Whitman-Walker and Reid Rodell Launch The Corner at Whitman-Walker

An Upscale Event Rental and Community Gathering Space
in the Heart of Washington, DC

Washington, DC – July 25, 2022 – Whitman-Walker and Reid Rodell are thrilled to announce the official launch of The Corner at Whitman-Walker – a gorgeous new event rental and community gathering space at LIZ in the heart of one of DC’s most popular and trendy neighborhoods. The launch will include an industry evening on Tuesday, July 26th from 5pm to 8pm and a community day on Saturday, July 30th from 12pm to 3pm for the local community and non-profits to tour the space.

Originally, The Corner was the entrance and lobby of the Whitman-Walker Clinic which served LGBTQ and HIV positive community members who needed a place to receive stigma-free care and treatment while in some cases facing their own deaths due to the AIDS epidemic. Transformed by architect Annabelle Selldorf and rechristened by Whitman-Walker, the former clinic lobby now serves as a vital location for diverse cultures and communities to celebrate, congregate and gather.

“We’re delighted to partner with Reid Rodell on this exciting new chapter of The Corner” says Abby Fenton, Chief External Affairs Officer at Whitman-Walker. “This gorgeous space allows us to introduce Whitman-Walker to hundreds of new folx while also helping to support our mission through event rentals.”

Rental proceeds will support Whitman-Walker’s operations. Capacity for The Corner at Whitman-Walker is 125 guests. Reid Rodell will offer a full range of events management services. Rates vary depending on date, equipment and event management needs as well as time needed in the space. Non-profit groups receive a 20% discount on rental fees.

“As a minority and LGBTQ owned business, we are honored to get an opportunity to partner with Whitman-Walker. Their mission and our work align in a seamless and beneficial way” says Anthony Rodell. Continues Rodell, “We are both thrilled and honored with this opportunity to partner on a project with the rich legacy of The Corner .”

A full description of prices and services are listed at www.thecorneratww.org. Inquires can be made at: TheCorner@reidrodell.com.
For more information or to book a press tour of the space, contact Abby Fenton at afenton@whitman-walker.org or 202.380.6143.


About Whitman-Walker
For over fifty years, Whitman-Walker has been part of the fabric of the local DC and national community as first responder and care-provider for those living with HIV; a leader in LGBTQ care and advocacy; a research center working to discover breakthroughs in HIV treatment and prevention science; and one of the DC’s most trusted partners during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Whitman-Walker is a collective of 501 (c)(3) organizations centered around delivering care to community. The organization is led by two CEOs – Naseema Shafi and Ryan Moran. Shafi leads Whitman-Walker Health and Moran leads Whitman-Walker Health System which oversees Whitman-Walker Foundation, Whitman-Walker Institute and Whitman-Walker Real Property Holdings.

About Reid Rodell
Reid Rodell, LLC is an event management and consulting firm comprised of experts across a broad range of specialties, making them your one-stop solution for all event needs. Their events are completely customized, reflecting the brand personality of each client. Masterfully curating each detail, RR creates high-energy events that are brilliantly orchestrated from beginning to end. RR is based in Washington, DC and proudly does events around the globe. For more information, www.reidrodell.com