Location: The Four Seasons
WL SPONSORED – Photos By Tony Powell
A RECORD-BREAKING NIGHT: Event chairwoman Sheila Johnson and the gala committee raised over $1.25M at the most successful Sibley Hospital event ever, a dinner to benefit the Cancer Center. The Mars Family Award recipient was Sen. Arlen Specter, and the Hope & Progress Award was presented to Thomas Sullivan. A highlight of the evening was the gift, by an anonymous donor, of $50,000 to purchase the auction’s showpiece, a Lois Mailou Jones painting. The donor asked only that the work, “find its home at Howard University” where the painter taught art for many years.