Bridges Gala

Each spring, Richard Marriott and his co-chair are joined by a celebrity headliner to host a major gala in Washington, D.C. On that evening we celebrate Bridges’ successes, honor youths’ achievements, and generate additional resources to do even more in the future. The event is an opportunity for business and community leaders to gather for an entertaining and inspiring evening while helping challenged young adults achieve a better life.

2021 Virtual Bridges Gala

Though 2020 forced us to confront obstacles, Bridges From School to Work is more committed than ever to serve its young adults and provide them with a brighter future. Adapting to the circumstances, we will host our annual Gala on the evening of June 15, 2021 virtually. Our event co-chairs, Richard E. Marriott and Steve King guarantee an exciting and fun evening! Entitled Celebrating the Magic of Bridges, this year’s Gala will feature Michael Carbonaro, magician and creator of The Carbonaro Effect.

The event is our largest and most pivotal fundraiser of the year, and your philanthropic support will allow our initiatives and mission to come to fruition. It will ensure that Bridges can continue to provide young adults with opportunities for employment. We hope you will consider adding your support alongside companies and individuals that have already given their commitments. Click here for details and options for participation.

For more information, please contact the Bridges Gala Team at or (202) 719-8044.

Gallery of Celebrity Headliners

Click on an image below to enlarge these photos of some of our past celebrity headliners.

Watch highlights from past Galas.

2019 Bridges Gala Recap
2018 Bridges Gala Recap