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One Of DC’s Best Community-Based Non-Profits To Honor Preferred Materials Supplier to DC Builders

The Youth Leadership Foundation [YLF] Prepares To Honor TW Perry with Its 12th Annual Spirit of Service Award

TW Perry Chairman Ed Quinn (fourth from right) with participants of YLF’s High School Spirit of Service Challenge and YLF Deputy Director Janaiha Bennett (second from left) outside of TW Perry Silver Spring

December 6, 2017 –

Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF) is proud to announce that TW Perry will receive the organization’s 12th Annual Spirit of Service Award on January 25, 2018 at Columbia Country Club. Leon Harris, NBC4 News Anchor, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

The Spirit of Service Award recognizes leaders in the Washington Metropolitan area for their devotion to the character education and mentoring of youth. Recipients exemplify the character, values and leadership consistent with the mission of YLF.

TW Perry embodies a “Spirit of Service” hallmark of the award. It has a proven track record of providing opportunities for youth, particularly those under-served in the local community. The company has exhibited visionary leadership, principled entrepreneurship and promised shared prosperity to its customers and employees engendering respect from the entire DC building community.

TW Perry is the first company to be recognized by YLF for the Spirit of Service honor. It represents a commitment from its leadership to continue to invest in education and a promise to build upon its support of YLF in the years to come. Through financial support of YLF programs, providing internship opportunities for students and hosting business workshops for students, the company remains ever-true to its mission of creating a shared prosperity for all.

About TW Perry: TW Perry is one of the leading building materials suppliers in the mid-Atlantic, serving the Washington, DC, Baltimore areas and outlying suburbs. Specializing in supplying lumber, building materials, doors and windows, hardware, decking and railing products, paint, and power tools. The company also offers a wide selection of millwork products, including more than 250 in-stock molding profiles as well as special order products. TW Perry credits its success to establishing loyal customers who understand the added value and partnership that their services and products bring to a business, as well as the enthusiastic, customer service focused employees of TW Perry. TW Perry locations are privately held and veteran-owned; owners work on site every day. The next-day delivery of in-stock materials helps building and remodeling contractors manage their job site logistics and schedules.

About Youth Leadership Foundation: This year marks YLF’s 20th Anniversary. Since its inception, YLF has built the character of over 3,000 students and has seen 97% of them graduate from high school throughout the Nation’s Capital. Last year, YLF’s character-building programs served 348 youths in all wards of District of Columbia and Prince George’s County through 60 mentors. As a result of their participation with YLF, 92% of YLF students developed greater self-confidence; 83% reported positive changes in study and work habits; and 86% became more goal-oriented. YLF was recently selected by the Catalogue of Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “One of the Best” Nonprofits as part of the Class of 2017-18.

Youth Leadership Foundation Media Contact:

Robert DeSimone


TW Perry Media Contact:

Jennifer Purdy


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