Big Night: For Singapore and Wolf Trap

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Gideon Malone, Wolf Trap CEO Arvind Manocha, Manjula Pindiprolu, Srikant Sastry, Ball co-chairs Annie and Patrick Pacious, Gouri Murpuri and Singapore Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri. Photo by Tony Powell.

It was a shining night for Singapore at the Wolf Trap Ball on Sept. 14, as the arts center raised a record $1,730,000. Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor was among the 750 guests at the annual Wolf Trap Ball, which partners with an embassy to showcase a country’s cultural heritage. This year’s salute was to Singapore — some 650 lanterns and a reproduction of a super tree as found in Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay created a magical riot of colors. Décor reflected Chinese, Indian and Malay influences, representative of Singapore’s diversity. Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States, Ashok Mirpuri and his wife Gouri Mirpuri, served as honorary hosts. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring were among the guests.

Wolf Trap Chairman Dan D’Aniello, Ginny Friend, the Washington Ballet’s Julie Kent and Victor Barbee. Photo by Tony Powell.
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