Our Annual Golf Tournament Returns!

**** NEW DATE *****

Monday, October 24, 2022

Breakfast and Registration 07:00 am

Shot Gun Start at 08:30 am

Awards Luncheon – Immediately at the conclusion of play

Location: Lake Presidential Golf Club, 3151 Presidential Golf Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

The John & Georgette Chambers Memorial Golf Tournament is the premier annual fundraiser of the Washington Government Relations Group Foundation (WGRGF). The Foundation is charged with generating funds and support resources for minority undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in public policy, public administration, political science, community engagement or other advocacy disciplines.

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Congratulations to our 2022 Terri Grier Memorial Scholarship Recipients!

The mission of the Washington Government Relations Group Foundation is to further cultivate the pipeline of future African-American lobbyists, public policy professionals, and advocates. We do this by supporting undergraduate and graduate-level students who demonstrate the commitment, courage, and work ethic to be advocates throughout their academic and professional journey.

WGRGF is proud to announce that we are continuing our investment in the pipeline of future advocates by providing these outstanding students with a $5,000 award each:

  • Caleb Bohannon (Ole Miss)
  • Camille Edwards (UC Berkeley)
  • Jakia Hamilton (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • DaRon Hall (NYU)
  • Anthony Holt (Tuskegee)
  • Brianna Johnson-Simmons (NC A&T)
  • Caleb Rashad Jones (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
  • Kella Merlain-Moffatt (Columbia)
  • Jasmine Marchbanks-Moffatt (Howard University School of Law)
  • Kennedy Williams (Howard University)
  • Camille Young (Spelman College)

Interested in supporting our work?

There are multiple ways to support WGRGF's mission. Your support will help us continue to build the pipeline as we award individual scholarships and offer enriching internships to deserving students. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our ability to host our usual annual fundraisers so we depend on your support to fulfill this important mission.

If your company is interested in making a cash or in-kind contribution, please contact our WGRGF Board Chair at Phillip.Wallace@walmart.com. You may also make an individual contribution using the DONATE tab here on our webpage.

The Washington Government Relations Group Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible.


The Curtis Etherly, Jr. Scholars Program

Curtis Etherly, Jr. was a titan in the field of advocacy and exemplified what’s possible when young people who grew up here in Washington, DC are given opportunities to learn, grow, and lead. A native Washingtonian and proud graduate of Ballou High School in Southeast DC, Curtis went on to earn degrees from Yale and Georgetown Law School. Throughout his extraordinary career in local government and eventually at The Coca-Cola Company, Curtis always found ways to give back to the community that raised and nurtured him. With that in mind, WGRGF is proud to extend new opportunities to native DC students who demonstrate an eagerness to follow Curtis’ path, so that they too, can have a positive impact on the communities in which they were raised.

The Etherly Scholars annual internship program provides students who graduated from a high school located within Washington, DC city limits and are currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university with exposure to the inner workings of Congress, corporate relations, public policy, and government affairs. This enriching summer internship includes a hybrid in-person and virtual office experience, one-on-one conversations with leaders in the field of advocacy, and other informative/educational programming. Scholars are compensated with a generous stipend and financial assistance.

The 2022 term has closed. Please stay tuned for the 2023 application!