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Philanthropists of the Year Christopher Addison and Judy Lansing Kovler



Philanthropists of the Year Christopher Addison and Judy Lansing Kovler

At our Hidden In Plain Sight: Youth Homelessness Annual Benefit (June 5, 2023), Sasha Bruce supporters reflected on the incredible power of young people. The supporters making our programming possible were also celebrated.

We proudly recognized Christopher Addison and Judy Lansing Kovler as the 2023 Sasha Bruce Youthwork Philanthropists of the Year. 

Christopher Addison is a cherished friend and emeritus board member of Sasha Bruce Youthwork. His lifelong commitment to the arts, along with his wife Sylvia Ripley, has made a profound impact. 

As the owner of Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery and former Chief Designer for the Renwick Gallery, Christopher has enriched our community with his creative vision. Sasha Bruce Youthwork thanks Christopher for his unwavering support and dedication to nurturing artistic endeavors.

Judy Lansing Kovler has been a driving force in our community for decades. Through the Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation, Judy’s support, along with her husband Peter Kovler, has touched countless lives. 

Their areas of impact include social services, education, healthcare, and cultural programs. Sasha Bruce Youthwork extends our deepest gratitude to Judy for her unwavering commitment to lending a hand, and making a positive impact.

Judy and Christopher, along with their peers and loved ones, understand that our youth have resilience and strengths.

We don’t focus on their past circumstances, we focus on their potential and bright futures.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork has provided services for Washington, DC youth and their families for nearly 50 years. For more information on how you can support our upcoming 50th anniversary initiatives, please email or (202) 878-2954.

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