Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The school’s student government held several events in February to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
February was Leukemia and Lymphoma Month at Walt Whitman High School, and students were making the most of it with their fundraising efforts, hoping to raise more than $50,000. The Student Government Association planned several events for students, with proceeds benefiting those with leukemia and lymphoma, such as a 5k race and a seven-hour dance marathon. The fundraising efforts were a part of the 8th Annual Pennies For Patients High School Challenge, a four-week fundraising competition to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area Chapter. 16 schools around the region participated. Whitman students said the issue was close to home for many. “A girl in my grade has leukemia, and one kid who was supposed to be …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday event at Congressional Country Club charged attendees $1,000 per ticket, The Washington Post reports.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. raked in nearly $200,000 at an "opulent" Monday fundraiser at Bethesda's famed Congressional Country Club, The Washington Post reports. Attendees were charged $1,000 per ticket, according to the report. Guests included newly-elected congressman John Delaney (D), most of the state senators from Montgomery County, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and former County Executive Doug Duncan, who will once again seek the county executive seat, as Patch first reported. The longtime Senate president is running for another term, but will use much of the funds raised Monday to help fellow Democrats in Senate races, The Post reported. Read the full story at The Washington Post.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Children's charity triathalon this weekend raised money for pediatric cancer.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Proceeds will benefit the National Center for Children and Families.
Put your weekend into full swing and get out your dancing shoes. The Junior Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase (JWCCC ) is hosting their annual Black and White Ball, a swing dance charity gala to benefit the National Center for Children and Families this Saturday. The Black and White swing dance event was first introduced by the club in 2005. Each year the event raises funds for a selected charity. This year the gala will benefit the National Center for Children and Families, whose mission is to create healthy living environments for at risk children, youth and families. The charity event will feature dance lessons from Gottaswing studio dance instructors from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. Following the lesson, the swing band Blue Sky 5 will entertain until …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The principal dressed like Superman, but tells students they’re the real heroes.
Like every Monday morning at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, hundreds of students gathered in the gym for their school wide meeting. But on this particular morning there was much excitement to see their principal.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The annual event has become a tradition in the high school music community.
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Jazz Combo entertained customers at the Panera Bread in Friendship Heights Saturday evening. The event is a fundraiser for the school's music department. Marshall White teaches the instrumental groups at the school, including the combo. He said the fundraiser has been going on for about six or seven years, always the weekend of Thanksgiving. He said the funds from the event will help offset the cost of instrument repairs, bring in guest musicians and help pay for trips students in the music department take. White estimates the group will raise a couple hundred dollars form the event, but he said it's not about the money. "It's more to get out and play in the community," he said. "It's always good to get…
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The event helped raised money to support the organization's programs.
The Audubon Naturalist Society held its annual fundraiser Autumn Lights: Auction and Reception Saturday night. The goal was to raise $50,000 to support the society's non-profit programs. The night inculded a silent and live auction. There was also a "Wishing Tree" to make donations and raffles with prizes, inculding a gourmet dinner for 10 and a 500 dollar gift certificate to the Audubon Santuary Shop.