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WSG Celebrates 20 Years of Courage



On September 29, the Washington School for Girls celebrated 20 Years of Courage with over 500 guests at Trinity Washington University. The evening program, emceed by Pinkie Dent Mayfield, featured students and alumnae and honored the dedicated service and commitment of Sister Mary Bourdon, RJM, to WSG for the past 20 years.

This extraordinary event raised over $1,000,000 in support of student scholarship at WSG. All students at WSG receive a full scholarship to attend the school, which relies on private philanthropy to fund its mission.


The program included the debut of our 20th Anniversary Video and performances and speeches by our talented alumnae Elyse Miller, '17, Shamaria Bell, '14, and Yolanda Long, '04 (pictured above) Current students lead all attendees in prayer, and presented their recent book reports during the welcome reception.

The momentous celebration provided an opportunity for the community to honor Sr. Mary Bourdon, RJM as she passed the torch the newly appointed president, Dr. Beth Reaves (both pictured right with Board Chair Pamela Johnson and emcee Pinkie Dent Mayfield). The WSG community is grateful to all who have helped the school reach this milestone, and is committed to continuing its service to students of Southeast Washington, DC.

Honorary Co-Chairs of the 20th Anniversary Celebration

Lynne and Joe Horning

Pamela and Bruce Johnson

Patricia McGuire

Kathy and Paul Warren

Master of Ceremony

Pinkie Mayfield

Shooting Star Sponsor

Katherine Norton Warren and Paul Warren

Courageous Women (and Men) Sponsors

C. Maury Devine

Bruce and Terry Gallemore

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Horning, Jr.

Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Religious of Jesus and Mary

In the Spirit Sponsors

Graham Holdings Company

Patricia McGuire

Genevieve and J.D. Murphy

William R. and Lisa Ridgway Slater

WC Smith Company

Colleen and John Williams

Class of 2001 Pioneer Sponsors

Brown Advisory

Jim Coleman Automotive

The Feehan Family

Barbara Smith Fennell and Steve Fennell

Lisa and Phil Herget

Bill and Julie Howard

Pamela and Bruce Johnson

Pasternak and Fidis, P.C.

Prue Larocca

Table Sponsors

Colliers International

Deloitte

Johntra Real Estate, Century 21 Redwood

Susie and John King

Ann Logan and Greg Lawler

Eileen C. Mayer

Maureen and Patrick McCarty

Kathy and Jack McMackin

Bridget and Michael Morris

Mary B. Morris

Mary Lynn and Jim Shanahan

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

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