Brighter Futures Breakfast

Join us Friday, October 12th for Doorways’ Brighter Futures Breakfast and 40th Anniversary Celebration! This free fundraising event will celebrate our collective impact through Doorways’ programs and provide an opportunity to be part of our next chapter. Due to the popularity of this event, the Breakfast will once again take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City to accommodate even more guests!

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About the Event

As survivors’ stories have dominated the headlines, more people have been empowered to come forward and seek our help. Today, after 40 years of supporting our neighbors experiencing abuse and homelessness, we’re serving more people than ever before—3,625 women, men, youth and children last year alone—in more ways to meet their increasingly complex needs with specialized, wraparound services. This year, we expect to serve 4,000. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help. Join us to celebrate 40 years of our collective impact and look forward to the next chapter.

  • Hear from organization leadership, including President and CEO Caroline Jones and Board Chair Joanne Petty, about what your support has accomplished, most recently through the Campaign for Brighter Futures
  • Listen as clients tell their stories to share how your support enables women, men, youth and children impacted by homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault to transcend trauma and achieve safer, more stable and empowered futures
  • Learn what’s new at Doorways and how you can be part of the brighter future we continue to create together
  • Network with like-minded neighbors, professionals, community leaders and advocates
  • Commit to being part of our next chapter by offering your support (donations much appreciated but not required)


Friday, October 12th

Registration 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Program 8:30 a.m. –  9:30 a.m.
Networking & Coffee 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Hyatt Regency Crystal City

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202


Limited, complimentary valet parking is available at the Hyatt on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to take advantage of free onsite parking.

Alternatively, please plan to pay to park in another nearby lot or on the street. See the map below for nearby parking options. Please note, Doorways cannot cover the cost of parking anywhere other than the Hyatt. Click here to download a printable version of this map.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Jami Fancher at 703-504-9289 or

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Heather O’Malley at 703-504-9290 or to discuss partnership opportunities.

Brighter Futures Sponsor

The Keri Shull Team

Economic Independence Sponsors

Clark Construction

The Shooshan Company

Strengthening Long-Term Stability Sponsors

Michelle Sagatov Group with Washington Fine Properties

Future Response Sponsors

Alair Homes

Anderson Tax


McGuire Woods, LLP

PNC Bank

Building Resilience Sponsors

Scott Stevenson with TD Bank

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Community Advocacy Sponsors

Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield

Layfette Federal Credit Union

Media Sponsors

Arlington Magazine