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Washington, D.C. Chapter

As one of our founding chapters, the Washington, D.C chapter has had a long history of helping Betterment support individuals and organizations.  In fact, D.C. played host to Betterment’s first event, a golf tournament in 2000.

Since then, D.C.’s annual Betterment Golf Tournament has become a tradition for our members, who come from across the country to join in the weekend festivities and to raise money for a worthy cause.

The D.C. chapter also plays host to various other events and happy hours throughout the year, as Betterment works to unite professionals of all ages and levels in our philanthropic mission.  Some of our more recent get-togethers have taken place in popular locations throughout the city, including:  The Capital Grill, The Big Hunt, Old Ebbitt Grill, The Cajun Experience, Acadiana, and the W Hotel Roof.  We have partnered with Neiman Marcus for a night of fashion and fun; taken our supporters out to the DC Wax Museum where we partied with some serious celebrities; and helped our members "roll the dice" for a good cause at the Betterment National Press Club casino nights.

Since its founding, Betterment’s D.C chapter has helped many individuals and organizations, both locally and on a national scale.  Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events in the DC Metro Area!



Washington D.C. Photos



Past DC Recipients: (In order of most recent):

26. Brant & Megan Kolb, Annapolis, MD
25. Tilly Coyle, Annapolis, MD
24. Adam Lewis, VT
23. Danny Shanz, Washington, D.C.
22. Thrive DC, Washington, D.C.
21. The Kiser Family, Fairfax, VA
20. Fund for Alexandria's Child, Alexandria, VA
19. Olivia, Fairfax, VA
18. The Lyons Family, TX
17. Michael Klotzbach, Annapolis, MD
16. Life with Cancer, Falls Church, VA
15. Joseph's House, Washington, DC
14. Bethel-Lutheran Church, Biloxi, MI
13. Earth Conservation Corps, Washington, DC
12. Ana Morales, Annandale, VA
11. Shawn Bentley, Fairfax, VA
10. Project Children, Washington, DC & Northern Ireland
9. Good Shepherd Ministries, Inc., Washington, DC
8. Carlos Bailey, Washington, DC
7. Suburban Breast Center, Bethesda, MD
6. >Marc Milkie, University Heights, OH
5. Gesu School, Philadelphia, PA
4. The Multiple Sclerosis Society Respite Care Fund, Washington, DC
3. The Tirado Family, New York, NY
2. The Pelletier Family, New York, NY
1. Sue and Anthony Ginnetti, Chagrin Falls, OH


Greater Washington, DC area Board Members, Founders' Circle Members, and Friends of Betterment

Becky Bentley
Jennifer Rankin Byrne & Norman Byrne
Greg & Kristin Campbell
Julie Chamberlain
Alexis & Brendan Curley
Michael Curley
Kelli Emerick & Marc-Anthony Signorino
Ken Fitzgerald
Mary Ellen Holcomb
Robin & Heming Nelson
Steve & Camille Pinkos
Jennifer Curley Reichert & Paul Reichert
Shannon Curley Tower & Nate Tower
Frank Vlossak

Golf Tournament Chairs

Cara Lanza
David Berndt


Past Events:

14th Annual Betterment Golf Tournament, October 4, 2014
3rd Annual Drafts and Laughs, April 4, 2014
13th Annual Betterment Golf Tournament, October 5, 2013
2nd Annual Drafts and Laughs, April, 27 2013
12th Annual Betterment Golf Tournament, October 6, 2012
Betterment and White House Golf Tournament, May 29, 2012
1st Annual Drafts and Laughs, April 2012
11th Annual Betterment Golf Tournament, October 22, 2011
Vermont Beer & Cheese Happy Hour, August 16, 2011
DC Style Challenge, May 12, 2011
Cajun Happy Hour, March 29, 2011
Danny Shanz Invitational, October 18, 2010
Sex and the City Movie Premiere and Cocktail Party, June 3, 2010
Trivia Night for Betterment, April 7, 2010
10th Annual Betterment Golf Weekend, October 9-10, 2009
D.C. Casino Night, April 4, 2009
Night of a Million Stars, Washington, D.C., Saturday, September 27, 2008
9th Annual Golf Classic, Washington, D.C., Friday, September 26, 2008
Casino Night 2008, February 23, 2008
8th Annual Betterment DC Golf Weekend, September 28-29, 2007
Casino Night 2007, March 31, 2007
A Night of Yoga for Joesph's House, December 2, 2006
7th Annual Betterment DC Golf Weekend, September 29-30, 2006
6th Annual Betterment DC Golf Weekend, September 30-October 1, 2005
Betterment DC BBQ, June 18, 2005
Reception to Benefit Shawn Bentley, April 7, 2005
5th Annual Betterment DC Golf Weekend, October 1-2, 2004
Night to Support Carlos Bailey, September 17, 2004
4th Annual Betterment DC Golf Weekend, September 26-27, 2003
3rd Annual Betterment DC Golf Weekend, September 27-28, 2002
Happy Hour and MS Walk, April, 2002
2nd Annual Betterment DC Golf Weekend, September 28-29, 2001
1st Annual Betterment DC Golf Weekend, August 19, 2000


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