focused engagement. 

As a nonprofit home care agency serving low-income older persons and employing over 100 home health aides, it’s been immensely helpful to work with DC Appleseed on some of our most challenging issues including workforce shortages, workforce conditions and pay, and quality and comprehensive services for older persons.  DC Appleseed’s expertise in the areas of advocacy and research have been invaluable!

Marla Lahat, Executive Director

Home Care Partners


Celebrating Our Legacy | Ensuring Sustainability in 2024 & Beyond


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

6:00-8:00 pm 

Hogan Lovells LLP 

Columbia Square 

555 Thirteenth Street, NW 

Washington, D.C. 20004 


Beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and live music

2024 Securing DC Appleseed

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