Balls and Galas 2009-2010

by Editorial

MARCH

THE LATINO STUDENT FUND 10TH ANNUAL GALA
What to Expect: Escape Washington for an evening of celebration, music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres from around the Latin World. The 10th annual gala is always filled with corporate, political, diplomatic, and local community leaders, who are sure not to miss the silent and live auctions and the signature Ambassadorial Dinner.
Date: Thursday, March 4; 6 p.m., auction; 8 p.m., dinner
Location: Organization of American States
Attire: Cocktail
Event Chairmen: Wendy Thompson-Marquez
Price: $125 to $500
Contact: Maria Fernanda Borja, 202-244-3438, mfborja@latinostudentfund.org

A DINNER WITH LARRY KING AND FRIENDS
What to Expect: Help raise the much-needed funds for uninsured cardiac patients at this annual gala for The Larry King Foundation. Auctions, awards, and live entertainment throughout the night hosted by King himself make this event one to remember.
Date: Saturday, March 6; (no time given)
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: TBD
Price: TBD
Contact: Linda Roth, 703-417-2700, www.lkcf.org

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 7th ANNUAL NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S GALA
What to Expect: Over 800 of our country’s philanthropic, corporate, social, and political leaders attend this moving event aimed at building awareness of Alzheimer’s as a national medical priority. The funds directly benefit the care, support, research, and advocacy efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Date: Tuesday, March 9; 6:30 p.m.
Location: National Building Museum
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: TBD
Price: $500
Contact: Jennifer Christiano, 877-885-5776, natlgaladc@alz.org

Vital Voices Global Partnership 2010 Global Leadership Awards
What to Expect: Each year Vital Voices Global Partnership hosts an awards celebration honoring remarkable women leaders from around the world. The honorees are joined by celebrities, elected officials, and other global thought leaders for an evening at the Kennedy Center highlighting Vital Voices’ mission to identify, invest in, and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.
Date: Wednesday, March 10; 6:15 p.m., cocktail reception; 7:30 p.m., presentation; 9 p.m., dinner
Location: Eisenhower Theatre, The Kennedy Center
Attire: Business
Event Chairmen: TBA
Price: $300; $1,000 to join the Benefit Committee; sponsorship opportunities available
Contact: Annie Lieberman, 202-380-9487, annielieberman@vitalvoices.org

18th ANNUAL NATIONAL AMERICAN IRELAND FUND GALA
What to Expect: Washington notables never miss this chance to parade their inner-Irish spirit, especially on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Leaders Ireland and the United States attend this elegant dinner and raise a Guinness during the post-dinner reception complete with an Irish coffee bar and a rousing set from an internationally-renowned Irish band.
Date: Tuesday, March 16; 6:30 p.m. cocktails; 7:30 p.m. dinner
Location: TBD
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: TBD
Price: $1,000; special packages available from $10,000 to $50,000
Contact: Susan O’Neill & Associates, 201-229-0064, AIFgala@oneillevents.com

RADIO AND TELEVISION CORRESPONDENTS DINNER
What to Expect: The 66th Annual RTCA celebrates its 66th annual dinner, bringing together radio and television correspondents to honor the work of journalists throughout the nation. Awards are given to noteworthy journalists at this event, similar to the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
Date: Wednesday, March 17; 6:45 p.m., reception; 7:45 p.m., dinner
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Linda Scott
Price: By invitation only
Contact: Weesie Vieira, weesie.vieira@nbcuni.com

ARTINI
What to Expect: ARTINI is a month-long event hosted by the Corcoran’s 1869 Society to benefit the scholarship fund of the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Local restaurants compete for their creation of the “artiest” martini. Final voting takes place at a gala event, where finalists are revealed and the winning ARTINI announced. Now that’s something to cheers to!
Date: Saturday, March 27; 8 p.m.
Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Attire: Creative cocktail
Host: The Corcoran’s 1869 Society
Price: TBD
Contact: Diana Kaw, 202-639-1749, dkaw@corcoran.org

LEUKEMIA BALL
What to Expect: Dance the night away at this always-lavish event – one of the biggest in town. Join other supporters for a reception, silent auction, dinner, and live performance. This year, make sure not to miss the Mercedes-Benz raffle!
Date: Saturday, March 27; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Attire: Black-tie
Event Chairmen: Steven L. Lilly and Ed Offterdinger
Price: $1,000; sponsorships from $10,000 to $50,000
Contact: Kelly Kent, 703-399-2900, kelly.kent@lls.org

MARCH OF DIMES GOURMET GALA
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What to Expect: March of Dimes Gourmet Gala is an annual benefit dinner with a unique Capitol Hill flavor. Members of Congress serve as celebrity chefs who participate in a competitive cook-off prior to a seated dinner. The chefs compete for five awards, including the coveted “Best in Show” award.
Date: March/April 2010
Location: National Building Museum
Attire: Business
Event Chairman: TBD
Price: $1,000
Contact: Shannon Gilber, 703-824-0111, ext. 11, sgilbert@marchofdimes.com

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