Supporting family reading at Of Wine & Words

2017 Of Wine & Words raises $125,000 to benefit TRC programs 

OF WINE & WORDS is The Reading Connection’s annual benefit and auction to support our work to stem the cycle of poverty in the metro DC region through early education and reading.

More than 120,000 children in our community live in poverty, and we know children in poverty often also live in “book deserts”— only one age-appropriate book for 300 children.

Each year more than 200 philanthropists, government and business executives, and community thought leaders gather to raise awareness for the importance of TRC’s early childhood education and reading programs. Join us at Of Wine & Words. Together we can be the difference in a child’s life.

For information about supporting The Reading Connection, contact Summer Parrish.  



Of Wine & Words 2017 Sponsors



Greenfield Belser In-kind

Hunton & Williams LLP



Amber Road

DLT Foundation





Allan Woods Flowers In-kind

Expedition Technology

McGinn & Associates

Robert and Susan Rosenbaum

Steve and Tammy LaMantia

The Menges Group

Trident Communications LLC

Westland Printing In-kind




Beverly Rezneck Photography In-kind

Claire Emory

Heather Darasz Designs In-kind

Hellerman Communications LLC

Kaja Orkand

Media Sponsor

Arlington Magazine

Make a wish come true!


Children participating in the Read-Aloud program choose a new book to keep for their own each week. Almost all of the 4,553 books distributed in this way last year were books donated by the community. To donate books TRC's kids currently need, view our easy-to-find, always needed titles on TRC's Wish List or specially requested and currently needed titles on our Amazon Wish List

You can help us answer a child's book wish!