Nina Kuo DCPBK Donor Showcase

Nina Kuo

As President of the Association, I already volunteer my time as a board member, but without enough funds, one can only do so much. The DCPBK is an entirely volunteer-run organization, with zero paid staff. Our money is earmarked for providing high school scholarship awards to deserving recipients, for running our various programs, and for…

September 2018 Event Recap: National Book Festival

On Saturday September 1, seven members of the book club met in downtown DC for breakfast followed by a trip to the National Book Festival at the Convention Center. Speakers included the author of our September selection The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantu, Madeline Albright, and Tara Westover, author of Educated, recommended by former President Obama as a…

August 2018 Book Club: “The Power”

On Tuesday, August 28, eighteen members of the book club met to discuss Naomi Alderman’s The Power. This work of speculative fiction portrays a contemporary world where women are suddenly afforded the physical upper hand over men, via an ability to generate and wield electricity. The novel follows the trajectories of four women and one man…

DCPBK High School Award winner Jared Lichtman

Jared Duker Lichtman

“I would like to thank you again for selecting me in 2014 for the DC PBK [High School] Merit Award. I recently graduated from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, majoring in mathematics, with a minor in physics, and was 1 of 22 members of the Class of 2018 to be inducted early into Phi Beta Kappa. Your honor was quite prescient! This upcoming year, I will be in Cambridge, UK, as 1 of 16 Churchill scholars selected nationwide, studying for a master’s in pure mathematics. Thank you again for giving me a vote of confidence 4 years ago, and I hope the award continues to support many worthy students to come!”

Paul Lubliner, DCPBK Featured Donor

Paul Lubliner

Why I Donated

I donated to help support our high school awards program. As a member of the awards committee, it feels good knowing that the high schoolers we choose embody the ethos of Phi Beta Kappa. This is just one way our association helps raise the profile of Phi Beta Kappa and what it advocates for—the importance of a strong liberal arts and science education.
The Association has provided me the opportunity to expand my leadership skills as an Association officer, make friends, help others through our mentorship program, and learn about fascinating topics through our events.