2018 – 2019 Donor Listing


Thank you for your generous support of Step Afrika!


Donor listing from March 1, 2018 to July 8, 2019. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. If we have missed you or you prefer to be listed differently, please accept our apologies and contact us at 202.399.7993 ext. 145 so that we can make the correction. Thank you for your support!

*Board of Directors

$50,000 and above

National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

$15,000 to $49,999

Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation | Philip L. Graham Fund | The Howell Foundation* | Share Fund



$5,000 to $14,999


Bank of America Corporation

Ann Belkov and Jerry Lewis

Brady Birdsong*

Randall Borgerson*

Angel Brunner

Beverly J. Burke*

Capital One

Capitol Hill Community Foundation

Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts


The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation


Jacqueline N. Francis, MD*

Graham Holdings Company

Corina Higginson Trust

International Association of Blacks in Dance

Judith A. Lee

Kymber Menkiti*

The Menkiti Group*

Richard Naylor

Allen Orr*

Revere Bank

The Spera Group at TTR Sotheby’s International*


United Way of the National Capital Area

Reginald Van Lee

Verizon Foundation

WC Smith

Angela Wiggins*

Brian Williams*

Mr. and Mrs. Connie B. Williams

Step Afrika! is supported through the Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI ), a program of The International Association of  Blacks in Dance (IABD) in partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

$2,500 to $4,999


AbbVie Employee Engagement Fund

Lamont Akins*

Neil Albert

Dyonicia Brown*

City First Bank of DC

Erica A. Green and Jeffery Kennerly*

Everett Hamilton

Alan Helfer of HelferBell, LLC

Lois Hobson, Donna Hobson, Dani Rowe and Richard Wilson

Kaiser Permanente

Katherine Kane

Katten Muchin Rosenman Foundation, Inc.

John C. Kelley

Christopher Montgomery

Mildred S. Morse, JD*

Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment

Clyde Penn

Steve Shaw

Dan Shiff

Ruth Sorenson

Tilmon Properties LLC

Venable LLP

Conrad Woody*

The World Bank Community Connections Fund

$1,000 to $2,499


Anonymous (2)

Emmanuel S. Bailey

Hillary and Tom Baltimore

Kimberly Ann Bassett*

Richard Bell of HelferBell, LLC

Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation

Miranda Boozer

Dan Cameron Family Foundation

Annette Coram

Dr. Lauren P. Davidson

Dimick Foundation

Bernadine and Gary Evans

Jendayi E. Frazer

Hashim Hassan

Catherine Hogan

Marie and Wendell Johns

Phinis Jones

Kay Kendall and Jack Davies

The Kennedy Center

Leslie Carey Kirk and Bill Kirk

Clayton Lawrence

Tina and Gary Mather

Cristal Baron McKenzie and Carey J. McKenzie

Paul Merrick

Janel Merritt

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Tom Mounteer and Bobby Zeliger

Jalil Hameen Mutakabbir

Linda Potter

Phillip Randall

Monica Ray

Stefanie J. Reiser

Eve Runyon

Jimmy Sanders

Katharine Saunders and Rob Colenso

Wendy A. Sharpe

Stephen Shaw, Jr.

Martin Skea and Christopher Mondinii

Trisch Smith

Benjamin M. Soto, Esq.

George Walker, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin O. Watkins III

Yolanda and Tim Weston

Kyle & Ashley Winkfield

Christopher Woods


$500 to $999



Joe Andronaco

Africa Bell

Attiyah and Reese Blair

Joyce M. Brayboy

John Calhoun

Lushae Cook

Sarah Ann Dachos

Marc Dalton

Dr. John S. Davis II

Rick Dean

Naomi and Teddy Drew

Darnelle and Charon Hines

Darrin Gayles

Raymond Gilpin

Joe and Merna Guttentag

Kimberly L. Jones, PhD

Barbara and Gerald Lang

Jair Lynch & Jocelyn Sigue

Alexandra Nowakowski

Lucia Riddle

Rob Robertson and Carlos Taylor

Monica Scott

Winona Lake Scott

Emily Shacter

Ebony Vick

Laura J. Williams

$250 to $499


Anonymous (4)

Andrew Adair

Dr. Lynn A. Addington

Clarence Anthony

Renee Brown

Louise Brown-Lloyd

Karla Bruce

Eva K. Bulls

Brian Campbell

Circle of Friends

Dr. Alfonso and Della Clark

Andrew Clarke

LaTonya Clark

Nadira Clarke

Russ Cox

Nicole Cutts

Allora Cyrus

Mary Pat Dean

Lia Dorsey

Kimberly Douglas

Mr. Brian J. Dylong and Mrs. Sunni A. Massey

Eric Easter

Brinille Ellis

Althea Evans

ExxonMobil Foundation

Ghassan Fahel

William Ferrell

Michelle Franklin

Elois Burrell Frederick

Travis Gayles

David Gleave

Lorraine Green

Robel Hailu

Ruben Hillar

Tkeban Jahannes

Timothy and Opal Johnson

Patricia Kelsick-Fasusi

Lisa Kinnard

SK Lane

Tyra A. Mariani

Michelle Miller

Tawnya Moore-McGee

Melody Johnson Morales, PhD

Kimberly O’Neill

Jerome Paige

Michael Rupert

Chase Wheeler Rynd

Pauline A. Schneider

Anne Stauffer

Tony Summerlin

Kim Tignor

Kym Taylor

Arthur Upchurch

Lauren C. Vaughan

Shani Walker

Aaron Ward

Kristen Whyly

Barry Wind


$100 to $249


Anonymous (7)

Niquelle Allen

BMS Matching Gift Program

Carol A. Bogash

Latasha Boone

Ian Callender

Damond Campbell

Allen Chew

Mary Ann and Alfredo de Barbieri

Contina Djaouga

Tanille Edwards

Karen Facen

Madeline Feinberg

Michelle Fenty

Leila and Benjamin Fitzpatrick

Michael and Elizabeth Foley

Vata Frederick

Michael Hall

Embry Howell

Michelle S. Jacobs

Edward M. Jones

Jane Lang

The Locke Family

Louisville & Jefferson County Visitors & Convention Commission

Robert Kapp

Rita Kirshstein

Kanika Magee

Tuere Anne Marshall

Shelia McCray

Nikol Nabors-Jackson

Erica Nelson

Natasha Parker

Angela Pratt

Robert Pratt

Daryl Randolph

Kim Rice

Marcie Rickun

Nancy Riker

Dr. Aisha Lord Ryan

John Savage

Deborah Schneider

Thomas Scurto

Eric Shaw

Paul Shaw

Maria and William Strudwick

Scott Stroud

Preston Shytle

Cheryl Taylor

Stephanie Taylor


Audrey Thurman

Matt Tsau

Gretchen Wharton

Trevor Williams

Warren Williams

Heidi Wright


In-Kind Donations


All Stage and Sound

City First Bank

DC Department of Energy and Environment

Dock 5 at Union Market

Occasions Caterers

Gregory Polvere

Trinity Washington University