Annual Events

Presidents' Reception

Presidents Reception 2019 banner

Each year, past presidents of the D.C. Bar host the Presidents' Reception to honor the incoming D.C. Bar president and to support the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. Contributions to the Presidents' Reception provide nearly one-third of the budget for the Pro Bono Center, which is supported entirely by voluntary contributions.

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center provides legal information, advice, and representation to more than 20,000 low-income individuals, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses every year. The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is funded solely by voluntary contributions, not D.C. Bar dues. 

The 2019 Presidents' Reception will honor incoming D.C. Bar President Susan M. Hoffman, a pioneering leader in the Washington pro bono legal community. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Donate now to the Presidents' Reception

Individual Contribution Levels

$5000   Benefactor
$4000   Platinum Pro Bono Partner
$2500   Pro Bono Partner
$1000   Pro Bono Council
  $500   Patron
  $400   Platinum Sponsor
  $250   Sponsor

To contribute to the Presidents’ Reception by mail, please mail your check to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, Attn: Connie Sinclair, 901 4th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

For more information about the Presidents' Reception, including law firm sponsorship opportunities, contact Connie Sinclair at 202-780-2734.

For information about the Celebration of Leadership: The D.C. Bar Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting, which immediately follows the Presidents' Reception, contact Verniesa Allen at 202-780-2802.