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1. A person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.; a visionary;
2. City Year.

City Year Washington, DC will bring together more than 600 guests for our annual Idealist Gala, a night celebrating service, impact, and idealism. All proceeds from the event support City Year’s work helping to keep more than 7,500 DC public school students in school and on track to succeed.

Dress code is cocktail attire.

May  21, 2019
6 pm - Cocktail reception
7 pm - Program and dinner

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20004  


Are you interested in sponsoring the 2019 Idealist Gala? 
Contact Gavin Ware, Strategic Partnerships Director at 

Have an allergy or dietary restriction that we need to know about?
Contact Miranda Cooper, Development Operations Director at

Won't be in town on May 21, but would still like to support City Year DC? Donations to City Year Washington, DC in honor of the 2019 Idealist Gala can be made here. Be sure to select Donation at the top of the registration form.    

Not sure how to get to the event? Parking Map and Transportation Information

See snapshots from last year's Idealist Gala here!