UNCF's Masked Ball
The United Negro College Fund heldits first scholarship fundraiser last Tuesday, with a Bourbon Street, New Orleanstheme. Over 350 attended the "Masked Ball" at the JW Marriott in DC, donning feathered and sequined masks.This group represented event sponsor Reed Smith:Tyree P. Jones Jr., his wife, Melanie G. Jones,Tala Shahlavi,Rana J. Wright,Olivia Shay-Byrne, Erika Martin, and Washington managing partner and event vice chair A. Scott Bolden. Reed Smith also serves as the organization's bond and real estate counsel. (It recently won Best Bond deal of 2012 from the Washington, DC. Economic Partnership for UNCF's new DC HQ at Progression Place.)
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