This year the Little Lights Benefit is made possible through the generosity of our corporate sponsors and their faith in our growing and advancing work with under-resourced communities living in DC’s public housing.

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The Gaskins Team

Excellence in Real Estate for more than 30 years


This marks the 6th year the Gaskins Team has been a corporate sponsor for our annual Benefit. The partners that form the Gaskins Team, Andy Biggers, who serves on Little Lights’ Board of Directors, and Will Gaskins, specialize in meeting real estate needs in the Washington, DC metro area.

If you’re on the hunt for a local property, whether a home, a townhouse, or a condo, consider help from The Gaskins Team.


Exceptional IT Solutions with proven results


SuprTEK is an IT engineering and professional services firm that provides information security and IT operations management for the federal, state and local government. Brandon Park, the President and CFO of SuprTEK, is a  longtime donor of Little Lights. We are especially grateful to have them as one of our corporate sponsors at this year’s benefit for the second time in row.

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Highlands Residential Mortgage

Reinvesting into what matters most: people


For the past five years Rick Miller, franchise owner of Highlands Residential Mortgage, has sponsored several of Little Lights events. This year Rick extends his invaluable support, yet again.

Rick serves as the regional branch manager at Highlands Residential Mortgage, one of the top mortgage companies in the greater DC area, specializing in real estate loans.

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Marq Energie 

Helping international companies grow sustainably in the US market


Based out of Washington, D.C., Marq Energie Consulting team specializes in providing integrated trade strategy, marketing, and advisory services. Julie Peterson, longtime friend of Little Lights and a member of the Ignite the Light Giving Society, is Marq Energie Consulting’s founding partner.The firm’s distinguished clientele includes PricewaterhouseCoopers, the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State. 

City First Bank 

Building the economic health of underserved communities


Regarded as DC’s first bank solely dedicated to community development finance, City First Bank of DC specializes in providing financial services to low and moderate income communities. Its mission is centered on supporting underserved communities in DC and the surrounding suburbs, and they have partnered with Little Lights to help us accomplish some of our projects. We’re so glad to have City First Bank as a first-time corporate sponsor for this year’s Benefit.