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hilanthropists go down in history when they endow hospitals, universities, opera companies, and other worthy causes. Their names live on, enshrined in stone on buildings, to be remembered annually when grants and awards are bestowed. Vanity does play a part, of course, but it’s rarely a major motive for munificence. Behind great gifts there are always great givers – men like John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and Andrew Carnegie in the last century, and Bill Gates, Ted Turner, and George Soros in our own – whose wisdom, vision, and dedication help make the world a better place. In their spirit, and in the spirit of the many generous benefactors in the Washington area, we bring you this month’s special wealth Nancy Bagley with White House and philanthropy issue. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (right) at the White House Our editorial staff spent Correspondents’ Association Dinner and philanthropist Ted Leonsis months identifying donors (above) (Photos by Tony Powell). who exemplify reasoned Camron Reynolds Bagley Shehabi, at age 2.5 hours (top right). and compassionate giving in every conceivable field from medicine, education, humanitarian causes and conservation to historic preservation and the arts. The result of our research is encapsulated in WL’s first annual “Philanthropic 50” feature, which provides an in-depth look at some of the region’s most charitable individuals, including statistics, little known facts, and special editorial contributions. You’ll also read how certain individuals use their philanthropic power – whether it emanates from business success, Hollywood fame, or access to the highest levels of government – for the betterment of society in our inside look at the United Nations Foundation’s gatherings at the homes of Jim Kimsey, and Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn. That’s where we met media mogul Ted Turner, who reports here on the reasons behind his $1 billion donation to better the lives of the world’s most underprivileged inhabitants. Actor Richard Gere also graces our pages by speaking of his devotion to CARE, while authors Matthew Bishop and Steve Viederman and local businessman Jack Davies suggest ways to ensure philanthropic dollars are wisely invested and spent in a time of economic downturn.

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our breathtaking resort wear fashion shoot. 5 AOL International founder JACKDAVIESis active in Washington philanthropy, serving on the boards of Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Maya Angelou Charter School, Washington Scholarship Fund, CharityWorks, among other organizations. He is a partner in Lincoln Holdings, which owns the Washington Capitals and Mystics, and is part owner of the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center. He contributes to this month’s philanthropy feature. 6 RICHARDGEREactor and activist Richard Gere sits down with Washington Life to discuss his work with humanitarian organization CARE, and his dedication to fighting AIDS in India. 7 GARYLANDSMAN has been shooting images for over 20 years. His extensive experience ranges from shooting still-life subjects to full-scale interior architecture to documenting the corporate and advertising lifestyle. He shot our resort wear fashion shoot this month at Highland Park Apartments. 8 JANEMACLEISH is a Washington landscape garden designer. Known for her ability to incorporate planting plans reminiscent of great English gardens, she utilizes unusual collections of plants often neglected by other gardeners. She is widely published for her work and inspirational lectures. See her work in our special Inside Homes garden story. 9 Jazz legend, BRANFORDMARSALIS,will be in Washington this month for the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, sits down with WL to talk philanthropy, the next generation of jazz, and music in the nation’s capital.

Washington Life about his $1 billion dollar donation to the UN Foundation, a public charity to broaden support for the UN. Turner serves as chairman of the foundation. 11 Five-time Grammy award winner USHER RAYMOND IV is the founder of Usher’s New Look, which helps mentor youth from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. In our U.N. Foundation coverage, he discusses his latest effort, Nothing But Net, which provides malaria nets to those in Africa. 12 STEVEVIEDERMAN has been involved with foundation efforts to harmonize grant making and investments for almost 20 years as president of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. He is a member of the finance committees of the Needmor Fund and the Christopher Reynolds Foundation, as well as a consultant, author, and lecturer. He contributes to this month’s philanthropy feature. Corrections: From the April 2009 issue: On page 24, the location for the sixth National Alzheimer’s Association’s gala should have been listed as the National Building Museum.The honorees were President Nicholas Sarkozy of France, Sen. Jay and Sharon Rockefeller, Alzheimer’s researchers William Klunk and Chester Mathes of the University of Pittsburgh, and Terrell Owens.The organization has raised about $7 million to date. On page 28, Anja Broer was misidentified in a photo with Michael Ragland. From the May 2009 issue: On page 37, Don Peeble’s grandfather worked as a doorman at the Wardman Park Hotel. On page 56, Karena Neubauer was misidentified in a photograph with Luke Russert. On page 70, the photograph of Barbara Hawthorn of Barbara Hawthorn Interiors was taken by Ken Wyner.

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our breathtaking resort wear fashion shoot. 5 AOL International founder JACKDAVIESis active in Washington philanthropy, serving on the boards of Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Maya Angelou Charter School, Washington Scholarship Fund, CharityWorks, among other organizations. He is a partner in Lincoln Holdings, which owns the Washington Capitals and Mystics, and is part owner of the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center. He contributes to this month’s philanthropy feature. 6 RICHARDGEREactor and activist Richard Gere sits down with Washington Life to discuss his work with humanitarian organization CARE, and his dedication to fighting AIDS in India. 7 GARYLANDSMAN has been shooting images for over 20 years. His extensive experience ranges from shooting still-life subjects to full-scale interior architecture to documenting the corporate and advertising lifestyle. He shot our resort wear fashion shoot this month at Highland Park Apartments. 8 JANEMACLEISH is a Washington landscape garden designer. Known for her ability to incorporate planting plans reminiscent of great English gardens, she utilizes unusual collections of plants often neglected by other gardeners. She is widely published for her work and inspirational lectures. See her work in our special Inside Homes garden story. 9 Jazz legend, BRANFORDMARSALIS,will be in Washington this month for the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, sits down with WL to talk philanthropy, the next generation of jazz, and music in the nation’s capital.

Washington Life about his $1 billion dollar donation to the UN Foundation, a public charity to broaden support for the UN. Turner serves as chairman of the foundation. 11 Five-time Grammy award winner USHER RAYMOND IV is the founder of Usher’s New Look, which helps mentor youth from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. In our U.N. Foundation coverage, he discusses his latest effort, Nothing But Net, which provides malaria nets to those in Africa. 12 STEVEVIEDERMAN has been involved with foundation efforts to harmonize grant making and investments for almost 20 years as president of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. He is a member of the finance committees of the Needmor Fund and the Christopher Reynolds Foundation, as well as a consultant, author, and lecturer. He contributes to this month’s philanthropy feature. Corrections: From the April 2009 issue: On page 24, the location for the sixth National Alzheimer’s Association’s gala should have been listed as the National Building Museum.The honorees were President Nicholas Sarkozy of France, Sen. Jay and Sharon Rockefeller, Alzheimer’s researchers William Klunk and Chester Mathes of the University of Pittsburgh, and Terrell Owens.The organization has raised about $7 million to date. On page 28, Anja Broer was misidentified in a photo with Michael Ragland. From the May 2009 issue: On page 37, Don Peeble’s grandfather worked as a doorman at the Wardman Park Hotel. On page 56, Karena Neubauer was misidentified in a photograph with Luke Russert. On page 70, the photograph of Barbara Hawthorn of Barbara Hawthorn Interiors was taken by Ken Wyner.

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Editor’s Pick Park It Soak up some Vitamin D at these summer park picks: FORKIDS Friendship Park (a.k.a.“Turtle Park�);

45th and Van Ness Sts. NW; www.turtlepark.org. FORMUSICMeridian Hill Park; 2437 15th St.

NW; www.nps.gov. FORSOLITUDEBishop’s Garden at Washington

National Cathedral; Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW; www.nationalcathedral.org. FORDOGS Lincoln Park; East Capitol St. SE;

www.nps.gov. FOR SPORTS The National Mall; 17th and

Constitution Avenue NW; www.nps.gov. Explore Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcolm X Park, on Sundays for relaxing or the famous sunset drum circle.

Outdoor Essentials T SHOESGrass and sidewalk cracks are no longer sworn enemies of stilettos thanks to Georgetown alumna Monica Ferguson Murphy and business partner Becca Brown’s creation of the SOLEMATES HIGH HEELER. Flexible and discreet, these clear or black plastic additions prevent heels from sinking into oblivion. SoleMates High Heeler ($9.95 per pair); Sassanova, 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202471-4400; www.thesolemates.com.

X BUGSPRAY: Don’t let pesky insects ruin your outdoor fun. INSECTIMIST offers custom-designed automatic misting systems to kill annoying mosquitoes and spiders with a non-toxic spray that is safe for both humans and pets. One-time special event sprays and bi-weekly sprays are also available. 1-888-NO.BUG.DC, www.mybugsolution.com.

Sounds of Summer Grab a blanket and some snacks for these outdoor performances: • DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL June 5-15; www.dejazzfest.org. • ELVISCOSTELLOANDTHESUGARCANES June 11;Wolf Trap’s Filene Center; 8 p.m.; $45, in-house; $25, lawn; www.wolf-trap.org. • SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL June 24-28, July 1-5; www.folklife.si.edu.

X FOOD: Plan the perfect date with a gourmet picnic packaged in a luxury basket, complete with Parmigiano Reggiano and Malvarosa cheese, salami, olives, artichoke, eggplant, and focaccia bread. DEAN&DELUCA picnic for two ($475); Dean & DeLuca, 3276 M Street NW, 202-342-2500, www. deananddeluca.com. Wolf Trap

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FOODIES ONLY Ketchup Comfort food will get a makeover when KETCHUP opens its third location this summer at National Harbor.The West Hollywood-based eatery brings modern sophistication to the location with a sleek interior highlighted by Roy Lichtensteinesque pop art accent pieces, while the unique menu offers twists on classic American meals, including mini Kobe beef chili cheesedogs, lobster mac & cheese, and shake ’n’ bake chicken. 152 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md., 301-749-7099, www. dolcegroup.com/ketchup. Cupcakes Actually The cupcake craze has arrived in Fairfax. CUPCAKESACTUALLY, opened last month by sisters Jennifer Neiman and Susan Woodhouse, hopes to satisfy area sugarholics with signature flavors such as Death By Chocolate, Champagne Taste, and Mint Julip. 11944 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax, Va., www.cupcakesactually.com.

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DC-OLOGY new kid on the block This summer brings the long-awaited opening of the WWASHINGTONDC in the former Hotel Washington space. Adjacent to the White House, the historic site boasts ultramodern meeting rooms, a dramatic 1920sstyle grand ballroom, and breathtaking city views from the Moroccan-inspired rooftop lounge and bar. Along with the 317 guest rooms, the hotel features a signature Bliss® spa and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse. Opens July 2009, 515 15th St. NW, 202-661-2400, www.whotels.com. Stay-cation Summer escape Looking for an escape from downtown? ALOFTWASHINGTON NATIONAL HARBOR, part of the W Hotel brand, presents a trendy alternative to an ordinary hotel with 190 loft-like rooms, an indoor pool, and re:charge fitness center. While exploring Aloft, check out the bar at w xyz. Guests will enjoy the urban atmosphere with trendy “sips” available in nine specialty concoctions. 156 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md., 301749-9000, www.alofthotels.com.

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Enjoy Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and smooth jazz in the Willard Hotel’s historic lobby and Round Robin Bar to celebrate the 141st Belmont SPONSORED Stakes. Reservations required. Willard InterContinental Hotel; 4 to 7 p.m.; $50 entry fee; race-day attire; contact 202-637-7305.

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The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s annual dinner recognizes local and national media outlets with outstanding community service programs. Renaissance Washington Hotel; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and awards presentation; $500; black-tie; contact Fred deGregorio, 202-429-5498.

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Pay tribute to Metro Police Department officers at a luncheon featuring speeches by Attorney General Eric H. Holder and D.C. SPONSORED Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier. Capital Hilton Hotel; 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. program; business attire; contact Meghan McDonough, 202-223-4560 ext. 120

The highly anticipated film festival kicks off with a screening of “More Than a Game” featuring basketball star LeBron James. AFI SIlver Theatre; SPONSORED 7 p.m.; $50 per ticket; for complete festival schedule, visit www.silverdocs.com.

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Celebrate the life and legacy of jazz master Ellis Marsalis, who will be joined onstage by his sons Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason plus SPONSORED Harry Connick Jr., Billy Taylor, Herlin Riley, and Eric Revis. The Kennedy Center; 7:30 p.m.; $20 to $65; www.dejazzfest.org.

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Join supporters of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for a musical evening featuring the 2009 Presidential Scholars in the SPONSORED Performing Arts in the Eisenhower Theater. Kennedy Center; 8 p.m.; admission is complimentary, but tickets are required; contact 305377-1140, ext. 218, psa@youngarts.org.

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Abigail Blunt and Rep. Roy Blunt, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Martha Ann Alito

CELEBRATING SPRING This historic Dupont Circle arts landmark was filled to capacity for its annual gala benefiting top-notch educational programs. Guests mingled in the courtyard or wandered through the exhibits before si"ing down to a feast of locally-sourced, sustainable cuisine by Occasions Catering. Lavish flower arrangements by Jack Lucky decorated every table, and were donated to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center following the gala. AFTER-PARTY: Endless dessert buffets, flowing cocktails, and lively dancing followed at the Society of the Cincinnati’s Anderson House, where younger partygoers joined dinner patrons in the garden to chat and enjoy the warm spring air. SPOTTED Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Samuel Alito and wife Martha Ann, Bob McDonnell, artist William Christenberry, Rep. Roy and Abigail Blunt, Debbie Sigmund, and the ambassadors of Spain, Chile, Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Morocco and Afghanistan.

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Jennifer Lindsey and Rebecca Lindrew

Darryl Carter and Mary Haft

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Elaine Tyrell, Linda Awkward, and Regina Donnelly

Beth Kohlhoss, Calvin Fong, and Jean-Marie Fernandez

SPRINGFORWARD “Deconstructionist elegance” reigned at this year’s gala co-chaired by Mary Ha and designer Darryl Carter, whose ultra-modern-but-oh-so-economical se"ing featured iron candelabras (instead of flowers), classic white Panton chairs, and architectural scaffolding covered in translucent cloth to silhoue"e lithe young dance students’ graceful poses. DINNER AND A SHOW Cocktails, a sensual performance by dancers Jared Nelson and Sona Kharatian, politically correct food (“sustainable” seafood Newburg and chicken – surely free-range), mercifully brief speeches, and dancing to the sounds of Free Spirit. WHOWAS THERE Ballet director Septime Webre (celebrating 10 years at the helm), and major benefactors Arturo and Hilda Brillembourg and Raul and Jean-Marie Fernandez.

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Dancers Diana Albrecht, Carolina Neves, and Alexandra Pera

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André Leon Talley and Vera Wang

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WONDER WOMEN This year’s gala celebrated women in the arts with an all-star A-list that included First Lady Michelle Obama (who made a surprise appearance), Vera Wang, Annie Leibovitz, Pa i LaBelle, K.D. Lang, Midori, Chita Rivera, and, yes, Paris Hilton. Michael Kaiser had a hard act to follow a$er last year’s salute to conductor John Williams, but this year’s women, especially conductor JoAnn Falle a (who masterfully commanded the National Symphony Orchestra) made last year a distant memory. The gala was once again an elegant kick-off to the Spring Gala season. NOTABLESJenn Colella, Julia Murney, LeAnn Rimes, Amb. Prince Zeid, Amb. and Rima Al-Sabah, Steven and Christine Hearst Schwarzman, Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Gwen Iffel, Tammy Haddad, Christopher Lu, and Lisa Brown.

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Ever respectful of the past and the present, the highly anticipated Salamander Resort & Spa will debut in Spring 2011. Taking the scenic drive through the heart of Virginia’s fabled horse country and wine trail, you will arrive in the historic village of Middleburg. Destined to become one of the most distinguished luxury retreats in the world, the Resort rests on a 340-acre estate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains – only 30 minutes from Dulles International and Winchester Regional airports and less than an hour from downtown Washington, D.C. Registered to become one of America’s first LEED certified resorts, Salamander Resort & Spa is the perfect place for group or incentive meetings, luxurious leisure getaways and gala events. The Resort features 168 guest rooms and suites, 12,000 square feet of indoor function space, unique outdoor venues and a world-class spa. You will enjoy the experience of staying in a luxurious country home with Salamander’s unique brand of personal service. Please call or email us for special group rates and more information.

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Colombian Ambassador Carolina Barco

“FROM MY LATIN SOUL”: Plácido Domingo & Company’s thrilling renditions of Latin music favorites, featuring a full orchestra, rising opera stars and talented flamenco, tango, and folkloric dancers, kept the audience firmly planted throughout four encores – or was it five? RHUMBA TIME!: At the post-midnight supper dance where 300 benefactors paid $1,000and-up to cozy up to the cast, including soprano Virginia Tola, chic and talented young conductor Alondra de la Parra and her handsome husband Carlos Zedillo Velasco (son of ex-Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo), Mexican Amb. Arturo Sarukhan and wife Veronica, co-chairwomen Lucky Roosevelt and Isabel Ernst, Robert Duvall, Vicki Sant, and Jim Kimsey.

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Michele Shull, Ashley Shiff, and Kimberly Vogel

THE CHILDREN’S BALL The Andrew Mellon Auditorium PHOTOSBYBETSYSPRUILLCLARKE

MIRACLEWORK More than 500 donors to the Children’s National Medical Center gathered for a dinner of steak and skate, a live auction, and dancing to the cult-favorite Neil Diamond cover band, Super Diamond – all in support of this world-renowned Washington-based pediatric research hospital. LIVING PROOF During dinner, ball cochairman and FOX News White House correspondent Bret Baier shared the story of his son, who was born in 2007 with a potentially fatal heart defect, and has had two major surgeries at the hospital in the past two years. Baier then video-conferenced the healthy, energetic two year-old onto the stage, and Paul Baier waved to guests before asking his father about a toy train. Title sponsorship was provided for the ninth year in a row by Washington Area Lexus Dealers. INTHECROWDSome of the city’s most engaging young philanthropists (many of whom are parents of young children), including Elissa and Tom Davidson, Sarah and David Steinberg, Jen and Sco Frederick, and Liz and Dave Roberts.

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Please join us at the Second Annual

Benefiting Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts Joan Hisaoka, founder and president of Hisaoka Public Relations was 48, when she lost her battle with cancer on May 14, 2008. This gala was created to honor Joan and her dream of assisting those living with cancer. Through the Gala, we will continue her unfinished work by supporting organizations who bring hope and healing to those faced with serious illness.

Mr. Robert G. Hisaoka, Event Chair

Black Tie Cocktail Reception For more information about the Second Annual Joan

Four Course Dinner & Dancing Live & Silent Auctions

Hisaoka â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make a Differenceâ&#x20AC;? Gala Benefiting Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, sponsorship details, or to purchase tickets, please contact Dianna Lopez at 202-543-7388 or makeadifference@aboutbravo.com. Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts is a Washington, DC based non-profit 501(c)(3) health, education and creative arts organization that serves individuals living with cancer and other serious illnesses.

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Jaclynn Campbell and Martin Goggins-Campos

Erin Bladergroen and Jeff Phillips

Bradford Webb and Sheri O’Connell

The Washington Monument rises above the National Mall

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THE BALL ON THE MALL Kristin Irish and L’Enfant Society Chairman John Cecchi

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SPLENDORINTHEGRASS Nearly half an acre of the National Mall was transformed into a tented ballroom complete with a 14piece brass band for a sold-out crowd of more than 600 junior patrons of the Trust for the National Mall. The historic evening was hosted by the Trust’s young donors’ group, the L’Enfant Society, which was formed in 2008 to help restore and protect “America’s front yard.” Underwri"en by MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor, the gathering raised over $150,000 for the cause, and future events are planned. ONTHEDANCEFLOOR Luke Russert and Karena Neubauer, Tripp Donnelly and Amy Angelo, Nat Fogg and Darcy Jones, Desmond FitzGerald, George Chopivsky and Clara Brillembourg, Allison and Michael Signorelli, Chris Edmonds, Ted Downey, and Allison Parent.

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Carolina Reynolds and Bobby Schwartz Jay Stewart, Jennifer Streaks, and Joel Limerick

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Charles Rockefeller and Wyatt Rockefeller

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Nunda Ambegaonkar and Vandana Sheth

Jaap Otte and Jan Rothschild

Elena Gagarina, Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Vagit Alekperov

Cindy McCain, Sen. John McCain, Roberta McCain, and Dick Haase

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ANEASTERNODYSSEYTo celebrate its historic collaboration with the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Freer and Sackler galleries welcomed patrons to a night of opulence in the spirit of imperial Russia. The spring benefit gala celebrated the opening of the exhibition “The Tsars and the East: Gi$s from Turkey and Iran in The Moscow Kremlin.” Guests in Eastern-inspired gowns and accessories viewed the exhibition – which included bejeweled Russian ecclesiastical treasures, Turkish dishes, and Iranian daggers from the 17th century – before it opened to the public. John, Cindy, and Roberta McCain toured the exhibit with a guide, posing for pictures and marveling at an intricate gold bridle and saddle, before joining guests for a dinner of classic Russian specialties in the Freer’s marble halls. TSARSOF THENIGHT Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums Elena Gagarina, President of Lukoil Vagit Alekperov, Sergio Millian, Singaporean Amb. Chan Heng Chee, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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Graciela and Jorge Adeler Mike and Ann Van Dusen

Marianna Grey and Ludmila Cafritz

Charles Rumph and Shirley Johnson

Wayne and Anne Clough with Julian Raby

Natalya Anfiloyeva and Yemeni Amb. Abdulwahab Al-Hajri


It’s been 30 years since the National Museum of African Art became part of the Smithsonian Institution. Isn’t it time you planned a visit? It’s a new day at the museum. New Director. New Exhibitions. New Programs and Activities. New Audiences. there are more reasons than ever to visit the museum. P P

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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas

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Trudie Styler and Sting

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman

Samuel L. Jackson

Dwayne Johnson and Wanda Sykes

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You Betcha! The Alaskan travel industry got a boost when female guests at Tammy Haddad’s annual brunch preceding the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner ran into that state’s “First Dude,” Todd Palin. His play date, Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren, did the intros in lieu of his wife, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who remained back home to oversee what was called the most serious flooding in decades. Luckily, she also bowed out of Saturday night’s dinner where comedian Wanda Sykes shot a lowball joke in her direction, best not repeated here. Washington women looking for their man of steel should not stop but go directly to www.travelalaska.com. The star of the day was sea hero Capt. Richard Phillips of pirate fame, whose presence erupted into a media frenzy worthy of Paris Hilton. While friendly and chatty, he remained

tight-lipped about his capture and rescue off the Somali coast, probably on advice of counsel. Longtime Michael Jackson publicist Ramone Bain, looking and feeling rather chipper for someone who says she got majorly stiffed by “The Gloved One,” wasn’t talking either. Perhaps both could use the services of superlawyer Bob Bennett, seen engaging in animated conversation with former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff. Spotted mingling across the tented lawn: actor Val Kilmer sporting longer-than-ever hair, Bill Press managing a photo-op with the First Dude, Bob Franken, Bloomberg’s Judith Czelusniak, Mary Matalin, Mike Allen, David Bohrman, Kathy O’Hearn, and Dana Delaney. The manifest was shared by perennial co-hosts David Adler, Hilary Rosen, Ted Greenberg, Alex Castellanos and Michael Feldman, with a supporting cast that included honorary co-chairs Susan Axelrod and “The Today Show’s” Ann Curry who promoted: Mother’s Day Every Day. Yikes! Twitterville was rampant at the main event later that day as pundits logged into

#nerdprom or #whcad with the same fervor Al Gore must have felt when he invented the Internet. “blitzer sitting at same table as @aplusk, can you say surreal?” (Ashton Kutcher) “Roland Martin has the most amazing velvet suit on with an ascot, he looks so dapper!” tweeted @McCainblogette (Megan McCain.) You get the point. When Wanda Sykes took the mic, the usual breath-holding moment ensued. How far would she go? Whom would she offend? Would the President laugh? Answers here: She went pretty far. Limbaugh and Cheney got pilloried. “I tell my kids, if two cars pull up and one has a stranger and the other Dick Cheney, go with the stranger,” Sykes told the crowd. The President held his own:“Sasha and Melia are not here tonight because they’re grounded. You can’t just take Air Force One on a joy ride to Manhattan. … Dick Cheney was supposed to be here, too, but he is very busy working on his memoirs, tentatively called ‘How to Shoot Your Friends and Interrogate People.’” Guests quickly bolted from the claustrophobic (and now-under-renovation) Washington Hilton to scramble for a bit of fresh air.

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Dana Bash and her husband, CNN’s John King, with Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg at the CNN/TIME/People/Fortune party. (Photo by Edward Pio Roda)

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Oh-la-la. The illuminated French Embassy Residence proved a welcome retreat for stilettos. The elegant party hosted by Bloomberg and Vanity Fair (with the cooperation of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont) was magical from the multi-hued garden tree lights to the food catered by Design Cuisine and the pared-down VIP guest list (down from 800 to less than half that). It was a rare occasion when celebrities, politicians, and socialites mixed with the media without the frenetic gawking and stalking. The scene: Demi and Ashton looking very together; self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson rather subdued while parked on a bench at the entrance; “Match Point” and “The Tudors” star Jonathan Rhys Meyers charming guests with his divine Irish accent before a somewhat disoriented exit; NewYork Mayor Michael Bloomberg very engaging while handing out tiny lapel pins symbolizing equality in the Big Apple; inseparable White House power girls Desirée Rogers and Valerie Jarrett finally getting to relax after attending other (not-so-competitive) after-parties. Glenn Close, Katie Couric, Donatella Versace,

Eva Longoria Parker, and Natalie Portman heightening the glam quotient amid dimmed lights, free-flowing Champagne and discreetly flashing cameras (and more than a few cell phones) until the party started winding down around 3 a.m. The Morning After: “A brunch without eggs?” one guest asked. Hard to pull off, but Teatro Goldoni Chef Enzo Fargione did just that at John and Cristina McLaughlin’s Mother’s Day gathering by serving so many variations of pasta, risotto, and eggplant that eggs were forgotten. In between Bloody Marys, Pat and Shelley Buchanan, Bill Cohen, Eleanor Clift, Mort Zuckerman, Buzz Aldrin, and Tina and Spike Karalekas relished rehashing the previous night, with many still wondering if Sykes went over the line suggesting Rush Limbaugh was the 20th 9/11 high-jacker, but was “too strung out on Oxycontin to make the flight.” “No,” satirist Mark Russell said. “If I told you that over dinner you would laugh your head off.” Until next year, “Bye Bye!”

t’s not unusual at a crowded Washington party for someone to accidentally bump into you. It is unusual to turn around and realize that the smiling woman apologizing is Demi Moore. The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner is always a draw for stars, but never quite like this year — President Obama’s first formal dinner with the Washington press corps. I walked into the CNN/TIME/People/Fortune preparty behind Glenn Close. George Lucas, Julia Louis Dreyfus, and Jon Hamm were all mingling while starstruck partygoers – many of them seasoned reporters – frantically snapped pictures. But with all the excitement over Hollywood descending on the Potomac, it’s always remarkable how interested they are in what we do. Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw were eager to talk about the Middle East peace process. Actress Kerry Washington wanted to know what it was really like to cover Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign. Tyra Banks and her boyfriend, John Utendahl, probed my husband, CNN “State of the Union” anchor John King, and me about the ins and outs of television news. Looking around the room it was hard not to laugh at some of the odd pairings. Where else would you see New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi dining at the same table as Justice Antonin Scalia? It was a scene so surreal that even the tremendously busy wait staff in the jam-packed ballroom stopped in their tracks to take pictures –- something I have never witnessed. But as much as this dinner seems to have been overtaken by celebrity sightings, it’s important to remember the real reason we all get dressed up. Since 1924, when Calvin Coolidge was in office, the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner has been one of the few nights of the year when the press corps puts away their pens and microphones to raise a glass to the president, and more importantly, to the presidency. It is also one of the few nights when the president – the last 15 of them – comes to thank reporters for asking tough questions and holding elected officials accountable – a task that remains vital to our democracy.


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COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE CARE celebrated its 63rd anniversary with a pre-National Conference cocktail reception at the 16th Street NW art-filled home of Jose Cunningham and Greg Nelson. MIXING AND MINGLING Annie Totah, Carole Randolph, Rafat and Shaista Mahmood, Kris Thompson, Mark Anderson, Madelyn Spirnak, and Bryan Brewer.

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ACTORS AND ACTIVISTS For the first time CARE’s annual advocacy conference was teamed with its yearly gala to bring together donors, corporate partners, and civic leaders to discuss global poverty issues and celebrate CARE’s work. The first day’s workshop was capped off with a benefit honoring social activist and philanthropist Richard Gere. IN ATTENDANCE CARE president and CEO Helene Gayle, Michael Franti, ‘I am Powerful’ award recipient Arnulfa Romero Cruz, Eduardo Martinez, and emcee Tracey Neale.

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APHILANTHROPICLIFE Recently honored by CARE, RICHARDGERE talks about his passion for human rights and cultural preservation

WL: CARE’s efforts are community-based and focus particularly on women and children. Is it important to start small to have a big impact? RG: CARE’s infrastructure on the ground is extremely effective, which you need in order to hear human information. The listening factor is how they know what works in a particular community, not what we think they need. I traveled to clinics in Mozambique with them this past summer. I don’t think you can go to Africa and not feel the weight of the world. WL: What are some of the greatest challenges for us here at home? RG: In public health? AIDS. The perception in America now is that it is not a death sentence. But even those who have the very best care and access to medicine are still dying. WL: You established the Gere Foundation India Trust in 1999 to support humanitarian

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RG: It’s extremely important to find the right people who are effective in communities. The NGO actually does the work on the ground, but they work with many other resources to make an even bigger impact. Media plays an important part in combating any of these problems. If you tap into cultural icons – tap into a partnership between media and icons – and that partnership can be built on being responsible, then you can be powerful.Working with the business and religious communities is also very important. We can all stay informed and get involved. Every one of us can play a role by volunteering our time, resources and, of incredible importance, our voice.

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DISTINGUISHED AWARDEES Thomas Pickering, undersecretary of state for political affairs during the Clinton years and one of America’s premier diplomats, was honored as a “leading multi-lateralist who personifies the ethos of pragmatic idealism” during the Stimson Center’s tribute at the Embassy of Singapore on April 22. “He’s a diplomat’s diplomat,” Ambassador Chan Heng-Chee said, praising the former Fulbright Scholar and U.S. ambassador to Russia, the UN, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan. Former Ambassador to Mexico James Robert “Jim” Jones was honored for his service as chairman of Meridian International Center at its spring garden benefit. It was obvious from the start that the honoree’s wife, Olivia (once his law partner), is just as much a Washington insiders’ favorite. His first love, however, was politics, so it was no surprise to anyone who knew him that, at 28, President Lyndon B. Johnson picked Jones to be his appointments secretary – the position now called chief of staff – making him the youngest person in history to hold that important gatekeeping post. The Oklahoma Democrat later served in Congress for seven terms (and was chairman of the House Budget Committee for four years), then moved on to be chairman and CEO of the American Stock Exchange from 1989-1993. Today, Jones is co-chairman and CEO of Manatt Jones Global Strategies. Three-time-Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times foreign affairs columnist and bestselling author Tom Friedman was honored at the Italian Embassy as winner of this year’s Urbino Press Award, named after the picturesque central Italian town which was home to one of Europe’s most enlightened Renaissance courts. Friedman delighted the crowd by noting, “I am Jewish, but I believe in reincarnation and I know that in a previous life I lived in Urbino.” He will travel there this month to pick up his award.

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NON-STOP STATESMANSHIP Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan and his beautiful wife Veronica celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary in Italy after proving they could handle anything and everything at once: a scary international influenza epidemic that began in their country, an earthquake, a major business and tourism downturn, and continuing drug and immigration problems plus attending many Cinco de Mayo celebrations and being honorary patrons of Meridian International Center’s “An Evening in Yucatán” on May 7 – all with two little daughters at home who want attention.“Just look at my calendar,” Sarukhan said, pulling out his schedule at Mexico’s fundraiser for the Post-Classical Ensemble. “A good night’s rest for me is four hours these days.” GLASS HOUSES The Swedes may have the capital’s biggest glass house, but in this era of transparency and public diplomacy, many embassy properties are open and welcoming everyone inside – as they were on two recent spring Saturdays.What the European Union started three years ago has now been adopted by Passport DC, which had 30 embassies putting out welcome mats on May 2. A week later on the traditional Europe Day, member nations and the EU Commission recorded over 70,000 visits to their premises. On both days, the longest lines outside meant the most delicious ethnic food and colorful cultural programs inside. Speaking at his last Europe Day celebration, popular but soon-to-depart Ambassador John Bruton, a former prime minister of Ireland, passionately reminded guests of the importance of European integration and strong transatlantic

Singular Americans recently honored on Embassy Row: Tom Pickering (left with Singaporean Amb. Chan HengChee), and Tom Friedman (above, between Italian Amb. Giovanni Castellaneta and Israeli Amb. Sallai Meridor). Photos by Gail Scott.

relations.“The success of the European Union lies in the fact that Europeans want a structure of peace … EU membership does not reduce a country’s sovereignty – in fact, it increases it because it gives a country an influence over policies pursued by its neighbors, which is so important in this globalized and inter-dependent world.”

THE JOY OF UNPACKING Don’t be surprised to see the flag of Cyprus flying across from Japan’s consulate on Embassy Row. Cypriot Ambassador Andreas Kakouris and his American wife, Kareen, are making a new diplomatic nest (they’re renting) in the imposing terracotta residence that once belonged to Marshall Coyne, the late Washington hotelier and real estate magnate. With huge reception rooms and a grotto-inspired garden, the Massachusetts Avenue NW location is perfect for diplomatic entertaining. Meanwhile, there’s serious remodeling at Cyprus’ 24th Street NW residence, Frank Sinatra’s old digs. Readers wishing to get in touch with Gail Scott can email: columns@washingtonlife.com

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CELEBRATING YEARS A major anniversary honoring Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) for their Congressional refugee protection efforts and CNN founder Ted Turner, who was “interviewed” by the network’s ace foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour about his savvy news sense and philanthropic impulses. MAGIC MOMENT Turner recalling that U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan “nearly fainted” at his revelation of a $1 billion gi$ to the U. N. Foundation. CELEB SCENE Emcee Sam Waterston charmed the crowd despite a lengthy program, Richard Holbrooke spoke about Pakistan, and actor Ma Dillon ventured into foreign policy ma"ers along with of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Wolf Blitzer, Kara Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Richard Ben-Veniste, poker star Annie Duke, and event chairmen Michael and Mariella Trager.

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International luminaries lead the United Nations Foundation’s efforts to promote peace, prosperity and justice

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UN-STOPPABLE Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner wanted his 1998 address to the UN Association (UNA) to have a major impact. It certainly did when he announced in his matter-of-fact “Ted way” that he was donating $1 billion to support UN causes and activities.The result was the establishment of the UN Foundation. Michael M. Clements interviews the visionary philanthropist to find out what he thinks about the results thus far ... Michael M. Clements:You’ve mentioned that the impetus for your one billion dollar donation was that you wanted something important to say when addressing the UNA. Is that true? Ted Turner: It was just a thought. I was trying to come up with an idea that would make an impact and help the United Nations. At the time the United States was millions of dollars in arrears – a couple years dues and assessments – and that’s where the original billion-dollar idea came from. I was just so embarrassed by the United States not paying its dues that I thought, well, if I could, I would just make it up myself. Have you ever picked up a tab for someone? MC: Sure, but, that’s a pretty big tab. TT: I know, but it’s only money.And you can’t take it with you. MC: So, it was a spur of the moment decision? TT: Yes, it was. I talk about it in depth in my book. MC: Are you happy with the progress of the UN Foundation? TT: Absolutely. I’m very happy about it. MC: What would you like to see the foundation do, moving forward?

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TT: Continue to make sure that the proceeds help make life easier and better for people on the earth who are in trouble – and there are lots of them. MC: What are the biggest challenges facing the UN Foundation? TT: The same challenges that face humanity. The biggest threat that we have to our existence is nuclear weapons. They are right back in the forefront now with the North Korea explosion. Second to that, the greatest threat to the survival of humanity is global climate change. I’m working really hard, and so is the UN Foundation, to try and get an effective agreement passed in Copenhagen.Then all the countries of the world can work together to eliminate fossil fuels. MC: How do you balance all your work? TT:With difficulty. MC:Thoughts on the current state of media? TT: There’s some of the best journalism being done today. I watch CNN mostly. I watch Fox some, and I watch CNBC, Bloomberg, and MSNBC, but I watch CNN probably more

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than all the rest of them put together. They are doing some terrific work with long-form news programs, but they are doing quite a bit of tabloid journalism too. It’s hard to make a blanket statement, because some of the journalism being done is as good as it’s ever been, or maybe better, and some is a little on the light side. MC: Do you think social media is affecting news? TT: They are having a lot of effect and they are taking a surprisingly, well, maybe not surprisingly, considerable share of the audience, and it seems to be growing. But it’s not something that I watch. I’m 70, a little old for Twittering. I have enough trouble even turning on my television. I have to hit five different buttons before I can turn it on. MC:Technology makes things “easier,” right? TT: It’s hard just to drive my new Prius. It doesn’t even have a key. It has a little box that sticks in a hole.Where are my car keys, you know? MC: Right. Sometimes you just need a set of keys. TT: The technology has left me, but I have an assistant who helps me so I can make a phone call occasionally ... MC:What’s been the boldest move of your life? TT: Probably CNN. MC:Why? TT: I risked the most. I risked it all with CNN. And it had never been done before. So, you know, it was probably the hardest thing. MC:Where in the world have you been the most affected by the plight of human beings? TT: I was just in Rwanda and I went to the memorial museum there to see and study what has happened.That was probably the saddest thing that I’ve ever seen. I haven’t been to Auschwitz. MC: Has the billion-dollar donation changed you? TT:Well, it made me poorer. Poorer financially, but richer in experience. MC:The Nationals are having pretty rough start to the season, any advice? TT: Stick to losing baseball games – if that’s the biggest problem you have, you’re in pretty good shape. MC:What got you into environmental causes? TT: I’ve been attracted to the natural world from the time I was a boy old enough to become conscious. I’m fascinated by the natural world. I guess it just caught my attention. But then, I’m fascinated by what humans do too. MC:Where do you find peace? TT: Outdoors looking at the birds, the trees, the flowers, and the butterflies …

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HOME SWEET HOME Since the UN Foundation Board of Directors’ annual meeting brought some of the world’s most influential philanthropic leaders to the District, it was only fi"ing that consummate Washington hosts Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn would offer a warm welcome to notable participants in their Georgetown home (where CNN founder Ted Turner livened up the crowd with a convivial “two bits for philanthropy” cheer). On another evening, the swi$ly flowing Potomac River provided a stunning backdrop at Jim Kimsey’s McLean home at a private dinner for Nothing But Nets. At a third gathering at the British Ambassador’s residence, climate change was the topic of major concern. WORLDVIEWS Aside from UN Foundation board members, the three events were a"ended by influential political scientists, economists, and diplomats, including: Jordanian Amb. Prince Zeid, Japanese Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki, Korean Amb. Tae-sik Lee, Monaco Amb. Gilles Noghes, and Swedish Amb. Jonas Hafstrom.

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HE’SGOTTHELOOK Not content with life just as an international musical artist and performer, Usher tells WL how he’s playing a new tune with his work with Nothing But Nets – the UN Foundation’s Malaria campaign – and his own foundation, Usher’s New Look B Y U S H E R R AY M O N D I V

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Nets program, which is committed to ending the devastating impact of Malaria in Africa, a lethal, but preventable disease. I was inspired by the goal of Nothing But Nets, which is to provide lifesaving protective bed nets to families.When I discovered that each net costs just $10, I knew this was an exciting opportunity to engage young people from all financial backgrounds and put the power of service in their hands to help end Malaria. Each year during New Look’s signature program, we bring young people from across the country to Atlanta for a two-week residential camp that exposes them to service and social entrepreneurship principles and teaches them both hard Left: Meeting with Rep. George Miller, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee before testifying on Capitol Hill. Above: With students participating in Camp New Look, which empowers youth from under-served communities to enter careers in sports and entertainment.

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and soft business skills. With this knowledge and a renewed commitment to giving back, we give youth the power to return to their communities and serve. So, this summer during Camp New Look, we are partnering with Nothing But Nets to educate our campers and provide them with the opportunity to come up with their own plan to support this program and the families across the world that need their help. Renowned leaders from the United Nations will visit Camp New Look and lead discussions on global issues around the world. New Look youth will be challenged to create a service campaign to bring Malaria awareness to their communities and mobilize their peers to take action.We’re truly putting the power to end Malaria in their hands. I’m excited for this opportunity to further instill in young people the belief that their voices can be heard, and their good work can save lives through service. What better way to tell them that there is no limit to what can be accomplished in life?

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hen Warren Buffett’s staggering donation of $36.1 billion was added to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s coffers (which already had $30 billion), many proclaimed this to be a new golden age of philanthropy, harkening back to the days of the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Carnegie endowments of countless worthy causes across a broad spectrum of American life. Yet, just a few years later, we are in an economic recession with the contributions of wealthy local residents now shrinking. Some generous donors were hard hit by the Madoff scandal, many others have had major losses in real estate or because of the stock market’s broad decline. As the local supply of capital has fallen for both individuals and private foundations, the need for philanthropy has correspondingly increased. Plus, much giving was

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JOHNE“CHIP”AKRIDGE A leader in green giving, this well-known developer founded the Trust for the National Mall, a non-partisan effort to help preserve America’s ‘front yard’ in 2007. With the current estimate for restoration of the 700-acre park at a hefty $350 million, Akridge personally donated $250,000 to found the trust and has helped raise more than $3 million for initial operations. Also a trustee for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Maryland Nature Conservancy, he has developed more than $2 billion in real estate through his eponymously named company and has remained a positive voice in the current economy, preaching patience and the reality of cycles in the real estate market.

philanthropy, also serves as chair of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and as co-chairwoman of the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership.

BETTYBROWNCASEY Maryland developer Eugene B. Casey’s widow has used his millions to endow numerous causes, most notably the Washington National Opera. In 1996, Betty Casey bought the old Woodward & Lothrop department store at 10th and F streets N.W. for $18 million with a visionary concept to turn it into a monumental new home for the company.When reconfiguration costs soared and the opera elected to remain

CALVINANDJANECAFRITZ As the senior heir of one of the capital’s largest real estate dynasties, Calvin Cafritz was left in charge of the clan’s philanthropic endeavors when his mother, famed hostess Gwen Cafritz, left her estate to the previously established Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to improve the quality of life for residents of the Washington, D.C. area. When his brothers Carter and Conrad sued, Calvin settled by relinquishing some of the assets, but the move has hardly diminished the foundation’s staggering record of support ($153 million donated in the last 10 years; over $16.6 million just last year) for a myriad of causes that include the Kennedy Center, George Washington University, the Phillips Collection, Washington Ballet, Brookings Institution, the Holocaust Museum, and the National Student Partnership.

STEVEANDJEANCASE Having made his fortune as a co-founder of AOL, it’s apt that Steve Case continues to forge ahead in an online medium while giving back. The Case Foundation changes with the times, adapting the long arm of charity to reach those hard-to-scratch places (Africa, the younger generation, the Internet, etc). In 2008, the Cases launched online contests to give away $750,000 in total awards to the charities that attracted the most users on Facebook. Jean Case, who frequently blogs and Twitters about

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DICKANDLYNNECHENEY Some may be surprised to learn that the busiest day in the former vice president’s press office was not during the

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DAVIDANDKATHERINEBRADLEY One of Washington’s most philanthropic couples, the Bradleys have allocated substantial funds from the estimated $300 million sale of the Advisory Board and Corporate Executive Board companies to the CityBridge Foundation, which has increasingly focused on creating educational opportunities for low-income children in Washington. In 2006, the foundation announced the Early Years Education Initiative, a five-year, $8 million plan to improve early education for young children in the District.The Initiative includes the launch of new charter school programs and the recruitment and training of teachers. More recently, CityBridge has expanded its work to the K-12 sector, supporting Michelle Rhee’s D.C. Public School reform efforts and joining the New Schools Venture Fund D.C. Schools Collaborative. Katherine Bradley chairs the board of Teach for America – Metro-D.C. She is also a board member of the KIPP Schools (National), America’s Promise, the Washington Ballet, and Fight for Children. David Bradley serves on the local KIPP-DC board.

at the Kennedy Center, she sold the site to developer Douglas Jemal for a $10 million profit and turned the cash over to the opera’s endowment fund.That – plus additional contributions over the years – has earned her the unprecedented title of lifetime chairman.As head of the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, the benefactress directs donations to many other causes each year as well, including local hospitals, hospices, schools, and colleges.

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n this economic downturn, the most vulnerable families and communities are taking the hardest hits, and non-profit organizations that provide lifelines are experiencing deep cuts in funding and skyrocketing demand. But while emergency funding is critical, it is only part of the equation. Funding that demands results, strengthens organizations for the long term, and helps programs reach more clients, sometimes called “philanthropic investing,” is more essential than ever to ensure we weather the current storm and emerge with an even stronger and more effective social service net. Here’s why:

could make perfect sense. And the support to help an organization grow – an investment in talent, systems, planning, fundraising, program development, and results measurement-is an investment that pays off for years to come. LEVERAGE Strategic philanthropy looks for opportunities to bring others to the table and maximize funding streams, pro bono resources, in-kind donations, government efforts, and more. A network effect occurs when many different kinds of support join together to take an organization to the next level of impact.

LOWER RISK With fewer philanthropic dollars to disburse, it becomes even more important to invest those dollars wisely. At Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), we look for a combination of great leadership, demonstrated performance, financial health, and bold goals. While stories and anecdotes tug at the heartstrings, it’s important to see the data. Accountability and transparency should be key aspects of any effective non-profit.

PATIENT PHILANTHROPIC CAPITAL Although the immediate need is urgent, short-term, restricted funding can take a non-profit off its mission as it starts new programs outside of its “sweet spot” in pursuit of dollars to keep the doors open. Long-term philanthropic investing is essential to addressing systemic roots of the current challenges. Otherwise, we will be facing the same challenges in workforce development, education and social services when the emergencies have faded.

HIGHSOCIALRETURN Even in a time of constrained resources, opportunities exist, some brought on by the economic crisis itself. For those organizations that are stable and delivering great programs, growing to meet rising demand

Philanthropy is about passion, and the heart is always the impetus for giving. But it’s important to make smart choices about giving to create the maximum impact for the benefit of our community.

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guests with the schedule of the kitchen; this spirit of showmanship is also present in her son, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Kenneth Feld. In 2008, the Feld Foundation donated $300,000 to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts to help the production of the “The Wiz,” one of the most expensive high school musicals to date. In the past few years, Ken Feld has donated over $5.5 million in tickets to the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Toys for Tots, and the Special Olympics. Both Felds are involved with Signature Theatre, chairing its Stephen Sondheim gala in 2009.

WHATWE’VELEARNEDABOUTGIVING“Don’t spread

yourself too thinly. Focus on causes that are relevant to you and that move you deeply, not what is popular or fashionable.” HUDAANDSAMIAFAROUKI

Scooter Libby shakedown or his hunting mishap in Texas, but tax day, when the Cheneys released their financial disclosure forms.While some folks might balk at the size of the Halliburton earnings, it’s usually not discussed how the couple’s blind trust is doling out approximately $7 million a year to help important causes. The annual list includes Capital Partners for Education and George Washington University’s Cardiothoracic Institute (a cause near and dear to the former Veep’s heart, quite literally).

AJAMESANDALICECLARK In the lineup of area contractors, Clark Construction Group, Inc. is a first world power. With some 400 bigname builds in and around the Washington area, including 17 Metro stations, FedEx Field, the Harman Center for the Arts, and the Verizon Center, this mega philanthropist also donated a $30 million scholarship endowment to the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, his alma mater, and $10 million to Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering for the next generation of big builders. Each year Clark’s construction company sponsors the District of Columbia Building Industry Association Community Day, improving local parks and community centers.

BILLANDHILLARYCLINTON The former president may, as he wrote in his memoirs, have had the smallest net worth of any president in U.S. history when he was inaugurated, but since leaving office he and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, have pulled in well over $100 million from royalties, speaking fees and other earning opportunities. The couple also founded the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a non-partisan catalyst for action supported by heads of state and other leaders. CGI has made commitments valued at $46 billion since 2005. They have also raised millions for The Clinton Foundation, which focuses on pressing current issues such as fighting childhood obesity and creating sustainable development in Africa.

JACKDAVIES A small-town boy from the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, Davies enjoyed helming the rocket-fueled thrill ride that was AOL’s international division in the mid-’90s with colleagues Ted Leonsis and Len Leader. The latter introduced Davies to Venture Philanthropy Partners founder Mario Marino. Davies became heavily involved with VPP, which he considers “probably the most significant thing that has happened [to him] since leaving AOL.” A driving force in the philanthropic community and a consummate networker, Davies serves on the

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boards of Heads Up, the See Forever Foundation, and the Community Foundation.

LOUISADUPONTCOPELANDDUEMLING The daughter of Lammot du Pont Copeland is most passionate about environmental causes. She has donated to conservation in and around the District, and has given generously to the National Building Museum and other pet causes. Currently active in the Delaware Nature Society, she is a former trustee of the Maryland/ DC Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and serves as a member of the board of managers of Mount Cuba Center, her family’s former estate, which she helped turn into a non-profit horticultural institution. Duemling gave $250,000 to the University of Delaware to name the dean’s suite in Du Pont Hall in memory of her uncle, Pierre S. du Pont.

RICHARDFAIRBANK As CEO of Capital One, Fairbank revolutionized the credit card industry. Among other pioneer moves, he was one of the first to realize that credit card reports offered virtual “blueprints” of consumer habits which could then be sold to marketing/ad companies. He gives generously to his alma mater, Stanford University, to America’s Promise, and is a member of CECP (Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy), and of the Council for Service and Civic Participation. The year 2009 proved to be a big one for Fairbank, a partner in Lincoln Holdings LLC (which owns the Capitals and the Mystics). Capital One acquired Chevy Chase Bank in February and Richard Fairbank made the top ten for highest executive pay last year at $73.17 million.

HUDAANDSAMIAFAROUKI Huda Farouki is a Jordanian-American who made his fortune in finance, construction and shipping companies that operate in the Middle and Far East, Northern Africa and Europe, and in 2004 received big government contracts for his work in Iraq. Farouki and his wife, Samia, are stalwarts of the local charity circuit, and are generous supporters of the Arab-American Cultural Foundation, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Teach for America (she serves on the board) and the Kennedy Center. This year, the couple made a seven-figure gift in support of the Kennedy Center’s Festival of Arab Arts and funded Arab arts presentations for five years to come, along with cochairing the Center’s International Committee.

KENANDBONNIEFELD The late Shirley Feld was said to have had a buzzer under the carpet by her foot to coordinate the mood of her

RAULANDJEAN-MARIEFERNANDEZ At the helm of the Fernandez Foundation, this couple looks to give the next generation a lucky break through scholarships, free laptops and mentoring, similar to the help Raul Fernandez received before founding his $200 million business Proxicom. As a founding investor of Venture Philanthropy Partners, he wrote a sevenfigure check to that organization. Both are committed to supporting causes to improve the lives of needy Washingtonians and have given generously to the National Zoo, Children’s National Medical Center, and St. John’s College High School, among other causes and institutions in town.

MICHELLEDIFEBOFREEMAN Wife of the late Montgomery County developer Joshua Freeman, Michelle Freeman is the founding president and chairwoman of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, president and chairwoman of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, and the owner and a board member of the Carl M. Freeman Companies. After the death of her husband in a helicopter crash in 2006, Freeman, through the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, gave $2 million to the Landon School to construct the Joshua M. Freeman Center for Athletic Achievement, and other gifts to the South Coastal Library and Beebe Medical Center in Delaware and Project Change in her late husband’s honor. The Carl M. Freeman Foundation was an early joiner of Venture Philanthropy Partners with a $1 million commitment, and has donated $2 million to United Jewish Appeal (UJA).

MORTONANDNORMALEEFUNGER In 2007, these major Kennedy Center and National Symphony Orchestra supporters established a sevenfigure gift over eight years to preserve the Center’s ability to confidently plan for the future. Morton Funger, a principal of Ralmor Corporation and chairman of the board of Community Realty Co., serves as a trustee of George Washington University (which named Funger Hall in his honor in recognition of a major gift), the World Presidents Organization, the Trustees Council of the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Dulles Center.

STEVEANDDIANEGOLDBERG In 2008, the couple’s donations to the Children’s National Medical Center surpassed $50 million, including a $25 million matching gift to fund a new wing.While he’s been building a successful real estate development firm, she’s been volunteering at the Children’s National Hospital

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STANDING, FROM LEFT: Michael Farr, Chairman of the Sibley Hospital Foundation, Kathy Didawick, chair of A Vintage Affair to benefit Children’s National Medical Center, Bob Hisaoka, chair of the Joan Hisaoka Make a Difference Gala to assist those living with cancer, Charlotte Marshall, incoming chair of the Women’s Committee of the Washington Performing Arts Society, James Alefantis, board president of Transformer Gallery, Annie Totah, chair of the 2009 Phillips Collection Gala; SEATED, FROM LEFT: Izette Folger, Chair of the Transformer Auction, Mariella Trager, chair of the Refugees International 30th Anniversary Dinner, and Collette Bruce, incoming president of the Women’s Committee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Photographed at Adour at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. For more quotes and photos, visit www.washingtonlife.com.

THE FUNDRAISERS Million-dollar gifts may receive the bulk of media attention, but for many area non-profits, the critical funds to cover daily expenses are raised through events. Gala dinners, cocktail receptions, concerts, and balls all rely upon the energetic leadership of individuals, in the form of chairs and committee heads, who assist with everything from invitation lists to menu planning; and who, most importantly, motivate others to attend or to donate. When it comes to the delicate art of fundraising, here are some of the best.

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DONALDGRAHAMAND KATHARINEWEYMOUTH This uncle-niece duo is synonymous with The Washington Post and the Washington Post Company, a conglomerate of smaller media entities with the Post as its crown jewel.

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inance sometimes seems like the stepchild of philanthropy. Grants are where the action is. But leveraging grant-making with asset management can add value and impact to grant dollars.A few ways that investments can responsibly support a foundation’s mission: • Align your mission and your investments by owning companies that are the best in their sectors on environmental, social, and governance (ESG). ESG factors have been mistakenly labeled “extra-financial” in the past, but have recently been shown to be material in determining a company’s long-term potential. • Resolve to make your foundation an active shareowner rather than a passive shareholder. Use voting proxies and cofiling or filing shareowner resolutions to impact how companies do business. • Invest in communities. Cash reserves can be invested in federally-insured community development banks with guaranteed returns of about three percent, so it makes sense financially and programmatically. • Seek out emerging industries and companies that are working on solutions to issues of concern to the foundation. Technologies to reduce carbon emissions are a good example.

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The Post’s Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, endowed in 1944 by Eugene Meyer and his wife, Agnes, is a powerhouse that gives away millions annually (approximately $10 million last year) to a variety of causes including hunger and the arts. Graham also serves as chairman of the D.C. College Access Program, as a director of the Summit Fund of Washington, and founded the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan.

SIDNEYANDJANEHARMAN Harman International founder and Shakespeare Theatre endower ($19 million) Sidney Harman gives back through the Harman Family Foundation, which won the 2007 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Foundation Communications in the category of Independent, Family, and Operating Foundations. With his currently beleaguered politico wife, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), by his side, they generously donate to causes that support education innovation and the arts.

National Museum of Women in the Arts. In late 2008, Mrs. Holladay published the book, “A Museum of Their Own: National Museum of Women in the Arts,” which chronicles her journey towards creating the museum and fighting to get female artists recognition.

SHEILAJOHNSON A founder with her former husband, Robert, of Black Entertainment Television, Johnson has quickly become one of the area’s most high-profile philanthropists. Media giant Viacom bought BET in 2002 for about $3 billion, and the couple reportedly split about $1.6 billion in proceeds from the deal. She donated $4 million to CARE in 2007, $2.5 million for a performing arts center at the private Hill School, $5 million to UVA for the Sheila C. Johnson Center of Human Services, and recently gave another $4 million to her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music.

JEONGANDCINDYKIM TERESAHEINZ A generous spirit plus a personal fortune of approximately $550 million (she just missed making the Forbes 400 this year) and control of a myriad of family-related endowments allow Teresa Heinz to be one of the country’s most generous donors to causes that include global warming and human rights. Although she was first married to the late Republican Sen. H. John Heinz II, an heir to the Heinz foods product fortune, and is currently married to Sen. John F. Kerry, a Democrat, Heinz avoids partisanship where major contributions are concerned. She is regarded as a visionary in philanthropic circles, especially for the annual six-figure Heinz Awards bestowed upon ground-breaking innovators in widely diverse fields.

HELENLEEHENDERSON A major patron of the arts who works behind the scenes and is now at the helm of the HRH Foundation – founded by her mother, Helen Ruth Henderson – she has contributed generously to many area institutions including the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre and the National Gallery of Art. Henderson started as a $50 donor to the Kennedy Center in 1996, and has now contributed multiple seven-figure donations toward the Center’s international work as well as setting up several charitable gift annuities. Her generosity to the Kennedy Center has allowed Michael Kaiser to plan for and present all of the major international festivals of the last six years, as well as the Sondheim Festival in 2002. Henderson is former director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater and the Asolo Theater Company in Florida.

WALLACEANDWILHELMINAHOLLADAY The Holladays, established real estate developers, were among the first to apply the revisionist approach to art collecting, devoting 20 years to assembling works by women. However, the second step was to display this astonishing collection for public consumption, and with this in mind, Wilhelmina Holladay transformed the former Masonic Temple on the corner of 13th Street and New York Avenue into the

This 2006 Washington Business Hall of Fame inductee earned money for college working nights at a 7-Eleven, then went on to launch Yurie Systems, which he sold in 1998 (at age 37) to Lucent Technologies for $1.1 billion. The ex-Navy man, whose personal share from the sale was $500 million, is heavily involved with the University of Maryland as a jointly appointed faculty member, building donor (the Jeong H. Kim Applied Sciences Building), and a $5 million dollar supporter of UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. Kim is also part- owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals and a key supporter of Venture Philanthropy Partners.

JAMESV“JIM”KIMSEY Founder of AOL, the West Point grad generously supports his alma mater as well as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. He established the Kimsey Foundation in 1996 to focus attention on improving education and social conditions for young people in Washington through generous giving and strategic partnerships. Born in Washington and raised in Arlington, Kimsey is an alumnus St. Johns College High School and has served on the board of Georgetown University. Heavily entrenched in the arts community, Kimsey served as chairman of the Washington Opera, and the Executive Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra and was appointed to the board of trustees of the Kennedy Center by President Clinton and again by President Bush in 2006. In 2000, Jim Kimsey gave a $10 million gift to the Kennedy Center and has been a major donor ever since. Part of his gift established an endowment so that every 5th grader in Washington has a chance to come to the Kennedy Center each year. Kimsey also serves as the Chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons, headquartered in Sarajevo, with offices in Iraq and Colombia.

AUSTINHKIPLINGER The son of W.M. Kiplinger, the founder of Kiplinger Washington Editors, Austin Kiplinger followed his father’s lead as a major collector of Washingtoniana.

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THE NEXT GENERATION Photographed in the Willard Intercontinental Courtyard STANDING, FROM LEFT: Joy Langley, Generation O - The Washington National Opera; Catherine Eisenmann, Contemporaries - The Phillips Collection; Sara Lange, Jeté Society – The Washington Ballet SEATED, FROM LEFT: Kate Stilwill,Young Benefactors - The Smithsonian Associates; Megan Harmon, 1869 Society - Corcoran Gallery of Art; Corrie Gilchrist,Young Founders Society - The Foundation for the National Archives

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“Get ’em while they’re young” is the motto of these six philanthropic leaders – all heads of young giving societies for some of the area’s most prominent cultural institutions. These ladies implement fundraising, educational, and volunteer activities to increase public interest; connect young professionals who share similar cultural passions; assist their institutions’ fundraising goals; and throw some of the city’s best soirées.


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JW“BILL”MARRIOTTJR RICHARDEMARRIOTT

WHATWE’VELEARNEDABOUTGIVING“Be

wary if you hear of a program or idea that is too good to be true. There are no ‘silver bullets’ that can fix entrenched social problems with one, swift, inexpensive intervention. The real solutions generally come at a problem from multiple approaches, and they take time, money, copious talent, and long-term commitment.” DAVIDANDKATHERINEBRADLEY

He championed the creation of a city museum for the District of Columbia and gives generously ($1 million) and passionately to the Historical Society of Washington, where the library is named for him. He established the Kiplinger Program at Ohio State in honor of his father, has been on the board of Cornell University since ’61 and serves as chairman emeritus of the Tudor Place Foundation and on the boards of the Federal City Council, National Symphony Orchestra, Levine School, and National Press Foundation.The Kiplinger Foundation is a major donor to public broadcasting and educational causes.

ROBERTANDARLENEKOGOD ROBERTANDCLARICESMITH It’s hard to look at a major building in Washington without detecting a Kogod/Smith touch. For years, these brotherin-laws were at the helm of the Charles E. Smith real estate empire and helped to expand it into a billion-dollar-plus enterprise. Kogod recently donated the courtyard to connect the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum at a cost of $25 million. Smith donated the Robert H. Smith School of Business ($15 million) at the University of Maryland in addition to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the school. The Smiths also donated the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium at Mount Vernon and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. Recently, both families committed $10 million for a transformational renovation of the Charles E. Smith Center at George Washington University.

TEDANDLYNNELEONSIS An original AOL investor, Leonsis formed Lincoln Holdings, which owns 100 percent of the Washington Capitals as well as a 45 percent interest in Washington Sports and Entertainment, the holding company for properties including the Washington Wizards, the Mystics, the local Ticketmaster franchise, and the Verizon Center. Leonsis has been a member of Best Buddies since 1999, is involved with Hoop Dreams, and YouthAIDS, and also sponsors the Leonsis Foundation, dedicated to creating “opportunities for children that enable them to reach their highest potential.”

TEDANDANNETTELERNER The Washington metro area is dotted with Lerner real estate, including White Flint, Tysons Corner and Dulles Town Center. With a net worth of $3.2 billion, his

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commitment to the region is also shown in such projects as Bethesda’s Imagination Stage children’s theater and the expansive Nationals ballpark, of which he is the principal owner. Lerner and his wife, Annette, have given substantial gifts to George Washington University, and their synagogue, Ohr Kodesh, a conservative congregation in Chevy Chase. The couple recently gave $3 million to GW’s law school for a new public interest and public service law program.

SAMUELANDROBERTLEHRMAN The grandchildren of Giant Foods co-founder Samuel Lehrman direct the Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation (named for their parents), whose mission is to support and enrich Jewish life in Washington, D.C., Israel, and throughout the world. Contributions in this area include the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, the Sixth & I Street Historic Synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Jewish Social Services Agency.The siblings’ mutual interests help propel the foundation’s multi-year support of the arts, health care, the environment, and education.

FORRESTJOHNANDJACQUELINEMARS The candy clan has amassed a serious fortune (each sibling has approximately $9 billion) by producing the candy covered treats that don’t melt in your hand at Mars & Company. In 2008 they strengthened they dynasty by purchasing the Wrigley chewing-gum company for $23 billion. Through the years they’ve helped to support a rainbow of causes, endowing professorships at Yale University in their late father’s name, underwriting productions of the Washington National Opera, and supporting the Sporting Library in Middleburg.

One of the largest personal foundations in the city with over $350 million in assets under management, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation (now under the direction of J.W. Marriott, Jr. and Richard E. Marriott) supports secondary and higher education, mentoring and youth leadership programs, organizations that help provide relief from hunger and disasters, and people with disabilities, among other causes. Established by the Marriott family in 1965, much of the Foundation’s support is awarded to human service organizations in the Washington area such as Capital Area Food Bank, D.C. Central Kitchen, Food & Friends, and Teach for America. The Foundation has provided significant support to select colleges and universities with hospitality programs. Some of the more recent grants including $5 million to the Culinary Institute of America, $1.7 million to Florida International University for the Marriott Tianjin China program, and $600,000 in support of Marriott Hospitality Center at Montgomery College.

JAYLEEMEAD It is no exaggeration to say that the local performing arts scene would not be what it is today without the considerable gifts of Mrs. Mead and her late husband, Gilbert. The couple contributed an estimated $50 million from Mr. Mead’s Consolidated Papers fortune to local theaters, including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Studio Theatre (which named a new stage in their honor), the Cathedral Choral Society, and the Flashpoint arts center. The Meads have committed $35 million to Arena Stage for a new facility to be called the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, and gave generously to Signature Theatre, where the Mead Lobby is named in their honor.

RACHEL“BUNNY”MELLON CATHERINECONOVER Other American dynasties may have given more, but no one can match the Mellons for arts philanthropy. Andrew Mellon was one of the greatest art acquisitors of all time. His Vermeers, and Rembrandts formed the nucleus of the National Gallery of Art’s initial collection, to which his children, Paul and Ailsa, later added monumental gifts. Paul’s widow, “Bunny,” now in her late 90s, supports conservation and equestrian pursuits as well as the arts.Most of her remaining collection will revert to the National Gallery at her death. Her step-daughter, Catherine Conover, is the founder of Island Press, a small D.C.-based environmental book publisher, and a generous donor to environmental causes.

WHATWE’VELEARNEDABOUTGIVING“Don’t

rush in to large commitments because you feel pressure or need to return a kindness. Philanthropy is a thoughtful process of finding a personal connection with a cause.” RAULANDJEAN-MARIEFERNANDEZ

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The former secretary of the treasury made his fortune while serving as CEO of Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment banks. An avid nature lover, Paulson has been a member of The Nature Conservancy for decades and was the organization’s board chairman and co-chair of its AsiaPacific Council, where he worked with former president of the People’s Republic of China Jiang Zemin to preserve the Tiger Leaping Gorge in the Yunnan province. He donated $100 million worth of his Goldman Sachs stock in 2006 to a family foundation dedicated to conservation and environmental education and has reportedly pledged his entire fortune to the same cause upon his death.

One of the area’s most high-profile philanthropists, Reynolds found herself in the spotlight when she pledged $38 million to the Smithsonian Institution to create an exhibit to honor American heroes. Her heavy hand in the details angered many curators and historians – which resulted in Reynolds withdrawing her gift.Though critics continue to chatter about Reynolds’ supposed love of the limelight, praise is due for her large-scale philanthropy targeted towards education and the pursuit of excellence through the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. The foundation pledged $100 million to the Kennedy Center (which was never paid, as it was contingent on federal support), but continues to sponsor major exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, provide scholarships for low-income students in Washington, and support Ford’s Theatre, the Capital Area Foodbank, Charity Works, and the Children’s Inn at NIH, as well as Harvard and NYU.

ABEANDIRENEPOLLIN When there is already a street in Washington named after you (Abe Pollin Way), you are doing something right in the world of philanthropy. The owner of the Washington Wizards and the Verizon Center, along with his wife Irene, recently donated $1 million to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy - CUREPSP - a rare neurological disease which Mr. Pollin was diagnosed with several years ago. Abe Pollin helped fund the restoration of the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and now serves as president of the board. Irene Pollin, a women’s health advocate, founded Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation, in 2000 and currently serves as chairwoman. Together the couple re-launched Abe’s Table, a program to feed the underserved in the D.C. community, and give yearly sixfigure donations to local public schools.

MITCHRALESANDSTEVERALES These very private billionaires who run the show at the Danaher Corporation make philanthropy a priority. Mitch is a major donor to the National Gallery of Art, lending works by the likes of de Kooning and Rothko, and providing funds through the Glenstone Foundation for important acquisitions. Currently on the board of the Hirshhorn Museum, the trustees’ council of the National Gallery of Art, and the board of the SEED Foundation, Mitch Rales has been amassing a significant collection of modern and contemporary art at his Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Md. Rumor has it that he may one day donate this multi-million-dollar gallery as well. Steve Rales is a major supporter of the Washington Ballet as well as his alma mater DePauw University, and served as executive producer on two major films, “The Darjeeling Limited” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

RUSSANDNORMARAMSEY Chairman and CEO of Ramsey Asset management, Russ Ramsey is a lifelong Washingtonian who serves as chairman of George Washington University, where over the last five years, he and his wife have donated generously (including $1 million to the Ramsey Student Investment Fund, a portfolio managed by M.B.A. students). Founding investors of Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Ramseys also head the W. Russell and Norma G. Ramsey Foundation, and have given generously to the D.C. Capital Area’s Big Brothers Big Sisters and causes dedicated to at-risk families.

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JOEROBERTJR When he wanted to make sure his contributions were meaningful, the self-made real-estate businessman established Fight for Children and it’s annual “Fight Night” and “School Night,” which have raised more than $105 million to support over 150 youth-serving organizations. Recently the Children’s National Medical Center has broken ground on a wing Robert funded with $25 million. A trustee of the Kennedy Center, he also serves as chairman of Business Executives for National Security, a group that gathers businessmen and entrepreneurs to provide non-partisan, free advice to national security leaders. Now battling serious illness, he remains an ever-present force whose giving has extended to cancer-related charities.

DAVIDANDALICERUBENSTEIN This former Jimmy Carter aide is the co-founder of the Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private-equity firms. His notable bequests include $5 million to Johns Hopkins University to help build a new outpatient facility for children and young adults; giving millions to Duke University; $5 million to Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2008; and serving on the boards of the Kennedy Center and Johns Hopkins University. The Rubensteins give multiple six-figure gifts to the Kennedy Center every year in support of special programming. When a rare copy of the Magna Carta was in jeopardy of leaving the U.S., this history buff came up with $21.3 million to ensure its new home would be in the U.S. Capitol. His wife Alice founded Alaska House New York and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation.

JEANNERUESCH After the death of foreign exchange and precious metals investor Otto Ruesch in 2004, his widow was elected to replace him as chairwoman of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where they had spearheaded the effort to raise $100 million for the now-canceled Frank Gehry wing. Although she has given up the top post, she remains a sustaining trustee on the museum’s board where her continued direction and substantial gifts will help move

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on’t just write a check – make a difference. Be like Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg and Oprah Winfrey, who take a businesslike approach to giving while helping to solve major problems facing society. Here are five tips to being a better giver during the economic downturn: 1. Focus. Look at all the organizations you support, and decide which need your help the most. Use your money to ensure that the ones making a difference survive. 2. Scale up what works. Concentrate on helping proven approaches grow rather than supporting risky unproven ideas. Measure the impact of your giving to ensure your charitable dollars are used well. 3. Leverage. Find partners to get more bang for your buck. This is a great time to combine your resources with those of other philanthropists, businesses, and above all with government. 4. Look beyond your front door. Respond to local concerns, but remember that this is a global crisis and much of the world is suffering even more. Philanthropists do not face elections, so they should take the lead in showing the world’s poor that America cares. 5. Just do it. You have less to give away than you did before the recession and your instincts tell you to save money rather than give it away. But there is a real need for philanthropy right now. Dig deep and give away more effectively than ever before.

Matthew Bishop is the co-author (with Michael Green) of “Philanthrocapitalism – How the Rich Can Save the World.”

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THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION For over 35 years, the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has helped those in need by promoting and supporting effective giving. The foundation works with thousands of individuals, families, and companies, managing charitable funds, connecting them to non profits, and helping them realize philanthropic goals. The foundation established the Neighbors in Need Fund in 2008 to support safety net services throughout the region. Donors have made contributions of more than $3 million to the fund, which has in turn made grants to non profits providing assistance to thousands of families One such nonprofit is Bread for the City, which houses the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest food pantry.

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the museum in a “new direction” as it shifts focus to repairs of the existing structure. Ruesch also supports many other causes, including the Kennedy Center, Levine School of Music, Washington Performing Arts Society, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and National Rehabilitation Hospital (which received a $500,000 gift in 2008).

ROGERANDVICKISANT Washington’s super benefactors have set the standard for local giving, coupled with hands-on involvement in their favored causes. They have donated $9 million to the Phillips Collection, over $20 million to the World Wildlife Fund to protect the Amazon, and more than $25 million to restore the Mesoamerican reef between Mexico and Honduras, a cause to which they are deeply devoted. In mid-2008, the low-key couple donated $15 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to support the new Sant Ocean Hall, bringing their contributions to the museum’s ocean project to $25 million. Also major donors to the National Symphony Orchestra (as of 2008, they have donated $20 million for the endowed conductor’s chair), the Sants have almost single-handedly preserved the ability of the NSO to attract and afford a top music director. Heavily involved with the Kennedy Center, the couple started an endowment 10 years ago and have continued to add to it over the years to the point where they have become the Center’s largest, single donors.

BFRANCIS“FRANK”SAULII Although the founder of B.F. Saul Real Estate Investment Trust sold Chevy Chase Bank to Capital One in February for $520 million in cash and stock, he remains a generous financial contributor to the National Gallery of Art and Catholic Charities. Though notably press-shy, he permitted the Smithsonian Institution’s Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to give him its Award for Public Service in recognition of his philanthropy and local board service in 2007.

ALBERTANDSHIRLEYSMALL Longtime supporters of the University of Virginia and avid book and manuscript collectors, the couple pledged $2.5 million toward the construction of UVA’s special collections library that bears their name and houses Mr. Small’s expansive collection of autographed documents and rare, early printings of the Declaration of Independence. The Smalls also give generously to the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Foundation for the National Archives, Tudor Place Foundation, the Kennedy Center, Aspen Institute, and the Manuscript Society.

DANSNYDER Notoriously private about his personal and family foundation giving, the owner of the Washington Redskins donated $6 million to the Children’s National Medical Center after his daughter was born prematurely. He also donated $1 million to the victims of 9/11, over half a million to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and generously to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Though still worth $1 billion, Snyder’s fortune fell by 20 percent in the last year, due in

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part to the falling stock market and his shares of Six Flags amusement park (he serves as chairman of the board) tumbling by 90 percent.

MICHAELSONNENREICH The chairman and CEO of Kikaku America International and president and CEO of Glocal Communications Corp. Ltd. of London, has served as president of the Washington Opera since 2002 and helped transform the capital’s opera into a world class company. He was instrumental in recruiting Plácido Domingo as artistic director and helped cast Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, and Stephen Breyer in small roles in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus when it opened in 2003. Very much involved in the local philanthropic community, Sonnenreich helps drive giving in Washington for numerous arts organizations. The pharmaceutical executive has been a trustee and board member of the Scientific American, Medical Tribune International, Continental Steel Inc, Clark University, and the Maret School.

GEORGEANDTRICIAVRADENBURG Yet another AOL early investor, he is president of the Vradenburg Foundation, which supports capacitybuilding efforts in arts, culture, health, education, and security. As chairman of the Phillips Collection, he spearheaded fundraising for the museum’s most recent addition. He and his wife have donated generously to the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the Survivors’ Fund (for the families of 9/11 victims at the Pentagon), the Washington Scholarship Fund, and the National Alzheimer’s Gala. They also publish Tikkun, a progressive Jewish magazine.

MARKWARNERANDLISACOLLIS Known for giving millions to his own political races, Warner has, for decades, been giving equally as much to charitable causes such as healthcare, education and the environment (the couple donated $1.5 million to the Nature Conservancy for conservation in the Allegheny Highlands.) The Old Dominion’s junior senator also formed the Virginia Health Care Foundation, the Virginia High-Tech Partnership, and helps the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Venture Philanthropy Partners. His wife Lisa heads the Collis-Warner Foundation, which supports health and child abuse initiatives.

TONYANDBEAWELTERS Tony Welters, who made his fortune in the health insurance industry, started giving away major money more than 30 years ago and has, with his wife Bea, set a leadership philanthropy standard in the AfricanAmerican community. They established a seven-figure Kennedy Center endowment through their foundation for training young African-American artists and donate generously to the Center’s education department. They give to the National Symphony, the Smithsonian, Wolf Trap, the Horatio Alger Scholars Program, and the Library of Congress, and have built and funded summer camp and year-round programs for at-risk D.C. youth in Wolftown,Va., which they support through their AnBryce Foundation.

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Lamell McMorris with families involved in the Healthy Babies Project.

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orporations are approached almost daily to support worthy causes via a variety of means, most of which involve slipping on a tuxedo and handing out a cardboard check for a photo-op. But philanthropy can mean so much more. One local CEO, Lamell McMorris of Perennial Sports & Entertainment, has adopted a charitable game plan that is becoming increasingly popular in the private sector – focus your charitable efforts locally and use a hands-on approach. He’s encouraging his clients to do the same – in 2007, Washington native and New York Jets All-Pro football player Kris Jenkins became involved with Life Pieces to Masterpieces, a local non-profit arts-based youth development organization that serves boys and young men living in low-income and public housing east of the Anacostia River. Jenkins became enamored with the art-focused organization after one visit. Last year he was named national spokesperson of Life Pieces to Masterpieces at a reception and fundraiser in his honor at Busboys & Poets, which Perennial Sports & Entertainment sponsored. “Being a Perennial client is not about receiving the biggest paycheck possible,” says McMorris, who sits on the Life Pieces board, “it’s about leveraging success and creating a fulfilling life.” McMorris is also involved with the Healthy Babies Project – a community-based organization located in Washington, DC., which works to expand the availability of prenatal and basic health care to high-risk, lowincome pregnant women and their families during the important childbearing and early child raising years. For more information go to www.lifepieces.org and www.healthybabiesproject.org

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MATHIAS: Right now we’re sitting in the financial capital of the world. It’s no longer New York, it’s Washington: the Fed, Treasury, stimulus package, government stakes in GM and AIG. A a year ago all this would have been unthinkable. How do you think the administration is handling the current crisis? VON LIPSEY: My dad started off as a fireman, and I remember the saying, “You don’t worry about water damage when there’s a four-alarm fire.” To that end, I think the administration has done a darned good job.Things could have been done better at the margins, but let’s make sure this fire is out before we focus on water damage. KENNEDY: The Bush Administration did what they needed to do in September, but now, a half-year later, there remains a great deal of uncertainty about the government’s evolving role. LEDYARD: We can expect a flood of U.S. dollars to dampen this fire, but higher taxes

RIC EDELMAN is chairman and CEO of Edelman Financial and host of “The Ric Edelman Show.” He is an investment advisor representative and the best-selling author of seven books on personal finance. His firm manages billions of dollars for consumers nationwide.

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are coming down the road, especially for our higher net-worth clients, and that’s going to be a large bill to pay. EDELMAN: It’s helpful to remember that less than a year ago we were faced with predictions of $200-a-barrel oil. We feared the breakdown of our banking system, the collapse of the dollar, and 25 percent unemployment. Today nobody talks about financial Armageddon; we’re just asking how long this recession will last. We all acknowledge that the financial regulatory environment needs to be reevaluated, but I think that if the administration stays on course, in 20 years we’ll look back on 2008 the same way we look back on 1987. LEDYARD: People understand risk much better today than they did a year ago, and they’re more humble, and more open to the idea that bonds and cash can be attractive asset classes. The principles of a diversified asset allocation in your portfolio apply today more

SHANNONMKENNEDY is a global director at the Northern Trust Company within the wealth management division. She joined Northern Trust in 1987 and is a recognized leader in serving the complex financial requirements of families and family offices.

BENJAMIN J LEDYARD is a managing director and senior wealth strategist for Wilmington Trust Company, where he has worked with high-net-worth families, business owners, and executives for more than 15 years. He holds a law degree from Widener University School of Law and bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.

Please Note: Market opinions contained herein are intended as general observations and are not intended as specific investment advice.

than ever. VON LIPSEY: That said, I think investors are wary of traditional portfolio theory, because when volatility spiked last year we saw poor performance in almost every area.All of a sudden asset allocation models, which work in the long term, didn’t work; and investors wanted to know why. EDELMAN: We need to avoid the temptation to draw conclusions in this environment. This is an aberration, and the key is to re-balance through this market and maintain a longterm perspective. On a personal level, our clients’ concerns have morphed over the past nine months, from panic to anger. Right now everybody’s angry at everyone else. They’re angry at the government, at Wall Street, at the mortgage industry, at all the consumers who

RODERICK VON LIPSEY is a managing director at UBS Financial Services, Inc, where he leads the private wealth management business for the Washington, D.C. region. His career in finance began in New York at Goldman, Sachs & Co. after serving 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Moderator EDWARD J MATHIAS is a managing director of the Carlyle Group and graduated with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is also cochairman of the President’s Circle of the National Gallery of Art.

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got loans they couldn’t afford. It’s been an emotional time for everybody. KENNEDY: Part of the problem is that greed and short-term thinking got in the way. No one likes to sell a winner, and then, when the bottom fell out, no one wanted to sell a loser, either. VON LIPSEY: Our ultra-high-net-worth clients are very concerned with their legacies, because they view their assets as a means, and not just as an end. Obviously people misjudged their own tolerance for risk, but going forward they’re concerned with transparency, accountability, and liquidity. EDELMAN: Whether they have $3 million or $300 million, the real question is, “Am I still on track to achieve my goals?” Whether it’s legacy or retirement or sending kids to college: am I still on track despite this maelstrom that we’ve been through? KENNEDY: The risk tolerance has changed. People who used to keep three years in cash have gone to five. Other clients are “mothballing” their planes. One family office chief financial officer told me that after analyzing expenses, she realized they were spending $3,200 in plant watering. Now she waters the plants. EDELMAN: Clients are reducing spending and increasing liquidity, so that hopefully they won’t need to turn to their investments to pay the bills, because nobody wants to sell stocks that are down 40 percent. People who believed that credit cards and home equity could replace cash as a source of liquidity now realize that doesn’t work.

current techniques become less attractive, such as the recent corporate off-shore program the Obama Administration announced, but attorneys are extremely intelligent, and new techniques are going to pop up. For pure asset protection, there are just as many onshore opportunities as off-shore. On the tax side, however, there are plans to hire 800 new IRS agents, so we are going to see greater enforcement and more audits. MATHIAS: So for a hypothetical investor with $5 million to grow over the long term, how, in general terms, would do you advise that person to allocate right now? KENNEDY: We’re currently over-weight emerging markets and commodities, particularly gold, as well as high yield. We funded our over-weight to high yield with proceeds from large cap stocks, deciding that in this environment it was better to take the money for high-yield out of equity, not debt. EDELMAN: If a client came to me and said, how much should I have in equity; my answer would be, less than you want, but more than you’re comfortable with. When people make financial decisions, they tend to emphasize emotion over intellect; today, the dominant emotion is fear, which is causing people to be less aggressive than they should be. We’re generally 10 to 15 percent international, and larger on value than growth. Firm-wide, we’re maybe 60/40 value. A lot of folks traditionally were 50/50.

LEDYARD: We’re emphasizing emerging markets in more commodity-based countries, like Brazil. We also have a real assets category which focuses on commodities, T.I.P.S. (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities), and private real estate, all of which move in lock-step with inflation. So when inflation does come back, these will hoprefully serve as protection. Lately, we’ve also been stressing municipal bonds, because they’ve been yielding four to six percent, tax free. So pre-tax, the return is about eight percent. Corporate bonds have been yielding anywhere from 10 to 12 percent, but that’s a little riskier. VON LIPSEY: Bonds of financial institutions, whether government backed or the new nongovernment backed, gave us a nice pick up in yield. On the tax-free side we like ultra-short duration municipal bond mutual funds or instruments based on variable rate demand notes. MATHIAS: It’s possible right now to buy almost anything on the stock market; for example, if you want natural gas or gold, you can buy them as Exchange Traded Funds.That’s a major structural change, that’s allowing people to take advantage of different asset classes around the world. What’s the interest level in

VON LIPSEY: The American economy remains tremendously leveraged, and people were saving at a negative pace, so for us to move to a new paradigm that involves savings will have a substantial effect on the path to recovery. MATHIAS: Have we seen the end of taxdriven off-shore investment strategies? LEDYARD: We’re going to continue to see

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international equity and debt among your U.S. clients? VON LIPSEY: There is an anticipation of a weaker dollar against major currencies, which of course, may favor the international equities markets. Globally, we are slightly under-weight to the U.S. and Japan in favor of economies in the Euro zone, given current valuations. EDELMAN: When you hear about foreign investments suddenly up 80 percent one year, there are bound to be questions. That’s not going to happen to the Dow. We’ve found that currency fluctuations raise questions, but not necessarily desire. LEDYARD: We’ve been globalizing our clients for ten years, and we’re still at it. Consider this: today, the U.S. has about 44 percent of the world’s GDP, but it’s estimated that by 2020 we’ll have less than half of that. EDELMAN: We all say that China has a billion people, but they actually have 1.3 billion. But we never say 1.3. It’s easier to say one. Well, the .3 is still there, and it’s equal to the total population of the United States. MATHIAS: Shifting from the global to the local, of particular significance to our readers is the residential real estate market. Is now a good time to buy a house in the Washington area? EDELMAN: This is the strongest real estate market in the country, and the biggest, most recession-resistant city for real estate. So yes, it’s a good time. It just comes down to whether you can get credit and you can afford it. MATHIAS: How much of an energy exposure should your clients have right now? LEDYARD: You’ve got to have some exposure to energy, but last year a lot of people were whipsawed by green technology stocks. Once oil dropped back below $50 a barrel, many of those companies were simply wiped out. I think what you’re going to see in green tech is very similar to the Internet bubble. All these

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“GREEN TECH WILL BE LIKE the Internet: fueled by small companies with great ideas until the bubble bursts. Then the big companies will gobble them up.”

small companies came up with great ideas, then the bubble burst and the big companies came in and gobbled them up for their technology. VON LIPSEY: Energy is an area of tremendous tactical interest to us. We’re looking for oil price weakness to present a long-term investment entry point in the market; some energy-related limited partnerships remain attractive, especially those that don’t have pure commodity exposure, and could benefit from the rebuilding of U.S. energy infrastructure. MATHIAS: Now for a fun question:What’ s the most ridiculous hype you’ve heard recently? EDELMAN: In January, I got a flurry of emails from listeners to my radio show, all saying that on February 12, the dollar would become worthless. VON LIPSEY: I almost fell out of my chair at the barbershop when a TV commercial came on and said that ‘experts’ predict that gold will be $3,000 an ounce.

economy has reached an inflection point. In the meantime, I can give you a Washington indicator: Thursday evening restaurant crowds. MATHIAS: Do you think the flight to quality is permanent? That is, do you think that investors will continue to apply high allocations to “safer” investments for a few years, then return to derivatives and junk; or is the shift more permanent? KENNEDY: Human psychology doesn’t change much. When I have a one percent yield, and someone else is earning ten percent in the market, I will generally move my money. People are already starting to pull out of cash and go back into the market. VON LIPSEY: At this juncture, we have a responsibility to remind our clients about what we’ve just experienced, and to temper enthusiasm for “chasing the market,” because we all tend to have very short memories.

MATHIAS: On the flip side, what indicators are you watching most closely right now?

EDELMAN: Which is why bond buyers are notoriously unhappy people. It’s just the way it is.They are either unhappy with the value of the bond, or unhappy with the yield of the bond.

KENNEDY: We are also keenly focused on government bond yields and credit spreads as a barometer of the unfolding economic recovery.

LEDYARD: At the end of the day, despite all the quantitative analysis and qualitative advice, human beings tend to buy on emotion.

EDELMAN: It would be hard for me to pick one. Take for example the Volatility Index. Nobody ever paid attention to that until recently, and then suddenly it became a big issue.

EDELMAN: Which is why, ultimately, our job really isn’t managing the money. What we are really paid to do is help the client always do what is in their best interests, even sometimes despite themselves.

VON LIPSEY: We should all should look at the change in unemployment, because when we see a deceleration, that tells us that the

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GUCCI stretch cotton safari jacket with belt detail ($2,780), safari stretch cotton mini ($770), large shoulder bag in bouganville leather with tassels and bamboo details ($3,100), and high heel platform T-strap sandal with buckles gunmetal leather ($1,295); Gucci, 8075 Leesburg Pike #140, Vienna, Va., 703-506-6804, www. gucci.com. LAPERLA leopard print swimsuit ($298); Sylene of Washington, 4407 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, Md., 301-654-4200, www. sylenedc.com. ADELERJEWELERS assorted 18kt and 19kt handmade gold chains (starting at $3,500), 18kt handmade oval disk earrings ($1,920), assortment of handmade 18kt and 19kt bracelets (starting at $1,900 without gemstones, $2,890 with gemstones), 19kt dome ring ($3,600), and hammered 18kt yellow gold ring ($3,998); Adeler Jewelers, 772-E Walker Rd., Great Falls, Va., 703-759-4076, www. adelerjewelers.com.


BCBG MAX AZRIA tie dye stripe jumper in orchid ($298); BURBERRY white jacket ($495); Bloomingdales, 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, Md., 240-744-3700, www. bloomingdales.com. GUCCI high heel platform T-strap sandal with buckles in gunmetal leather ($1,295); Gucci, 8075 Leesburg Pike #140, Vienna, Va., 703-506-6804, www.gucci. com. ADELER JEWELERS double strand necklace featuring fresh water â&#x20AC;&#x153;butterfly wingâ&#x20AC;? pearls with a handmade flower clasp in 18kt yellow gold ($8,980), Ikecho pearl earrings mounted in 14kt yellow gold ($4,992, 14kt yellow gold ring with hammer finish featuring a South Sea Baroque pearl ($4,490), 19kt yellow gold bangle bracelet (from $1,650), yellow gold bangle bracelet featuring natural Tourmaline gemstones ($2,890), and 14kt yellow gold bangle bracelet featuring natural Amethyst gemstones ($2,998); Adeler Jewelers, 772-E Walker Rd., Great Falls, Va., 703-759-4076, www.adelerjewelers.com.


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Spring Goes Forth Honoring John Whitehead, “Living Goddesses,” and jazzy cocktails in Georgetown BY DONNA SHOR

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Accompanied by strains from Balogh’s Gypsy Cimbalom Band and the stamping feet of the Tisza Folk Dancers, the Hungarian American Coalition honored John Whitehead, banker, diplomat and “outstanding American.” Why outstanding? Let us count the ways – at least a few, since this column isn’t long enough to list them all. As a U.S. Navy commander,Whitehead, was aboard LCV landing craft at bloody Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of World War II. A decade later, he aided Hungarian Freedom Fighters as Soviet tanks rolled in to crush their struggle for independence. But this action hero also served as deputy secretary of state in the Reagan years, co-chaired Goldman Sachs, was chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and helped direct the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan after 9/11. Whitehead, 86, holds a coveted Presidential Citizens Medal as well as the International Rescue Committee Freedom Award – fellow awardees include Sir Winston Churchill, Elie Wiesel, John McCain, Bill Clinton, and Lech Walesa – and he serves on the boards of a score of think tanks, charities, and biomedical research groups. When Whitehead speaks, people listen. At the reuters Global Finance Summit in 2008, he cautioned that the U.S. could face an economic slump greater than the Great Depression in remarks that were widely quoted. At the dinner, he sounded a bit more optimistic, saying, “We’ll come through this. It will take some time, but we can work through it.” Guests included Gen. Colin Powell, former NewYork Gov. George Pataki, former Ambassador to France Arthur Hartman, Hungarian Ambassador Ferenc Somogyi, former Chief of Protocol and Ambassador to Hungary Nancy Brinker, John and

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Above: Betty Winn and Carol Lascaris at the Women’s Museum Left: John and Cynthia Whitehead

Edith Lauer (the Coalition’s chairman emeritus), Coalition president Maximilian Teleki, master of ceremonies Andrea Lauer Rice, former FBI and CIA chief William Webster, and wife Lynda, Mary Mochary, Ina Ginsburg, Aniko Gaal Schott, and Annette Lantos.

GALAS GALORE Two extraordinarily “divine” women held sway at the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ “Living Goddess” spring gala. “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin enthralled the crowd with her signature songs, and fashion icon Mary McFadden added unmistakable allure to a retrospective of her work that remains on view at the museum until Aug. 30.The wide selection of luxury silent auction items included two McFadden gowns, one valued at $3,500, the other at $6,500; Chanel handbags; valuable rugs; dinners at embassies (including one for 30 guests offered

by the ambassador of Pakistan); estimable wines, including a very special Principatus Selektion Karlsberg 2006, cultivated by Liechtenstein’s Hereditary Prince Hans-Adam, commemorating his country’s 200th year of sovereignty. Gina Adams was gala chairman and Sally Francis and Erin Barnes co-chaired the auction committee. At the Washington Performing Arts Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park, inimitable trumpeter and consummate musician Wynton Marsalis donated his performance, the Mars Corporation underwrote the evening, and the live auction brought in record sums ($48,000 for one item alone). The gracious honorary patron, French Ambassador Pierre Vimont, actually attended the dinner (unlike most “Honoraries” whose names are mere window-dressing) and made sure to praise WPAS’ international artists program and educational outreach, which serves 100,000 local students each year. Entertainment included Jazz Update,WPAS’ own Children of the Gospel, and the riveting dancers of Step Afrika! Seen: the ambassadors of Afghanistan, Mexico, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Bahrain, and the Netherlands; gala co-chairs Robin Hammer, Martha Korengold and Zelda Segal; Susan and Frank Mars; Izette and Neil Folger; Charlotte and John Marshall; Annie Totah; Shaista and Ray Mahmood; and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, whose cocktail party a few days later in her Georgetown home honored fashion designer Steven Stolman, president of the Ovation Society, which coordinates individual donations for the upcoming Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. Charles Fishman, the festival’s founder and producer, said the June 5-15 event will celebrate New Orleans with a long roster of Marsalis family members and other musicians linked to the “Big Easy.” Readers wishing to get in touch with Donna can email: columns@washingtonlife.com.

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BLOWNAWAY When the most renowned jazz musician and trumpter of his generation is the featured entertainment, your event is bound to be spectacular. Special guest artist Wynton Marsalis treated revelers to a set of swing-era jazz that matched perfectly with the roaring ‘20s “Co"on Club” theme. STEPPINGOUT The local dance troupe Step Afrika! performed a$er dinner and Tina Mather stepped up the auction action with a winning bid/donation of $45,000 for a private concert with violinist Gil Shaham. Corporate chairman Reggie Van Lee showed his own smooth moves as well by contributing a private dinner at his New York condominium, where an infamous Sex and The City balcony scene was shot.

Barbara Gordon, June Libin, and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

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ADECADEOFCULTURE The Cultural Development Corporation celebrated its 10th birthday with a decidedly different bash on H Street. A$er admiring the modern Marie Antoine"e-inspired décor with candycolored chandeliers and bubblegum pink candelabras handpicked by gala co-chairman Chris Boutlier, artists and arts patrons dined on smoked salmon, Champagne, and co"on candy spun on site. Between tap and dance performances, including the crowd-pleasing Step Afrika!, paddles waved during an art auction curated by Pinkline Project’s Philippa Hughes and CuDC Visual Arts manager Karyn Miller. ART CONNOISSEURS Sam Sweet, Michael Abrams, Sandi Stewart, J. Brooks Martin, Lessie Powell-Evans, Don and Olwen Pongrace, and Cara Pomponio.

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AFASHIONABLESTART Crowds trekked out to the highly anticipated match between the U.S. and Australian polo teams with fashion, music, and culinary sideline events organized by event founders Tareq and Michaele Salahi. Before the players took to the field, the weekend kicked off Friday with an action-packed fashion show, “Rockin’ the Runway,” judged by “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and a performance by “American Idol” icon Michael Johns. PONY UP On match day, players and spectators alike braved the damp fields for the main event, with the la"ere filling the Land Rover tent to enjoy the festivities, which included a parachute drop, air show, and evening concert featuring singer will.i.am and a surprise performance by MYA. VICTORY: The U.S. defeated the Aussies, claiming the coveted polo world championship title. The U.S. will ba"le India in next year’s match. SPOTTED: Paul Wharton, John Gobin, Debbie Nash, Rick Cutrera, Amy Angelo, and Craig Rice.

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aPrties, aPrties, aPrties WASHINGTON CONCERT OPERA DINNER AT THE FRENCH EMBASSY French Amb. PIERREVIMONT with ANTONIA and JOHNGORE/BOBBIE BREWSTER. (Photos by Tony Powell)

TIM RUSSERT MEMORIAL DINNER DAVIDGREGORY and JEFFZUCKER at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s 24th annual Congressional Dinner renamed in honor of Tim Russert. / KEVINBELFORD, JAMES DEGRAFFENREIDT, and KEVIN HARDART (Photos by Luke Christopher)

ANNUAL FÊTE FOR DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION ROOMS DONORS Former Rep. PETERHBFRELINGHUYSEN JR greets ROBERTAMCCAIN at the event hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Courtesy of the State Department)

‘STATE OF PLAY’ PREMIERE INAGINSBURG and FRANCONUSCHESE attend the premiere of the locally-shot film. (Photo by Kyle Samperton)

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CONTEMPORARIA’S LAUNCH OF VENINI JEAN-LAURENTRAPHAEL, AIDAGUEMATI, and DEBORAH KALKSTEIN celebrate the launch of Venini artglass and artlight collections at Contemporaria’s Cady’s Alley store./ JULIABELLAFIORE and NATALIE BIZIC. (Photos by Luke Christopher)

FOLGER GALA Left: Folger Director GAILKERN PASTERand Honorary Co-chairmen British Amb. SIRNIGELSHEINWALD and LADYSHEINWALD / Below: Gala Co-chairwoman LYNN REDGRAVE with Spanish Amb. JORGEDEZCALLAR and TERESA VALENTE. (Photos by Jim Brantley)

SAVE THE CHILDREN FUNDRAISER Rep. JANEHARMAN and GEORGESTEPHANOPOULOS at Bulgari Chevy Chase for an evening benefiting Save the Children’s Fund. (Photo by Shmulik Almany)

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMITTEE OF 100 MINGHSIEH, RONNIECHAN, HENRYKISSINGER, and CHENGLI at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. (Photo by Kevin Ng)

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George Stevens (left) joins his wife Liz on one of several tranquil terraces that surround their spacious Georgetown residence. A shaded table and chairs (below) provide a delightful spot to enjoy drinks or dinner alfresco while observing Mrs. Stevens’ ongoing efforts to keep her garden ever blooming with lillies, holly (shown at right) and other plantings. Above: A bird stops to visit a crusty toad occupying a water basin amid carefully tended boxwood.

edenic RETREAT idden on a small lane in Georgetown’s “East Village,” George and Liz Stevens’ exquisite garden sanctuary bids visitors welcome to its many tranquil corners – each one perfect, or nearly, after 22 years of loving care. “I’d rather be digging than anything else,” indefatigable cultivator Liz Stevens says on a sultry spring afternoon as she contemplates another round of planting, pruning, and plucking on a quiet terrace so near and yet so far from an adjacent swimming pool and tennis court. “Whatever is blooming now, won’t be in a month,” she notes, pointing with some satisfaction to a nearby bed of all-blue aquilegia from which all white and pink interlopers have been banished. Weeping pear, American hornbeam and other stately trees shade the site amid carefully tended boxwood and flowering plants (Chinese peonies, holly, lilacs), obelisks, statues of playful cats, and even an odd edible or two – though seasonable greens are hardly a priority here. “We used to have them, but no more,” Mrs. Stevens says with a laugh. “It turned out to be the most expensive salad in the world.” By Kevin Chaffee. Photos by James R. Brantley

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A MODERN classic im and Ann Free collaborated with interior designer Albert Hadley and my firm, Jane MacLeish Landscapes, to create a seamlessly elegant indoor/outdoor world at their Kalorama home. The challenge was to offer a variety of inviting outdoor experiences on the small, somewhat triangular site. The solution is a triumph of classic sensibility combined with modern; spare with lush. At the entrance, euonymus-clad stucco walls emphasize the house’s linear aspects and upright hornbeams and tightly clipped boxwood add grace and simplicity to the gravel terraces. Large glass walls open rear rooms to the outdoors, with the paving-stone floor extending through to the outside where tightly clipped yew hedges continue the lines of the interior walls to form “outdoor rooms.” Potted orange trees and clipped oleander and loose agapanthus add soft shades of green and vibrant texture. A small cottage garden, tucked at the kitchen entrance, rewards visitors with delicate flowers, including scented sweetbox, a graceful stewartia tree, and clematis and hydrangea vines. In a small courtyard, a bubbling water feature, seen from the drawing room, prompts pastoral musings. At the other end of the garden, water cascades down a wall into the swimming pool. By Jane MacLeish, Jane MacLeish Landscapes; Photos by Peter J.Tomlinson Jim Free (below with his faithful friend Beryl) enjoys his city garden with its magnificent view of Rock Creek Park. The entrance garden (right) featuring soothing gravel, hornbeam trees, and English boxwood, speaks of elegance and a warm welcome.

“I am always in my garden. The doors are nearly always open and the garden comes in.” – Ann Free

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Kara Kibler (above) stands near a gazebo beside a pond connected to the garden by Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) and other water-friendly plants. Below left: the entry is adorned with long-blooming Knockout Roses that thrive even in Washington’s high heat and humidity. They are under-planted with Coral Beauty (Cotoneaaster dammeri). Left: The property is traversed by paths that wind through the garden’s sunny and shady areas. Low growing Mazus (Mazus reptans) fill the spaces between the flagstones leading to the house.

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his suburban Maryland garden by Oehme, van Sweden & Associates is a true collaboration between landscape architect and the clients, Peter and Kira Kibler.The firm was charged with filling a variety of needs for a growing family, including creating a grassy play area and laying out a vegetable plot. The project benefited tremendously because Kira Kibler, who is an artist, could envision her residential landscape as intrinsically sculptural. The result is a very contemporary circular lawn terrace supported by a Corten steel retaining wall. “Lawn steps” composed of grass and the same steel connect the terrace with the rest of the property. Masses of grasses and perennial frame the space, providing a vivid and unruly contrast with the smooth expanse of lawn. “The terrace was the idea that excited me the most and really made the plan gel,” Mrs. Kibler says. “It remains my favorite part of the garden.” One of the project’s highlights was a visit to a quarry where Peter Kibler, an art collector, selected large stones for the property. They are placed around the terrace, where they serve as sculptural elements in their own right. By Sheila Brady, Oehme, van Sweden & Associates; Photos by James R. Brantley

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Originally built by noted Washington architect Waddy Wood in 1923, this Georgian style residence has been recently transformed into a home ideal for both grand formal entertaining and comfortable family living. Formal living and dining rooms each offer wonderful symmetry with equal sized 25’x18’ rooms. 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 baths total. Private rear terrace and 2 car garage parking. $4,995,000

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Rare circa 1816 detached residence has undergone a meticulous historic restoration. It features original architectural details while seamlessly incorporating modern amenities and systems. Light-filled double parlors w/fplcs and 8’ windows overlook the long front garden. Elegant DR w/fplc, table space kit, marvelous master suite plus 3 addt’l BRs. Prof designed gardens and terrace. 2-car parking. $3,995,000

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Spectacular Georgetown contemporary is the most dramatic example of modernist architecture in DC. Newly 2006 construction with the finest materials, build-quality & technology, chef’s kit, spa baths, mstr suite w/2 balc, smart home sys, landscaped garden w/hot-tub, LL au-pair suite, 2-car gar. $2,650,000

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McLean, VA

Sophisticated detached single family home, stylish & contemporary renovation, incredible Kitchen & Bathrooms, 3BR/3BA on 2nd level. Lower level is a 3-room Suite with a separate street level entrance & 2nd Kitchen. 5,000 sqft lot, professionally landscaped, large patio, and beautiful fountain. One-car attached garage. $2,595,000.

Spacious family home on over an acre with pool and tennis court. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features grand sized formal rooms for entertaining and an updated kitchen/family room wing. Full basement ready to be finished to suit new owners. $2,495,000

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Debbie Shapiro | 703-407-1600 Michael Rankin | 202.271.3344 Dave DeSantis | 202.438.1542

Jonathan Taylor | 202.271.3344

Cleveland Park, DC

Foxhall, DC

Carrie Carter | 202.421.3938 Michael Rankin | 202.271.3344

Julia Diaz-Asper | 202.256.1887

Stately, brick center hall colonial situated at the top of a private and secluded drive. Recently renovated, the residence offers 4BRs, 3.5BAs, table space kitchen and four fireplaces. One bedroom in-law suite with separate entrance completes this special offering. $1,995,000.

Elegant and spacious home in quiet enclave of Foxhall Crescents is ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. A dramatic 20-foot foyer welcomes guests to this home. Large formal living room and separate dining room. Master suite with spacious master bath. Two extra bedrooms and hall bath. Two car garage. $1,495,000

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Chevy Chase, DC

Logan Circle, DC

Carrie Carter | 202.421.3938

Kimberly Casey | 202.361.3228 Daryl Judy | 202.380.7219

Meticulously restored bungalow ideally located just two blocks east of Connecticut Avenue. Spacious and sun-filled, the floorplan is comprised of a double living LR with stone FP, DR, FR, den/library, full renovated BA & a kitchen w/adjacent breakfast nook. 3 BR’s and a full Waterworks BA up. LL in-law suite, 2 car garage. $1,375,000

Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 202.333.1212

Renovated historic Logan jewel with 3 BR, 2.5 BA, stunning family/wine room with hardwood floors, plentiful closets & large windows throughout. Outdoor terrace & deck + 2-car secure parking. Charming street just one block to Whole Foods, shops & restaurants. This house has it all! $1,185,000

McLean, VA 703.319.3344

Chevy Chase, MD 301.967.3344

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Pristine Properties Recent and restored residences include many modern amenities

COLONIALKEEPER  LOWELLSTREETNW WASHINGTON DC 

The main level of this recently renovated, one-of-a-kind Colonial features an entry foyer, a large gourmet kitchen with a fireplace, banquet sized dining room with a butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry and glass French doors, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the rear garden and pool. It also includes a formal living room which leads to a library. The upper levels have a master suite with a bath and dressing room, three additional bedrooms and two baths. The lower level features a stateof-the art media room, large game room, two pantry and storage areas, a full bath, laundry room, and office or fifth bedroom with a full bath. The rear garden includes four levels of flagstone terraces and a pool, plus an outdoor kitchen with a stone fireplace.

Asking Price: $3,395,000 Listing Agents: William F. X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki | 202-243-1620 Washington Fine Properties, LLC

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Asking Price: Available upon request Listing Agents: Kerry Fortune and Nelson Marban | 202-944-8400 Georgetown Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

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This custom-built five-bedroom residence comes with professionally landscaped grounds and a pool with a hot tub and waterfall. The property is suited for family living as well as formal entertaining, with large interior spaces and soaring ceilings. Features include five bedrooms, five full and four halfbaths, six fireplaces, a large chef â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen with professional appliances, two home offices, a library, expansive family rooms, wine cellar, home gym, and several outdoor terraces and entertaining spaces. Additional amenities include an elevator, ample storage space, two-car garage, interior and exterior multimedia system and wiring, and professional landscape lighting.

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Cleveland Park, D.C.

$4,500,000

This Circa-1890, Queen Anne Victorian residence was recognized as one of America’s great summer homes. Sited on a one-third-acre lot with a pool, this landmark property on Newark Street is close to Metro and shopping. Terri Robinson 202.607.7737/ 202.944.8400 (O). trrestate@aol.com.

McLean, Virginia

Potomac, Maryland

$1,375,000

This impeccable, sun-drenched home has been beautifully decorated to reflect the ultimate in refined good taste. Sited just minutes to Potomac Village, the exquisite half-acre lot is complete with a pool and an outdoor cabana. Lois G. Robins 301.526.3424/ 240.497.1700 (O). loisrobins@aol.com.

Washington, D.C.

$ 1,649,000

This custom-built, all-brick contemporary boasts impeccable landscaping with slate terraces. The home includes a library and 2 fireplaces. The living room has a cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows overlooking the magnificent pool and cabana. brankasipcic.lnfre.com. Branka Sipcic 202.236.0678/ 202.364.1300 (O).

A truly special offering, this elegant new home is located in Battery Kemble Place. The 5/6-bedroom, 6.5-bath residence includes a curved staircase, 4 fireplaces, hardwood floors, a wet bar, great views, and ideal spaces for entertaining. Sharie Powers Sivertsen 202.255.0540/ 202.966.0400 (O).

Georgetown, D.C.

$2,688,000

Beautifully renovated, this residence is perfect for both large scale entertaining and more intimate dinner parties. The home includes a grand kitchen that opens to the family room, a renovated master bedroom suite, and high ceilings. Leased parking is available. Nancy Itteilag 202.905.7762/ 202.363.1800 (O).

$1,150,000

This stunning townhome is a designer’s delight. The residence features a wood-burning fireplace, a large enclosed patio, parking for 2 cars, and an additional street-level rental unit. Woodley Park Office 202.483.6300.

Washington, D.C. $2,799,000

$1,475,000

Sited on a half-acre lot, this home features stunning details throughout its custom renovation. The gourmet kitchen and the formal dining room open to slate terraces. A spa-like master bedroom suite and an airy family room are each exquisitely executed. Susan Joy 703.284.9215/ 703.522.0500 (O). susan.joy@longandfoster.com.

Dupont, D.C.

$1,225,000

Clad in brick, this private and impressive colonial has a 2-car garage and a circular drive. The residence is ideal for entertaining and includes a fabulous deck, a beautiful in-ground pool and spa, and a fully fenced rear yard. www.Lilian.com. Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766/ 703.790.1990 (O).

Washington, D.C.

Arlington, Virginia

$39,500,000

Evermay is a national treasure sited on 3.58 acres of terraced grounds with sweeping views of the nation’s capital. Dating back to 1792, provenance, history, and grandeur converge in this rare offering. Susie Maguire 202.841.2006 or Jeanne Livingston 202.321.2600/ 202.944.8400 (O). susie.maguire@longandfoster.com or jeanne.livingston@longandfoster.com.

Potomac, Maryland

Washington, D.C.

Berkley, D.C. $1,400,000 This premier, .2-acre lot is located in the superb Phillips

$1,140,000

Located in desirable Forest Hills, one will feel welcomed at this stately, renovated brick colonial. Attention to detail is evident in every room, from the updated, open kitchen to the beautifully appointed living and dining rooms. Ricki Gerger 202.364.5200 (O). ricki@lnf.com.

Potomac, Maryland

$2,495,000

Presiding on 2 acres, this gated residence is located just one mile from Potomac Village. Embassy-sized rooms, renovated kitchen and baths, 10-foot ceilings, a heated pool, and a poolhouse complete the grand estate. Page Eisinger 301.461.3934/ 301.229.4000 (O). page.eisinger@lnf.com.

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Sited on a lush 2-acre lot, this handsome colonial is just blocks to the community lake and Great Falls Park. The home’s classic interior includes a stunning, renovated kitchen and an exquisite library with lovely garden views. Lynne Gorsage 301.215.6848/ 301.907.7600 (O). Lynne@lynnegorsage.com.

Park with easy access to Georgetown and downtown. The area features spectacular new dwellings and woodland views. Conveying plans have been approved for an exquisite home. Matthew Paschall 202.439.7063/ 202.363.9700 (O). matthew.paschall@lnf.com.


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Located in the East Village of Georgetown, this residence retains late-19th century character while incorporating modern amenities. The restored house boasts an entryway leading to large living and dining rooms featuring high ceilings, wooden floors, and woodburning fireplaces. The kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances, marble countertops, and windows overlooking the rear garden where there is a brick patio, privacy fencing, and professional landscaping. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and baths, and a master suite with a deck, walkin closets, and a marble shower. The third floor suites have wooden floors and large closets; the lower level boasts separate entrances, a family room with fireplace, kitchenette, bedroom, a full bath, and additional storage.

Asking Price: $2,650,000 Listing Agents: Michael Rankin | 202-271-3344 TTR Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty

ELEGANTESTATEINWESLEYHEIGHTS  FOXHALLROAD NW WASHINGTON DC 

This fieldstone Colonial offers one acre of professionally landscaped grounds with a swimming pool, tennis court, and spa. The two-story entrance hall opens into a grand living room with a fireplace with French doors leading to gardens, a large dining room, a library with a fireplace, eat-in kitchen, and butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry. There are six bedrooms and five and a half baths, a home office suite, recreation room and live-in staff quarters. Mature trees and plants provide privacy and picturesque vistas.

Asking Price: $5,900,000 Listing Agents: Pat Lore | 301-908-1242 Ted Beverley | 301-728-4338, 202-364-1700 Evers & Co. Real Estate

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Steve and Blair Raber purchased a renovated four-story row house on S Streete NW in Kalorama for $2,395,000 from Jeffrey A. Wade, who purchased it in 2005 for $1.75 million.

Penthouses and Estates Recent high-end sales in Kalorama, Wesley Heights, Georgetown, and McLean BY MARY K. MEWBORN

THE DISTRICT Washington Fine Propertiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; realtor Jim Bell has announced he has listed and sold  SSTREETNW in the Kalorama neighborhood to Steve Raber, a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP, and his wife, Blair Raber, who recently initiated the Celiac Disease Program at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. The fully-renovated six-bedroom, five-bath row house was listed for $2,395,000 and had belonged to Jeffrey A. Wade, who purchased the home in 2005

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for $1.75 million. The four-story residence was constructed in 1908 and features grand entertaining rooms with original hardwood floors, a two-bedroom in-law suite with its own kitchen, and a carriage house with a loft. In Wesley Heights, Penthouse # 1003/4 in the Foxhall Condominiums East at  MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW has sold for $1,075,000. Two units were renovated and combined to create this 2,950-square-foot

residence with three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a wood-lined library, breakfast room, formal dining room, and breath-taking views. Amenities include an indoor pool, tennis courts, gym and concierge service. The seller, John Farina, an attorney and a professor of Religion at George Mason University, was represented by Bobbie Brewster of Washington Fine Properties. The purchasers were physicians Luke and Grace Kao. John J. Castellani and his wife Therese have purchased  THSTREETNW for the list

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price of $2,895,000. Mr. Castellani is president of Business Roundtable, an association of leading U.S. CEOs. Named by Bloomberg News as one of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top lobbyists, he has appeared on NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meet the Press, PBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and Fox News Channelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special Report. The Castellanisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; classic Colonial was built in 1938 and occupies a corner lot in the heart of Georgetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East Village.The restored residence boasts oak floors on three levels and a living room with crown moldings and a gas fireplace with a black marble hearth and built-in sconces. The dining room has two built-in slate-topped credenzas. The master suite has a large Jacuzzi, a double sink vanity and a dressing room with two full-length mirrored closets.The home office boasts built-in filing cabinets and bookcases, and a cupboard to house one of the three flat screen TVs included in the sale. The family room has a built-in entertainment center with in-wall speakers. All of the rooms on the main level have access to the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extensive outdoor living spaces where highlights include a flagstone terrace, a fountain, a gated four-car brick parking pad, and gardens with boxwoods and landscape lighting. The seller was Judy Clark 2002 Irrevocable Trust. The listing agents were William F. X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki with Washington Fine Properties.The buyers were represented by Terrell McDermid of Washington Fine Properties. Last December, Esmeralda Alcoforado, the owner of the well-known antique store Belle Epoque in Georgetown, died. Now the building where she lived and worked has been sold for $950,000. Located at   WISCONSIN AVENUE NW, the three-story yellow clapboard Federal has two bedrooms, three baths, two kitchens and a private garden. Nancy Itteilag with Long & Foster was the listing agent. The selling agent was John Nemeyer of Randall Hagner.The buyer wishes to remain anonymous. Heidi Hatfield and her sister Anne Hatfield Weir, both with Washington Fine Properties, have closed a deal on   ROCKWOOD PARKWAYNW in Spring Valley. Once owned by the late Lucius D. and Betty Battle, the house was listed for $2,795,000. It was built in 1956 and has five bedrooms and five full baths. Both the library and dining room feature bay windows overlooking the swimming pool

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The Spring Valley residence at 4856 Rockwood Pkwy. NW was recently sold to Sudhakar and Alka Kesavan.

and landscaped gardens. There is also a twocar garage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lukeâ&#x20AC;? Battle, who died last year, was a career diplomat and special assistant to Dean Rusk who helped reorganize the State Department during the Kennedy administration. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson named him ambassador to what was then the United Arab Republic. Mrs. Battle, who died in 2004, had her own jewelry design business and was active with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Textile Museum, and the Sulgrave Club. Cathie Gill of Cathie Gill, Inc., assisted the buyers Sudhakar and Alka Kesavan. Mr. Kesavan is the CEO of ICF International and Mrs. Kesavan works for Marriott.

MARYLAND Near Potomac Village, a beautiful contemporary home on a quiet cul-de-sac at CONESTOGAWAY, now belongs to Karen and Louis P. Lantner, who recently returned from overseas. The sellers were Joseph D. Robinson and M. G. Robinson. The price tag on the five-bedroom, 5,341-squarefoot residence was $1.17 million. Marsha Schuman, a broker with Washington Fine

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Properties, was the listing agent.

VIRGINIA After Wells Fargoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acquisition of Wachovia Corp earlier this year, Wachovia executive George D. Swygert was chosen to lead the retail banking giant in the greater Washington area and he and his wife Lori L. Jenkins paid David Doyle $1.35 million for their new fourbedroom home at   ALPS DRIVE in McLean. The coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous residence in Brentwood, Calif., sold for $5,505,000. Lobbyist Mark J. Mioduski, vice president of Cornerstone Government Affairs, got a great deal when he offered Washington Mutual $1.08 million for the bank-owned, custombuilt house at SLEEPYHOLLOWROAD in Falls Church. Highlights of the property include a gourmet kitchen with a wet bar and wine cooler, a lower level apartment with a full kitchen, a library, conservatory, media room, swimming pool and a three-car garage.

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Classic Victorian of admired proportions. Lush master suite on entire 3rd level with cathedral ceilings, 2 walk-ins & dressing room. Professional grade kitchen. LL in-law suite. 2-Car garage. 7 fireplaces, 4 BR/3.5 BA. $2,395,000

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Washington Life: This year’s Duke Ellington

Jazz Festival honors your father, Ellis Marsalis, a mentor to you and an inspiration to many young musicians. What did you learn from him? Branford Marsalis:Things I learned from dad: Integrity, embracing the process perfects the product, and the power of no. WL: Tell us about “Marsalis Jams.” What is the best way to bring jazz to young people? BM: “Marsalis Jams” was inspired by a young saxophone player I met in 1979 on a flight from Atlanta to Boston. He was going to a jazz school and had never heard a lick of live jazz. We decided to bring working bands to play for students like him, so that they can learn what the music is and see where they stack up against the professionals. WL: Your new album, Metamorphosen, celebrates

your quartet’s 25-year journey. How is that jazz tradition portrayed on the album? BM: The record documents our progress, or lack of progress, as a group. I hope people who listen think it the former over the latter. WL: What makes Washington’s Duke Ellington

LEGACY OF jazz Coming to take part in the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival (June 5-15), Branford Marsalis, a member of America’s most famous jazz family, talks about the Musicians’Village he founded with Harry Connick Jr. in New Orleans, his new album, and the American art form’s next generation.

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WL: The Musicians’ Village in New Orleans, which began construction in March 2006, now has 70 homes with another 12 being built. What is the next phase? BM: Thanks to Habitat and over 70,000 volunteers and donors from around the world, the Village is now home to dozens of musicians, many of whom had never owned a home. We will be building the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music this year.The Center will have classrooms, a performance hall, recording capability, as well as facilities for the Mardi Gras Indians. Check us out at www.nolamusiciansvillage.com.

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