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This year’s Pink Party brought together over 150 friends of Wonders who enthusiastically participated in our largest fundraising event of the year and supported the ever-growing Wonders Financial Assistance Fund.  The Wonders Financial Assistance Fund provides tuition assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to access our high quality early childhood education and extended day programs.  In 2017 we will have distributed approximately $300,000 in financial assistance.


Pink Party Honorees



Wonders congratulates Compass for 15 years of impact in the nonprofit community. Compass actively engages teams of business professional volunteers to provide pro bono consulting services to local nonprofits so that these nonprofits can more effectively carry out their mission. Wonders knows firsthand the benefits of Compass’ work through two consulting projects, the board matching program and the ongoing leadership of Compass team volunteers who now serve on the Wonders Board of Directors. Compass’ Classic Projects provide pro bono strategic consulting including focused on strategic planning, funding strategy and board development. Their services also include Micro Projects which help smaller nonprofits tackle discrete questions or challenges and a board matching program, On Board, which assists nonprofits with recruiting specific expertise to their boards. Since its founding in 2001, Compass has expanded beyond Greater Washington to include Philadelphia and Chicago. These collaborative and well managed programs have served over 300 nonprofit clients, engaged over 2,800 MBAs and other highly skilled business professionals, and have delivered for free, more than $48 million of strategic consulting services to the Greater Washington nonprofit community.

Miriam Calderon

Wonders is pleased to recognize Miriam Calderon for her leadership and advocacy on behalf of children in our region and across the nation. Miriam is currently the Senior Director of Early Learning at the Bainum Family Foundation, where she is working to ensure access to quality early learning for D.C.’s most vulnerable infants and toddlers. Prior to this position, Miriam advanced national efforts to improve early learning policy as an advisor to the Obama Administration’s Domestic Advisory Council and the Department of Health and Human Services. Miriam was also the Director of Early Childhood Education for D.C. Public Schools, leading the expansion of Head Start and pre kindergarten. Miriam is a strong advocate for dual language learners and their families. We first met Miriam when she became a member of the Wonders family and Wonders is honored to have partnered with her family in their early learning experience.

Pink Party Sponsors




AMR Commercial

The Meltzer Group

Lamb Financial Group

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman

Thank You to our Generous Donors!

American Plant

Ashley and Peyton Craighill

Ashlie Bagwell

Avalon Theater

Ballroom Bethesda

Belinda Wilborn

Belmont Skin and Laser Center

Big Train Bethesda

Bill and Gony Goldberg

Brookland’s Finest

Cava Grill



Cherri Branson

Cork and Fork

Councilmember Craig Rice

Councilmember Roger Berliner

DC Cycling Concierge

Debbie and Jeremy Brown

Edith and Walt Mossberg



Home Rule

Honest Tea

Guilian Foundation

Ikona Photoraphy

Imagination Stage

Jay and Sarah Johnson

Joanne Hurt

John Finisdore

John Moore

Julia Johnson

Julia and Dave Whiston

Kicks Karate

Kristalee and Nils Overdahl


Life Rescue Training

Madeline Farms

Marc Korman

Marilyn Riehl

Matchbox Food Group

Miss Pixie’s

National Building Museum

Nick Seybert

Pam Feinstein

Paul’s Wine

Renee and Julian Blair

School Readiness Consulting

Shelley and Jeff Lowinger

Spy Museum


Tim Wahlers

Total Wine

Tracy and John Mulligan

Urban Sitter

Washington Capitals

Washington Nationals

Washington Wizards



Zengo Cycle