Contributing To The Community

In addition to being a leading speakers bureau and business communications firm, Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau is proud to contribute and give back to our community in many exciting ways throughout the year. 

Please see below for more information about recent philanthropic and community outreach projects that the Leading Authorities, Inc. team has been involved in as well as information about the organizations, charities, and non-profits that our employees contribute to and support throughout the year.

Leading Authorities, Inc. supports SOME (So Others May Eat), an interfaith, community-based organization in the District of Columbia that offers a comprehensive approach to caring for the homeless and extremely poor citizens of our city, by contributing production services, speakers, and entertainment services.

Leading Authorities, Inc. was very proud to spend time aiding in their community kitchen where the team helped deliver breakfast to over 1,000 hot meals to those in need.

Learn more about SOME (So Others May Eat) here.

Each year, in the spirit of the holiday season, the Leading Authorities, Inc. team makes a donation to the Bright Beginnings child development center in Washington, DC.

The staff at Leading Authorities, Inc. has contributed time and energy to this incredible organization for the past several years. These continual efforts have been headed up by Lucinda DeCastro, the director of events at Leading Authorities speakers bureau. She regularly updates our team about the needs at Bright Beginnngs and our staff responds with donations of time, money, and supplies.

For example, around the holiday season, Leading Authorities, Inc. employees regularly purchase and donate new clothes, toys, and hearty holiday meals to benefit more than 100 homeless infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Read more about our contributions to Bright Beginnings!


Leading Authorities, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the Catalogue for Philanthropy. In an effort to help raise awareness and promote a philanthropic dialogue, Leading Authorities' production house created a promotional video for the organization. The video will be used to tell the organization’s story and stimulate corporate sponsorship throughout the DC community.


For many years, the employees at Leading Authorities, Inc. have been active participants in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. Over the last six years, Leading Authorities, Inc. has raised thousands of dollars in support of the organization’s mission to find therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.


The Leading Authorities, Inc. team is in contact with many great people and organizations everyday. Sometimes, we are able to connect our clients to do good. One of the speakers LAI is pleased to represent is Jim Donald, the Chairman of Albertson’s and the former CEO of Starbucks, Haggen Food & Pharmacy, Extended Stay Hotels, and Pathmark Supermarkets.

When Rainey Foster, the executive vice president at Leading Authorities speakers bureau, mentioned that a friend stationed in Afghanistan was missing his favorite coffee, Jim jumped into action. 13 cases of Starbucks Via soon arrived at Bagram Air Base for the troops.

We would like to thank Jim for his generous contributions!


Leading Authorities, Inc. hosted the 5th annual Women on the World symposium at the US Chamber of Commerce. In appreciation of moderator Meryl Comer’s participation in the event and in recognition of her continued dedication to Alzheimer’s research, Leading Authorities, Inc. contributed $10,000 to help fund the National Alzheimer’s Association’s research efforts.