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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

NFTE Greater Washington

Invites You

Get ready to pull out your black suit, sunglasses and memory vaporizers MIB is coming to the 13th Annual NFTE Dare to Dream Gala!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

6:00pm – Youth Entrepreneur Showcase & Cocktail Reception
7:00pm – Gala Dinner & Awards

Marriott Wardman Park:

2600 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC


Patty Alper – The Alper Portfolio Group, Alper Family Foundation
The Honorable Arne Duncan – Secretary of Education
Michael Chasen – President & CEO Blackboard, Inc.
Featured Speaker:
Chris Gardiner, CEO Gardiner Rich & Co.
Gardner’s book of memoirs, The Pursuit of Happyness, was published in May 2006. Gardner’s personal struggle of establishing himself as a stockbroker while managing fatherhood and homelessness is portrayed in the 2006 motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith.
2010 Young Entrepreneurs of the Year:
Kyle Calavetinos, C-6,
Parkdale High School
Nina Maniphak, Plum Porcupine Photography,
Gar-Field High School
Justin Mitchell, Akketie,
Bladensburg High School
Kenneth Peters Jr., KenE’s Production,
Duke Ellington School of the Arts High School
Andre Robinson, Klassic Kernels,
Gar-Field High School
Jasmine Pearl Taylor, Pearl’s Bakery,
Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
2010 Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year:
Jada Nicome,
K-9 Couture, Northwestern High School

Teacher Honorees:

2010 National NFTE Teacher of the Year:
Mary Ellen McCormick, TC Williams High School
2010 NFTE-Greater Washington
Regional Teacher of the Year:

Beverly Jackson, Northwestern High School
2010 NFTE-Greater Washington
Rookie Teacher of the Year:

Emily Hueber, Columbia Heights Education
Center, Bell Multicultural Senior High School
Come and meet youth who Dare to Dream!  For tickets and sponsorship opportunities visit daretodreamdc.org or contact Erika Langhart: (970) 749-3963 – elanghart@smithfairfield.com .

2010 Chair:

Cynthia de Lorenzi
Success in the City

Gala Vice Chairs:

Mark Ein
Venturehouse Group

Tien Wong
Opus8, Inc.
Bill Dean
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Sunny Scully Alsup
Principal Emeritus, LSG Inc.

Gala Leadership Committee:

Caroline Alexander – Healthy Muse
Grant Allen – Core Capital Partners
Brien Biondi – League Assets Corp.
Mike Caggiano – Raffa
Stephen Douglass – Young Impact
Herb Engert – Ernst & Young LLP
William Finnerty
Edie Fraser –
Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson
Laurie Freeman – Opus8, Inc.
Elliott Gaskins – The Aspen Institute
Casey Golden – Small Act Network
Chris Gorges – Booz Allen Hamilton
Joaquina Greene
John Hasenberg –
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Hank Kopcial
Alyssa Lovegrove-
New Venture Mentors
Jimmy Lynn – JLynn Associates
Terrence McGowan – Goldman, Sachs & Company
Courtney Olujobi – CDW
Jacque Patterson – Federal City Council
Pramod Raheja – Intelligent Office
Sandy Scearce – Grant Thorton
Claude Seide – Federal Home Loan Bank
Jennifer Trax – Argy, Wiltse and Robinson
Rick Weedon – Biz Connect

2010 Gala Sponsors

(as of 3-9)

Angel Investor:

Freddie Mac Foundation
Inkadescent Public Relations

High Flier:

Alper Family Foundation
Blackboard, Inc.
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Thomas Dailey
RLJ Development, LLC
Southwest Airlines
Gary Voight
Teacher Award Sponsor:
Sunny and Bill Alsup

Student Award Sponsor:
Kimberly and John Hasenberg


Sunny and Bill Alsup
Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
Brien Biondi, League Assets Corp.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Tony Cord/ FOCUS Inc
Stuart Halpert/ Mike Glosserman
Minal Damani & Monish Kundra
E*Trade Financial
Ernst & Young, LLP (two tables)
William Finnerty
Edie Fraser
Jack & Jill
Jones Lang LaSalle
The Lehrman Family
New Venture Mentors
Rotunda Capital Partners
SureClick, LLC
Teacher’s Table Sponsor:
Principal’s Table Sponsor:
Mark David Ein Foundation
Kathy Smith

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) annual Gala is one of Washington DC’s biggest and most exciting networking events that supports aspiring, young entrepreneurs. The program deadline is April 19th visit daretodreamdc.org for sponsorship opportunities or contact Erika Langhart: (970) 749-3963 – elanghart@smithfairfield.com to purchase your tickets and tables.

1990 M Street NW Suite 550 Washington, DC 20036
T: 202.467.6383  |  F: 202.467.8484  |  http://dc.nfte.com
Visit the Gala site: www.daretodreamdc.org

NFTE provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities

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