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DESA  |  ELLINGTON FUND

ABOUT ELLINGTON FUND

The Charitable Arm of DESA

Since 1979, The Ellington Fund, the charitable arm of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, has helped fill the gap between DC Public School (DCPS) funding and the cost of a world-class arts education. The Ellington Fund is a proud partner of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Project.

Jackie Love-Baker, Director of Development

MISSION

The mission of the Ellington Fund is:

  • To sponsor, maintain, and financially support the various programs and activities including curriculum programs, student support functions, art and academic disciplines and courses, productions, exhibits, concerts, workshops and educational seminars, and

  • To provide scholarship assistance to graduates of the Duke Ellington School in pursuit of college or professional careers.

Please donate today so that all District youth, regardless of background or ability to pay, can have access to a life-changing arts education.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Our tax ID is 52-1152273.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS

Ari Q. Fitzgerald, Esq.

President

Hogan Lovells, LLP 


Brenda Morris, Esq.

Vice President


Amy Kauffman

Vice President

Mindchat Research


Priscilla Clarke

Secretary

Clarke and Associates, LLC
 

Kathleen Buhle

Development and Nominating & Gov. Comm. Chair
 

Annie Whatley

Nominating & Gov. Comm. Chair

University of District of Columbia
 

Matthew Gray, MBA

Finance Committee Chair

Brown Advisory
 

Amber Golden, PhD

President of DESAP and Co-Chair of SHADE

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Stacie Lee Banks

Lee’s Flower and Card Shop
 

Eliot Battle, MD

Cultura Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Center
 

Sherri N. Blount, Esq.

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
 

Zachary Cafritz
 

Edward L. Cohen

Lerner Enterprises
 

Francesca V. Craig

Consultant
 

Zach Gillis

Boston Consulting Group
 

Marcus R. Johnson

FLO
 

Julia Massimino, Esq.    
 

Robin Nunn, Esq.

Morgan Lewis, LLP 
 

Michelle A. Persaud, Esq.

T-Mobile USA, Inc.
 

Stephanie Phillipps, Esq.

Arnold & Porter (retired partner)
 

Steve Rabinowitz

Blue Light Strategies
 

Sylvia Davis White

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Sandi M. Logan

Principal & Head of School

 
Katitia Batiste

SHADE Parent Group Co-President

Please donate today so that all District youth, regardless of background or ability to pay, can have access to a life-changing arts education.

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