Apr
26
Thu
Global Good Fund Gala @ Inova Center for Personalized Health
Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The Global Good Fund, a social enterprise accelerating the leadership development of high-potential social entrepreneurs, will host its sixth annual Gala and Summit to present its 2018 class of fellows.

Who:   Daniel Lubetzky, CEO and Founder of KIND, Gala Keynote Speaker (by video)

Former Governor Terry McAuliffe, Gala Veteran Leadership Program Remarks

Carrie Rich, CEO and Cofounder, Global Good Fund (GGF)

What:  The Global Good Fund Gala (April 26, 2018, 7:00pm-9:30pm)

Inova Center for Personalized Health

3225 Gallows Road

Fairfax, Virginia

The Global Good Fund Summit (April 25-28, 20188:00am-5pm)

Convene

1800 Tysons Boulevard

McLean, Virginia

Following a rigorous three-stage selection process, the Global Good Fund selects twelve fellows each year from thousands of applications and matches them with high profile mentors from the business world, $10,000 in capital funding and experiential learning to boost their leadership skills, grow their enterprises, and achieve social impact. At The Global Good Fund’s annual summit and gala, they will have the opportunity to meet each other, network with other fellows, coaches, staff and alumni, and take part in leadership coaching, goal setting and monitoring.

The diverse 2018 cohort of Global Good Fund fellows is comprised of nine women and three men representing six nationalities who are working to solve complex social problems in six different sectors, including poverty, hunger, disability services, education, workforce development, and STEM careers.  They are already driving social change on every continent, with about 75% of their collective impact outside the U.S.   This international group will unite for the first time in-person in Washington, DC during The Global Good Fund Annual Summit April 25-28, 2018, and will be celebrated on April 26th at the Fund’s Annual Gala.

To date, The Global Good Fund has supported 85 social entrepreneurs from 25 countries around the globe. Their board of advisers, directors and mentors include Jeremiah Buckley of BuckleySandler LLP, EY executive Marc Andersen, Johnson & Johnson Vice President Michael Sneed, Northrop Grumman Corp. CEO Wes Bush, BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, Ted Leonsis of Monumental Sports and Entertainment and more.

Funders for the 2018 Gala and Summit include EY, Johnson & Johnson, SILA, Swan & Legend, Getwell Network, and Northern Trust.  The Good News Network is the exclusive online media partner for the 2018 Global Good Fund fellows.

May
4
Fri
A Maine Night in DC @ Thos. Moser’s Showroom in Georgetown
May 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a special evening on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. to support the Foundation’s scholarship program. Highlights include music by Maine jazz legend Brad Terry, silent auction featuring Maine artisans + L.L.Bean goodies, with online bidding; 10% off all Thos. Moser furniture and purchases and dedicated time with showroom manager Kevin Sweitzer and the official announcement of the Foundation’s 2018 scholar recipients. Light fare, sweets and refreshments provided by Luke’s Lobster.
Tickets: $50 (includes $25 donation to the Foundation scholarship program), all tickets must be purchased in advance. Deadline for payment/ticket sales end date — May 1. Purchase tickets securely online via PayPal (reference email ismssfscholarship@gmail.com ) In the “Other Amount” section include the total cost of how many tickets you would like to purchase, and on the payment page make a note for “Moser event” in the “Add special instructions to the seller” field.  You can also mail a check to Maine State Society Foundation, C/O Marcie Cheney, 4501 Arlington Blvd., #416, Arlington, VA, 22203. All payments due May 1. All proceeds benefit the scholarship program.
Travel/Location: Georgetown parking is limited. Street parking is available on Water Street (just south of the showroom). Nearby garages include 3290 M Street (Georgetown Park) and PMI Parking garage at 3307 M ST NW, accessed via Bank Alley NW.
About Thos. Moser: Formerly a Bates college professor, Tom Moser left teaching in 1972 to restore the lost art of fine woodworking by making one-of-a-kind pieces of handmade furniture in an old Grange Hall in New Gloucester, Maine.  Today, the Moser family has grown from a one-man operation to comprise a community of nearly 70 skilled craftsmen. Since 1987, Thos. Moser has called its nationally-recognized Auburn, Maine, workshop home.  The D.C. location is one of 6 showrooms that allows customers to see and experience the results of the company’s work firsthand.
About The Maine State Society Scholarship Foundation: Details: All event proceeds benefit the Foundation’s annual college scholarship program, which in 2017 awarded eight Maine students merit-based scholarships totaling $11,000 — and has donated a total of $210,000+ in scholarship funds to 180 students since 1991.
May
9
Wed
Access Youth 2018 Annual Celebration @ Ajax Gallery
May 9 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Please join us to celebrate some of the District’s most extraordinary young people.

Meet the students and hear their stories in their own words. It will be a fun and inspirational evening with amazing food and cocktails and live entertainment. Dress in your favorite business outfit or casual cocktail attire!

Ajax Gallery

1011 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

May 9, 2018 · 6:30 PM

Can’t make it? Please donate to support the students with whom we work!

Host Committee:

Norman Armstrong, Jim Barratt, Nancy Rodriguez Brown, Brandy Butler,
Rick Clark & Robert McVearry, David Dodero, Amira El-Gawly, Caitlin Ellsworth,
Brad Fried, Nisha Hall, Fred & Christine Hill, Julia Pidgeon Hooks,
Perry Pidgeon Hooks & Dennis Hooks, Tony Lewis, Jr., Joseph Malone,
Camelia Mazard, Kim Meehan, Mary Mellor, Ashley Moore, Jodi Ovca,
Camille Padilla, Jennifer Rackow, Charlotte Reid, Andrew Reynolds, Anthony Rodell,
Ben Rose, Crystal Rucker, Kris Woodruff Salis, Joelle Simpson, Peter Stuart,Scott & Rebecca Thompson, Elizabeth Whalen

May
12
Sat
5th Annual “Celebration Of Life” Black Tie Gala @ National Press Club
May 12 @ 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

We Will Survive Cancer Non-Profit Organization Requests The Pleasure of Your Company for The 5th Annual “Celebration Of Life” Black Tie Gala Honoring Steven Gaffney, Saturday The 12th of May Two Thousand And Eighteen At Half Past Six In The Evening At The Prestigious National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC.

Details

6:30-7:30 Cocktail Hour (Live Classical Music) (Meet Steven Gaffney)

7:45:-9:00 3 Course Dinner (Location: Ballroom) With Live Entertainment (Jazz and Contemporary Music with Stephen Czarkowski and Neil Brown)

9:00- 11:00 Desserts and Awards Program

Steven Gaffney is We Will Survive Cancer’s 2018 Celebration of Life” honoree and will be presented the Don’t Waste My Canceraward at the National Press Club. Steven is a leading expert on honest, interpersonal communication, with a focus on performance and change success. A prolific writer on an array of professional and self-improvement topics. Steven’s books include: Just Be Honest, Honesty Sells, Honesty Works and Be A Change Champion. Steven had a bout with cancer in 2009 and he is subsequently cancer free since. His response to his shocking diagnosis and the ensuing treatment regimen was to “keep the right perspective and appreciate life.” His outlook clearly reflects the spirit of hope that is the essence of We Will Survive Cancer. In honoring Steven Gaffney, we celebrate his life and work and offer an inspirational message from which we all will benefit.

May
17
Thu
Rebloom on the Roof Cocktail Fundraiser @ Fathom Gallery
May 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

What: Join Co-Hosts Barry Dixon and Will Thomas for the Fourth Annual Rebloom on the Roof cocktail fundraiser at Fathom Gallery. Help us celebrate the power of design to change lives for survivors of domestic violence. Cocktails from DC magazine and light fare from Casa Luca by renowned DC Chef Fabio Trabocchi.

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Fathom Gallery – 1333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Tickets: Tickets are $100.00 via Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rebloom-on-the-roof-cocktail-fundraiser-tickets-44805969862

Website: http://www.roomtorebloom.org/

About Room to Rebloom: About Room to Rebloom: Room to Rebloom is a 501c(3) organization centered on the restorative impact of interior design.  Our mission is to design and create healing environments for survivors of domestic violence in the National Capital Area.  Confidence and hope are crucial to women who are starting over, and a home that promotes healing and growth should be available to everyone.

ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife @ Smithsonian National Zoo
May 17 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Nearly 100 of Washington, D.C.’s best restaurants will descend upon the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife, the area’s biggest and longest-running food and drink tasting event hosted by Friends of the National Zoo. At ZooFari you’ll be able to sample delicious food, wine, and beer, participate in a silent auction (featuring exclusive animal-made artwork) meet a naked mole-rat, and much more—all while supporting conservation work around the globe. Save the date for May 17, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to celebrate and save species.

In addition to extraordinary food and fine wines, ZooFari also offers a night of unforgettable entertainment. The chef that rocks, DJ Chef—champion of the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen—will be preparing eats while spinning beats!

Guests will also dance under the stars with live music by renowned dance band DC Fusion and classically trained violinist Ben Hoyt. There will also be exotic animal encounters, food sculptors, a cake decorating contest by the Art Institute of Washington, and a silent auction featuring exclusive paintings made by D.C.’s famous panda family Mei Xiang, Tian Tian, and Bei Bei.

“ZooFari is our premier dining and fundraising event, and the longest-running food and drink event in the nation’s capital. Many of the restaurants have been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel,” said Lynn Mento, Executive Director of FONZ. “Best of all, the proceeds from this fabulous evening support the Zoo’s mission to save species.”

Tickets are available now at fonz.org/zoofari. Ticket prices are $160 for FONZ members and $200 for nonmembers. Exclusive VIP packages are also available. Some of these packages offer all-access tickets, valet parking, and a private VIP pre-party, as well as behind-the-scenes animal tours.

The ZooFari online auction offers a lively way to support the Zoo’s programs. Bidding begins Thursday, May 10 at 501auctions.com/fonz. Vacation getaways, private Zoo tours, exclusive parties with top area chefs, and animal art are just a few of the hundreds of coveted items available in the auction.

May
22
Tue
Women Making History Awards @ Carnegie Institution for Science
May 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018The National Women’s History Museum will host its Women Making History Awards in Washington, D.C. The annual event commemorates the achievements of women and the importance of preserving women’s history and highlights the need for a national women’s history museum on the National Mall.

This year’s event honors award-winning journalist and author Cokie Roberts, and #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke. CNN’s chief political correspondent, Dana Bash, PBS Contributing Correspondent, Alison Stewart, will also participate in the program.

WHO: National Women’s History Museum Women

WHAT: Women Making History Awards

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

6:00pmET Reception

7:00pmET Program

WHERE: Carnegie Institution for Science

1530 P Street, NW

Washington, DC

Tickets are available at https://www.womenshistory.org/2018-women-making-history-awards.

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