Friday, September 27th at 6:30pm
Credit to Josh Simpson

Event Details

PowerOn Awards Ceremony

    Friday, September 27

       6:30 PM


         Hogan Lovells

         555 13th St. NW

         Washington, D.C.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Tickets are $35. All proceeds benefit PowerOn.


The Awards
Role Model

A youth that set the bar for themselves and peers while participating in the PowerOn Program.

Winner TBA
Role Model

A youth that set the bar for themselves and peers while participating in the PowerOn Program.

Role Model Award
Emmett Burns
Role Model Award

Emmett is a college student working towards his goal of becoming a high school English teacher. He has written two books and is currently working on his third. Emmett is an active participant in Triangle Community Center's programs and services, and volunteers for events. TCC's Deputy Director Irene Tsikitas describes Emmett as hardworking and selfless.

Fostering Change
for Children
Superstar Center Award

FCFC's UpFront program is a brave space for LGBTQ+ young people who experience foster care and/or disconnection from family. The group is peer-led and believes that every young person’s voice is valuable and deserves to be heard. UpFront provides resources such as food, transportation, peer support, career planning, leadership development, and technology.

The Sponsors

FCC Commissioner
Jessica Rosenworcel
Change Agent Award

Commissioner Rosenworcel has led the FCC’s efforts to eradicate the “Homework Gap” and has been integral in the the fight to bridge the growing digital divide that especially affects low income and rural students, including many vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community.  Because of her work on these issues, which are woven into the fabric of the PowerOn program, we are honored to present her with the Change Agent award.

Visionary Award

Klayton Fennell is the Senior VP of Local Government Affairs for Comcast. Additionally, Klay is Principal for LGBTQ External Affairs – serving as Comcast’s key contact with LGBTQ advocacy and service organizations. Klay was one of Comcast’s first out LGBTQ senior leaders and has been a driver of diversity and inclusion since joining Comcast in 2001. He serves on Comcast’s Internal Diversity Council, Comcast’s Executive Advisory Council for its Employee Resource Groups’ Mentorship Program and was the first Executive Champion to OUT, Comcast’s LGBTQ employee resource group.

Klayton Fennell
Presenting Sponsor
PowerOn Believers
Individual Donors
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Kelli and Jacques van Gool
Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring the first annual PowerOn Awards Ceremony? Please contact PowerOn Program Manager Ellie Bessette.