The 2009 Balls and Galas Directory

JANUARY

CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’S DANCING AFTER DARK
WL SPON
What to Expect: Join the crème de la crème of Washington’s young philanthropists for an evening of cocktails, desert, and, of course, dancing with to benefit Children’s National Medical Center.
Date: Saturday, January 23; 9 p.m.
Location: TBD
Attire: Cocktail
Price: $80 individuals; $150 couples
Contact: , 301-565-8522, dbeyda@cnmc.org

FEBRARY

THE ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER GALA
What to Expect: Join Washington leaders and dance enthusiasts at the opening night performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, followed by dinner and dancing on the Roof Terrace Level. Proceeds support Ailey’s Washington outreach programs and provide scholarships to talented young dance students cannot afford tuition at The Ailey School in New York.
Date: Tuesday, February 2; 7 p.m., performance; dinner to follow
Location: The Kennedy Center
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairman: , , , and
Price: $500; $25,000 for tables for 10
Contact: , 202-636-8745, ariel@campbellpeachey.com

THE WASHINGTON BALLET’S JETE SOCIETY DANCE PARTY
WL SPON
What to Expect: Get your dancing shoes ready for this always-entertaining fête for the young supporters of The Washington Ballet. From dance floor performances to great music and drinks, this is a can’t-miss event.
Date: Saturday, February 6; 9 p.m.
Location: House of Sweden
Attire: Cocktail
Event Chairmen: and
Price: TBD
Contact: , 202-362-3606, ext. 123, slange@washingtonballet.org

Tracy’s Kids Benefit
What to Expect: Enjoy the year’s best films with the glitter of Hollywood right in Washington. “And the Winner Is …Tracy’s Kids” lets guests walk the red carpet before a reception that precedes the screening of six different award-winning films to supports Tracy’s Kids, a program that helps young cancer patients cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer.
Date: Tuesday, February 9; 6 p.m., reception; 6:30 p.m., buffet dinner; 7:30 p.m., screenings
Location: Lucky Strike Restaurant and Regal Theatre Gallery Place
Attire: Business
Event Chairman: TBD
Price: $250; special packages from $5,000 to $25,000
Contact: Susan O’Neill & Associates, 301-229-0124, tracyskids@oneillevent.com

 SOME JR. GALA
What to Expect: Considered one of the top events for up-and-coming professionals, the SOME Jr. Gala gives young professionals the opportunity to network with a great local organization. Enjoy a night of cocktails and dancing in support of So Others Might Eat, which is committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness by offering affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling.
Date: Friday, February 12; 8 p.m.
Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Attire: Black-tie optional or cocktail
Event Chairmen: , , and Pilar O’Brien
Price: $85; sponsorships starting at $250
Contact: Susan O’Neill & Associates, 301-320-8232, somejrgala@oneillevent.com

12th ANNUAL ST. JUDE GOURMET GALA: MARDI GRAS FOR THE KIDS!
WL SPON
What to Expect: Every year, Washington’s most critically acclaimed and successful restaurants come together under one roof for a tasty event to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The evening includes delicious “tastings” from over 40 of the city’s best restaurants, silent and live auctions, and raffle.
Date: Tuesday, February 16; 5:30 p.m.
Location: National Building Museum
Attire: Business
Event Chairmen: , , and
Price: $350; tables, $3,500; sponsorships available
Contact: , 703-351-5171, jeanie.torchio@stjude.org

NATIONAL PRESS FOUNDATION DINNER
What to Expect: Known for its prestigious awards, The National Press Foundation’s annual dinner recognizes journalistic achievement. It’s one of the largest media dinners in Washington, bringing together over a thousand journalists, media, public relations, and corporate executives, policy makers, and trade groups.
Date: Tuesday, February 16
Location: Hilton Washington
Attire: Business
Price: Starts at $300; sponsorships from $3,500 t0 $50,000
Contact: , 202-663-7282, kerry@nationalpress.org

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