BTO – DC Event

BTO – DC Event2019-09-13T12:46:31-05:00

Beat the Odds® Event in Washington, D.C.


Each year, we take time to honor five inspiring students from the Washington, DC region at our Beat the Odds Celebration. Each Beat the Odds honoree receives up to a $10,000 scholarship, a laptop computer, guidance through the college admissions process, and an invitation to join our youth development programs.

Local students are honored for their accomplishments during a ceremony that includes hundreds of CDF supporters with the hope that the honorees will recognize that their community believes in them and their future.

In addition to our Beat the Odds Celebration held in Washington, D.C., CDF holds five events annually in Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York City . Proceeds from the Beat the Odds Celebration support the Children’s Defense Fund in serving as the leading independent voice of all children in America.

Thank you to attendees and the generous donors who supported the 2018 Beat the Odds honorees on their special evening at our 29th annual Beat the Odds Celebration. In case you missed the inspirational evening, or need to be reminded of why your support of CDF is so important, take a moment to experience hope by viewing the details and photos from the event.