Join us for the Center’s 44th Annual Celebration!

It’s that time of year again, when we gather together to catch up with peers, share stories and achievements, and gain insights from experts on moving forward. In times of economic turbulence, it's common for us as individuals to experience stress and let our health and financial systems fall by the wayside. That's why we're putting a spotlight on the crucial symbiotic relationship between taking care of our banks (financial health) and our tanks (physical and mental wellness) at this year's Celebration.

Join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at the DC Bar Pro Bono Center for an enlightening breakfast event as we take a moment to consider how imperative it is to prioritize both aspects of our well-being.

Melissa Leong
Melissa Leong
Hear from highly esteemed authority on personal finance

A renowned personal finance expert, Melissa Leong imparts her extensive knowledge and expertise across various platforms, such as CTV’s The Social, The Drew Barrymore Show, BNN, CBC Radio, and Global News. 

Melissa’s award-winning reporting career has spanned 17 years.Throughout her journey, she has tackled a wide range of topics, including politics, arts, and business. Her writing has been featured in reputable publications like the National Post, the Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail. Most recently, she has made a mark as the personal finance writer for the Financial Post.

In addition to her impressive career as a journalist and media personality, Leong is also a talented author. Her book, Happy Go Money, is an award-winning finance guide that cleverly blends insights from psychology with practical advice on personal finance. Beyond this, Leong has also found success as a self-published author of teen adventure novels. Her novels have sold nearly 70,000 copies worldwide and have topped the bestseller lists on Amazon.

Get a sneak preview of this dynamic speaker! See her in action in CTV’s The Social.

Receive a copy of Happy Go Money

The Center is excited to provide guests of this year's Annual Celebration with a copy of Happy Go Money, signed by the author and Annual Celebration speaker themself, Melissa Leong. Merging happiness psychology with personal finance, this essential introductory manual imparts practical insights on spending, budgeting, investing and mindfulness. The content incorporates research, interactive exercises and relatable stories, making it an accessible and informative resource for all readers.

Make plans to join us!

After three years of hosting this event virtually, we are incredibly excited to host the 2023 Annual Celebration in-person at the DC Bar Pro Bono Center. Prepare to mingle with your peers from our sector, have a wonderful breakfast and enjoy the insights offered by our featured guest.

2023 Annual Celebration
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
901 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
DC Bar Pro Bono Center

Reserve your Individual Ticket

Center members (Nonprofit & Industry) – $90

Nonmember Nonprofit – $120

All others – $160

Sponsor a Table (10 people)

Center members (Nonprofit & Industry) $800

Nonmember Nonprofit – $1,100

All others – $1,500

Thank you to our welcoming sponsors:



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