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Walk of Fame 2016

Walk of Fame 2016

Walk of Fame Email Signature (v2)


Where: Ellington at Garnet Patterson, 2001 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Registration begins at 9:30am

Ellington has kicked-off one of our biggest fundraisers of the year! One Mile Walk of Fame!

We, the Ellington family, have not always had everything that we need, but certainly we have had and still have the fire and drive to do whatever it takes to uphold our mission. We are tasked with inspiring hundreds of bright young minds to excel artistically and academically, to prepare them for post-secondary education and/or careers in the arts. We do this without fail and have been doing so, and making a difference, for over 40 years.

The reality is that we need more resources to ensure that we are able to continue to provide students with the necessary training to compete for new standards and expectations as they apply for scholarships and college entry, as well as possible careers as 21st century artists.

Every gift will get us closer to our goal. Please join the Ellington community in helping our talented students realize their dreams.    —Tracie Jenkins, Director of Arts

Our Goal: $300,000

What will the funds be used for? The funds will be used towards new initiatives within each arts department such as Musical Theatre, New Repertoire Choreographic Works, Foreign Exchange Programs, Producing for Film and TV, Musical Scoring, Digital Media Innovative Curation Strategies, and so much more.

How do we expect to raise this? Simple. We are asking each student to be responsible for raising $600. With our student population of 500, we know this goal is within our reach. But as you know, Ellington serves students from a variety of backgrounds – some of whom will not be able to meet their fundraising goal. That’s where you come in! Your participation in the walk or donation to the campaign will help us reach our goal and even surpass it.

What do you need to do to participate? Visit the campaign website or to sign up to walk with us and pay the $25 registration fee. You can also make donations in lieu of or in addition to the registration fee. If you are supporting a specific student, staff member, or department, please make sure you make the designation at the time of your payment. The pledge form is also attached.

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We invite you to be a warrior of the light! You, your friends and families can walk with us on October 1, 2016 or simply make a donation towards our efforts. We will enjoy student and alumni performances, vending, fun activities and of course this will be a great opportunity for community building. Donations raised by you will be credited towards students in need of support.

Click below for the:
Walk of Fame Flyer (coming soon)
Walk of Fame Pledge Form

Walk of Fame Oct 16 - Postcard