N Street Gala!
Tuesday night, we braved the snowy conditions and made it downtown to the Marriott Marquis for the annual N Street Village Gala!
We snapped Marriott president and CEO Arne Sorenson with N Street chief development officer Stuart Allen and N Street patron Mark London. Sorenson and his wife, Ruth, were honored with the Founder's Award for their commitment to N Street Village over the years, including Ruth's service as board vice chair for the past four years.
The record-breaking gala raised well over $1.5M for N Street Village programs and services. Here, N Street patron Monica Thompson joins BET chairman and CEO Debra Lee and Pepco/Exelon's Debbi Jarvis.
N Street Village welcomed nearly 900 guests for the annual gala. Here, N Street supporters Debbie and Roger Whyte surround N Street Village executive director Schroeder Stribling.
During the program, board chair Peter Shields made the surprise announcement that N Street Village had just completed the organization's $9M capital campaign. Here, Marie Royce with her husband, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce.
Before the main program, guests enjoyed a reception featuring an open bar, silent auction items and delicious appetizers. Here, supporter Sharon Cady joins gala steering committee member Allison Putala, her husband, Putala Strategies' Chris Putala, and Arent Fox's and former Sen. Byron Dorgan.
Following the reception, guests made their way to the lavish ballroom for the dinner and awards program. Here, ambassador's council member Mary McIntosh joins board member and ambassadors council member Jane Fishkin with ambassador's council member Margy Pastor and the Canadian Embassy's Dan Abele.
Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner featuring a petite wedge salad, grilled beef tenderloin and hazelnut chocolate cake. Here, Wells Fargo's Jennifer Dakin with Marriott's Carolyn Handlon, Brookfield Hotel Properties' Bruce Wyles and Interstate Hotels' Melinda Griffith.
Two-time Grammy nominee Andra Day served as special musical guest singing "Rise Up" with the N Street Village and Luther Place Ambassadors of Praise. Here, Host Hotels' Kevin Gallagher, Pam and Jim Risoleo, and Vinson & Elkins' Catherine Gallagher.
American Public Health Association's Ashell Alston with internal auditor Russell Smith and his wife, Laura Smith.
N Street supporters and raffle committee members Catherine Squires, Jane Richardson and Tammy Smith.
Lockheed Martin's Kerri Morey with her husband, Park Hotels and Resorts general counsel Tom Morey, and N Street supporter Piper Larson.