Educate. Engage. Empower.

Supporters, Partners, Board

“Working for RISE-DC has been a gratifying experience. Giving the students an opportunity to improve their skills and gain confidence in themselves as learners and problem solvers has been just part of my experience. RISE-DC tutors and mentors also have the opportunity to develop personal connections with our students, which spur them to consistently attend school, take personal responsibility for their successes and realize the possibilities that their new skills can offer them.”

Pam Korbel, RISE-DC Board Member and Past Tutor

Meet Our Supporters and Partners

RISE-DC would like to thank the following foundations which have supported us through the years..

  • Share Fund
  • Hattie M. Strong Foundation
  • John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation
  • Nirman Foundation
  • Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • DMPE Foundation
  • Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Renah Blair Foundation

RISE-DC would like to thank the following people and organizations for their in-kind services or donations of supplies.

Board Members

  • Joy C. Dingle, Independent K-16 education consultant
  • James Dowling, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Institutional Asset Management
  • William Gruen (Treasurer), Certified public accountant, Gruen and Wichansky
  • Pamela Goldie-Morrison, board member of Wellmet (NYC), Masterworks (Bermuda)
  • Wes Pickard, Former CFO, Synergy, Inc.
  • Andrew Prevost (Co-Chair), President of National Financial Partners Retirement Mid-Atlantic
  • Alexis Sepulveda-Hau (Co-Chair), Private attorney
  • Angela Whatley, Tutor and Mentor for RISE

Major Donors

  • Bill Gruen and Margaret McDonald
  • Wes Pickard and Jeannette Studley
  • Michael and Afsaneh Beschloss
  • Duncan E. and Pamela Goldie-Morrison
  • James Dowling
  • Katherine Connor and Michael Timmeny
  • Neal and Ava Gross
  • Chris and Julie Brigham
  • Carolyn and Jeffrey Leonard
  • Nancy Crisman
  • Peter Jaszi
  • Tom and Bevra Krattenmaker
  • Christopher H. And Vivian Hartenau
  • Mary Wagner
  • Robert Weinberg and Christine Ley
  • Marlise Konort