WL Sponsored: Starlight Reaches the Stars

by John Arundel
Michael Rankin, Shayne Doty, Mark Green and Jonathan Taylor

Michael Rankin, Shayne Doty, Mark Green and Jonathan Taylor. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Saturday’s Black Tie at the Four Seasons honored Jeff Zell of JM Zell Associates. It included cocktails and one of the city’s best silent auctions, a dinner and live auction, followed by dancing to a local disc jockey. MSNBC‘s Norah O’Donnell served as Mistress of Ceremonies, while the renowned auctioneer Tom Weschler called off the live auction.

This year’s top sponsors included Belfort Furniture, Korn Ferry International, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, National Geographic, Jim Bell and the Bank of Georgetown. This year’s gala co-chairs were Allison O’Connor, Kerry Troup and Staci Walkes.

Starlight MidAtlantic helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. The foundation softens the hard edges of what a family experiences when a child has a serious illness all along their journey, from the time of diagnosis all the way through, in the hospital and at home.  Starlight MidAtlantic focuses on the children of DC, DE, MD, PA, VA and WV.

DC STARLIGHTERS: Susan Ascher, M.D. and Paul Kalb, M.D., Emma and Michael Beck, Cheryl Crispen & Tim Bitsberger, Dondi Dahlgaard, D.V.M. & Mark Schoenfeld Julie DeVol, Amy and Tripp Donnelly, Liz and Paul Dougherty, Sharon Dougherty, Nina Easton and Russ Schriefer, Rick Genderson, Jocelyn Greenan, Jennifer and Brett Haber, Kimberly Holland, Andrea Kaufman, Lee Lesley, Toby and Randy LeFaivre, Karen and Tim Lohnes, Dina Mackney, Britlan and Fred Malek, Robin & Richard Moore, Angela and Todd Newnam, Henry O’Connor, Kristen & Nels Olson, Michael Outlaw, Sherine and Frank Padgett, Wendy Pangburn, Kacey Pappas, Kirsten and David Pollin, John Porter, Liz and Dave Roberts, Jeremy Shane, Allison and Brent Shaw, Christine Sorge, Diane and Mark Tomb, Al Troup, Cathy and Paul Williams, Jeffrey D. Willis, Deborah and Curtin Winsor, Jeffrey Zell

Kerry Troup, Allison O'Connor and Staci Wilkes

Kerry Troup, Allison O'Connor and Staci Wilkes. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Jill Hudson Neal and Terry Neal

Jill Hudson Neal and Terry NealHenry O'Connor. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Natalie and Chad MacDonald

Natalie and Chad MacDonald. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Andrea Nespola,Richard Nespola

Andrea and Richard Nespola. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Allison Shaw,Brent Shaw

Allison and Brent Shaw.Photo by Kyle Samperton.

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