A Night for the Children!
On Saturday night, we also went to the Marriott Wardman Park for the 16th Annual Gala for The Children’s Inn at NIH and the House of Ruth. We snapped sponsor AFCEA Bethesda and InterImage CEO Leslie Steele, her husband John Steele, Federal Marketing Associates’ Susan Milish, and B3 Solutions’ John Nyce.
After cocktails, guests were ushered into the grand ballroom for a dinner of rosemary brined chicken and rockfish. Here, Defense One’s Daniela Fayer, INSA’s Suzanne Wilson-Houck, and Government Executive Media’s Hilery Sirpis and Constance Sayers Witherspoon.
We enjoyed dancing, casino games, and auctions with a trip to the Cayman Islands and artwork by young residents of The Children’s Inn and House of Ruth. Here, gala founder and AFCEA Bethesda past prez Linda Berdine, ConnellyWorks’ James Hanson, and gala chair Stephanie Hill.
Proceeds were split between The Children’s Inn at NIH, a non-profit, family-centered residence for pediatric outpatients, and The House of Ruth, which assists 1,000 homeless and abused women and children. Here, Lockheed Martin’s Gregory Boison, CFPB’s Elizabeth Boison, Rock Creek Strategic Marketing’s Amanda Nguyen, and Covington & Burling’s Thuan Nguyen.