2016 McKinney-Vento Awards

 2016 Event Highlights

The McKinney-Vento Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday September 22, 2016 at The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

We would like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors, presenters, performers, honorees, guests, staff and volunteers for attending our event. It was a night to remember!

If interested in viewing our 2016 Awards, please visit our YouTube Channel.


Law Center Executive Director & Founder Maria Foscarinis makes her opening remarks and gives a warm welcome to those in attendance at the 18th annual McKinney-Vento Awards.


Chair of the Law Center’s Board of Directors Ed McNicholas prepares to take the stage to introduce Honorary McKinney-Vento Host Committee Chair Steve Judge.


U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME) accepts the Bruce F.
Vento Award, which was presented by Board Member and Honorary McKinney-Vento Host Committee Chair Steve Judge.


Chief Executive Officer of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis presents the Stewart B. McKinney Award to Washington Wizards’ John Wall.


McKinney-Vento Host Committee Chair Dwight Fettig takes the stage to encourage the audience to make a donation to help the Law Center further their work – and entices them with the possibility of owning an official Washington Wizards’ jersey and NBA basketball autographed by John Wall.


 Neil Steiner of Dechert LLP accepts the Pro Bono Counsel Award, which was presented by the Law Center’s Lawyers’ Executive Advisory Partners (LEAP) Chair Peter Thomas


 Award winning anchor and correspondent for CBS News and CBS Sports Dana Jacobson presents the Personal Achievement Award to Ms. Angela Spencer and her son Amarion.


Amarion, son of this year’s Personal Achievement Honoree, walks away with autographed gear from Washington Wizards’ John Wall. The gear was won by the evening’s highest donors and was then gifted to Amarion, who was one of the evening’s biggest stars.

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