Friday, February 15, 2013
Bethesda high schools are among 16 DC-area schools competing to raise the most money for cancer research in four weeks.
Finding a cure for cancer will take a lot of outside-the-box thinking. So will funding that find. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Walt Whitman High School and Walter Johnson High School are participating in the 2013 Pennies for Patients High School Challenge, which encourages high school students to think creatively to come up with ways to raise funds to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area Chapter. The challenge began on Monday, Feb. 4, and lasts four weeks. Sixteen schools in the Washington, DC, area are competing for the title of top fundraiser, according to a statement from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "The competing schools have set a collective goal of raising $175,000 for the LLS mission: Cure …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The second "Park After Dark" fundraiser benefiting the C&O Canal is coming up.
Our local national park again will host its largest fundraiser of the year, allowing visitors a chance to see the C&O Canal National Historical Park in a state few regular visitors have seen before. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the C&O Canal Trust will host "Park After Dark," an evening benefit that will allow those who purchase a ticket to enjoy the canal at twilight while supporting the C&O Park and the Canal Trust. Traditionally, the C&O Park closes at dusk. With nearly 250 guests in attendance, last year’s benefit was a sold-out event. This year, event organizers have upped the attendance to allow for 300 guests. According to Matthew Logan, president of the Canal Trust, the 2011 "Park After Dark" benefit raised around $60,000 to support park …
Monday, July 23, 2012
A fundraiser held at a private home in Chevy Chase last week raised about $250,000 in support of the state's same-sex marriage law.
About one-quarter of a million dollars was raised at a fundraiser in Chevy Chase—one of the most affluent communities in the country—last Wednesday in support of the campaign to uphold Maryland's new same-sex marriage law, according to the "Maryland Politics" blog on The Washington Post. "The money was tied to a fundraiser held in the Chevy Chase home of Susie and Michael Gelman, both of whom have long been active in Democratic politics and are supporters of Gov. Martin O’Malley (D)," The Post reported. About 70 people attended the event, Kevin Nix—a spokesman for Marylanders for Marriage Equality—told The Post. "The minimum contribution to Wednesday night’s fundraiser was $500 per person. Many guests gave $5,000, $10,000 or more," …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Teachers and Principal Chia dressed up as aliens for the day at the conclusion of the school's three-week fundraiser.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Aliens took over Rock Creek Forest Elementary School last Monday, Dec. 19, when Principal David Chia and the school's teachers dressed for the day as intergalactic creatures at the conclusion of the school's three-week fundraiser. As part of the Scholastic Book Fair's "One-for-Books" fundraiser, teachers agreed to dress as either aliens or robots if a sum of $1,000 was raised to provide books for scholarship students and for the school library. (Book donations were also made by Scholastic to three nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping kids and families in need.) Students voted with dollar-bill and loose-change donations to have their teachers dress up as either aliens or robots. The alien category won by a slight margin.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday's fundraiser in Friendship Heights raised money for breast cancer awareness.
Jimmy Choo, Hela Spa and Miss Sinergy 2012 Lydia Hu co-hosted a fundraiser Friday evening at the Jimmy Choo store on Wisconsin Avenue. Guests were invited to preview Choo's Cruise 2012 Collection (just in time, as a blustery wind ushered in cold air on Friday). A portion of the proceeds from the evening went to the Libby Ross Foundation, which raises funds for breast cancer awareness. "Proceeds from tonight will go towards the establishment of a Libby Ross Foundation office here in DC," said Hu. Right now, the organization is headquartered in New York City.