Celebrate with us


Special thanks to our co-chairs, host committee, our honoree Rick England, sponsors and attendees for helping Higher Achievement to raise funds that will create even more leadership opportunities for our 500 scholars!

Missed the 2018 gala but still want to attend an event to learn more about Higher Achievement in Washington DC? Attend a Middle School Matters tour to find out how you can get more involved! Email Chris Perkins at cperkins@higherachievement.org for more information.


Our 2018 Gala Honoree

Richard England
Madison Wealth Management
The England Family Foundation

The evening featured a performance by Higher Achievement scholars and an alumni speaker inside the Warner Theatre, followed by a cocktail reception. Current scholars and alumni joined guests during the reception to speak about their personal experience.

2018 Gala Leadership


Mitchell N. Schear
Jay Epstien
Lynsey Wood Jeffries
Thalia T. Washington