Mikva Challenge DC Virtual Spring Benefit 2021 | Thursday, June 3, 2021

5:30 – 7:00pm EDT

The Mikva DC Spring Benefit brings together supporters, participants, and allies of Mikva DC for an evening filled with inspiration, connection, and advocacy. Proceeds from the event support Mikva DC’s mission to inspire and equip DC youth to become the next generation of civic leaders. Through various programs, youth develop their critical thinking, public speaking, and advocacy skills to positively change their communities and the world. Each year, Mikva DC reaches more than 1,300 local DC youth at 35 schools across the city. 

This year, we are honoring President Kenneth Rigmaiden of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades for his work to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive democracy. In addition to honoring President Rigmaiden, we will be giving out our Inspiring Educator Award to Zachary Larson and Duane Thomas from Ballou Senior High School for their incredible dedication to providing hands-on civic engagement education for their students.  

We hope you will join us virtually and support our work to empower DC youth as the next generation of civic leaders and transform communities!

Register for or donate to the event here.

We’re grateful to our sponsors:

The Legacy

The Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation – PATCH



Change Maker

Decker Anstrom & Sherry Hiemstra
Landon & Carol Butler
Janis & Mark Maloney


Mark Rosenberg & Rachel Mikva


Jack Marco
Judith and Richard Meltzer
Dick Meyer
Pamela Silberman
Sarah and Ted Stettinius

Blue Rock Advisors

Additional Donations

RBC Global Asset Management


Host Committee

Brian Brady
Joan and Sandy Horwitt
Landon Laven Jones
Randy Kinder
Jim and Gee Lingberg
Mark Maloney
Jack Marco
Judith Meltzer
Dick Meyer
Pamela Silberman
Fonda Sutton
Richard and Joan Wolff