Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Join me April 8th as the Embassy of France Celebrates the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

Under the Patronage of Chargé d'Affaires François Rivasseau, Embassy of France Join us for a celebration 12 years in the making! On Friday, April 8th, the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative is holding our Fundraiser and Auction at La Maison Francaise.

* NBC4 News Anchor, Wendy Reiger (Mistress of Ceremonies)
* A live Auction and Fund-in-Need, led by prize-winning columnist Bob Levey
...* Silent auction with 30 fabulous items
* Performances by the DC Youth Orchestra
* Presentation of the 1st Annual Spirited Leadership Award to The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Enjoy fine wines, sumptuous appetizers, an exciting live and silent auction, a music soundscape by DJ Jahsonic, and well-deserved recognitions and honors. The evening also includes a jubliant student performance provided by the DC Youth Orchestra. Join DC's cultural leaders, philanthropists and arts and humanities institutions as we celebrate our mission of providing access to the arts and humanities for all DC public and chartered public school students. Help us to raise funds to support another 12 years and beyond. Be a part of the transformative power of the arts and humanities. Be a part of supporting the movement to make DC a world-class city for arts and humanities education!

Individual tickets: $75
Premium tickets: $125, inclusive of goodie bags

(VIP guests will be treated to an exclusive goodie bag with gift certificates and swag from Co. Co. Sala, Radiance Med Spa, Toute Sweets, Georgetowner, Champagne Bureau, Center for Wine Origins, Popchips and more)

Don't miss this wonderful event in support of arts education for youth! Silent and live auction items will include 4 tickets to this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a $500 gift certificate to the Room & Board, an arts workshop for a child and ten of their friends at Imagination Stage, Two Openskies Roundtrip Business Class Flight to France, $1000 worth of delicious gourmet wines and more! Catered by the French Embassy, select menu items include chicken and avocado tartlets, smoked salmon, lobster and scallop phillo cups, croquet provencal, and baby lamb chops. Join the nation's top leaders in business, international and national government, education, fine arts, and entertainment as we unite to support arts education for youth.

~ Honorary Chair ~
The Honorable Vincent C. Gray

~ 2011 Gala Co-Chairs~
Jade Floyd
Gina Sacripanti

~ Honorary Committee ~
Rhona Wolfe Friedman
Anne Ashmore-Hudson, PhD
Philippa Hughes
Kay Kendall
Ora Nwabueze
Judith Terra
George Vradenberg

~ Host Committee ~
Michael Bobbitt
Carol Bogash
Anne Corbett
Geoffrey Fenner
David J. Ferrero
Gail Murdock
David Levine
Sarah Jencks
Chris Jennings
Louise Kennelly
Jeanette Spencer McCune
Dorothy Pierce McSweeny
Chase Alan Moore
Jeff Travers
Michael Sikes
David Snider
Allen Weinstein

Friday, April 8, 2011
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
La Maison Française at the Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C.
Cocktail attire encouraged
Garage parking available for first 100 guests. Ample street parking along Reservoir Road

No comments: