[Party Pix] Inside the Fair Chance Butterfly Bash

20151106_192912_2_bestshotSometimes a caterpillar needs a little boost to turn into that beautiful butterfly.

And having a helpful connection or two to get ahead in the professional world works wonders, too!  Fair Chance forms partnerships with nonprofits in order to make a difference in the lives of DC youth who live below the federal poverty line.  At the organization’s benefit — a Butterfly Bash! — last week at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, these partnerships were prized.20151106_201713_8_bestshot

At the annual Butterfly Bash, Fair Chance celebrated its recent successes, and held a fundraiser to raise at least $70,000… a goal that was reached through instant messaging — with the help of emcee, WUSA9’s Tommy McFly, in short order.

Other notable guests who supported the chrysalis cause included Ben Forman (Executive Director at Teens Run DC), one of Fair Chance’s premier partners, James Hallman (WUSA9), Sam Sweeney 20151106_191122_4_bestshot(ABC7), Carey Needham (WAMU), and World Bank retirees Van Pulley and Viki Betancourt .

Honored for her dedication to nonprofits that serve young people, Catherine Merrill Williams, president and publisher of Washingtonian Media, also received special recognition.

Give them wings, and they will fly.