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Circle of Friend’s philanthropic mission is to educate and empower underserved youth in the District of Columbia. To support this mission, COF has partnered with several local organizations including:

Baby Steps, Inc.
Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Catalyst Network
Create Tennis

DC Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
DC Public Education Fund
Dress for Success DC

Greater Washington Urban League

Langston Golf Course Conservancy

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Melvin B. Tolson Foundation
My Sister’s Place

Only Make Believe Program

Star Achievers After-Care
Step Afrika!



COF is comprised of a hand-picked group of individuals based on their professional and social standing in the community. The committee leverages their resources and community standing to elevate the mission of the organization. The best way for guests to be extended an invitation is to be sponsored by a COF host committee member. See a full list of our host committee members below.


COF is actively seeking sponsors — and pursuing relationships with organizations who have shared values and who will extend COF’s positive community impact further. Sponsorship levels are designed to afford maximum value and opportunity for sponsors to engage and interact with both COF host committee members and the extended network. A representative sample of prior year sponsors includes the Industrial Bank of Washington, BMW of Silver Spring, COMPASS, and First Financial Wealth Management.



A. Scott & Erika Bolden

Alvin Gross

B. Doyle Mitchell

Ben Soto

Benjamin & Natasha Watkins

Brandon Todd

Brett & Tiffini Greene

Candice Mitchell

Carrie Kohns

Charles Gaither

Charlotte Reid

Chinyere Hubbard

Chip Ellis

Chris Robinson

Christina Johnson

Clay Goldsborough

Cristal Baron

Corey & Kafi Dade

Curtis Lewis, II

Darryl & Tiffany Rose

Darryl Wiggins

David Boyd

Derrick Heggans

Desi Benard

Dickie Mahaffey

Donnell Kearney

Dwayne Davis

Emmanuel Bailey

Ernie Jarvis

Euclid Walker

Gary Evans

Gloria Lawlah Walker

Jasamyn Roberts

Jasmine Riley

John Kelley

John Settles

Joigie Tolson

Josh Lopez

Kamal Ali

Kevin Jenkins

Kim Alfonso

Kim Patterson

Lamont Akins

Liston Baylor

Lynne Lightfoote

Malik Edwards  & Narda Newby        Edwards

Mary Elliott

Mele Melton

Meta Williams

Michelle Bernard

Monique Anderson-Walker

Montez Anderson

Montina Anderson

The Honorable Mayor Muriel Bowser

Nicole Bernard

Patricia Raspberry-Raymond

Queenie Plater

Regina Davis Moss

Richard Campbell

Scott & Lydia Logan

Sharon Jackson Wilder

Sherlonda Goode-Jones

Stacey Milam

Stanley Sinkford

Steven & Stephanie Nash

Tia Martin

Tony Powell

Tony Towns

Troy Priest

Vincent Cohen

Warren Williams, Jr. 

Yebbie Watkins

Yonnie Hudson

Circle of Friends' events are by invitation only and invitations are given by COF Host Committee members. Invitations are non-transferable. Events are sponsored by the COF Host Committee Members in addition to event sponsors. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the charitable organizations selected by Circle of Friends, which help underserved youth in the DC metropolitan area.

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