Over 500 guests gathered at the Washington Hilton for another memorable Noche Tropical gala featuring inspiring speakers, lively auctions and casino games, an Hora Loca crazy dancing hour, a rum-and-cigar bar and a fun photo booth.
During the event, Mary’s Center also honored the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and Clark Construction for their commitment to the community. Here, gala co-chairs Doug and Ashley Kollme are bookended by Mary’s Center board chair Nina Albert and board member Todd Cox.
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation was presented with the Building Stronger Communities Award. Here, Foundation President Calvin Cafritz receives the award, with Mary's Center President and CEO Maria Gomez, board member Clay Harris, Jack Hogan and board chair Nina Albert.
The Cafritz Foundation's Mary Mulcahy joins Gomez and Arthur and Kathleen Sheekey.
A total of $470K was raised for the programs of the center that benefit 41,000 participants a year. Here, Clark Construction is presented with the Community Service Award, received by Clark Vice President Mark Padien.
Guests enjoyed an evening of casino games, delicious food, silent and live auctions and lots of dancing.