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Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

Catching up from the incredible events of the last few days... and still more to come. We're starting with the highly anticipated, ninth annual Trust for the National Mall luncheon in West Potomac Park. 

Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

Everyone donned their best bonnet to raise funds to preserve our beautiful Mall. We snapped Inno Product Lab's Natasha Iwegbu, Trust supporter and former DC First Lady Michelle Fenty, and CityBridge founder Katherine Bradley

 
Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

The Trust, originally founded in 2007, is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service to restore, improve and preserve the National Mall. Here, corporate leadership committee chair Marie Sylla-Dixon joins Sen. Cory Gardner prior to his remarks during the Congressional Reception. 

Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

This year's luncheon highlighted the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. Here, Trust for the National Mall chairman Chip Akridge with Tom Hutchinson.

Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

Guests enjoyed a festive cocktail reception before lunch. Here, Angerholzer Broz Consulting's Lindsay Angerholzer, her husband, CSPC's Max Angerholzer, Emergent Biosolutions' Jill Hamaker, and CSPC's Dan Mahaffee.

Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

The luncheon generates much-needed awareness, support and funding for the Trust’s upcoming Mall rehabilitation. Here, Botswana Ambassador David Newman, his wife, Changu Newman, and HOK architect Damon Sheppard.

Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

The delicious lunch featured Icelandic cod and endive salad. Here, Trust supporter Debbie Gibson, Keller Williams' Mary Lou Karch, and Signature Style's Theresa Romer.

Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

A lavish dessert reception had delicious chocolate cupcakes. Here, Bender Foundation's Julie Bender Silver, Trust supporter Meryl Abel, Women's Leadership Committee member Marcy Cohen, and Papadopoulos Properties' Koula Papadopoulos and Barbara Klusaritz.

Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

Real estate developer Theresa Kline, with Trust supporters Lisa Smith, Erin Ritz, Laurie Wolynec and Women's Leadership Committee member Ginger Pickle.

Trust For The National Mall Luncheon!

The annual event is put on by the Women's Leadership Committee of the Trust. Here, Accenture's Jennifer Axmacher, Anacostia River Keepers' Bobbi Smith, and Women's Leadership Committee member Deborah Sigmund