The 48th annual Washingtonians of the Year luncheon, sponsored by Deloitte, took place on Wednesday, January 15 at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel. The event brought together the current honorees, their guests and past Washingtonians of the Year to celebrate the accomplishments of this esteemed group. Each year, Washingtonian chooses local pioneers who have contributed significantly in their communities and are striving to improving the areas they live work in.
Catherine Merrill, CEO & President of Washingtonian, opened the program and 1994 Washingtonian of the Year Judy Woodruff emceed the program. Each honoree received a personalized plaque and a framed cover from their photo shoot with Washingtonian. All honorees also gave remarks during the program describing the work they do and thanking their supporters.
This year’s luncheon was supported by Deloitte’s Business of Kindness initiative. Our 2019 Washingtonians of the Year have gone above and beyond to prove that the transformative power of kindness and respect can have a meaningful impact on the world outside of office walls.
Congratulations to our 2019 Washingtonians of the Year! Corinne Cannon, Founder, Greater DC Diaper Bank Dr. Francis Collins and Diane Baker, Director, NIH & Board Member, Children’s Inn at NIH Ruby Corado, Founder, Casa Ruby Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress Dr. Allison Jackson, Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Protection Center, Children’s National Hospital Matt Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, JBG Smith Nancy Richardson, Volunteer, CaringMatters Deborah Rutter, President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Andy Shallal, Founder, Busboys and Poets Nick Sundberg, Founder, Loads of Love & Player, Washington Redskins