Location: The National Mall
WL SPONSORED – Photos by Kyle Samperton and Carl Bower
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS: Nearly half an acre of the National Mall was transformed into a tented ballroom complete with a 14-piece brass band for a sold-out crowd of more than 600 junior patrons of the Trust for the National Mall. The historic evening was hosted by the Trust’s young donors’ group, the L’Enfant Society, which was formed in 2008 to help restore and protect “America’s front yard.” Underwritten by MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor, the gathering raised over $150,000 for the cause, and future events are planned. ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Luke Russert and Karena Neubauer, Tripp Donnelly and Amy Angelo, Nat Fogg and Darcy Jones, Desmond FitzGerald, George Chopivsky and Clara Brillembourg, Allison and Michael Signorelli, Chris Edmonds, Ted Downey, and Allison Parent.