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



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 also 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)

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