Charity Spotlight: Woodley House

by Editorial

Woodley House held a special screening of the film Morning Glory to benefit their work in mental health.
By Kinne Chapin

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Matthew Cafritz, Ann Pincus, Bob and Pat Schieffer, and Ann Cafritz at the Woodley House screening of Morning Glory. Photo Courtesy of Lansdale Associates.

Of all the ways to raise money for a good cause, watching a movie is one of the more innovative. Yet it is this approach that Woodley House, an institution that helps residents recover from mental illness, has taken for the past 14 years. This year the event was, as always, exceptional- from the chosen film Morning Glory to the moving comments of President Matthew Cafritz and Katharine Weymoth.

Though it was easy during the screening to focus on Rachel McAdams and forget your surroundings entirely, the night was about much more than movies and popcorn. Before the showing of Morning Glory, both Lou Hill Davidson and Willy Walker were presented with the Donald A. Brown Rose Award for their dedication to Woodley House and the contributions they have made to move the mental health industry forward. Local VIPs like Andrea Mitchell also stepped out to demonstrate their support for the cause and mingled with guests from throughout the district. Overall, the night was one to remember- getting dressed up to watch a movie for a worthwhile cause? It beats Netflix every time.

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Andrea Mitchell with honoree Will Walker. Photo Courtesy of Lansdale Associates.

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Isabel, Jerry, and Anne Marie Jasinowski. Photo Courtesy of Lansdale Associates.

Honoree Lou Davidson. Photo Courtesy of Lansdale Associates.

Honoree Lou Davidson. Photo Courtesy of Lansdale Associates.

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