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 capping off your first evening in DC with a networking cocktail reception and benefit concert featuring national stars and hometown Catholic favorite Vertical Horizon! The reception and concert are courtesy of an independent consortium of participating vendor/partners.

2022 Sponsoring Partners for Concert for Catholic Education

The 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 DFMC’s Opening banquet, all diocesan 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 diocesan members courtesy of participating vendor/partners.

The 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.

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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, 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.