WL’s First Look at Washington’s Outstanding Philanthropists and the Driving Forces Behind Local Charities.
Photography Joseph Allen
Million-dollar gifts may receive the bulk of media attention, but for many area non-profits, the critical funds to cover daily expenses are raised through events. Gala dinners, cocktail receptions, concerts, and balls all rely upon the energetic leadership of individuals, in the form of chairs and committee heads, who assist with everything from invitation lists to menu planning; and who, most importantly, motivate others to attend or to donate. When it comes to the delicate art of fundraising, here are some of the best.