Tudor Place Honors Dr. Sachiko Kuno

Tudor Place’s 30th Annual Spring Garden Party honored Dr. Sachiko Kuno, “committed scientist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and visionary,” as Executive Director Mark Hudson and President of the Board Mary Moffett Keaney introduced her May 25 to the applauding crowd, which enjoyed wine, cocktails and a buffet on the south lawn — a Georgetown tradition, co-chaired this year by Autumn Allen and Amy Porter Stroh. 

“Dr. Kuno believes strongly in the importance of preserving unique and historic spaces for the use of future generations,” Tudor Place said. “She knows that bringing people into these spaces can inspire creative thinking, leading to important conversations and further cultural collaboration.”

Dr. Kuno co-founded S&R Foundation in Washington, D.C., in 2000 and Halcyon Incubator in 2014 to support social entrepreneurs, creating societal change through innovative business development. She also co-founded WE Capital, a woman-led investment fund in D.C. Her experiences as a scientist and entrepreneur led to establishing the Kuno Award for Applied Science, which supports women social innovators, using scientific research and principles to address 21st century problems. Her passion for the arts and belief in the power of creativity to bring people together led to the creation of the Washington Award which recognizes talented artists in music, dance, visual and interdisciplinary arts. She uses the lessons she learned and her influence to encourage and support individuals and organizations she believes can truly have a positive impact in our society for this generation and the ones to come. 

The 2022 Spring Garden Party celebrated Tudor Place’s ongoing commitment to historic preservation, conservation and dynamic educational programming for all ages. 

Surrounded by 5 1⁄2 acres in the heart of Washington’s historic Georgetown neighborhood, Tudor Place is a site where visitors can be rejuvenated amid its beauty and botanical wonder. Executive Director Mark Hudson noted, “In this unusual moment, we have become an essential agent of relief and comfort. The preservation and protection of this National Historic Landmark is now, more than ever, vital to this community.” 

Pamla Moore, past president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, and honoree Dr. Sachiko Kuno. Georgetowner photo.


John and Michelle Korsmo with Frederica and George Valanos. Georgetowner photo.


Liz D’Angio, Mary Ehrgood, Jamie Peva and Dana Landry of Washington Fine Properties. Georgetowner photo.


Jill and Scott Altman. Georgetowner photo.



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