In 2003, Speaker John A. Boehner, the Honorable Anthony A. Williams and the late Senator Ted Kennedy joined together to headline the first annual fall fundraiser benefiting the children of the Consortium of Catholic Academies.
Until his retirement from the Senate in 2012, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman also lent his support as dinner host. In 2013, Senator Dianne Feinstein graciously joined Speaker John Boehner and former Washington, DC Mayor, Anthony Williams to headline what is now known as the Boehner Feinstein Williams Dinner.
Every year dinner attendance and sponsorship has grown. So too has the dinner's impact on the lives of the inner-city children who call Consortium schools "home". The Boehner Feinstein Williams Dinner is the single greatest source of funding for the Consortium's most critical needs like; tuition assistance, building maintenance and curriculum materials.
We are blessed for everything our hosts do the in the name of our students and our schools.
Speaker Boehner’s commitment to the Consortium extends well beyond the night of the dinner. A regular visitor to classrooms, the Speaker has invited students to be his guests at the State of the Union address and other important Capitol Hill events. He also attends an annual event honoring Consortium teachers and staff each spring.
In addition to our hosts, we are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors who make this event not only possible, but successful.