Annual Celebration

  • On October 4th, Wacif will be connecting with economic development leaders, launching exciting new initiatives to support small businesses in the Washington, DC region, and celebrating local entrepreneurs.

    We want you to join us.

    The Scene: Room & Board (1840 14th Street NW), 4th Floor. Weather permitting, the deck will be open so that we can enjoy a beautiful fall evening. Room & Board makes this space available to nonprofits like Wacif at no cost- thank you Room & Board!

    The value proposition: A $31 ticket covers food and drink from emerging entrepreneurs, provides the opportunity to network with local leaders, and gives you a heads up on new small business initiatives.

    Timing: Thursday, October 4th, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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      Get your tickets today to network with economic and community development leaders and support Washington, DC entrepreneurs!

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31 Years of Impact

  • $32M

    Loans Closed

  • 400+

    Loans for Housing and Business

  • 1600+

    Jobs created and sustained

Wacif’s mission is to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, DC area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs.  Since 1987, Wacif has invested over $32 million in underserved communities throughout the region.


Signature Sponsor

Champion Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Individual Sponsors

Rob and Lisa Riordan

Maria Reed and Devin Leary-Hanebrink


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities email Brendon Miller at or view our Sponsorship Package here.