Category: Events

Join Us at Barry’s Bootcamp

This year, Becky’s Fund is proud to partner with @barrys on March 8, International Women’s Day!  What a perfect way to celebrate – strengthening our bodies and minds together in solidarity as we become #strongertogether. Barry’s will generously donate all proceeds from their 8:30AM Sunday Class with @dcfitchick and Jasmine on March 8th to help end domestic violence.

Official booking for this class is open now at

All are welcome to join. This class WILL sell out, so please do not wait to register to grab your spot.

See you in the Red Room!


Please join our favorite, Kristin Verter Ikenson on Wednesday, July 31 for her birthday wish in supporting Becky’s Fund and their mission to end domestic violence through a Soulcycle Charity Ride!

Your $40 ticket will get you a bike in a 45 minute SoulCycle class, spin shoes, towel, water, and a special birthday gift bag!

The ride will BEGIN AT 4:30 pm, but please arrive at the studio 15-20 minutes before to sign your waiver and have your bike properly set up.

*Note: You MUST sign up for a bike on the site to reserve your bike.

Please join us for our next Becoming Your Own Heroine Workshop on July 13



Did you know that 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. experiences physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner within a given year? Statistics also tell us that over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.

Becoming Your Own Heroine is a program created by Becky’s Fund to help educate young women on healthy relationships, dating violence, and encourage female empowerment and sisterhood. This free program helps empower young women to be the best versions of themselves.

Teens who experience dating violence and bullying often struggle with managing their mental health, resorting to coping through drinking, drug use, eating disorders, and destructive behavior like cutting. It is essential to provide a safe space for our youth to be able to talk about these sensitive topics and learn how to help one another through active listening, support, and knowing where to go for help.


Workshop Schedule:

9:00 a.m. – Registration

9:15 a.m. – Welcome + Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. – Session 1

10:45 a.m. – Yoga

11:00 a.m. – Lunch

12:00 p.m. – Session 2

1:15 p.m. – Self Defense Class

2:15 p.m. – Closing Reflections + Remarks

3:00 p.m. – Pick up

Take a Stand, Make a Splash


DC and summer rooftop parties go together like peanut butter and jelly, right?

If you’re looking to have a good time this summer while supporting an awesome cause, look no further than our annual Take a Stand, Make a Splash’ Swimsuit Fashion Show! Join DC Swim Week’s Cocosand Swimwear and Becky’s Fund while we present this season’s hottest trends, showcased by survivor models.

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today.

Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs: Shark Tank 2017

APRIL 20, 2017


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Becky’s Fund, a national non-profit committed to ending intimate partner violence, and The Covello Foundation, a non-profit committed to character development of youth through sports, are partnering to sponsor a “Shark Tank” entrepreneurial scholarship competition with students at Friendship Public Charter School Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. During this competition, the students will present business ideas to solve an issue in their community to a panel of “shark” judges. The panel will announce the top three most effective presentations and award them with a total of $6,000 scholarship funds for higher education granted by the Covello Foundation. Hosted by Brandon Andrews, a senior consultant at Values Partnerships, ABC’s Shark Tank casting, this pitch competition will be judged by a panel made up by Danny Boice, Founder of Trustify, Mitch Katz, President of Capital Associates, Apollos Hill, Security Operations for TEK Systems Consulting, Christina Covello, Vice President of The Covello Foundation and Stephanie Covello, President of The Covello Foundation.

Students at Friendship, many of which belong to the football and basketball teams, have been counseled by mentors to develop potential solutions to issues they see in their community.

This initiative will further strengthen the bond between Becky’s Fund and Friendship Collegiate Academy, who have worked together through the Men of C.O.D.E. (Men of Character and Ownership, Dedicated to Leading by Example) program.

“Through Men of C.O.D.E., we have had a tremendous journey working with the student athletes from Friendship Collegiate Academy’s football team, empowering them to become positive male role models for their peers and community,” said Becky Lee, Founder of Becky’s Fund. “We are thrilled to host the Shark Tank pitch competition sponsored by the Covello Foundation at Friendship to encourage creative thinking, entrepreneurship, and help prepare our youth to take charge of their economic destiny.”

When asked about the relationship between this competition and Becky’s Fund mission of ending domestic violence by one of the participants, Lee replied, “Our pitch competition gives you an extraordinary opportunity to practice important communication and negotiation skills while teaching you how to actively listen, which is necessary in maintaining a healthy relationship. Further, financial strife is a large reason for why couples fight, so learning how to create a strong sound financial plan can also assist in helping you secure a happy and healthy relationship now and in the future.”

Led by Coach Mike Hunter, Friendship’s football team has been involved in several community programs that have made an impact on and off the field.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Becky’s Fund and the Covello Foundation to bring Shark Tank to Friendship,” said Coach Hunter. “We have seen the incredible impact of the Men of C.O.D.E. program on our boys over the last three years and are excited to watch them compete and learn about financial literacy hands-on through the upcoming Shark Tank competition.”

The Covello Foundation was started by the Covello family in memory of their father, a lifelong coach, college athlete, and mentor to youth in his community. Through the Foundation, they have been able to continue his legacy by facilitating character development in young people nationwide.

“Our dad was not only an athlete and a coach, but also an entrepreneur who founded a software services company in New Jersey,” said Stephanie Covello, President of the Covello Foundation. “He truly believed that discipline, resilience, and persistence, were all characteristics that develop through sports, which in turn lead to success in business.” “Partnering with Becky’s Fund and the students at Friendship Collegiate is the perfect opportunity to support young athletes in our local community, while fostering entrepreneurship, creative thinking, and teamwork, which honors our father’s legacy,” added Christina Covello, Vice-President of the Covello Foundation.

The live pitch competition will be held on April 26th, 2016 at 6:30-9:00 PM in the auditorium at Friendship Collegiate Academy located at 4095 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. and is open to the public.

Becky’s Fund is a nonprofit organization that seeks to prevent intimate partner violence by creating awareness, encouraging advocacy among peers, promoting activism through outreach programs, and providing support for survivors and their families. To learn more about what they do, visit

Established in 2006, the Covello Foundation has sponsored clinics and special training events, provided financial support to young people to allow them to participate in team sports, made significant enhancement to community athletic fields and awarded baseball training scholarships to players who demonstrate that special “heart and soul” approach to the game and their team. To learn more, visit



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Break a Sweat with Becky’s Fund!


Address: 1201 U St NW #300, Washington, DC 20009
Price: $25.00

We are excited to partner with The Dailey Method to get our heartbeats racing before Gold Cup! Please join us on Saturday, April 29 for a Charity Spinning Class. Only 15 bikes left before the class fills up! All proceeds go to Becky’s Fund.

Please RSVP to by Wednesday, April 26 to reserve a bike.