Concert for Catholic Education

Vertical Horizon Logo
Vertical Horizon Band

Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 9:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC
Liberty Ballroom – Level M4

Celebrate the 2022 host city of Washington, DC and support Catholic Education Programs of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington by jointly sponsoring a networking cocktail reception and benefit concert featuring national stars and hometown Catholic favorite Vertical Horizon!


2022 Sponsoring Partners for Concert for Catholic Education

Our Goal: Welcome, Celebrate, Support, and Build!

With this reception and concert, we seek to:

  • Welcome DFMC members on the opening night of their annual in-person gathering with an inclusive event sponsored by partner firms/organizations that serve Catholic institutions;
  • Celebrate our host city of Washington, DC and the work of Catholics in the Church of Washington;
  • Support the local Church and community by raising funds for Catholic Education Programs of the Archdiocese of Washington; and
  • Build on the success of last year’s event as we create a tradition of a collaboration that provides a memorable and impactful opening evening!

Our Cause: Catholic Education

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, rooted in Gospel values and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church, are learning communities of faith and service dedicated to educational equity and excellence for all students. The Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Washington is committed to the education and formation of more than 25,000 students who attend the 90 schools of the Archdiocese annually. Net proceeds of the reception and concert will provide critical support for the Catholic Schools Office Academic Excellence, Teacher Collaboration Days, and the Eighth Grade Day Out faith formation programs.

Our Event: Networking Cocktail Reception and Benefit Concert featuring Vertical Horizon

Sunday, September 25
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC
Liberty Ballroom – Level M4

Following the Opening Banquet Sunday evening, all DFMC members and sponsoring vendors are invited to enjoy a networking cocktail reception and close the evening with a benefit concert featuring Vertical Horizon. There are no ticket sales – the event is free for DFMC members courtesy of participating vendor/partners.

How to Get Involved

Join with fellow vendor partners to sponsor this charitable benefit concert for all DFMC members. Proceeds of the event support Catholic Education programs of the Archdiocese of Washington. All sponsors receive equal billing and recognition. Click the sponsorship button to get started!


About the Band

Vertical Horizon formed in 1991 by Georgetown University undergraduate students Matt Scannell and Keith Kane. Vertical Horizon exploded onto the national music scene in 2000 with their certified double platinum 1999 album Everything You Want, including the number one hit “Everything You Want” and other hits “We Are,” “You’re a God,” and “Best I Ever Had” on the Billboard 100 charts. “Everything You Want” was Billboard’s Most Played Song of 2000. The band’s 2003 Go album featured the hit “I’m still here.” Vertical Horizon has released seven albums since 1992, including their latest, The Lost Mile in 2018.


For questions about the event or the sponsorship opportunity, contact Joseph Gillmer, Executive Director of Development for the Archdiocese of Washington at [email protected] or call (202) 805-1264.

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington (dba Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington) is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID (EIN): 53-0196550.