Annual Events

Presidents Reception


2020 Presidents Reception Honoring Geoffrey M. Klineberg

Thursday, June 25, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

About the Presidents Reception & D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

Since 1993, past presidents of the D.C. Bar have hosted the Presidents Reception to honor the incoming president of the Bar and to support the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, the largest provider of pro bono legal help in the District of Columbia. With the support of our generous donors and dedicated attorney volunteers, we operate award-winning legal clinics, projects, and resource centers that serve more than 20,000 individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses each year.

This year, the Presidents Reception honors incoming D.C. Bar President Geoffrey M. Klineberg. The 2020 Presidents Reception will be presented as part of the D.C. Bar 2020 Conference: 100 Years of the 19th Amendment, June 24-26 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington. For more information, visit

Donors of $250 or more are acknowledged in the Presidents Reception invitation, event program, Washington Lawyer magazine (distributed to more than 100,000 members of the Bar), and on the D.C. Bar website.

Donate Now to the Presidents Reception

Admission to the Presidents Reception is ticketed separately from the D.C. Bar’s 2020 Conference and from the Celebration of Leadership Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting.

Individual Sponsorships

Benefactor $5,000 (4 tickets)
Platinum Patron $4,000 (4 tickets)
Pro Bono Partner $2,500 or $1,500 (4 tickets)
Pro Bono Council $1,000 (3 tickets)
Patron $500 (2 tickets)
Platinum Sponsor $400 (1 ticket)
Sponsor $250 (1 ticket)

Law Firm & Corporate Sponsorships

Platinum Underwriter $40,000 (10 tickets)
Underwriter $30,000 or $20,000 (10 tickets)
Pacesetter $15,000 (8 tickets)
Presidents Circle $10,000 (6 tickets)
Benefactor $5,000 (4 tickets)
Platinum Patron $4,000 (3 tickets)
Patron $2,500 (2 tickets)
Sponsor $1,000 (2 tickets)

For more information about how you or your organization can sponsor the 2020 Presidents Reception and help ensure that access to justice is possible for all of our neighbors, contact Connie Sinclair at [email protected] or 202-780-2734.

For information about the Celebration of Leadership Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting, a separately-ticketed event that immediately follows the Presidents Reception, please contact Verniesa Allen at [email protected] or 202-780-2802.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is a charitable organization exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For tax purposes, the fair market value of this event is $60 per person. All of the Pro Bono Center’s services are made possible through voluntary contributions. No mandatory D.C. Bar license fees support the Pro Bono Center.