Join HJ Sims and EPIC for a Cocktail Reception during NCSC22

Zaytinya by José Andrés | Washington, DC | June 19, 2022

You are cordially invited to a cocktail reception during the 2022 National Charter School Conference hosted by HJ Sims and EPIC Insurance Brokers. Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the world-renowned DC restaurant, Zaytinya by José Andrés on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 5:00-7:30pm. 

HJ Sims and EPIC will be making a donation to José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen in honor of charter schools.

José Andrés has been widely recognized for both his culinary and his humanitarian work. He is a visionary and a humanitarian, establishing World Central Kitchen (WCK) in 2010 as a means for feeding the many – using culinary training programs to empower communities and strengthen economies as well as food disaster relief in the wake of emergencies around the globe.

WCK is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. They build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK currently has teams active in 110 cities and towns in Ukraine delivering over 8 million pounds of food to families—some in areas completely cut off due to fighting and near the Russian border.

Learn more about the World Central Kitchen and José Andrés.


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Established in 1935, HJ Sims is a full-service investment bank with dedicated education experts specializing in structuring and underwriting charter school financings. HJ Sims provides solutions for acquisition, expansion, renovation or refinancing. We also provide financial advisory services in the areas of capital planning, restructuring, and more. With experienced and expert bankers, your project will be Financed Right®. The right financing can lead to children living to their full potential. Visit to learn how HJ Sims can fund your company’s continued growth.

A unique and innovative retail risk management and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm, founded in San Francisco, California in 2007 with offices and leadership across the country. EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants has a depth of industry expertise across key lines of insurance, including risk management, property and casualty, employee benefits, unique specialty program insurance and private client services.


BC Construction Group is one of the nation’s leading Charter School Facility Design-Build firms. Our team members have pioneered Charter School facility solutions, designing and constructing well over 230 charter school facilities nationally. Starting at the earliest concept, BCCG handles feasibility studies and development concepts, complete with budgets, to help school leadership understand their options. BCCG provides full turnkey service options to craft a facility that is the best intersection of performance, image, and value. 

Built on a foundation of legal service more than a century long, Ice Miller LLP is committed to helping our clients stay ahead in a changing world. Our diverse client base ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and from governmental entities to educational organizations and pension funds. We serve the full measure of the business economy, from service to industrial to tech to non-profits, our 350 lawyers dedicated to developing a deep understanding of each client’s needs in order to help them build, grow and protect their most valued assets.

Performance Charter School Development (Performance) is a national, full-service real estate firm specializing in helping new and existing charter schools meet their facility needs. We understand that facilities are one of the biggest challenges for schools to overcome, and we want to help! We are able to provide the school’s ideal facilities through our experienced development team and by providing 100% of the capital needed to construct or acquire your new school building. We don’t require any upfront money from the school and no payments are needed until the school is open and operating.