Gala Guide (February 2020)

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FEBRUARY 4
AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART

The Women’s Board of the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region, will host the 72nd annual luncheon and fashion show, featuring the best of Bloomingdale’s. Proceeds go toward research projects that treat and prevent heart disease. Marriott Marquis. Visit affairoftheheartdc.com.

ALVIN AILEY OPENING NIGHT GALA

The evening’s festivities will begin with a performance in the Kennedy Center Opera House, followed by dinner and dancing on the Roof Terrace level. The event raises funds for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s D.C. programs, including scholarships to attend the Ailey School in New York. Contact Charlotte Constan at cconstan@alvinailey.org or 212-405-9029.

FEBRUARY 13
ROMANCING THE STONE

Hillwood’s annual Valentine’s benefit will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, art, a silent auction and a preview of the exhibition “Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems.” Proceeds support the museum’s work to engage visitors with Marjorie Merriweather Post’s collections, gardens and estate. Contact Allison Kingery at akingery@hillwoodmuseum.org or 202- 243-3974.

FEBRUARY 26
TEACH FOR AMERICA GALA

Carol and John Boochever and Olga and Scott Jaeckel are chairing the Leadership Changing Lives gala to support Teach For America leaders, whose efforts pave the way for educational equity for all children. Ritz-Carlton. Email Cierra Hinton at cierra.
hinton@teachforamerica.org.

MARCH 7
CHILDREN’S NATIONAL’S A VINTAGE AFFAIR

The Board of Visitors of Children’s National Health System will host this opportunity for wine lovers to taste fine wines and enjoy elegant cuisine while bidding on fine wines and experiences. Proceeds support the board’s annual grants and major gifts programs. Andrew
W. Mellon Auditorium. Contact Kathie Williams at kwilliams@boardofvisitors.com or 202-660-1428.

MARCH 10
N STREET VILLAGE GALA

The chairs of the gala are Hillary and Tom Baltimore and Erika and A. Scott Bolden. N Street Village is a nonprofit that empowers homeless and low-income women to claim their highest quality of life through shelter and a variety of programming. Marriott Marquis. Contact Stuart Allen at sallen@ nstretvillage.org or 202-939-2085.

MARCH 11
VITAL VOICES GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS

The awards program honors women leaders standing on the frontlines of change, building and amplifying local solutions to global issues. Kennedy Center. Email mariadavis@vitalvoices.org.

MARCH 12
LATINO STUDENT FUND GALA

The evening begins with cocktails, Latin music and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. LSF provides opportunities for underserved students of Hispanic descent in pre-K to 12th grade to get a strong academic foundation. Washington National Cathedral. Visit latinostudentfund.org.

MARCH 15
DAFFODILS & DIAMONDS LUNCHEON

The 39th Daffodils & Diamonds event — a fashion show provided by Lord + Taylor and a luncheon emceed by WJLA-TV Anchor Alison Starling — supports the National Foundation for Cancer Research, focusing specifically on breast and ovarian cancers. Columbia Country Club. Visit nfcr.org.

LEVINE’S GALA

The evening begins with cocktails and includes a performance and a seated dinner. Proceeds support Levine Music’s outreach program and scholarship fund, which last year provided more than $500,000 worth of music instruction to more than 650 children. Arena Stage. Visit levinemusic.org.

MARCH 28
SIBLEY CELEBRATION OF HOPE AND PROGRESS

Sibley Memorial Hospital relies on the support of the community to maintain a standard of excellence in public health services, including cancer research, maternal services and joint replacement care. Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Contact Kristen Pruski at kpruski@jhmi.
edu or 202-660-6814.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS BREWER’S BALL

The event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which funds research and drug development, promotes individualized treatments and ensures access to high-quality specialized care. National Building Museum. Contact Chelsea Director at director@cff.org or 301-657-8444.

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