The 2009 Balls and Galas Directory

FOUNDATION FOR THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES ANNUAL GALA
What to Expect: For its 75th anniversary, the National Archives celebrates with a VIP dinner and reception honoring Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annette Gordon-Reed with the “Records of Achievement Award,” an annual prize recognizing someone who has impacted the public’s understanding of U.S. history.
Date: Tuesday, September 15; 6:30 p.m.
Location: National Archives
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Michael and
Price: By invitation only
Contact: , 202-357-5056

THE AMBASSADORS BALL
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What to Expect: Unofficially the international kick-off to the fall gala season, the ball hosts diplomatic corps, Congressional leaders, and other VIPs for a luxury silent auction, dinner, and dancing to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Honorees include Dr. , , Dr. , and .
Date: Wednesday, September 16; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel
Attire: Black-tie or national attire
Event Chairmen: The Honorable and Simone-Marie L. Meeks
Price: $500; tables from $5,000 to $50,000
Contact: , 202-296-5363, ambassadorsball@msandyou.org

THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION GALA
What to Expect: Guests gather for this literary evening featuring readings on revelation by renowned writers including , David Anthony Durham, , Ralph Eubanks, , , Alice McDermott, , Ana Menéndez, , , and , followed by an elegant seated dinner in the historic library.
Date: Monday, September 21; 7 p.m.
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Senators and Patrick Leahy; , and
Price: $400; tables starting at $5,000
Contact: , 202-636-8743, deborah@campbellpeachey.com

6th ANNUAL LAST KISS OF SUMMER
What to Expect: Say so long to summer with this annual fundraising gala which includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, seated dinner, and dancing to live music. Funds benefit Friends of Second Chance Employment Services, an organization providing free training and employment services for abused women and children.
Date: Thursday, September 24; 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Four Seasons, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: and
Price: $400
Contact: Nancy Mraz, 703-356-3099, nmraz@hpproductions-inc.com

30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF “THE DIANE REHM SHOW”
What to Expect: “The Diane Rehm Show” marks 30 years with a gala to support WAMU 88.5’s news, public affairs, and traditional American music programming. NPR celebrities Tom Gjelten, , , , , , Susan Stamberg, , and serve as table hosts.
Date: Thursday, September 24; 6:30 p.m., reception; 7:15 p.m., dinner
Location: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Emily and , Jodie and George Allen, Mary Beth and David Busby, and David Dixon, and , , , Patricia King and , Ann and , , Kate and Jim Lehrer, , Vicki and , and Victoria and
Price: $250, $500, and $1,000; tables available for $10,000 and $25,000
Contact: , 202-636-8745, mc@campbellpeachey.com

 2009 NSO SEASON OPENING BALL
What to Expect: Classical musicians collaborate when world-renowned pianist and Hungarian violinist József Lendvay, Jr., join the orchestra’s principal conductor, Iván Fischer, for an performance in the Concert Hall, with dinner and dancing following on the South Plaza. Proceeds from the evening support the orchestra’s artistic, education, and community outreach programs.
Date: Saturday September 26; 7 p.m.
Location: The Kennedy Center
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: April and , and and , national chairmen; , honorary chairman
Price: $1,000
Contact: National Symphony Orchestra, 202-416-8063

CHARITYWORKS DREAM BALL
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What to Expect: An always-elegant evening featuring spectacular silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing. This year’s annual ball, “The Heart of CharityWorks,” benefits Friendship Public Charter School, Injured Marine Semper Fi, and Intrepid Fallen Heroes.
Date: Saturday, September 26; 6 p.m., reception and silent auction; 7:45 p.m., dinner and live auction; 9:30 p.m., dancing
Location: National Building Museum
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Robin Fitch and Barbara Wynne
Price: $650
Contact: 703-286-0758, charityworks@aol.com.

CAPITAL FOR CHILDREN CASINO NIGHT
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What to Expect: Feeling lucky? Show off your casino skills at Capital for Children’s second annual event, featuring black jack, craps, and other Monte Carlo favorites, including a special high rollers room. Proceeds support local children in need who are waiting for a lucky break of their own.
Date: Saturday, September 26; 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Women’s Club of Chevy Chase
Attire: Business casual
Event Chairman:
Price: $125; $150 after September 15
Contact: , 703-747-1964, michelle.mccann@ey.com

CHILDREN’S INN AT NIH GALA
What to Expect: It’s all for the kids. This year’s annual gala, “Renewing the Promise: Campaign for the Woodmont House,” brings together supporters from around the country to help raise essential funds needed for the new Woodmont residence, which will house families whose children receiving lifesaving treatments at NIH.
Date: Tuesday, September 29; 6:30 p.m., reception; 7:30 p.m., dinner
Location: W Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Business
Event Chairmen: The Honorable Chris Van Hollen and
Price: $1,000
Contact: Susan O’Neill & Associates, 301-229-0124

 ANGELS IN ADOPTION GALA
What to Expect: Join members of Congress, the Obama administration, and representatives from the Washington adoption and foster care community for a heavenly dinner honoring this year’s “Angels in Adoption” and the children they help on a daily basis.
Date: Wednesday, September 30; 6 p.m.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Attire: Business or cocktail
Price: $500
Contact: Chelsea Cathcart, chelsea@ccainstitute.org

CHILDREN’S LAW CENTER BENEFIT
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What to Expect: Children’s Law Center celebrates its ninth annual fall benefit, “Helping Children Soar,” on the Kennedy Center Rooftop with fantastic food and unparalleled city views. Funds raised benefit CLC, Washington’s largest legal services provider directly assisting over a thousand children each year.
Date: Wednesday, September 30; 6 p.m.
Location: The Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant
Attire: Business or cocktail
Event Chairman:
Price: $150
Contact: Kate Moen, 202-467-4900, ext. 567

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