Going Places 2024

October 24, 2024
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW Washington, DC 20001

Dress Code: Business Attire

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6:00 p.m. Check in
6:30 p.m. Program start time
Reception immediately following the program

Higher Achievement recognizes the extraordinary commitment of our scholars and the critical role opportunity plays during the pivotal middle school years. Our scholars are passionate, talented, and full of big dreams. Together, we are creating opportunities for scholars to develop as learners and leaders as they prepare for their bright futures.

Going Places is a fundraising event honoring our scholars, families, mentors, and community champions and celebrating all they contribute to our community. We hope you can join us on October 24 as we reflect, connect, and share how we each play a role in creating opportunities for our scholars to shine.

Higher Achievement is committed to making our events accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation or service to fully participate, please fill out this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

Going Places 2024 Honorees

Jay Epstien
Maureen Holla & Pay It Forward Scholarship Recipients
2024 Mentors of the Year

Going Places 2024 Leadership
  • Co-Chair: Melanie Miller, EY-Parthenon
  • Co-Chair: George Vogelei, Cove
  • Cecil Belfon, Accenture
  • Jeb Byrne, Bearfoot Ventures
  • Janice Cori, Higher Achievement
  • Jay Epstien, DLA Piper
  • Wendy Feldman Block, Savills
  • Lavon Johnson, Amazon
  • Matt Johnston, Colliers
  • Shadavia Jones, Brex
  • Andrew Kovacs, Kastle
  • Adriane Lanier, BlackRock
  • Amit Luthra, Barrington Residential
  • James Morgan, Higher Achievement
  • Henry Ross, First Form
  • Malcolm Shaw, Bellwether Enterprise
  • Julie Stupp, HITT Contracting
  • Greg Weber, Alliance
  • Justin Wilson, eBay
  • Lynsey Wood Jeffries, Higher Achievement