Gala Guide 2016

Upcoming Events and a Peek at Spring.

Luke’s Wings 5th Annual Heroes Gala
Luke’s Wings is an organization dedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle. The Gala will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, entertainment and a “Fashion Takes Flight” fashion show featuring men and women of the military. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Please contact

6th Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie will honor Trish and George Vrandenburg for their contributions to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at a luncheon and fashion show featuring a special presentation of Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2016 Collection. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Please contact Jessica Cavanaugh at or 212-901-8011.

14th Annual For the Love of Sight
Visionary Awards Dinner
The Foundation Fighting Blindness will hold the “For the Love of Sight” and Northern Virginia Visionary Awards Dinner to raise funds to support research assisting people affected by retinal degenerative diseases. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Please contact Dina Beamont at 202-407-8325.

Innocents at Risk 10th Anniversary Gala
Under the patronage of the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic and Mrs. Caridad de Pérez and the Ambassador of the American States, the nonprofit will recognize Members of Congress who enabled the passage of the Justice for Victim of Trafficking Act and others who have supported the fight to end child trafficking. Organization of the American States. Please
call 202-625-7338.

Georgetown House Tour Patrons’ Party
This year’s Patron’s Party will honor House Tour Chair Emerita Frida Burling. Proceeds benefit the ministry and outreach programs of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, such as Jubilee Jobs, Georgetown Ministry Center, Hyde-Addision Elementary. Home of Bill Dean. Please visit

National Museum of Women in the Arts Spring Gala
The Spring Gala is the museum’s major fundraising event for patrons, members and friends. Proceeds support the exhibitions and programs dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts. The evening highlights “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.” Please contact Gabrielle Kaufman at or call 202-266-2815.

The Bowie Ball
A benefit for the Washington Ballet, the Bowie Ball includes an evening of unique experiences inspired by two rock legends: David Bowie and Freddie Mercury of Queen. Reception, dinner, dance performances and after-dinner dance party at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium, Friday, April 29, 7 p.m. — 202-362-3606 or

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