Posts Tagged ‘galas’

D.C. Latino Inaugural Gala Brings the Star Power

Erik Wemple reports that the event attracted about 180 activists and celebrities and, by his count, roughly 12 police officers. “At one point, I saw five cruisers out front,” Wemple says.
Ted Loza, chief of staff for Ward 1 councilmember Jim Graham and one of the event's organizers, told Wemple the night brought out “people of high [...]

YouthAIDS Gala: the Weird World of Ashley Judd

Last Friday night, after another day of bad news for the market, 580 undeterred revelers traveled to McLean, Va., to attend the $2,500 a seat YouthAIDS Gala at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The party is one of Washington's most celebrity-obsessed events, with recent attendees like Bono, Desmond Tutu and Dave Mathews. This year's theme, "The [...]

Economic Turmoil Hits the Charity Gala Circuit

What has the world come to? Apparently, amid our hand-wringing over bank failures and congressional flailing, the good citizens of Washington are getting stingy with their Franklins. At least one charity is offering a discount to ease the pain of $150+ dinner tickets. The CARMA Foundation, which raises funds for Haitian women and children in [...]