The DowntownDC Foundation annually presents the Toast to DowntownDC, an invitation-only evening reception to celebrate our shared successes in supporting DowntownDC. This exclusive event brings together city leaders, corporate partners, decision-makers, donors and community members to toast our accomplishments and connect over our passion for downtown.

Tickets are complimentary to invited guests and event sponsors. All event funds are raised via sponsorship.

Check this page for updates regarding the 2024 Toast to DowntownDC or email Jana Krien at for sponsorship and event inquiries.

1Toast to DowntownDC 2023

Guests gathered at the Penthouse Sky Lounge of 555 12th Street NW for an evening of fun and celebration. Thank you to special guest DC Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development Nina Albert and our valued sponsors: Ann B. Friedman; Gigi & Bob Murphy; Macy’s; Planet Word; Rafael Etzion; and the Ti-Hwa Foundation; as well as CityCenterDC | Hines; Events DC; Gensler; and SJG Properties. To view photos: click here

Toast to DowntownDC 2022

The DowntownDC Foundation hosted its signature event at Planet Word Museum, offering guests not only a beautiful and unique space to celebrate, but also rooftop views of Franklin Park.

Toast to Franklin Park 2019

The DowntownDC Foundation was unveiled to the public in the Penthouse of the Washington Post Building at 1 Franklin Square. Director of the DC Department of Human Services Laura Green Zeilinger and U.S. National Park Service Supertintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks Jeffrey P. Reinbold addressed guests, sharing more about the Downtown Day Services Center and Franklin Park.