Celebrate the Healing Power of the Arts:

Sponsor the
Freedom to Express:
The HeART of Community

- Annual Community Gala

  • Date: September 7, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Venue: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

All sponsorship levels, beginning at $75, include admission to the Freedom to Express- The HeART of Community 2024 event.

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“Every child deserves the opportunity to express who they are and to be celebrated.” - Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman

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Step into the vibrant world of creativity with the National Center for Children and Families and join us in celebrating the boundless potential of the arts and cultural experiences at our upcoming event, Freedom to Express – The HeART of Community.

As a sponsor, not only do you contribute directly to the nurturing of less fortunate children and families, but you also gain admission to this captivating experience.

Embark on a journey through the HeART of Community, where captivating art, powerful spoken word, mesmerizing dance, and enchanting music converge to inspire and uplift.

Your support directly impacts the lives of less fortunate children and families, nurturing their artistic talents and providing them with life-changing opportunities. Together, we can ensure that every child, regardless of their circumstances, has access to the transformative power of artistic expression and exploration.

If you’re passionate about empowering underserved communities through arts education and cultural enrichment, we invite you to join us. Together, let’s create a world where every child’s creativity knows no bounds.

The Power of Art -
Healing Lives

Artistic expression and cultural experiences have an incredible power to inspire self-discovery and confidence, adaptability and recovery, and realization of infinite possibilities. Through Freedom to Express The HeART of Community, we aim to emphasize the profound impact of the arts on young lives.

Nurturing Invisible Talent

By supporting our event, you directly nurture the artistic talents of impoverished and displaced children, providing them with opportunities and experiences they might not otherwise have. Together, we can unlock their potential and make a lasting impact on their lives.

Arts Equity for All

All children, including those historically underrepresented, deserve access to arts and culturally enriching experiences. Our mission is to bridge the gap and ensure that every child, regardless of their circumstances, can benefit from the transformative benefits of artistic expression and exploration.

  • Date: September 7, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Venue: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsor the HeART of Community

Your sponsorship will positively change the lives of the more than 51,000 struggling children, youth, and families that NCCF serves in the National Capital Region.


Art Admirer

Enjoy an evening of youthful creative expression in an intimate setting.

Included Benefits

Art Enthusiast

The Love of Art – Declare your undying affection for artistic expression and share it with children and youth through providing enriching opportunities.

Included Benefits

Friend of the Arts

Community Canvas – Support the community’s expansive capacity to provide arts and cultural experiences for all children, regardless of their social and economic status.

Included Benefits

Supporting Artist

Cultural Fusion - Transform the lives of children and youth through blending of art and cultural experience.

Included Benefits

Community Patron

The Art of Expression – Empower invisible and impoverished children by nurturing their artistic talents, self-discovery, and providing them with tools for self-expression and personal growth.

Included Benefits

Harmony Sponsor

A Capella - Foster a sense of pride and accomplishment among youth artists and performers, boosting their self-esteem and confidence.

Included Benefits

Verse Sponsor

Spoken Word Mosaic – Celebrate those youth whose words ignite passion and purpose; they act on their love and create community.

Included Benefits

Rhythm Sponsor

Contemporary Movement – Create the opportunity for up-and-coming young artists and performers to shine on a prominent stage.

Included Benefits

Artistry Sponsor

Canvas of Childhood Expression – Be the sponsor of the Virtual Gallery Walk featuring youthful visual artists.

Included Benefits

Maestro Sponsor

Symphony of Youthful Creativity - Sponsor our performers and artists’ creative debut at the Nation’s pinnacle for culture and highest honors.

Included Benefits

For sponsorship related questions, contact Dahlia Levin, Director of Development and External Relations dlevin@nccf-cares.org or 301-365-4480 x113

Your support will:

Together, let’s celebrate the artistic talents of the children in our community and provide them with the opportunities they deserve. Help us unlock their potential and make a lasting impact on their lives through the transformative power of the arts and experiences.

2023 Individual Sponsors

Brickman Family Foundation
Michael and Vicki Herson
Rich and Donna Mahan
Sheryl Brissett Chapman and Mamadou Seck
Phillip and Valerie Brown
Bryan and Sara Jane Harris
Lewis I. Askew, Jr.
Ralph and Lisa Belk
Jason Davis and Krystal Holland Davis
Ken and Kristin Mills
Russell and Leila Phillips
The Sunderman Family
Arlene Selber and Wayne Anmuth
Rachel and Cosma Spassiani

Philip and Janis Schiff
Michael and Sonja Barros
Scott and Karen Nudelman
Seth and Stacy Silber
Norman and Joan Glasgow
John and Barbara Ripley
Ted and Gloria Daniels
Doug and Mary Beth McDaniel
Megan O’toole
Rob and Susan Schaefer
Jermaine and Kristen Lemons
Neal and Maria Smith
Jacklyn Mittchell Wynn

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Join us for Freedom to Express

The HeART of Community and be a part of this meaningful journey of change.

Together, we can build a brighter future for young stars in our region.
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