The Walters Art Museum celebrates a year of transformation at its annual Gala & Party, a memorable event unlike any other in Baltimore. This year’s theme, Metamorphosis, unites depictions of growth and renewal in the Walters’ collection with the fashion of today, and commemorates the exciting events of 2018, including the opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place.
Guests start the evening with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. on the Sculpture Court, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner served in the galleries. At the Party, which begins at 9 p.m., guests enjoy an open bar, light fare and desserts, and dancing on the Sculpture Court.
Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Gala: 6–9 p.m.
Party: 9 p.m.–midnight
The Gala & Party provides major funding for the Walters’ education and exhibition programming and supports free admission for all. Every year, the Walters benefits over 148,000 people, including over 75,000 visitors who participate in education programs and 38,000 PreK–12 students and teachers.
Fair Chance has selected one of DC’s landmark locations to host its highly anticipated Butterfly Bash fundraising celebration this October. The nonprofit will host its annual affair at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. This year’s event will recognize the Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, for his philanthropic and advocacy work as co-founder of TheDream.US. NBC4 TODAY
The Butterfly Bash is Fair Chance’s signature event to raise funds and honor leaders committed to improving the lives of children and youth. Proceeds from the event allow Fair Chance to strengthen the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth living in poverty. Since 2002, Fair Chance has engaged more than 100 nonprofits and reached 80,000 children, youth and families in Washington, DC.
The Butterfly Bash will welcome 700 guests and more than 50 corporate sponsors for an evening of live music, dancing, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For more information on Fair Chance and the Butterfly Bash, visit: www.fairchancedc.org or call 202-467-2428.
WHAT: 2018 Fair Chance Butterfly Bash
Honoring: Carlos M. Gutierrez
Emcee: Eun Yang
Co-Chairs: Elisabeth Cohen, Donnell Kearney & Scott Provinse
Live Music, Dancing, Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Ticket Price: $200 (early bird)/$225 (after Oct. 5)
VIP Tickets: $275
Young Patron: $125 (age 35 and under)
Sponsorships: $2,500 to $25,000
WHEN: Friday, October 19
WHERE: Washington National Cathedral
On Wednesday, November 7th, America Abroad Media (AAM) will recognize Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia, along with writer and producer Wahid Hamed and director Marwan Hamed for their commitment to purpose driven content at their annual awards dinner. The sixth annual event will also recognize two documentaries highlighting the Kurdish fight against ISISPeshmerga and The Battle of Mosul, directed by Bernard Henri Lévy.
The annual awards dinner brings together policy makers, diplomats and the Hollywood creative community to honor the people and organizations who exemplify the power of media to inform, inspire and positively impact society. Past honorees include H.R.H. Princess Rym Ali of Jordan, actress Hend Sabry, award-winning directors Kathryn Bigelow and Paul Greengrass, Showtime’s critically acclaimed series,Homeland, and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.
WHO: America Abroad Media Founder & President Aaron Lobel, Co-Chairs Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, General Michael V. Hayden, Former Chairman of MGM Studios and Paramount Pictures Frank Mancuso, Sr., Former Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) CEO Charles H. Rivkin and former Michigan representative The Honorable Mike Rogers and honorees including Haifaa Al-Mansour, Wahid Hamed, Marwan Hamed and Bernard Henry Lévy. Members of AAM’s Hollywood-Middle East Initiative including Bill Macdonald, writer and executive producer, Rome and Rough Riders, Mark Goffman, writer and producer, The West Wing and Sleepy Hollow, Jessica Mecklenburg, writer and producer, Stranger Things and Gypsy and more will also be in attendance.
WHAT: The evening will include photo-ops with honorees and other VIPs in attendance
WHEN: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
HOW: Please e-mail Thomas Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Washington Business Hall of Fame founders Junior Achievement
of Greater Washington, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Washingtonian
announced the 2018 Hall of Fame laureates. Since 1988, the Washington Business Hall of Fame
has recognized the professional and philanthropic contributions of outstanding business leaders in
our region who have made Greater Washington the city that it is today. The annual gala benefits
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and its innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship K-12 programs that inspire the next generation of leaders to navigate their path to the American Dream.
This year’s laureates are:
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Donald A. Brown, Joseph B. Gildenhorn, and Benjamin R. Jacobs
Founding Partners, The JBG Companies
Mark D. Ein
Founder & CEO, Venturehouse Group, LLC
Dr. Sachiko Kuno
Founder & Chair, Halcyon
“This year’s laureates are an example of what’s possible from our region’s business leaders,” said
Ed Grenier, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. “Their passion for
excellence and steadfast commitment to this community is an inspiration to all of us and a lesson in leadership for Greater Washington’s future leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.”
Washington Business Hall of Fame laureates have shaped the regional landscape of Greater
Washington and consistently demonstrated outstanding business accomplishments, visionary
leadership, integrity and strong core values, and, passionate community engagement. Following a
call for nominations from the general public, final selections are made by a nomination committee
led by representatives of the three founding organizations. More than 100 remarkable laureates
have been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame since its founding in 1988. A full list is available at www.myJA.org/halloffame/laureates.
The laureates will be honored at a black-tie gala and awards ceremony, chaired by Grant Thornton
Partner in Charge, Markets, Industries, and Clients – Atlantic Coast Region, Richard P. LaFleur on
Wednesday, November 28 at the National Building Museum. At this year’s gala, more than 1,200
business and civic leaders will come together to honor this year’s laureates and raise more than
$1.4 million to support Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s K-12 programs and their work to inspire over 66,000 students in our region annually to be financially capable, tenacious, and
equipped with the tools to manage risk effectively, solve problems creatively, and welcome
opportunity in an increasingly complex modern economy. The gala is presented by Capital One and
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