The 2009 Balls and Galas Directory

NOVEMBER

SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION OF D.C.
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What to Expect: Signature Chefs Auction of D.C. features more than 30 of Washington, D.C.’s top chefs during an evening of culinary tastings, fine wine and entertainment. The evening will include silent and live auctions of unique dining packages, hotel stays and weekend getaways. The event is a benefit for March of Dimes.
Date: Monday, November 2; 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., 1150 22nd St., NW
Attire: Business
Event Chairmen: and
Price: $200
Contact: , -703-824-0111, ext. 19

FIGHT NIGHT
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What to Expect: Nothing tops this ultimate guy’s night out, with great food and drinks, exciting bouts of professional boxing, and nationally-renowned live entertainment. Now in its 20th year, Fight Night brings together over 2,000 of the nation’s top leaders to raise funds for Fight for Children and other organizations that provide education and health care services to low-income children in Washington.
Date: Thursday, November 5; 6 p.m.
Location: The Hilton Washington
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairman:
Price: Starting at $1,000
Contact: Liz Warnecki, 292-772-0416, liz.warnecki@fightforchildren.org

2009 KNOCK-OUT ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN ANNUAL GALA
What to Expect: While the guys enjoy their boxing, ladies gather together for a night of their own, with live and silent auctions and exciting entertainment. Knock-Out Abuse Against Women supports organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area that offer services, assistance and shelter to women and children who are victims of abuse.
Date: Thursday, November 5; 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Cocktail
Event Chairmen: and
Price: $500; sponsorships from $7,500 to $25,000
Contact: , 202-725-5604, info@knockoutabuse.org

SIBLEY HOSPITAL GALA
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What to Expect: Washington’s social, corporate, and civic leaders join together at the Four Seasons for the ninth annual “Celebration of Hope & Progress” gala to benefit Sibley Memorial Hospital’s cancer programs and services, which provide a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Don’t miss this year’s silent and live auctions, which feature unique Washington experiences.
Date: Saturday, November 7; 7 p.m.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairman:
Price: Starting at $500; sponsorships from $2,500 to $50,000
Contact: , 202-364-7696, cperline@sibley.org

LOMBARDI GALA
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What to Expect: This is one black-tie dinner dance not to miss. The evening, which benefits the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, features a cocktail reception and renowned silent auction; a raffle that includes a 2010 Lexus automobile; presentation of awards to remarkable individuals for their fight against cancer, and more. Proceeds go directly to cancer research, education, and treatment.
Date: Saturday, November 7; 6 p.m.
Location: The Washington Hilton
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Tanya Potter Adler and Howard B. Adler
Price: $400
Contact: 202-687-3866, ej48@georgetown.edu

4th ANNUAL FRIENDS OF ST. JUDE BLUES BALL
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What to Expect: Make sure to dress in your best blue attire at this hip fundraising event hosted by Friends of St. Jude DC. Cocktails, restaurant tasting, a sought-after silent auction, and dancing to a great live band, so don’t forget your blue suede shoes!
Date: Saturday, November 7; 8 p.m.
Location: Sphinx Club
Attire: Creative cocktail
Event Chairmen:
Price: $85 to $110
Contact: Joy Dzurovcik, 703-351-5171, joy.dzurovcik@stjude.org

 2009 CAPITAL HOSPICE PASSION FOR CARING GALA
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What to Expect: Get ready for an exotic “Venetian Carnivale” this fall at the Capital Hospice’s annual fundraising event, which includes live music, silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, and cocktails.
Date: Saturday, November 7; 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Nancy and , and Sherry and
Price: $350; sponsorships starting at $500
Contact: Caroline Kuo, 703-531-6208, ckuo@capitalhospice.org

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION’S AMERICAN PATRIOT AWARD GALA
What to Expect: This important and patriotic evening brings together members of the United States’ armed forces as General David Petraeus is awarded American Patriot Award, a prestigious honor given to those who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and dedication to the nation.
Date: Friday, November 13; 6:30 p.m., reception; 7:30 p.m., dinner
Location: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: President Barack Obama, honorary chairman
Price: $1,000; patrons $2,500
Contact: , 202-685-2527, millern@nduf.org

HEROINES IN TECHNOLOGY® AWARDS
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What to Expect: Heroines in Technology honors women in the technology field who exemplify volunteer service in the community. The gala includes dinner and dancing. , president of Working Mother Media, will provide remarks. The event is a benefit for March of Dimes, which conducts the event with Women in Technology.
Date: Friday, November 13; 6 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Reston
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: , and
Price: $250
Contact: Kate Seaver, 703-824-0111, ext. 21

CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FESTIVAL OF HEROES
What to Expect: An elegant evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing to benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center.
Date: Saturday, November 14; 6:30 p.m.
Location: North Bethesda Marriott
Attire: Cocktail
Event Chairmen: and
Price: $250
Contact: , 301-565-8522, dbeyda@cnmc.org

WPAS FALL CELEBRATION
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What to Expect: Soprano Dame , sings arrivederci as she gives her Washington Farewell Recital, accompanied by pianist Brian Zeger at the Washington Performing Arts Society’s fall fête. Dinner with the artists on the roof immediately follows the concert.
Date: Saturday, November 14; 6 p.m. cocktails on the Atrium Roof Terrace; 7 p.m. concert in the Concert Hall
Location: The Kennedy Center
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: and Arutro and Hilda-Ochoa Brillembourg; British Amb. and Lady Sheinwald serve as Honorary Diplomatic Patrons
Price: $500; tables start at $5,000; tables at $10,000 include VIP seating
Contact: Director of Special Events, 202-533-1879

HONORING OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES 25th ANNUAL GALA
What to Expect: The Lab School of Washington celebrates its 25th annual gala with cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, and awards. Washington power couple George Stephanopoulos and emcee this important event benefiting the school’s K-12 co-educational day school for children with disabilities.
Date: Tuesday, November 17; 6 p.m.
Location: The National Building Museum
Attire: Black-tie optional
Event Chairmen: Nancy and Alan Bubes, and Sissy and ; and , honorary chairmen
Price: $200 to $1,000; tables from $6,000 to $25,000
Contact: , 202 944-3075, elizabeth.gillespie@labschool.org

10th ANNUAL TASTE OF THE STARS GALA
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What to Expect: Starlight Children’s Foundation MidAtlantic 10th annual signature event is always the talk of the town with their will impressive silent and live auctions, cocktails, and dinner. Funds raised assist local families dealing with a child’s severe illness.
Date: Saturday, November 21; 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Four Seasons, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Allison O’Connor, , and
Price: $500
Contact: , 202-297-7827, ext. 100, janeen.said@starlight-midatlantic.org

FREER SACKLER GALA
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What to Expect: The Freer and Sackler Galleries’ celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Falnama: The Book of Omens, with a benefit dinner exploring the themes of Islamic horoscopes, dream interpretation, and planet positioning in honor of the exhibit’s focus on the ancient art of divination.
Date: Saturday, November 21; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Galley of Art
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: TBD
Price: Starting at $500
Contact: , 202-633-0450, fsgala@si.edu

CAPITAL CITY BALL
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What to Expect: Join the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery at The Capital City Ball, one of the most exclusive young events of the year. Proceeds benefit Innocents at Risk, Polaris Project, and The Emancipation Network.
Date: Saturday, November 21; 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Washington Club
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: , , and
Price: $125 to $500
Contact: Bruce Fries, info@capitalball.org

THE NATIONAL DEBUTANTE COTILLION
What to Expect: The National Debutante Cotillion and Thanksgiving Ball celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, continuing their traditional presentation of young ladies from around the country that includes a receiving line, presentation of the debutantes, and a Cotillion figure. Funds raised benefit the Children’s National Medical Center.
Date: Friday, November 27; 9 p.m.
Location: The Washington Hilton and Towers
Attire: White-tie
Event Chairmen: , Mrs.
Price: $175
Contact: Elizabeth Stuart, 301-593-6093

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