11th Annual Of Wine & Words

Literacy supporters of the DC metro area gathered at Jones Day’s spacious rooftop venue to celebrate Of Wine and Words, benefiting The Reading Connection.. Over 300 guests came out to kick off their weekend with the Arlington-based non-profit, which raised  $116,675 that evening–surpassing its goal of $100,000.

For over 20 years, The Reading Connection (TRC) has been reading with kids who have no one else to read to them and giving books to kids who had none. The Reading Connection is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and families by helping them create and sustain literacy-rich environments and motivation for reading.  This mission is accomplished by volunteers who read aloud to children at shelters and community centers, donations that provide children with free, new books to keep, workshops that help parents encourage reading and literacy development and, training for family support workers who promote the importance of reading.

Guests enjoyed tasting tables of savory and sweet fare while taking in the stunning rooftop views of the Capitol, which is still undergoing restoration. A live and silent auction offered literacy supporters everything from getaways to luxury sporting experiences, and free flowing cocktails and party music kept the event going late into the night.

After another record-setting Of Wine & Words, The Reading Connection embarks on a three-year path of program growth that will include adding four Read-Aloud program sites and 100 Book Club families over the next three years.For more information, visit http://www.thereadingconnection.org/

Beer tastings

Dogfish Head Brewery  Lost Rhino Brewing Co.

Wine tasting


Cocktail and spirits tasting

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Sixth Engine


Bar Civita

Catering by LT

Dogfish Head Alehouse

Dogwood Tavern

Four Sisters Grill and Restaurant

Lebanese Taverna


Rhodeside Grill

SER Restaurant

Village Sweet

William Jeffrey’s Tavern


Platinum Sponsors

Berkeley Research Group


Jones Day

Gold Sponsors

Acumen Solutions

BuckleySandler LLP

Greenfield/Belser Ltd

Hellerman Baretz Communications

Hunton & Williams LLP

Integrated Systems Solutions Inc.

Tradition Homes

Tradition Renovations

Westland Printers

Yours Truly Lighting & Design

Silver Sponsors

3wilders: Carol, Tracy & Leslie Wilder, McEnearney Associates Realtors


McGinn and Company

Northern Virginia Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi

Bronze Sponsors

Arlington Home Interiors


Jay E. Reiner, CPA, PLLC

James Gibney of Lincoln Financial Group

Jones & McIntyre PLLC

Patty Harris, Washington Fine Properties LLC

Media Sponsor

Arlington Magazine

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