Saturday night we went to three great galas, starting with joining 2,000 at the Convention Center for the Leukemia Ball.
At the VIP reception, we snapped LLS exec director Beth Gorman with the Ball’s co-chairs, KPMG’s Candy Duncan and BB&T’s Dan Waetjen. They should be smiling: they raised over $3 million for the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society’s fight against blood cancers.
The Ball is always DC’s biggest non-political black tie fundraiser. Here, new Presenting Partner PhRMA’s John Castellani and his wife Terry with GeneDX’s Eden Haverfield and PhRMA VP Sascha Haverfield.
DLA Piper’s Jeff Houle with Tishman Speyer’s Andy Eichberg and his wife Stephanie. The silent auction was the largest ever and two 2014 Mercedes were raffled: an E350 sport sedan and a CLA 250.
Go ‘Skins! GM Bruce Allen and his wife Kiersten, LLS’ Mary Angelo, ‘Skins’ VP Larry Michael, Comcast SportsNet’s Julie Donaldson, and former great Shawn Springs. There was a three-course meal with delish roasted scallops.
Guests enjoyed comic Ryan Hamilton and the band Huey Lewis & The News. Here, sponsor KPMG’s Jerry Carlson and Ellen Goitia.