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Inside Homes: Palatial living in Potomac (Photo by Gordon Beall)

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Vanity Fair/Bloomberg White House Correspondents Soiree . 

OVERTHEMOONThe horsey set celebrates .................. 

Welcome Dinner for WHCD at the Bradleys ........................  Motion Picture Association of America WHCD Party ............ 

EDITOR'SLETTER .......................................................... 

MSNBC WHCD After Party ............................................ 

INSIDER'SGUIDE Hillwood Estates, festivals and more ...

WL's WHCD After Party .................................................. 

WHO'SNEXT Philanthropist Sara Lange .....................

Impact Film + Arts Fund "First Amendment Party" .............

FATHER'SDAYGIFTGUIDE .............................. 

18th Annual WHCD Garden Brunch .................................

WHEELSFast luxury ............................................. 

HOLLYWOODONTHEPOTOMACHollywood and the media sharing the same DNA .................................. 

PHILANTHROPIC Washington's generous givers ... 

GLOBALGIVINGTed Turner's young philanthropists 

WEALTHROUNDTABLE Financial forecast ..............  PHILANTHROPYSPOTLIGHTHeather and Tony Podesta's gift to the Phillips Collection............................. 

WL-SPONSOREDEVENTS Refugees International Anniversary Dinner ....................... 

WHCD Pre-parties ........................................................... 

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Hot looks for Washington at night (Photo by Tim Coburn)

Hennessy Prestige Range Tasting ...................................  27th Helen Hayes Awards After Party ..................................

Phillips Collection Gala........................................................... Teach for America Gala .......................................................  CharityWorks 100 Point Wine Tasting ...................................

Bachelors & Spinsters Ball ....................................................... 

DIPLOMATICDANCEBackseat diplomacy................ British Embassy celebrates the Royal Wedding ................... 

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Refugees International Anniversary Dinner ....................... 

WHCD Welcome Dinner at the Bradleys ............................. 

CAUSECELEB David Gregory's gift of time ................ 

Impact Film + Arts Fund "First Amendment Party" .............



18th Annual WHCD Garden Brunch .................................

LIFESTYLES

Celebration Honoring the Royal Wedding ........................ 

SIZZLEINTHECITYWashington heats up at night ...... 

Oscar de la Renta Fall Preview benefiting LUNGevity ........

HOMELIFE

GLITTERATISmall and dainty ................................. 

INSIDEHOMES A Potomac palace................................... 

Oscar de la Renta Fall Preview benefiting LUNGevity ........

RENEWS June Boom ......................................................... 

Elie Tahari Opening at Tysons Corner .............................

OPENHOUSE Grand living ............................................

THEDISHMaurice Hennessy savors his family history ...... 

MYWASHINGTONJack Davies' favorite places ............. 

Hennessy Prestige Range Tasting ................................... 

Elie Tahari Opening at Tysons Corner .............................

The Opera Ball ....................................................................... 

ONTHECOVER Jane Lipton Cafritz, Sheila Johnson, Nancy Brinker, David Rubenstein, Katherine Bradley, Raul Fernandez, Jeong Kim, Norma Ramsey, Mitchell Rales, Teresa Heinz, Chelsea Handler, Mike White and Seth Meyers. ABOVELEFTMaud Baggetto, Laura Jarrett, Valerie Jarrett, Kim Kingsley and Mike McCarty pause for the camera at the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg party for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

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Philanthropy Returns Charitable spirit and donations reign in Washington

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hen we undertook our annual wealth and Philanthropy issue at this time last year, we feared the economic downturn might have discouraged charitable giving even further than the year before. We were pleasantly surprised to find that Washington’s top benefactors continue to dig deep into their hearts – and wallets – for worthy causes notwithstanding the economic climate. This year, with it’s slightly sunnier outlook, was even better. We are pleased to report that the Kennedy Center, the Washington National Opera and other worthy causes are thriving as David Bradley and Nancy Bagley at the we move toward summer. Teach for America Gala. Local educational institutions (Photo by Tony Powell ) got a big boost in 2011. Among top donations were A. James Clark’s gift of $8 million for engineering scholarships and Albert Small’s donation of an extensive Washingtoniana collection (plus $5 million to house it), both to George Washington University. Art-minded readers should see our feature on Tony and Heather Podesta’s generous donation of art to the Phillips Collection. These charitable benefactors contributed momentum to a growing altruism we noticed when compiling our “Philanthropic 50” list of notable donors to the visual and performing arts, education, health and the environment.While summer may not be widely considered the “season for giving” the top benefactors and philanthropists in Washington are inspiring a new generation of leaders and volunteers by doing so. To those who made the cut, we honor your special generosity. It will long be remembered and appreciated. With lighter fare in mind, you won’t want to miss this month’s Pollywood with our comprehensive coverage of the

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White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and all the best parties before and after the main event.You’ll see all your favorite media and entertainment stars walking the red carpet and relaxing with the capital’s top political, media, diplomatic, business and philanthropic personalities. We also have coverage of the British Embassy’s chic reception to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton. As usual, we have many pages devoted to your favorite WL-sponsored events and balls including the 90th Annual Phillips Collection Gala, Washington National Opera’s Opera Ball, Refugees International’s Dinner, and Bachelors & Spinsters Ball. Our summer plans may take us out of town, but before we go we plan to attend the Ford’s Theatre Gala, Washington Humane Society’s Bark Ball, AFI SilverDocs Film Festival and more equally intriguing events. Stay tuned for coverage in our summer issue.

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ATUNNEY HANDBAGS Los Angeles-based designer Arianne Tunney has always had a worldly sensibility. The daughter of Sen. John Tunney, she received a bachelor’s in art history from the American University in Paris before using her artistic talent to launch her epnomyous line of handbags. In colors like chocolate, caramel and mocha, the smart shoulder bags feature nautical hardware and are effortlessly workplace chic. The former Esquire editor is right on the money with her timeless styling, which tips its hat to Balenciaga and Margera. For more information, please visit www.ariannetunneybags.com

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WEDDINGBELLES Just in time for the height of the traditional American wedding season, Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens will feature a timely exhibit called Wedding Belles: Bridal Fashions from the Marjorie Merriweather Post Family, 1874-1958. The fashions, from turn-of-the-century Edwardian bride to Upper East Side doyenne to Washington grande dame, will show how Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post asserted her status, taste and sophistication in the frocks she wore down the aisle.Wedding Belles brings together her four wedding gowns, along with those of her mother and daughters, to examine the evolution of early 20th-century wedding style. June 18 – January 2012 at 4155 Linnean Avenue NW. For information and reservations please visit www.hillwoodmuseum.org.

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HÄRTHOPENING When Hilton Hotels moved its worldwide headquarters from Beverly Hills to Tyson’s Corner two years ago, the writing was on the wall for the local favorite to receive a hip new restaurant. The new foodie hot spot, Härth, offers contemporary American farm-fresh comfort food and baked delights straight from their wood-burning oven. Executive chef Thomas Elder has developed a menu of farm-fresh dishes in addition to a wine and beer list that features some of the most celebrated names in the region. Peppers, herbs and honey are harvested right outside the kitchen doors. Härth is located at 7920 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. Please call 703-761-5131 for reservations.

With a reputation for presenting compelling and engaging films, the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs brings the best new documentaries to the Washington area. The festival is now in its ninth year and affords international filmmakers who might not otherwise have access to U.S. audiences the opportunity to share their work. Through over 40 panels, master classes and workshops with media professionals and industry leaders the festival goes beyond screenings to provide business and creative connections. Monday, June 20 through Sunday June 26, with “Best of the Fest” screenings on Monday June 27. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md. 20910.

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he granddaughter of Lois and Richard England has carved her own path in the family business: philanthropy. Sara Lange’s event planning and fund-raising for organizations ranging from the Washington Ballet’s Jeté Society to Once Upon a Prom have made humanitarian causes cool for a younger crowd, proving that it doesn’t have to be all work and no play to make an impact. YOU’VE COORDINATED SOME OF THE BEST EVENTSINWAHINGTON

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During these tough economic times, many organizations are desperate for volunteers. People can always roll up their sleeves and devote their time and energy to a cause.

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YOUR FAVORITE EVENT VENUE? House of Sweden is spectacular, especially when the weather is nice. I’m also partial to the Mellon Auditorium.

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WHAT IS THE BIGGEST EVENT PLANNING OR FUNDRAISINGMISTAKEPEOPLEMAKE?

Scheduling mistakes are the number one failure I see in event planning. I can’t believe people don’t check the calendar to see what established, larger events they might be up against. When working with vendors, negotiation skills are also crucial. THEMINUTEYOUREALIZEDYOUWEREMAKING A DIFFERENCE? Volunteering for Once Upon

a Prom’s dress drive has really affected me. It’s wonderful when you help a girl find the dress and see her face light up. Experiencing that moment with her is transformative. FUNDRAISING IS A NEVER-ENDING PROCESS HOWDOYOUUNWIND? Since I spend so much

time out supporting local causes, I love having a night off at home to watch a movie.

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Why “knot” add a tie? ($49 to $55); Andrew’s Ties, F St. NW, www.andrewsties.com

The “eyes” have it with contemporary sunglasses from Giorgio Armani. ($260); Neiman Marcus,Tysons Galleria, www.giorgioarmani.com

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He’s no ordinary Joe, so let him start his day with an extraordinary cuppa joe. ($2,500); Gran Dama Espresso Center by DeLonghi, www.starbucksstore.com


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He’ll light up the room with this personal portable projector. ($395); Tumi,Tysons Galleria, www.tumi.com

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POLLYWOOD TheNexusofPolitics﹐Hollywood﹐MediaandDiplomacy|White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Parties

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and actor Matthew Morrison at the Vanity Fair/ Bloomberg WHCD Party. (Photo Bloomberg/Vanity Fair)

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VANITY FAIR AND BLOOMBERG PARTY French Embassy Residence

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MEDIA LIGHTS Cabinet officers, ambassadors, news anchors and more than a few movie stars dished about Seth Meyers’ roast of Donald Trump at the hoest post-dinner ticket in town. Big City Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rahm Emanuel were spoed chaing on the patio, upstaging, if only for a moment, the Hollywood celebrities sipping Champagne nearby. Things got so cosy that French Ambassador François Delare finally had to blink the lights around 4 a.m., which is as late as it ever gets in Washington. TRENDSETTERS Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Sean Penn, Scarle Johansson, Newt Gingrich, Steve Buscemi, Lance Armstrong and Rashida Jones.

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin

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ELEGANT WELCOME Actors, ambassadors and reporters alike gathered at the home of David and Katherine Bradley for a star-studded kick-off to the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner weekend. Host David Bradley thanked all in aendance for a banner year in The Atlantic’s growth and political coverage. Guests convened in the garden to dine and share media war stories in good company. TOPBRASS Elizabeth Baker Keffer, Debbie Dingell, Carol Joynt, Linda Douglass and Eric Spiegel.

Justin Smith, David Sussan, and Eileen Lynch

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Edie Emery, Marissa Mitrovich, Jamie Shor and Christina Wilkie

Ian Somerhalder, Katherine Bradley and Nina Dobrev

Marcia Dyson and Maria Bello

Ben Goddard, John Fox Sullivan and Edward Reilly

David Bradley and David Rubenstein

Tom Hooper

Mike Isabella, Seth Meyers and Sen. Chris Dodd

Marcelle and Sen. Patrick Leahy and Alicia Leahy Jackson

Jackie Dodd, Gwen Ifill and Karen Tumulty

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Darrell Darnell, Debra Langford and Dallas and DeDe Lea

PIZAZZ TO SPARE Former Sen. Chris Dodd made his first splash as MPAA chieain with a pre-White House Correspondents Association Dinner bash that would have made his legendary, longtime predecessor Jack Valenti proud. LIGHTS ACTION CAMERAS Greta Van Susteren, Wolf Blitzer and Chris Wallace were among the media biggies spoed at the bar and buffet alongside such entertainment industry imports as Tom Hooper (of “The King’s Speech” fame) and Seth Meyers, the “Saturday Night Live” comedian who held the spotlight at the main event the following night. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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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.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC

Robert G. Hisaoka, Event Chair Executive Committee: Michael Ansari, Jack Davies, Fariba Jahanbani, David Joubran, Richard Kay, Mirella Levinas, Mark Lowham, Roger Mody, Art Monk, Gary Nakamoto, Richard Patterson, Lauren Peterson, Robert Rosenthal, Steve Schram, Soroush Shehabi, Gabriela Smith, Eric Ziebold

• Four course menu with wine pairings prepared by CityZen with the James Beard Award winning chef Eric Ziebold. • 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction • 7:30 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction and Dancing • Black Tie For more information about the Fourth Annual Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference Gala Benefiting “Life with Cancer” and The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and sponsorship details, or to purchase tickets, please contact Vivian Thompson at 202-302-0053 or joansdifference@aol.com http://www.joanhisaokagala.org


Thomas Dozol, Michael Stipe, David Byrne and Annie Clark

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WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION DINNER PRE-RECEPTIONS Bridgid Coulter and Don Cheadle

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MEDIA FRENZY Even celebrities don’t arrive fashionably late at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, especially with every media outlet in the land cramming the hallways, conference rooms and newly remodeled outdoor terrace at the Washington Hilton with their own pre-dinner receptions. Aer walking the red carpet, stars joined the wall-to-wall crowds of politicians and journalists at events hosted by CQ/Roll Call, The Atlantic/CBSNews/National Journal and the Washington Post, Newsweek and others. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Chace Crawford, Tony Romo and Candice Crawford

Russell Simmons and Mallika Sherawat

Scarlett Johansson and Hunter Johansson White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley

Michael Kors

Alexandra Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos

Arianna Huffington and Eliot Spitzer

Mona Locke and Secretary. of Commerce Gary Locke

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Bill Hader

Donald Trump and Melania Knauss-Trump

Richard Haas, Susan Mercandetti and Leon Wieseltier

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright


THE GENERATION THAT WILL BE BORN INTO A WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER WON’T KNOW THEY HAVE YOU TO THANK.

BUT WE DO. Thanks to events like the 2010 Honoring the Promise Gala, Susan G. Komen has funded grants that have tripled the number of mammograms available to low-income and uninsured women in the most underserved sections of Washington D.C. — neighborhoods with some of the highest mortality rates for breast cancer in our region. With your support, the wait time for a mammography in one local community plummeted from 100 to 5 days, while the period between diagnosis and treatment was cut nearly in half. On behalf of those whose lives you help save today and those who won’t need saving tomorrow, we thank you.

Learn how you can support these and other women in need at komen.org.

©2011 SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE The Running Ribbon is a registered trademark of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


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Lara Embry and Jane Lynch

Savannah Guthrie

Cee Lo Green

MSNBC’S AFTER PARTY Embassy of Italy PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON

THE LION’S DEN This über-popular party once again featured Rachel Maddow tending bar and a major musical act, this time, Cee Lo Green. What party-goers did not expect was the arrival of Sarah Palin accompanied by fellow Fox News personality Greta Van Susteren. We wonder if Maddow served them MSNBC cool-aid? LEANING FORWARD Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Andrea Mitchell and Eliot Spitzer.

Sarah Palin

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GOODFORTHEGOOSE WL threw its hat into the WHCAD aer party line-up with an invitation-only latenight affair at an ultra-secret private home on Embassy Row that had been converted into the Gery Goose Mansion. Cavorting amongst the modern home’s multiple levels and pool deck were national and local celebrities, who enjoyed the flowing French vodka and hot DJ sets. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

Ernie Arias , Matt Eisman and Renee Sharrow

Britt McHenry and Will Thomas

Jennifer Haber and Winston Bao Lord

Andre Balázs and Chelsea Handler

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Allyn Rose and David Tafuri

David Mercer and Tina Jeon


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IMPACT ARTS + FILM FUND AFTER PARTY

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PHOTO OP TO DIE FOR “Vampire Diaries” hearhrob Ian Somerhalder scored points by coyly posing with the ladies of the Washington press corps one by one at the Impact Arts + Film Fund’s exclusive dinner – although he got upstaged later at the jammed-tothe-raers aer party when veteran actor Sean Penn coolly slipped in. SPOTTED: Jon Hamm, Rashida Jones, Maria Bello, Patricia Arquee, Chace Crawford, Tony Romo, Shaun White and Dustin Lance Black. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

Carla Babb

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Josh Myers, David Vennett, Emily Miller and Brendan Kownacki

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BRUNCH BASH This year’s pre-White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner brunch got easier to get to aer a venue change from Tammy Haddad’s backyard in Palisades to the late Katherine Graham’s Georgetown mansion (now owned by Mark Ein). HEAD TURNERS: Sarah Palin, Buzz Aldrin, the Jonas Brothers, Chevy Chase and Kim Kardashian came out to support CURE Epilepsy and White Ribbon Alliance. COFFEE KLATCH: In addition to Haddad and Ein, fellow hosts were David Adler, Alex Castellanos, Jim Courtovich, Anita Dunn, Ted Greenberg, Bill Knapp, Steve McMahon, Franco Nuschese, Hilary Rosen and Kevin Sheekey. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Celebrating DC’s Best and Brightest Educators DC Public Education Fund salutes the highly effective educators of DC Public Schools. Great Teachers are the key to student success, yet too often, their work goes unrecognized. This year, we’re changing that.

Join us in helping DC Public Schools recruit, train, reward, and retain great DC teachers. To find out more, visit:

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Hollywood and the Media

MOVIES THELASTMOUNTAIN

Both spring from the same DNA

When the audio equipment fizzled out at the Q and A following the Washington premiere of “The Last Mountain” at the E Street

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f former head of the MPAA Jack Valenti were alive today, he would have added the media to his famous quote: “Celebrities and politicians spring from the same DNA.” The Week celebrated its 10th Anniversary and Opinion Awards Dinner at the W Hotel with a lineup of media heavyweights who share that DNA. Peggy Noonan, who was named columnist of the year for her work at the Wall Street Journal, was among the award winners.“She’s treated the Obama Administration, the economic meltdown, stimulus, and the budget overhaul with such wisdom and with such lyrical writing that we all unanimously agreed that this would be her year,” said The Week’s editor Margaret Carlson. “I write a weekly column in the Saturday newspaper and that is the single most professionally important thing I do,” Noonan said. The longtime columnist and author of several books didn’t seem alarmed at the speed of the digital age and whether facts were getting lost along the way. “Politics is

constant change,” she explained. “In the ’80s we were very excited about the facts and now the facts is an antique in the Smithsonian. But life should move on; it is full of action and movement, as it should be.” The Week’s Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans added that “any fool can produce a magazine of strong opinion.The Week has strong opinion but it is moderated, it has balance and that is very unusual today.” Other award winners included John Sides & The Monkey Cage, Blogger of the Year; and Tom Toles of the Washington Post for Editorial Cartoonist of the Year.

to blame the coal industry, the subject of the documentary. A steadfast defender of the environment, Kennedy lent both his name and presence to the grassroots movement dedicated to defending the last mountain in Appalachia against the destructive power of Big Coal. “This is an industry that is destroying the environment of West Virginia,” he said. “Over the past 10 years, they have leveled a region the size of Delaware.” Actor and environmental activist Woody Harrelson was an unexpected guest at the screening and the aer-party at Coco Sala where he held court with director Bill Haney, producer Clara Bingham, Kimball

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John Howard Joynt III wasn’t meant to live life like the rest of us. His widow Carol describes it best: “He was many

FRANDRESCHERat the Labels for Love fundraiser to benefit CancerSchmancer on her own diagnosis. “I got in the stirrups more times than Roy Rogers.”

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HTNAREA on his debut thriller “The Fund,” launched at Georgetown University: “I have to call it a novel or I will have to get it classified.”

Newsweek’s JOHN BARRY on geing Osama bin Laden: “The big surprise about the Bin Laden operation was that it demonstrated that Washington could keep a secret.”

New MPAA head CHRISDODD on stealing intellectual property. Here at his WHCA party: “It’s called looting in some cases.”

last part led to owing the IRS back taxes of over $3 million when he died. “The book starts with the death of my husband and ends with my being freed from a Taliban prison. I equate it sometimes in the way that it affected my life with a Taliban prison or a summer in Gitmo, not to make light of Carol those places.” The book Joynt came out May 14. All’s well that ends well.

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THEFINNSAREFINISHED Here, that is. After five and a half years of “changing one light bulb at a time,” the ecologically minded Finnish Ambassador Pekku Lintu, his wife Laurel Colliss (who created a sustainable energy program for Virginia Tech) and their two daughters, now age 5 and 7, are off to promote their nation’s interests in Athens. “I’ve always wanted to serve in a country with an old civilization and this will be my first chance,” Lintu says. “After a short stay in Finland this summer, we’ll leave for Greece and should be in place by the end of July.” In addition to switching from a country that is less than 250 years old to one whose heyday was approximately 400 B.C., the ambassador knows that everything at his new

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Left: Gail Scott enjoys the company of Norwegian Amb. Wenner Strommen and Swedish Amb. Jonas Hafström on the night of The Phillips Collection Gala. Above: Moroccan Ambassador Aziz Mekouar (Photo by Gail Scott)

post will be different, too. “The Finnish Embassy in Athens is in a high rise,” he explains. “We have a whole floor but that’s still a big difference from our wonderful embassy here which is such a good ‘business card’ for ecological issues and for our country.” More than 15 years ago, when the Finnish Embassy opened on Massachusetts Avenue NW across from the Vice President’s Residence, it was not everyone’s favorite. Nicknamed the “Glass Greenhouse,” the contemporary structure was considered overly modern and just too different for those Washingtonians who preferred the old mansions many countries had purchased to call their own. Today, the Finns’ landmark serves as a prototype for the new “public diplomacy” in which countries reach out through architecture and open their embassies to the public.

PHILLIPSTAKESFIRST You may be a fan of the floral-and-set-design extravagance of the Corcoran Ball, the exuberant style of the Washington Ballet’s annual benefit or the mega-mounting of the Opera’s Opus, but The Phillips Gala won my vote this year. I do love Renoir’s “Boating Party” and the coziness of this private museum’s smaller rooms, but

the “after party” (read: desserts and dancing) across the street at the august Society of the Cincinnati headquarters caught my fancy. Not only did more top diplomats stay longer, they partied harder. Washington’s other boldfaced names were in a good mood, too. The din proved it, and the black-tie parade from The Phillips past the Gandhi statue – folks so dressed up while the great man of non-violence stands in stone in his simple cloth – provided a surreal contrast. I peeked into the vintage Rolls-Royce parked “just so” in front of venerable Anderson House. I was merely trying to check out the interior of the grand old touring car. After I did, four sparkling eyes and two huge smiles met me. The door opened and several arms started pulling mine; within seconds I was sitting between the Nordic “bad boys,” Norway’s Wegger Christian Strommen and Sweden’s Jonas Hafström, kicking back in the rear seat with a bottle of bubbly. We roared until our sides hurt when one wife and then the other turned up and found us. The ladies wanted to dance, but their silly spouses didn’t. They only wanted to keep their party-outsidethe-party going and laugh the night away.

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MOROCCAN ALTERNATIVE What has been hailed as “Arab Spring” has Washington’s diplomats and Middle East experts wondering if there will be more “rain” on this parade of youthful exuberance which looks and sounds like a sincere desire for freedom and democracy. Ambassadors who were hopeful in the beginning now have second thoughts on the continuing political turmoil but one Arab envoy is extremely happy and proud of his country’s progress. “In Morocco, demonstrations were very small, very peaceful and low key in comparison to other countries like Tunisia and Egypt,” Moroccan Ambassador Aziz Mekouar says. “That’s because we have been introducing reforms for the last 11 years, thanks to our new king [he’s only 36] who is encouraging reforms in politics, human rights and women’s rights. Our youth movement is helping and the King is also including political parties, union leaders and NGOs. In June, we’ll have a new draft of our constitution, then a referendum to be followed by free elections, leading to more freedom for everyone.”


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Lady Sheinwald, Vice President Joe Biden, British Amb. Sir Nigel Sheinwald and Jill Biden

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Anna Carter and Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter Sara and Evan Williams with Arianna Huffington

Gen. Colin Powell

David and Susan Axelrod with Tony Podesta

Jessica Yellin and Dana Bash

Jan Smith and Sam Donaldson

Buffy Cafritz and Gideon Bresler

Norwegian Amb. Wegger C. Strommen, Eva Hafström and Swedish Amb. Jonas Hafström

Ann and Lloyd Hand

Valerie Jarrett

Gail and Togo West with Michelle Fenty


Fisher Stevens and Pamela Sorensen

Chris Matthews

Kati Marton, Sam Waterston and Elizabeth Stevens

Sen. Patrick Leahy and Matt Dillon

Arwa Sawan and Lisa Barry (Photo by Russell Hirshon)

Emmanuel Jal and Teresa Weathington

Jim Kimsey and Councilman Jack Evans

Wolf Blitzer and Bill Richardson

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REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL ANNIVERSARY DINNER Mellon Auditorium PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

HONORINGSUCCESS Refugees International supporters celebrated 32 years of innovation and success during the international advocacy organization’s annual awards dinner. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson received the McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award (from Queen Noor), the late Amina Alina received the Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership Award and Sen. Patrick Leahy took home the Congressional Leadership Award. The dinner program featured Richardson being interviewed by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and Kati Marton’s heartfelt remembrance of her late husband Richard Holbrooke, which brought guests to their feet. MUSICAL FINALE: Sudanese musician Emmanuel Jal rounded out the evening with a rousing performance.

Mariella Trager and Queen Noor

Sen. Joe Lieberman, Antonio Guterres and Michel Gabaudan (Photo by Russell Hirshon)

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Finnish Amb. Pekka Lintu and George Vradenburg

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THE GIFT OF TIME NBC’s David Gregory finds that being there can have the greatest impact on a young person struggling to find his way. B Y D AV I D G R E G O R Y PHOTO BY GARY LANDSMAN

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y mother-in-law was the inspiration. Last fall we were discussing some of the incredible volunteer work she does in San Diego with homeless young people when I felt the urge to do similar work in Washington. I found my way to Sasha BruceYouthwork, an organization dedicated to helping runaways or other homeless young people stay off the streets, get educated and lead independent lives. Like a lot of people who volunteer their time, I offered to help younger kids closer in age to my 5-yearold twins and 8 year old. Sasha Bruce requested instead that I help out with some of the older young people who often get overlooked because their challenges are harder. There, on a cold winter morning just weeks before Christmas, I met my friend Steve Cherenfant.We had been connected just a week prior and now were mentor and mentee. I didn’t have any experience at this, nor did he. Steve was born in Haiti where his mother died giving birth to him. He later lived with his sisters and father in Washington until his father died several years ago. He’s had a tough upbringing, a lot of loss and loneliness, and is now working at Sasha Bruce with young people even as he tries to pull his life together and get on a path to independent living. Any new mentor quickly learns a humbling lesson: simply showing up is the biggest contribution you can make. Steve and I have worked to get to know each other. I’ve learned a lot about what’s going on in his life and what he would like to be doing. We catch a movie or meet for lunch. I’ve had him come visit the studio, or we visit one of the Sasha Bruce offices where he works. We’ve also struggled at times to connect. Someone in Steve’s position doesn’t always give of himself easily. He’s been let down too many times before. That’s the challenge for me: to be patient as I encourage him and push him to work on this relationship. I talk about Steve with my three young children. They come up with ideas for me but they also seem to understand the important stuff even better than I do: offering someone else your friendship is probably the best contribution you can make.

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D.C. Region Gala: Leadership Changing Lives Honoring: Walter Isaacson

Chairs: Katherine and David Bradley

Kristin Ehrgood and Vadim Nikitine Christie and Jeff Weiss

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute Chair, National Board of Directors, Teach For America

Teach For America would like to thank the following event supporters for their help in making the inaugural D.C. Region Gala a huge success: Lead Corporate Sponsor

Teach For Justice ($25,000 - $49,999) The Audre and Donald Carlin Foundation Katherine and David Bradley Dr. Ronald and Beth Dozoretz The Honorable C. Boyden Gray Cathy Isaacson Lynne and Greg O’Brien Teach For Inspiration ($10,000 - $24,999) Accenture Acumen Solutions, Inc. Akridge Family Foundation The Aspen Institute Stewart and Sandy Bainum Teresa and Peter Clare Kristin Ehrgood and Vadim Nikitine Samia and A. Huda Farouki FedEx Corporation Mark Ferrer Gregory W. Gingery Graduate Management Admission Council Mary and Robert Haft Mark and Anne Hansen Foundation Heidrick & Struggles Heisley Family Foundation Robert and Paula Hisaoka Houghton Mifflin Harcourt In2Books Nick and Alyssa Lovegrove Northrop Grumman Julie and Gregg Petersmeyer Christine Rales Joshua Rales, RFI Foundation Norma and Russ Ramsey Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP David M. Smick and Vickie Smick Gabriela and Douglas Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Steel Monica and John Thompson III Christie and Jeff Weiss Teach For Empowerment ($5,000 – $9,999) Argy, Wiltse, & Robinson, P.C. Clark Enterprises, Inc Larry and Maria Fisher, Chevy Chase Trust Fletcher Family Foundation Antonia Fondaras and Joseph Goffman Barbara and Matthew Forman Elizabeth and Michael Galvin Marilyn and Michael Glosserman Susan Green James A. Johnson

Alan Jones and Ashley Garrett Leslie and Keith Martin Connie and John McGuire Bill and Sue Moran Ginger and Stuart Pape Susanna and Jack Quinn Jimmy Reyes Laura Samberg-Faino and Michael Faino Vicki and Roger Sant Joanie and Alan Stone TD Bank, N.A. Christine Varney and Tom Graham George and Trish Vradenburg Mary Zients Premiere Tickets ($1,000 - $4,999) Meena Ahamed Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services, LLC Regina and Michael Amann Donald A. Baer, Burson-Marsteller Eileen and Dennis Bakke Cherry and Peter Baumbusch Brooksley A. Crisman Belanger (Baltimore Corps ’00) Sherry Bindeman and David Kahn Wendy Olinger Block Emily Bloomfield and Byron Auguste Katherine Boone and Joshua Geltzer Ralph F. Boyd, Jr. Carolyn S. Brody Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation S. Joseph Bruno, Building Hope Nancy Taylor Bubes Teresa and Ed Carr Paula Carreiro and Peter Branch Jack and Sharon Casey Nancy and Henry Chajet Hope Chandler and Eric Krutz Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Ellen and Win Churchill Rachel and Dan Cohen Collaborative Communications Group Stephen Conway Kay and Jason Crist Andy and Richard Danzig Lisa DeMarco and Leonard Goldman Martha Dippell and Danny Korengold Julie and Martin Doerschlag Dorothy G. Bender Foundation Patti Solis Doyle and Jim Doyle Nancy and Marc Duber Eacho Family Foundation Lindsay and Terry Eakin Suellen and Melvyn Estrin JoAnna and David Felsenthal

Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation Leigh and Matthew Friestedt Michelle Martineau Green and John M. Green Elizabeth and Nicholas Hadley Hae-Soon Hahn and Steven Rosenbaum Tina and Vernon W. Holleman, III Howard University Howard University Beltsville Research Campus Hozik & Lawson, LLC Hunton & Williams iSYS,LLC Isabel and Jerry Jasinowski Cindy Jones Ann and Vernon E. Jordan Victoria and Mark Joseph Jin Kang Thomas C. Kelly and Anastasia D. Kelly F. Ann Kenkel John and Rachel King Ann and Knight Kiplinger Gabrielle and William H. Korab Korn Ferry Ann and Tom Korologos Judy and Peter Kovler, Kovler Foundation Barbara J. Krumsiek and Bart M. Leonard Mr. and Mrs. Michael Landow Susi and Eric Jon Larsen Jonathan and Elizabeth Legg Jane Lieberman and Mike D’Amato Luz Eugenia Lopez and Marc Stone Marlene A. and Frederic V. Malek Donald and Thibault Manekin Carolyn and Peter Manos Liz McHenry and Eugene Assaf Theresa and Geoff McHugh McLarty Associates Emily Miller and Andrew Stern Virginia C. Moseley and Thomas Nides Melissa Moss and Jonathan Silver National Geographic Education Foundation Patrick and Kim Nettles Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg and Arturo E. Brillembourg Michelle Paquin and Matthew S. Klinger Linda Parisi and J.J. Finkelstein PNC Bank Shelly Porges and Rich Wilhelm Mary and Alan Raul Denise and Dennis Reilly Laina Riffe and Tom Kennedy (event gift sponsor) Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Lois Romano and Sven Erik Holmes Nancy Rubin Jean H. and Thomas Rutherfoord

Georgina Sanger and C. Bowdoin Train The Shooshan Company Stan and Joey Sloter Tina and Albert Small, Jr. Ellen and Adam Spiegel Sarah and David Steinberg Angela Stent and Daniel Yergin Andrew Stern Jennifer and Zachary Stillerman Shawn and Howard Taylor TMA Resources, Inc. Catharine W. Trauernicht and K. Dunlop Scott Carlyle and David Upson Liz Underhill Emily B. and Antoine van Agtmael Toni and Lee Verstandig Beatrice and Adelbert Von Gontard Sheila and William Walker Lorraine and Chris Wallace Lynda and Bill Webster Anne H. Weir Cathy and Paul Williams Sylvia and Peter Winik General Tickets ($500-$999) Anonymous Carolyn Alper Patricia Alper-Cohn Dr. Herbert and Cheryl Baraf Maureen and Bill Barton Diane Bernstein Meryl Chertoff Faith Diamond Helen DuBois Meg Jacobs Flax Nancy Folger Peter S. Frantz Kate Griffin Jan Hamilton-Crawford Winton Holladay Gail and Ben Jacobs Johns Hopkins University School of Education David Lawson Lance P. Macon Robyn Mathias Russell B. McKelway Laurie H. Monahan Maureen Orth Karen Stevens Pierce Virginia Pilato Benjamin Rippeon, Gibson Dunn Christopher Ritzert Jason Schwartz, Gibson Dunn Riki and Michael Sheehan Susan Vitka and Peter Fox-Penner Sou-Ching Wu

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he stock market may be up and unemployment figures down but no one is kidding themselves that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Recessionâ&#x20AC;? is over quite yet. Most worthy causes, whether they are related to education, health care, humanitarian relief or the arts, have yet to recover from the economic downturn. A substantial number have suffered disastrous declines in overall financial support since 2008, not only from individual and corporate benefactors, but public sources as well. Tax dollars that once kept an art gallery or ballet company up and running, for example, can no longer be allocated with police officers, firemen and teachers being laid off and

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public hospital subsidies slashed. The need for philanthropy has never been greater and the individuals included in our Philanthropic 50 List remain as committed as ever with their time, resources and networking abilities. Despite the obstacles, many have stepped in to fill the breach where others have retreated, often relying on ingenious and innovative ways to do more with less while stretching resources to meet needs. Others have simply dug deeper into their pockets to ensure important causes are sustained. These public-spirited citizens are the bedrock of our community and we salute them. We wish there were so many more. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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JOHN“CHIP”ANDSALLYAKRIDGE Americans can link the current renovation projects on the National Mall to the work of one man: John “Chip” Akridge. As founder of the Trust for the National Mall in 2007, the local developer has helped raise millions to restore America’s 700-acre “Front Yard.” His mission got a major boost in May when former first lady Laura Bush partnered with him and the Interior Department to chair the $350 million fundraising campaign. Akridge also supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and has been honored by the National Capital Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. ANDREWAMMERMANANDTHE FAMILYOFHMAXANDJOSEPHINE AMMERMAN The Ammermans are generous donors to Washington’s Arena Stage, a nonprofit theater company that focuses on American productions and acts as a forum for audience discussion. Thanks to their multi-million-dollar donations, Arena Stage partnered with the Georgetown University Theater to create a performance studies program designed to educate a new generation of theater artists. The Ammermans also support a variety of Jewish programs. ADRIENNEARSHT Well-known for her longtime support and generous donations to the Kennedy Center for musical theater, Arsht has most recently committed to spearheading a $20 million effort by the newly formed Patrons of Diplomacy to improve the State Department Diplomatic Reception Rooms. In Miami, she is widely recognized for her $30 million contribution to that city’s Performing Arts Center and for giving $6 million to support the Arsht Ethics Program at the University of Miami. In 2005, she announced a $2 million gift to Goucher College in Maryland. P H OTO CAPT I O N H E RE

DAVIDANDKATHERINEBRADLEY Atlantic Media Chairman David Bradley and his wife Katherine’s CityBridge Foundation does meaningful work in education and health both in Washington, D.C., and abroad, particularly in the Philippines where David Bradley was once a Fulbright Scholar.

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catalyst for social change. Locally, she serves on the boards of the Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.

KEITHCAMPBELL The future of Chesapeake Bay is looking brighter – and bluer – thanks to the efforts of this Baltimore-based investor whose Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment is helping to preserve and sustain America’s largest estuary. Keith also supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Oyster Recovery Partnership and the Assateague Coastal Trust, among many other environmental groups. In 2008, the state of Maryland recognized him with the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year award.

NANCYGBRINKER Brinker is the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global breast cancer organization she founded 30 years ago after promising her dying sister, Susan, to do everything she could to end the disease. Komen for the Cure has invested more than $610 million in research and more than $1.3 billion for thousands of community programs that provide education, screening, financial and emotional support for breast cancer patients and their families. In 2009, Brinker received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Barack Obama. She served as chief of protocol and ambassador to Hungary during President George W. Bush’s administration.

STEVEANDJEANCASE The AOL chief and his wife juggle several philanthropic projects through their Case Foundation, harnessing their technological pedigrees to affect social change both domestically and abroad, especially in areas often overlooked by other philanthropists (interfaith understanding, assisting nonprofit groups to use videos to expand their mission, etc.). Among their many charitable bona fides: Steve Case’s recent election to the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents and their joining the effort led by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates to convince the country’s wealthiest citizens to give away a majority of their assets to charitable causes during their lifetimes.

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Katherine recently founded ServiceCorps, a civic engagement initiative for corporations in the greater Washington area. In addition to their generosity, the couple is also known for being generous and impeccable hosts. Katherine recently chaired Teach for America’s first Washington fundraiser, raising nearly $1 million for the nonprofit. David Bradley is known for hosting off-the-record “club house” dinners at the Watergate-based offices of The Atlantic. HILDAOCHOA-BRILLEMBOURGAND ARTUROBRILLEMBOURG Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg’s name is music to the ears of musicians throughout North and South America.The Venezuelan-born president and CEO of Strategic Investment Group is the founding chairman of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas, a multicultural world-class symphony of young musicians who employ music as a

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CALVINANDJANECAFRITZ Since it was founded in 1970, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the largest private, independent foundation focused solely on the Washington metropolitan area, has given away more than $340 million to organizations that focus on arts and humanities, community services, education, health and the environment. The tradition continues under the supervision of the founders’ eldest son, Calvin Cafritz, who oversees the causes it supports, including the Kennedy Center, George Washington University, the Phillips Collection, Washington Ballet, Brookings Institution, the Holocaust Museum and the National Student Partnership. Jane Cafritz, a former member of the D.C. Commission of the Arts and Humanities, currently serves as chairman of the Washington National Opera.


BETTYBROWNCASEY The grande dame of the Washington National Opera has given the company many millions of dollars since 1974 and recently made headlines by finally donating proceeds from the sale of the old Woodward & Lothrop department store to the WNO’s endowment. When the opera officially merged administrative functions with the Kennedy Center earlier this year, trustees were reminded of her stipulation that the funds of her endowment stay with the Opera as intended. After some discussion, she gave the go-ahead for the merging of funds and will continue to oversee how they are spent in the new administration. As head of the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, the benefactress also directs donations to local hospitals, hospices, schools and colleges. AJAMESCLARK Several collegiate engineering programs in the Washington area owe much to the CEO of the Clark construction empire. The mega-philanthropist gave a $30 million scholarship endowment to the A. James Clark School of Engineering at his alma mater, the University of Maryland, and $10 million to Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering for the next generation of big builders. In 2011, George Washington University was the latest school to benefit from Clark’s largess with his donation of $8 million for engineering scholarships. He also sponsors a number of community service projects, such as the District of Columbia Building Industry Association’s Community Improvement Day and Rebuilding Together’s National Rebuilding Day.

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JACKDAVIES As the founder of AOL International, Davies helped transform the world as we now know it. Venture Philanthropy Partners, one of his “most significant” causes, has raised over $70 million, quickly establishing itself as a major driving force in improving Washington’s community services. Davies is also a strong supporter of education, having raised funds for LIFT DC and the See Forever Foundation, a program founded by Maya Angelou that educates children who have failed in other school settings.

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parents instilled in me a strong sense of responsibility to give back to the community and to make gifts that both create something new and are ongoing. The Adrienne Arsht Musical Theater Fund at the Kennedy Center under the guidance of President Michael Kaiser, provides support to present and produce a wide variety of musicals over the next 10 years. The first production was “Follies.” It is thrilling to know that these productions will be enjoyed not just by our citizens, but for the millions of visitors who come to Washington, D.C.” ADRIENNEARSHT

JOHNKDELANEYANDAPRIL MCCLAINE-DELANEY With four children, the Delaneys have made youth issues a major concern. April McClaine oversees the Delaney Family Foundation and the Delaney Family Fund, which provides funding money for education and health causes. She is also the Washington director of Common Sense Media, a child advocacy organization that provides family-friendly ratings for TV, movies and other media. She sits on several other boards, including Children’s Hospital Foundation, Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington and the Discovery Creek’s Children’s Museum. John Delaney’s CapitalSource Foundation is credited with making the largest gift to Teach for America this year. He is also a board member of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School and the National Symphony Orchestra (where he chairs the nominating committee.

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KRISTINEHRGOODAND VADIMNIKITINE Ehrgood and Nikitine met as classmates at the Kennedy School of Government in 2001. Since then, their philanthropic activities have remained focused on education reform. The couple (who are both members of Venture Philanthropy Partners) put much of their efforts toward Flamboyan Foundation, a private family foundation that seeks to improve the quality of pre-K through 12 education in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. She is the founder of Sapientis, which focuses on education in Puerto Rico, and serves on the boards of Stand for Children, Teach for America and D.C. School Reform Now. In addition to working with his wife, Nikitine, also supports efforts to lower energy costs for schools, thus freeing up funds for teacher salaries and bonuses. RICHARDFAIRBANK Capital One founder/chairman/CEO Richard

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and mortar pale in comparison to the satisfaction I derive from preserving and sharing America’s history with future generations through my prized collections.” ALBERTSMALL

Fairbank and his company have people asking, “What’s in your wallet?” Thanks to his generosity, deserving nonprofit groups have more in their coffers. With a focus on community redevelopment and youth education in Washington, Fairbank has devoted time and funding to such organizations as D.C. Cares, the D.C. College Access Program, THEARC and Junior Achievement and has generously donated to his alma mater, Stanford University, and the childhood advocacy group America’s Promise Alliance. His charity work led President Bush to appoint him to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2008. KENANDBONNIEFELD As owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s circus and Disney on Ice!, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that so many causes the Felds support stem from their love of making people smile. During the circus’s recent Washington run this Spring, Ken Feld partnered with Georgetown Cupcake to raise money for Sunshine Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to providing fun-filled activities and support to young cancer patients. Other recipients of the Felds’ generosity include the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Toys for Tots, the Special Olympics and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.The Felds have also attempted to appease animal rights activists by

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committing to animal care and conservation, specifically with the creation of a 200-acre preserve for the Asian Elephant. RAULANDJEAN-MARIEFERNANDEZ The son of immigrants, Raul Fernandez still remembers the sense of opportunity he felt after receiving his first laptop from Rep. Jack Kemp while serving as his Spanish translation aide. Decades and $450 million later – thanks to the sale of his global Web company Proxicom – he is the one returning the favor to underprivileged children in Washington. He and his wife are the founders of the Fernandez Foundation, which supplies laptops, scholarships and the encouragement they need to succeed. The co-owner of the Washington Capitals, the Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics also co-founded Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization, and sits on various nonprofit boards, including America’s Promise, the D.C. College Access Program (DCCAP) and the D.C. Public Education Fund. In 2010, Jean-Marie served as chairwoman of THEARC and raised $500,000 for that organization. MICHELLEFREEMAN The daughter-in-law of community development scion and arts patron Carl M.

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LEAHANDJACQUESGANSLER The Ganslers have donated to a number of Washington causes and are also affiliated with Venture Philanthropy Partners. In 1999, Leah Gansler founded CharityWorks, a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to ending poverty through education and health initiatives. Over the years, it has raised more than $10 million for such area charities as Habitat for Humanity and the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. CharityWorks 100 Point Wine Tasting continues to be a popular fundraiser, having raised a net $4 million over the past eight years. Jacques Gansler directs the University of Maryland’s Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise. A former undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, he currently serves on the Pentagon’s defense science board. CARLGEWIRZBERNARDGEWIRZAND NORMAGEWIRZTIEFEL The three Gewirz siblings learned the importance of charity from their father, the late Washington developer and philanthropist Morris Gewirz. Like him, K Street developer Bernard Gewirz established a foundation that repeatedly funds Jewish causes as well as arts and children’s charities. Carl Gewirz has donated to the Washington Hospital Center Foundation and the National Children’s Hospital. Their sister helped found the Virginia Opera and is a member of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts. She is an Endowment Pacesetter of the National Performing Arts Fund, sits on the Circle of the National Gallery of Art and is a patron of the Phillips Collection.

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Freeman, Michelle Freeman continues a long family tradition of philanthropy. As head of the family business and foundation, she serves on the boards of the Washington National Opera and CharityWorks and will chair THEARC’s gala this year. She also heads the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which honors her late husband’s passion for education and the performing arts. A co-owner of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, she also partnered with Sheila Johnson to produce the documentary, “The Other City,” which focuses on Washington’s skyrocketing HIV/AIDS infection rates.


STEVEANDDIANAGOLDBERG The Goldbergs’ support of pediatric research is the largest in the nation. Their gift of $25 million to the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2008 was their second such donation to help fund the recruitment of doctors to research childhood obesity, diabetes and leukemia, a disease their son was diagnosed with at age 37. They have also given to Children’s Law Center, The American Red Cross, Washington AIDS Partnership, B’nai Israel and the Weizmann Institute of Science. DONALDEGRAHAM The chairman of the Washington Post Company not only oversees the city’s paper but also the welfare of many local students. He serves as president of DC-CAP, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging and enabling D.C. public high school students to attend colleges and universities. In March, he served as the co-chair of the DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition, the largest fundraiser for DC-CAP that gives scholarships to the top finishers. He also supports the Summit Fund of Washington, the College Success Foundation and KIPP-DC. TERESAHEINZ The Heinz food products heiress donates millions to a variety of causes as chairman of various family philanthropies. She established the Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research, a program that gives grants to students researching subjects that would increase awareness of environmental problems. She is regarded as a visionary in philanthropic circles, especially for the annual six-figure Heinz Awards bestowed upon groundbreaking innovators in many fields, most recently those devoted to environmental causes.

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HELENLEEHENDERSON As executive director of the HRH Foundation, an arts-dedicated organization established by her mother, Helen Ruth Henderson, Henderson has been one of the Kennedy Center’s leading donors. Her initial $50 contribution in 1996 has now grown to multiple seven-figure gifts and she has been a principal underwriter of many artistic and educational initiatives, including Arts in Crisis, a program offering consultation

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services to troubled nonprofit groups across the country. Henderson also supports the Shakespeare Theater Company, Signature Theater and the National Gallery of Art. ROBERTANDPAULAHISAOKA Since establishing the Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference” campaign shortly after his sister Joan’s death from cancer, Hisaoka’s fundraiser has helped raise $2.5 million to help those living with the deadly disease. As in past years, the fourth annual gala, scheduled to take place on Oct. 22, will benefit Life with Cancer and Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts. The Hisaokas are also active in Venture Philanthropy Partners. WALLACEANDWILHELMINA HOLLADAY The founders of the National Museum of Women in the Arts have opened the eyes of the world to artwork created by women painters long over-shadowed by their male counterparts. The museum at 13th and New York Avenue NW also serves as a center for performing arts

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and features a library and research center. SHEILAJOHNSONANDJUDGEWILLIAM NEWMAN Johnson is one of the nation’s most successful and influential African-American women and one of the most active philanthropists in the Washington area. She has given millions to the arts, education and health-related causes, including HIV/AIDS. Like her fellow sports team (Wizards, Capitals and Mystics) owner, Ted Leonsis, Johnson has dabbled in “filmanthropy,” using the power of film to bring attention to important causes. Next up? Setting up a microfinance program for Virginia women and establishing the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. JEONGANDCINDYKIM After working nights at a convenience store to help pay for college, South Korean immigrant Jeong Kim went on to launch Yurie Systems, which he sold in 1998 to Lucent Technologies for a cool billion. Currently, he is the president of

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thanks to brothers-in-law Robert Kogod and the late Robert H. Smith, whose billion-dollar real estate company is responsible for both the courtyard connecting the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, and spearheading the development of Crystal City. Beyond just their sturdy physical structures, Smith’s widow, Clarice, and the Kogods are ensuring their names live on through generous philanthropy. Together they donated over $15 million to the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in addition to the $130 million Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The two families have also committed $10 million for a transformational renovation of the Charles E. Smith Center at George Washington University and $5 million to the Newseum’s Big Screen Theater.

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the tech company’s storied Bell Labs, where he continues the company’s innovation streak with such breakthroughs as the 2-inch lightRadio cube, which some say could soon replace bulky cell phone towers.The one-time scholarship student is a big supporter of education and has donated $5 million to the University of Maryland’s engineering school.The couple’s charitable giving

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also extends to the arts and programs for at-risk children in the Washington area. ROBERTANDARLENEKOGODAND CLARICESMITH One would have to try hard not to notice a building with the Kogod/Smith name on it in the Washington metropolitan area. That’s

TEDANDLYNNLEONSIS Books. Film.Technology. Sports. Business.There are few areas in which Leonsis’s magic cannot be seen. After graduating from Georgetown University, the Greek American lad from a humble background became a computer and Internet revolution pioneer with AOL. He went on to join Revolution Inc. with Steve Case and further showcased his knack for backing winners with his support of Groupon and Rosetta Stone. The majority owner of the Wizards, Capitals and the Mystics also believes in going “full bandwidth” in philanthropic efforts. His Venture Philanthropy Partners and Leonsis Foundation grants support many causes,

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SAMUELANDSUSANLEHRMAN Along with his brother Robert, Samuel Lehrman directs the Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation, whose mission is to support and enrich Jewish life in Washington, D.C., Israel and throughout the world. Susan Lehrman’s major financial support of the Washington National Opera’s Opera Ball for the past three years has made it one of the city’s most over-the-top charity events. Guests attending the lavish extravaganza may be surprised to learn that she completely underwrites all of the expenses, ensuring that 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefit the company.


but Leonsis also gives his personal time with a focus on establishing long-term relationships with those helped by his many efforts. TEDANDANNETTELERNER To fans of the Washington Nationals, Ted Lerner is best known as the baseball team’s owner. His influence in Washington spreads much wider because of real estate developments that include White Flint, Tysons Corner and Dulles Town Center. Add philanthropy to the mix and the clan’s influence goes global. The Lerners (whose worth is estimated at $3 billion) have donated funds to a number of schools, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and George Washington University’s law school (and Family Health and Wellness Center), The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md., and the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy’s lunchroom. JAMESAMACCUTCHEON After losing his daughter, Halle over 25 years ago to congenital heart disease, MacCutcheon devoted himself to improving the outlook for children born with the same defect. The retired president and CEO of Sunburst Hospitality most recently gave $1 million to Children’s National Medical Center to fund a state-of-the-art cardiovascular operating room. His family’s foundation has also funded the Halle MacCutcheon Playroom in the hospital’s heart and kidney unit.

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JW“BILL”MARRIOTTJRAND RICHARDEMARRIOTT With a family name recognizable around the world, the Marriotts currently manage the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation’s approximately $470 million in assets. The foundation is instrumental in the success of local human service organizations, including Capital Area Food Bank, D.C. Central Kitchen, Food & Friends and Teach for America as well as various hospitality programs at universities throughout the country. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Marriotts donated over $500,000 to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. More recently, a foundation grant of

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parents, who founded our company, always believed in putting people first, and giving back to our communities,” Bill Marriott said. “Our family foundation continues that tradition as we work to make a difference in communities we touch. We are proud of the MLK National Memorial grant as it will help bring greater recognition to Dr. King’s leadership advocating diversity, inclusion and human dignity.” JW“BILL”MARRIOTT

over $1 million is helping to develop the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which is planned to open this summer. JACQUELINEMARS Life has not only been sweet for Jacqueline Mars, but also for those to whom she has given many millions. As the fifth richest woman in America, the Mars candy heiress has become as synonymous with philanthropy as her longtime family’s company – the largest privately owned business in the Washington area – has been to M&Ms. Jacqueline, who lives a relatively modest life at the Watergate complex in Washington and the Virginia hunt country, has endowed professorships at Yale University in her late father’s name, is a trustee of the Washington National Opera and supports the Sporting Library in Middleburg. JOHNMCMAHON In 2009, the chairman of Bethesda-based Miller & Long Concrete Construction survived a heart attack thanks to cardiac bypass surgery. Since then, McMahon has worked hard to give back, donating $2 million to the NIH Heart Center

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at Suburban Hospital after being treated there in 2009. He and his company have helped the Bethesda Big Train Base Ball Club build baseball fields to serve as after-school programs. JAYLEEMEAD Jaylee Mead and her late husband Gilbert have aided the growth of Washington’s music, theater and dance culture for decades. Thanks to their generous multimilliondollar donations, many of the city’s theaters (Signature, Woolly Mammoth, Studio) were developed or modernized, allowing Washington to become one of the nation’s most important cities for the dramatic arts. Last Fall saw the grand re-opening of the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest Washington – the largest performing arts center to open in Washington since the Kennedy Center. It will most likely remain the couple’s greatest legacy. CONSTANCEMILSTEIN Real estate powerhouse Constance Milstein’s Ogden CAP Properties was recently behind the remodeling of Washington’s historic

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ROGERMODY Mody is the former chairman and CEO of SIGNAL, an IT services company, which he sold in 2002 for $277 million, and the founder and chairman of the Mody Foundation, which provides higher education and health-based funding to needy children. He is actively involved in numerous Washington-based philanthropies, including Inova Fairfax Hospital’s pediatric heart program, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Orphan Network, the Good Samaritan Foundation and Alexandria Rising Stars Basketball. In 2011, he became partner in Monumental Sports & Entertainment, company that owns and operates three professional Washington sports teams and supports dozens of local charities. IRENEPOLLIN Abe and Irene Pollin helped shape the face of Washington by sparking the resurgence of downtown neighborhood development with the construction of the Verizon Center. After Abe Pollin’s death, his widow has continued their philanthropic endeavors by sustaining the Pollin Prize for Pediatric Research and Sister to Sister, a women’s heart health foundation. She is a member of the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Round Table, the DHHS Office on

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Women’s Health’s Heart Attack Campaign Expert Panel and Howard University’s Women’s Health Institute Advisory Committee. MITCHANDSTEVERALES They may border on the obsessive when it comes to their privacy, but the two billionaire brothers are certainly quite the opposite about philanthropy. Co-founders of the Danaher business conglomerate, the siblings have given plenty over the years to many causes. For Mitch Rales, it’s all about art (and donating works by de Kooning, Rothko and other masters to the National Gallery of Art). His ultra-exclusive personal collection, viewed by prior reservation only, is rumored to be a promised future gift as well. He sits on the boards of Hirshhorn Museum and is on the board of the SEED Foundation, an organization that prepares underserved students for college. Steve Rales is an avid supporter of the Washington Ballet and his alma mater DePauw University, where he was responsible for the Richard E. Peeler Art Center. A Hollywood film producer as well, he backed the much-buzzed about Wes Craven film “Moonrise Kingdom” at this year’s Cannes’ Film Festival. RUSSELLANDNORMARAMSEY Russ Ramsey has a deep commitment to helping area families not as lucky as his own. He and his wife Norma helped found Venture Philanthropy Partners, a nonprofit that has donated $70 million to charities with a focus on children from low-income families, among them the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care and CentroNîa. Russell Ramsey currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees of George Washington University, to which the couple have donated millions.

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CATHERINEANDWAYNEREYNOLDS When Catherine Reynolds was asked to help save a bankrupt company decades ago, no one knew that she would end up making it worth $100 million. Those millions have been put to good use via the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, which helps many different causes, including the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater, the National Gallery of Art, Teach for America, America’s Promise and The Sunlight Foundation. JOEROBERT In 1990, Robert founded Fight for Children to support quality education for low-income children in Washington. His two signature fundraising events, Fight Night and School Night, have raised over $100 million for this cause. Recognizing the link between health and school performance, Robert also supports pediatric health and recently donated $25 million to the Children’s National Medical Center. He is also a trustee of the Kennedy Center and serves as chairman of Business Executives for National Security, a group that gathers businessmen and entrepreneurs to provide non-partisan advice to national security leaders. DAVIDANDALICERUBENSTEIN In March, David Rubenstein, co-founder of private equity firm, The Carlyle Group, gave his second donation of $10 million to the Kennedy Center (where he now serves as chairman) to help attract a younger and more economically diverse audience. (His total donations of $23 million make him the largest single donor in the center’s history.) The Bethesda resident has given millions to the Library of Congress and made headlines when he donated a rare copy of the Magna Carta to the National Archives. ROGERANDVICKISANT Two of Washington’s most influential donors, Roger and Vicki Sant have their hand in a myriad of interests with international reach. Their love of the environment can be seen at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History which received $25 million for ocean projects. They have given $20 million to protect the Amazon, $25 million to preserve the

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Jefferson Hotel, but she also supports many important philanthropic causes. A longtime supporter of medical research, Milstein serves on the board of CURE, a nonprofit group dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy, and has helped establish the Medical Missions for Children, which focuses on improving the health of children in impoverished communities around the world.


Mesoamerican reef and have donated $800,000 to bring the two beloved Chinese pandas to the National Zoo. Beyond protecting the world’s ecosystems, they are major supporters of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Phillips Collection and the Kennedy Center. ALBERTSMALL Southern Engineering founder Albert Small is dedicated to preserving America’s history. An avid book and manuscript collector, he donated an extensive collection of artifacts related to the signers of the Declaration of Independence to the University of Virginia and in February announced that he was also giving his Washingtoniana collection to George Washington University along with $5 million to display it in an historic house on campus. He also gave a rare 1801 watercolor to the White House that is said to be the oldest known image of the Executive Mansion in existence. Now he is working to renovate the eighth floor Diplomatic Reception Rooms Terrace at the Department of State. DANANDTANYASNYDER Dan Snyder’s name may be more associated with his flailing football team and defamation lawsuit against the Washington City Paper, but that hasn’t stopped the Washington Redskins owner from continuing to be active in charitable causes. His most recent philanthropic act occurred in April when he dipped into the team’s charitable fund to aid a Frederick County Little League team that lost all of its baseball equipment and tools in a fire. In 2010, he donated his plane to help Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Haiti. He and his wife have also donated millions to the Children’s National Medical Center, where their daughter was born prematurely. Other recipients of their generosity include the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and victims of 9/11. P H OTO CAPT I O N H E RE

TOMANDRACHELSULLIVAN The couple’s personal experience with breast cancer inspired Sibley Hospital’s annual fall celebration of Hope & Progress gala more than 10 years ago. With Rachel Sullivan as chairman, the dinner raised over $1 million to benefit Sibley’s cancer programs and services. The Sullivans also

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helped establish the Sullivan Center for Breast Health, which has emerged as a national model in providing expert medical care. GEORGEANDTRISHVRADENBURG After playwright Trish Vradenburg lost her mother to Alzheimer’s disease in 1991, she and her husband, a former high-ranking AOL executive, raised millions for Alzheimer’s Association. They

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are also committed to USAgainstAlzheimer’s, a campaign to eradicate the deadly disease by 2020. The couple’s Vradenburg Foundation gives over $1 million in grants each year to healthcare, arts education and other causes. As chairman of the Phillips Collection, George Vradenburg has spearheaded efforts to substantially increased the museum’s operating, acquisitions and endowment funds.

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BRIAN GOTT AGE 36 COMPANY Publisher, Variety

Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation ushers in a new generation of social changemakers through its Global Entrepreneurs Council. BY TED TURNER

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n recent years, I’ve asked audiences all around the world to raise their hands if they would rather “help people” or “bomb them.” The frankness of the question always incites a little laughter, especially from younger crowds who know the answer is obvious. And I agree with them; the answer is obvious. When I created the United Nations Foundation in 1998, it was my way of saying that no business investment, regardless of profitability, meant anything if I wasn’t also helping people. In 2010, I asked this question to a group of innovative young entrepreneurs gathered in Washington, D.C. Little did I know that only one year later, 10 of the brightest among them would join us on our mission to help the world’s most at-risk people by working in partnership with the United Nations to solve global issues. I have the utmost confidence in the 10 young leaders that make up the UN Foundation’s first-ever Global Entrepreneurs Council. They have launched million-dollar ventures and are forging the path for women leaders in some of

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the most established international companies. By and large, they are pioneering the way we use technology to communicate. While their credentials are impressive, their commitment to social change and helping people live better lives is what defines and unites them. The UN Foundation was started so individuals – no matter their age or net worth – could take action to reverse climate change, end global poverty, empower women, save children’s lives and more. A $10 grassroots donation still means as much as a multimillion-dollar corporate grant. However, our definition of philanthropy has evolved over the last 13 years. The Global Entrepreneurs Council brings us the most unique asset any individual can donate in today’s day and age: intellectual wealth. Philanthropy’s currency is no longer a checkbook in your back pocket. It is your time, your passion, your ideas, and your commitment. A new generation of global givers is on the rise, and we look forward to carrying the torch alongside them.

ONUNFGOALS I like to think of myself and Variety as Millennium Development Goals-agnostic. I’m not comfortable saying that environmental sustainability or combating HIV/AIDS, etc., is more important than improving maternal health, eradicating poverty and hunger. Variety can help in a special way with each of the UNF’s goals. PHILANTHROPICPHILOSOPHY Caring about something isn’t enough. Caring has to be coupled with commitment. HOW YOUNG PEOPLE HELP It’s not about donating money. It’s about donating anything that can make a difference: intellect, resources, relationships, you name it. It’s easier than one would think. FAVORITE MODERN WAY TO GET INVOLVED I love CharityBuzz. I can call them on a Monday morning with an auction item I’d like to donate and by lunchtime, it’s up and raising a ton of money for whatever philanthropic organization Variety donated the item to benefit.

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SPECIAL FEATURE | YOUNGPHILANTHROPISTS ON UNF GOALS Speaking with the young girls who are junior Girl Up teen advisors, I see their commitment and desire to have an impact. This generation AGE 36 of young people knows how to use social COMPANY Co-founder, Crowdrise networking tools to help get eyes on their work and donations flowing in. Usually my first job when I meet people is to see how I can infuse my sense of humor and bring some levity. No need with Nothing but Nets. Malaria is a serious topic, but this campaign brings the perfect dash of light and humor. I hope Crowdrise can help them turn donors into an army of fundraisers who aren’t afraid to have fun.

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ON UNF GOALS I’m particularly interested in AGE 30 the way mobile technology COMPANY Co-founder/ can help alleviate key global problems. One program is CEO 4Info MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action), a partnership that will help deliver crucial health information to expecting mothers in poor regions.

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PHILANTHROPICPHILOSOPHY I define philanthropy as the art of giving. Now. Giving should be central to our DNA. GREATESTINSPIRATIONBill Gates, not because of the scale of his philanthropic effort but because of the way he is educating his peers. It is hard enough to decide to pledge a majority of your wealth to specific causes, but it is indeed harder to convince others to do it.

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ON UNF GOALS I am particularly interested in HIV/AIDS, given the infection and mortality rates in Africa. I am from Zambia where HIV/ AIDS is a huge issue. I lost my sister and nephew to AIDS. There are few people I know who have not been affected.

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AGE 40 COMPANY Senior vice president, UBS Private Wealth Management

PHILANTHROPICPHILOSOPHYA friend who visited Africa told me how overwhelmed they were by the scale and scope of poverty. It is one thing to know of social causes, but it is another to see and experience them. Your experiences and upbringing are what define your values. Philanthropy is how you incorporate these values into your life.

GREATESTPHILANTHROPICINSPIRATIONMy father, only he would not call it philanthropy. If there is a need and you have the means, you provide to the best of your ability.

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SPECIAL FEATURE | WEALTHROUNDTABLE

MANAGINGYOURMONEY of developed stock markets remain in the low single digits, barely ahead of the rate of inflation. On a post-inflation, post-tax, and post-fee basis — the basis that defines whether an investor is truly succeeding — stock returns measured over the same period would drift back toward zero. MAINTAINPERSPECTIVE

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What’s an investor to do? In the last decade, stock prices have twice collapsed and twice boomed. There was the bursting of the bubble in technology, media and telecommunications stocks — a rout that extended from 2000 to 2002. After that came a five-year rally followed by the deepest recession since the Great Depression, and then the bear market of 20072009. Amid this collapse, the 10-year, annualized total returns of some major stock market indices fell briefly into negative territory, as declining share prices fully offset the income provided by 40 quarters’ worth of stock dividends. This “lost decade” for stocks has since begun to fade; in the last two-plus years, stocks prices have by some measures roughly doubled. Still, the 10year, annualized returns of some major indices

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Such poor long-term stock returns are not unprecedented. Consider the pre-inflation, pre-tax and pre-fee results of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index between January 1926 and December 2010. In that span, the index’s 10year, annualized returns were negative nearly 6 percent of the time. Another 2 percent of the time they fell between 0 percent and 2 percent. The long-term average return on stocks — 9.5 percent a year, based on the results of the S&P 500 Index since 1926 — includes such dismal stretches as the late 1920s to the late 1930s and, yes, the bust-and-boom cycle we’ve twice witnessed since 2000. Past performance is, as financial market regulators insist, no guarantee of future results. But it may help to realize that such financial travails are, over the very long term at least, nothing new. Beyond appreciating the indisputable volatility of stocks, another key to successful investing is accurately assessing your time horizon. It can be easy to misidentify. For example, a healthy 65-year-old who retires today may well face decades of investment and spending decisions. A wealthy retiree’s investment horizon may stretch beyond two or three decades to generations, if they intend to pass assets in trust to heirs who may not tap the funds for years. The flipside of the possibility that your investment horizon may be much longer than you think — giving you time to ride out even extended market funks — is the possibility of misjudging risk tolerance. Your age or income or the size of your portfolio may suggest you have a decades-long investment horizon, but if you can’t abide periodic sharp declines in stock

prices, your portfolio needs to include more than stocks. Be wary of the little-appreciated risk of bonds, however. Interest rates generally have been falling for 30 years, boosting bond returns. A sharp rise in rates could more than offset today’s low levels of interest income, leaving minuscule gains or losses on a total return basis. In other words, diversification may not always keep your portfolio’s returns in positive territory. Nonetheless, a diversified portfolio may help you sleep better — a worthy goal. MAKEATHOUGHTFULPLANAND HESITATETOCHANGEIT

Key elements of a good investment plan include the time horizon for the investments — how long you realistically expect to leave them untouched — as well as some statement about your risk tolerance. Lots of other issues might be covered, too: taxes, income, obligations and more. Put it in writing. Consider letting a professional help you, even if you know a lot about investing. An independent and informed viewpoint may help you make sound decisions about difficult issues. Any plan you adopt with care probably deserves to be followed for a while. Resist urges to change it, especially urges based on market performance. There may be good reasons to amend your plan from time to time — for example, to account for significant changes in your family tree, health or income. But if you think of your portfolio as the work of decades, you may find it easier to stick with your plan amid rocky months, quarters and even years in the markets. Wilmington Trust is a division of M&T Bank Corporation.William Garlow is a group vice president in the M&T Investment Group for the Greater Washington, Chesapeake and Central Virginia regions overseeing wealth advisory services for M&T, which recently merged with Wilmington Trust. He has more than 15 years experience in the financial services industry and currently resides in Baltimore City. His office is located in Bethesda, Md.

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Two years ago, world financial markets were just starting to work themselves out of the worst economic freefall in recent memory. Now, annual returns on various equity market indices have come full circle. Consider that the S&P 500 Index declined 37 percent in 2008 but rebounded completely and then went up 26.46 percent in 2009, another 15.06 percent in 2010 and another 5.92 percent in the first quarter of 2011. If you like real estate, the Dow Jones equity REIT index didn’t disappoint either. After taking a 37.54 percent drop in 2008, it came back 28.47 percent, 27.70 percent, and another 6.76 percent respectively in 2009, 2010, and the first quarter of 2011. Although most U.S. corporations (except banks) are in good financial health, I believe that global-macroeconomic factors will drive market sentiment and trump strong fundamentals in the short term. Despite negative “macro” factors, corporate profits remain strong. This might seem scary to some, but it represents investment opportunities for patient investors. Leading and coincident economic indicators continue their upward trends, but the question remains how the recovery and GDP growth will continue. As the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing Program (QE2) comes to an end in June 2011, it is likely the Federal Reserve will “coast” in 2011 and into 2012, despite growing pressure to increase interest rates and put an end to “easy money” policy. Despite numerous exogenous shocks

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including the recent earthquake in Japan, ongoing chaos in the Middle East, the spike in oil and food prices and the European debt crisis, equity markets have been quite resilient in 2011. EQUITIESINVESTMENTTHEMES

Dividends still matter. Over a very long investment horizon, dividends can account for a significant source of total return. It pays to focus on high-quality, high-dividend companies that consistently generate positive free cash flow and that have little or no debt (or less debt than their competitors). Mid- and small-cap U.S. equities. Even though these equities experienced similar oneyear declines as large-cap U.S. equities over the last 10 years, their returns are noticeably higher. As a result, you may want to consider increasing the allocation to mid- and small-cap equities. H e a l t h c a re equipment and pharmaceuticals. Regardless of who ultimately pays, demographics indicate this will remain a good long-term investment, especially U.S. healthcare equipment providers and nonU.S. pharmaceuticals. Financials. Canadian banks provide attractive dividends and an interesting alternative

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to large U.S. banks. Relatively young local community banks also provide interesting longterm opportunities without all the baggage of large U.S. banks weighed down with toxic mortgage assets still on their balance sheets. Regional mid-cap utilities. Everyone needs electricity. High dividends, reasonable debt levels, low dividend payout ratios, and positive free cash flow are all attractive, but focus on regional natural gas utilities outside of those areas hardest hit by the housing bubble. Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPs). Given the incredible expansion of the U.S. money supply over the last two years, inflation is a distinct possibility. Taking into consideration the low volatility and low correlation of TIPs with virtually all equity asset classes, you may want to consider including at least a 10 percent allocation to TIPs in your portfolio. President and founder of Campion Wealth Management,Terence E. Burns, CFA has 20 years of investment analysis and portfolio management experience. He has served a wide range of individuals and tax-exempt organizations, including as president of the CFA Society of Washington and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Wealth Management.

THINGSTOFOCUSUPON CASHISSTILLKING Make sure you have enough to weather a one-year storm or that investment income generates half or even two-thirds of your annual spending. FOCUSONTRANSPARENCY If you don’t feel there is adequate transparency about an investment, then don’t invest in it. Alternative investments (i.e., hedge funds and private equity investments) and many financial “innovations” are often compensation schemes for a few at the expense of the many. They remain an ideal strategy to separate you from your money.

ASSETALLOCATION is often misrepresented as explaining return instead of the variation in return. The key is to incorporate suitable and appropriate asset classes into your portfolio that meet your needs. KEEPINGUP with the market is hard enough; a portion of every portfolio should be indexed to appropriate asset classes. REBALANCINGAPORTFOLIO can enhance returns and reduce portfolio risk. Regardless of the methodology, just do it.

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SPECIAL FEATURE | PHILANTHROPYSPOTLIGHT

The Couple Collective Heather and Tony Podesta add a colorful touch to philanthropy, often lending – and donating – from their cache of art to area museums. Their latest gift heads to The Phillips Collection.

PODESTAPICKS The couple’s favorites from “Le Behind.”

“Jane and Louise Wilson have the ability to find meaning in empty places. Their photos capture bedlam without the people.”

JANE&LOUISEWILSON (British, b. 1967). Omnimax Cinema, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas Graveyard Time 1999. C-print mounted on aluminum (with plexi box); ed. 1/4 70 7/8 x 70 7/8 inches. Gi of the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, 2010.

Heather and Tony Podesta (Photo by Tony Powell)

High-powered lobbyists, each with their own government relations firms, Heather and Tony Podesta are well known in Washington’s power circles.Their knowledge of the ins and outs of politics may only be matched by their knowledge and love of the arts. Over the years, the couple has amassed some 2,000 artworks, many of which have been lent or donated to area museums. Their latest gift of thought-provoking photographs from such emerging artists as Frank Theil and Jane and Louise Wilson are slated for the Phillips Collection to coincide with the museum’s 90th anniversary. Small and focused, “Left Behind: Selected Gifts from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection,” curated by the museum’s Vesela Stretenovic, features pictures of unpopulated spaces that imply a sense of transience. Haunting and disquieting, the works are a departure from the Podestas’ usual aesthetic, which tends toward depictions of the human body. They round out the Phillips’ expanding anthology of modernist photographs, rooted with 25 total works from the Podestas. “Le Behind: Selected Gis from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection,” June 16-Sept. 16, 2011, The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, 202-387-2151.

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“We love cities and Berlin has been rebuilt with a stunning transition. Frank is one of our favorite artists.”

Frank Thiel (German, b. 1966) Stadt 4103 (Berlin), 1996. C-print face mounted to Plexiglas. Acquired 2009, © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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Fifty percent of all sales of Gorjanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gold hummingbird necklace go to the John Alexander Project, an organization whose key program helps journalists cover important but underreported stories abroad during a three-month long fellowship with NPR. ($60). GORJANA, www.Gorjana. com.

Tiffany charms (from left): airplane in sterling silver, classic car with diamonds in 18 kt. gold and scooter with Tiffany Blue enamel on a sterling silver pendant chain. ($125, $1,500 and $200). Chain sold separately ($50). TIFFANY&CO, www. Tiffany.com.

Jorge Adeler Signature Designed 14 kt. white gold dangle earrings featuring two South Sea Baroque pearls dangling from diamond studded chains. ($1,950). ADELER JEWELERS, 703-759-4076, www.AdelerJewelers.com.

DeLatori turquoise earrings with 18 kt. gold filigree overlay. ($345). LILJENQUIST& BECKSTEAD, 703-749-1200, www.LandBJewelry.com.

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Suna Bros.'s one-of-a-kind Tree of Life platinum pin with 142 diamonds totaling 1.06 cts., 20 marquis-shaped rubies totaling 5.48 cts. and an aquamarine weighing 24.92 cts. ($52,000). CHASSCHWARTZ, 202-3635432, www.ChasSchwartzJewelers.com.

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BREATHE EASY Fashionable and philanthropic guests flocked to view Oscar de la Renta’s pre-Fall collection benefiting The LUNGevity Foundation, recently merged with Protect Your Lungs to support lung cancer research. BEST IN SHOW The luncheon and fashion show drew a high-profile crowd, including Climis and Carol Lascaris and film producer Monica Levinson. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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SARTORIALISTSCELEBRATETo fête the opening of the first Elie Tahari boutique in Tysons Galleria, event hosts Jean-Marie Fernandez, Nancy Koide and Amy Baier, partnered with Vogue to present a fashion extravaganza that also gave back to the community. Proceeds benefited THEARC’s arts, health and social service programs for under-served children and their families. While enjoying cocktails and hors d’euvres, guests admired artworks created by students from the ArtReach program, a partnership between the Corcoran Gallery of Art and THEARC. HIGHLIGHT: the presence of the man of the hour: Elie Tahari.

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ognac is unlike any spirit in the world and Hennessy leads and distinguishes itself within this category through its rich quality and heritage. Hennessy got its start when Irishman Richard Hennessy arrived in Cognac, France, in 1765, and the brand has grown to become a cornerstone of LVMH, the largest luxury goods maker in the world. Eight generations later, our family is very much a part of the business. My experience with cognac began at age 13 when I tasted it for the first time with a cube of sugar. It wasn’t until my twenties that I decided the brand was more than just my family name but the career path I would choose. I was not under direction to become a part of the family business. In fact, my scientist father only first became involved in the cognac business in 1965 after the death of his paternal uncle. Growing up, I wanted to be a rancher. But I knew that to become a rancher I’d need to learn all there was to know not just about cattle and farming but how to sell and market as well.With

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this in mind, I began an internship offered to me by the Hennessy brand distributor in Paris. After two years in Africa with a French NGO similar to the Peace Corps, I moved back to Cognac in 1975 and took a job at Hennessy. I began to learn more about the making and history of cognac, one that extends beyond my family history. Hennessy cognac is more than a spirit and a family name; it tells the deep-rooted story of a city, a people and craftsmanship in Cognac, France. Unlike most spirits, which are created through an industrial process, cognac is created through craftsmanship and artistic mastery. It begins with the vine – grapes that are grown specifically for the cognac-making process. These grapes are grown and nurtured under strict French laws and careful supervision of the farmers whose livelihood depends on the perfect crop. Hennessy purchases grapes from 1,700 suppliers in the Cognac region, and I happen to be one of them. All the growers in the region know that if we don’t do our jobs well, there will not be a final product.

Creating the perfect and exact blend is where Hennessy separates itself from other cognac brands. Hennessy prides itself not just on generations of Hennessy family members but on seven generations of master blenders – the Fillioux family. In 1786, Richard Hennessy hired Jean Fillioux as the brand’s first master blender. Jean Fillioux double-distilled each batch of wine in the world’s best copper stills and aged them in the finest wood barrels to achieve the most flavorful, smooth and elegant eaux-de-vies. Through seven generations, the Fillioux blenders have passed down this art and lineage that gives Hennessy cognac unequalled consistency of style and quality. Over time, this family of blenders has created a vast portfolio for the Hennessy brand with some cognacs containing vintages more than 200 years old (from the early 1800s) - such as Richard Hennessy cognac – to some younger blends like Hennessy V.S and Hennessy Black. When drinking Hennessy, consumers can rest assured knowing that they are drinking a pure, finely crafted spirit that has been nurtured and perfected by generations of families in Cognac, France.

The Orchard 1.5 oz Hennessy VSOP .5 oz Calvados 2 Dashes angostura bitters Dash of honey syrup* 1 oz Apple Cider gastrique** Garnish with grated cinnamon and apple fan Mix all ingredients in a glass and pour over ice. Top with grated cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple fan. *Honey syrup: Combine equal parts honey to water over medium heat. **Apple cider gastrique: Bring to a boil 1.3 cups of water and 1.3 cups of brown sugar. Add 2 cups of roughly chopped royal gala apples and simmer for 30 minutes. Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, bring to a boil and simmer for another 30 minutes. Let cool and strain off apple bits.

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COGNACSCIONTraveling the world as global ambassador for Hennessy, his eponymous cognac house, Maurice Hennessy dropped into the French Embassy as a guest of Amb. François Delare and Moët-Hennessey’s Michael Pelissier. Conducting a one-of-a-kind product tasting, he guided his guests through the mark’s various prestige labels: Hennessy Black, Hennessy VSOP and Paradis/Richard. Each was paired with a food or dessert complementing the sophisticated taste that gives the label its renown. Saving best for last, the host opened a $2,700, 200-year-old bole of his cognac, sending guests happily into the night.

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DIPLOMATIC TRIUMPH U.S.-China relations were never beer at the Washington National Opera’s annual ball – a spectacular evening that boasted record-breaking aendance and proceeds ($2.6 million). Celebrating China’s colorful culture was paramount, punctuated by the sights, sounds and even the aromas (succulent Peking duck was served) of a modern and vibrant nation. SPECTACULARNIGHT Aer dinners at 30 embassies, 800 guests made their way into the colossal chancery (designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei) to sip Champagne and view a laser show and parade of actors in ceremonial robes. Guests danced downstairs under a thousand hanging red lanterns or unwound by partaking in a traditional tea ceremony in a smaller room reminiscent of an old Chinese tea house. FONDFAREWELLSThe evening was dedicated to supertenor Plácido Domingo, who was honored by ball chairwoman and super benefactor Susan Lehrman as his 15-year tenure leading the opera comes to a close this month.

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui, Chen Naiquing, Susan Lehrman and Plácido and Marta Domingo (Photo by Daniel Schwartz)

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MILESTONE HONORED Four hundred guests helped raise a record $600,000 at a black-tie reception and dinner marking the 90th anniversary of the Phillips Collection. Proceeds benefited the museum’s extensive education programs aimed at teachers, students and families in the Washington, D.C. area and across the nation. LOYAL SPONSOR Lockheed Martin was recognized for its corporate support in both good times and bad since 2005. ROCKIN’ AFTER PARTY Younger revelers helped spice up the post-dinner scene by converging on historic Anderson House for cocktails, desserts and dancing that lasted until well past midnight.

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CHANGING LIVES Nearly 600 guests turned out to support the incredible progress TFA has made in D.C. and Prince George’s County, Md., public schools’ Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson thanked the program’s 450 teachers for providing a quality education to students from low-income communities. The event raised $890,000 that will go toward recruiting, training and placing highly effective teachers throughout the area. GALA CHAIRMEN: Katherine and David Bradley, Kristen Ehrgood, Vadim Nikitine and Christie and Jeff Weiss. HONOREE: President and CEO of the Aspen Institute and TFA Board of Directors Chairman Walter Isaacson.

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WINE & DINE Barry Dixon’s Elway Hall, one of Virginia’s most historic estates, was the elegant venue for Charity Works eighth 100 Point Wine Tasting Dinner. Two hundred special guests sampled 10 rare wines, each rated 100 points by either Wine Spectator or Wine Advocate. The tasting was complemented by six-course meals prepared by some of the Washington area’s most distinguished chefs: Cathal Armstrong (Restaurant Eve), RJ Cooper (Rogue 24), Todd Gray (Equinox), Patrick O’Connell (Inn at Lile Washington), Frank Ruta (Palena), Robert Wiedmaier (Marcel’s), and Eric Ziebold (CityZen). PERFECTVINO 1989 Margaux, 1995 Margaux, Harlan Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Leoville Las Cases 2000, Pavie 2000 and other vintages le wine lovers speechless. Proceeds from the event support various educational initiatives by Live It Learn It and Thanks USA.

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Garden Club but there were even more scintillating châpeaux at the Gold Cup races at Great Meadow.This year’s winners were: Debra Murphy, Ally Mihuc and Susan Lowry. The afternoon included two victories for lady jockey Blair Waterman Wyatt, who won the big race on Merriefield Farm’s Bon Caddo.There was also a tribute to the late Nick Arundel, Great Meadow’s visionary founder. A week later, he was posthumously honored as Outstanding Virginian of the Year by Virginia’s General Assembly in a ceremony at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal.

Barry Dixon, Kathryn Ireland and Baby de Sellier at the Gold Cup. (Photo by Vicky Moon)

Balls, Bulbs and Benefactors The horsey set ends the Florida season with a proper bash, prize daffodils bloom in Upperville, and the Annie Awards are given out in The Plains BY VICKY MOON

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Show, with multi-talented The sun set on the Barbara Sharp (also an southern social season artist) and Ginger Wallach for the horsey crowd at serving as chairman the Palm Beach Hounds and vice chair man, Hunt Ball at the Abacoa respectively. Golf Club on Jupiter With 972 bulbs – Palm Beach Hounds Emily Smith, Scott Traphagen and Patricia Luke (Photo by Island, Fla. Hosted by the largest number of Vicky Moon) entries ever – there were Robert Pelio and Scott competition categories Traphagen, joint masters of the group, dinner was followed by dancing for large cupped, miniature and trumpet with bagpipers from the Palm Beach Pipes and cultivars, a breathtaking display of every shade of yellow imaginable. The ever-horticulturally Drums adding a sporting touch. When he’s not out hunting on “America’s astute Linda Dodderidge won the coveted Most Wanted,” John Walsh cherishes the best-in-show for a formal linear design inspired equestrian life. (He attended the ball with his by Monet’s “Rouen Cathedral, Sunset.” Ann wife, Reve Walsh.) International guests included MacLeod, Kaye Nazarian and Pat Sharp Hyde Matt Nattago, Geraldine Donnelly and Pat also collected blue ribbons. Hayes from County Cork, Ireland, and Anne LIVELY LIDS Symes from New Zealand. Back in Middleburg, we know spring has The daffodil show also included a free-style arrived when hordes descend upon historic hat design won by Patricia Hyde Sharp, Diane Buchanan Hall for the 48th Annual Daffodil Ingoe and Debra Author of the Upperville

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Youngblood Art Studio in The Plains where she featured her own ceramics, jewelry and abstract paintings by Bill Couzens, and photo images from Megan Witt, Missy Janes, Jeanne Morency and Redmond Mannierre. Lilla’s husband, Chris Ohrstrom, and her father, Charley Matheson (with wife Julie Matheson) were spotted along with Sharon Maloney and Bill Higgins, Chip Maloney and Larry Fisher (who ventured out to the country from Chevy Chase). The evening included a presentation of the Annie Awards – in the form of a starfish designed by Lilla. This image has always been symbolic of the awards as a reflection of stars in the sky. “They represent healing, regeneration, vigilance,” said Bill Couzens, the major force behind LessCancer.org, who also received a starfish. The awards are given out every year from Less Cancer in memory of Anne Couzens. The other recipients were Helen Wiley, Lysa Horkan, Greg Lam and Beth Grace. Finally, the countryside was aflutter after a long shot named Animal Kingdom broke past 19 other horses to win the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Graham Motion is somewhat of a local with family living in the area. Now everyone wants to adopt him. For anyone looking to buy a horse farm to train a future Derby winner, his brother Andrew Motion is a real estate agent in Middleburg with Thomas and Talbot. It’s a long shot, but then again so was Animal Kingdom.

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In the Niroo’s library, a fireplace of Porto rose marble and rich mahogany makes the classic space both unique and beautiful. With a secret passageway entrance to the master bedroom triggered by the opening of a special drawer, the custom built-ins are not only functional but add an element of mystery.

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rofessionally and personally, David Niroo and his wife Haleh were a match from the outset. Meeting on a blind double-date 21 years ago, the native-Iranian duo clicked so well they married six months later. Despite their seemingly divergent career paths - Haleh spent her formative years in Nice and planned a career in fashion design, while David was in financial services - the couple found themselves inspired by their world travels, in particular by the capitals of Old Europe. Marrying their respective penchants for finance and art, they decided to launch a home building company and complimentary interior design firm: Niroo Construction and Haleh Design. Since then, they have built numerous custom homes at prices ranging from $5 million to $17 million. Influenced by the high classical style, they made a decision to further their new businesses by building a home to showcase their dreams. In a French Revival style reminiscent of the Mediterranean’s most opulent and ornate Riviera locales, the sumptuous residence features hand-painted frescoes, a library with a Sherlock-Holmesstyle drawer that opens a secret passageway to the master suite, a gated cave-style wine cellar and an expansive, domed kitchen more worthy of Florence’s Duomo than Potomac’s Golden Horseshoe. The Niroos have created an individual show piece that highlights their personal tastes, including fine wall treatments, Impressionist art, light woods and decorative molding by the White House’s preferred vendor.The house is palatial indeed, but for this warm couple, it’s all about bringing business home.

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Clockwise from top left: An Impressionist painting by Johan Krouthen from the Guarisco Gallery is paired with an English roll top secretary by Armando Rho. The bird figurines are Lalique. Center: The custom-made, two-story fireplace mantle with a Porto gold marble hearth and surround creates a majestic feeling in the Grand Salon. The Meroni Francesco e Figli Bergère chairs are upholstered in Lougui Berelaqun cut velvet with custom-made silk damask pillows. The damask and blue velvet drapery panel and pillows are by Highland Court; trim and tie backs are Houle. The central cocktail table, with intricate gold leg detailing and a white onyx gold inlay top, sits graciously on the Tabriz Persian rug. Above: David Nirooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite room is the impressive foyer with a cathedral-style dome and hand-painted frescoes that incorporate the basic elements: earth, wind, fire and water. The central chandelier is by Schonbek; the paneled wall treatment is upholstered in a lampis fabric by Luigi Bevalacqua. The center cactus table and Angelique vase are from Lalique. Below: The limestone facade incorporates domes, handmade arched windows, an elegant iron balcony on the first floor and an all-limestone, ballasted balcony for the second floor. The house was constructed in 2002-2003 out of steel and concrete.

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Above: The high-ceiling kitchen and domed breakfast area are Halehâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nirooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite rooms. Unique features include an Old World limestone floor and a dark walnut, butcher-block countertop. The Venetian plaster walls and marble fireplace make it a warm and inviting space to both prepare and enjoy meals. Left: With its rich, dark walnut paneling and architectural details, the theater is warm, comfortable, and masculine retreat. The bar stools are by Habersham, recliner chairs by Motion Craft and the wine decanter and glasses by Saint Louis.

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Jonathan Taylor 202.276.3344

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Russell Firestone 202.271.1701 Jonathan Taylor 202-276-3344

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Georgetown, DC

Michael Rankin 202.271.3344

Russell Firestone 202.271.1701 Jonathan Taylor 202.276.3344 Julia Diaz-Asper 202.256.1187

Completely renovated and expanded Tudor mansion with main house and 2 BR, 3 bath guest house. Nearly 12,500 interior sf on just over one half-acre. 7 BR, 7 full & one half baths, expansive main kitchen, huge atrium-like fam rm, FDR & incredible library. Master suite with two fully separate baths, dressing rms & closets. Home theater, home gym, full staff quarters. Mature plantings, large deck, pool, 2 attached gars for 3 cars & parking for at least 9 more cars. $8,500,000.

Sited just below Pierce-Klingle Mansion in Rock Creek Park, grand ornate colonial designed for luxury and entertaining. Fully renovated in 2001, loaded with exquisite details, 6 fplcs, large LR, banquet-sized DR, bright fam rm w/vaulted ceil, library, kit w/top-of-theline appliances, 1,200+ sf MBR suite w/2 master baths & 2 sep dressing areas. 6 BR, 4 full & 2 half baths. 18,899 sf lot w/ large terrace & yard. $3,895,000.

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FALL 2011 DELIVERY: 7 BR, 5.5 bath fully renovated Tudor with pool. 4,649 sf. Located on a quiet cul-desac in Wesley Heights, 4323 Hawthorne is undergoing a complete renovation and expansion by noted DC builder, Murillo/Malnati Homes designed by Cunningham and Quill Architects. This home can still be customized to suit the tastes of a prospective buyer. $2,500,000.

David DeSantis 202.438.1542

Highly-distinguished, prominent, European style estate offers exceptional scale, quality & sophistication. Beautifully proportioned public rooms include a gallery size reception hall, sensational formal living and dining rooms with wood burning fireplaces and an intimate circular library. Massive terrace with views of parkland. 6 BR, 5 full and 2 half baths. $7,995,000.

Constructed in 1933, generations have enjoyed the same views of the Potomac River that President George Washington enjoyed from his adjacent Mount Vernon estate. This European-style villa, has architectural details including 24’ ceilings, 15’ windows with direct views of the Potomac, designer chandeliers, & a state-of-the-art kitchen. Recreational amenities include a sauna, in-ground heated pool, & cabana complete with fplc & Viking grill. $3,750,000.

Traditional 5 BR, 5.5 bath Colonial, built in 1923 and thoughtfully updated and added to, provides a perfect equilibrium of charm and flow coupled with many amenities required for modern living. The balance between indoors and outdoors as well as the welldesigned floor plan can easily accommodate all different kinds of lifestyles while providing a superb location and an important address. $2,475,000.

Marco Stilli 202.255.1552

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Custom built in 1929, and perfectly designed for today’s active lifestyle. The residence allows for large scale entertaining, as well as intimate family gatherings. Located amongst grand estate homes, this stately mansion flourishes with state-of-the-art amenities. Exquisite, pristine move in condition. $7,495,000.

Stunning colonial on a private 1 acre landscaped home-site. Extensively renovated with thoughtful design. Luxurious master suite with heated marble floors and fireplace. New kitchen with custom cabinets, copper hood, granite island, fireplace, SubZero and Thermador appliances and access to dining patio. 2-story foyer, spiral staircase, wall-of-windows overlooking yard, 2-level library with oak bookcases and a convenient location. $2,499,000.

Rare opportunity to own a fully renovated townhouse in Dupont. This stunning 3 BR, 3.5 bath house has undergone a careful renovation by a noted designer. Enormous entertaining spaces, kitchen w/SubZero, Wolf. Family room off kitchen. All bedrooms have en-suite baths with Waterworks and Ann Sacks tile. Imported chandeliers and ironwork throughout. Huge deck and 2-car garage. $1,749,000.

Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 202.333.1212

Spectacular Federal located in the East Village. Impeccably designed and restored. Features include double parlours, formal dining room and full master suite with sitting room and en suite bath. Chef’s kitchen with French doors leads to a private garden. 6 Fireplaces, original hardwood floors, 5BR’s/ 4 BA’s/ 2 Powder rooms, elevator and private drive for tandem parking. $3,998,000.

Charming home offering elegant, yet comfortable living in one of McLean’s most sought after neighborhoods. Grand master suite, 4 spacious secondary bedrooms, cozy family room with stone fireplace and exquisite dining room and living room. Lower level with wet bar and room to expand, 5th bedroom and a great slate patio that looks out to a beautiful wooded lot. $2,499,000.

Sun-drenched semi-detached East Village residence featuring huge (nearly 500 sf) LR + sep DR. 11” ceilings, hardwood floors and private deep garden. 3 BR, 3.5 baths up. Full basement w/ bedroom, bath and separate kitchen. Includes parking. 1st time on the market in over 30 years. A truly special opportunity. $1,695,000.

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June Boom John Edwards’ former Georgetown residence changes hands, ExxonMobil executive sells in The Reserve and Bates White founder buys in Berkley. BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

THE DISTRICT Paul and Terry Klaassen sold PSTREET NW for $6,750,000 to an undisclosed buyer and moved into a luxury condo at Turnberry Tower. The couple parted ways with the Georgetown landmark they bought in 2007 from former Sen. John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth for $5.2 million in December 2006. The Klaassens are the founders of Sunrise Senior Living facilities. The West Village mansion was formerly home to the late Washington grande dame and A-List hostess Polly Fritchey, the widow of awardwinning journalist Clayton Fritchey (her previous husband was Frank Wisner, one of the founders of the CIA).The four-bedroom Federal residence, built circa 1820, includes a carriage house, three-car garage and private landscaped garden with hot tub, fire pit and fountains. Washington Fine Properties’ Heidi Hatfield and Anne Hatfield Weir were listing agents. Evermay, which hit the market in October of 2008 for $49 million, is under contract to a mystery Washington buyer. Earlier this month, the historic brick mansion at  TH STREETNW dropped in price by almost a half from it’s original listing down to a cool $25.9 million. No word on how much Evermay (which was built in 1801 and is just a year younger than the U.S. Capitol) sold for just yet, but at almost 50 percent off, it’s certainly a great buy. There’s still a possibility that the sale could break the record for most expensive home sale in the District, a title currently held by the Bowie-Sevier House, which media mogul Richard Allbritton bought for $24 million from real estate developer Herb Miller in 2007. The 3.5-acre Georgetown estate was last sold to du Pont chemical heir Lammot Belin in 1923 and had been in his descendants’ hands for three generations. It features a dining room seating 40 guests, a stunning ballroom, swimming pool, tennis court, gatehouse, parking for 100

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This 16,000-square-foot residence in McLean sits on five very private acres just off Georgetown Pike and borders a nature preserve. It sold for $4.25 million.

cars and magnificent views of the Washington Monument. Jeanne Livingston of Long & Foster Extraordinary Properties represented the Belin family in the sale. Eric and Miranda Gaier bought   TH PLACE NW from Kent Homes LLC for $2,395,000. Mr. Gaier is an economist and founding partner at Bates White LLC, an economic consulting firm with offices in Washington and San Diego. The 5,800-squarefoot Arts & Crafts residence in Berkley was designed and built in 2010 by Chryssa Wolfe in conjunction with Hanlon Design Build. The “green” five-bedroom house features geothermal heating and cooling systems and boasts spectacular views of the Georgetown Reservoir. Long & Foster’s Marc Fleisher was the listing agent while Denise Warner (also of Long & Foster) was the buyer’s agent. Katherine Boone, the daughter of Container Store founder Garrett Boone and a Districtbased freelance writer, bought  NSTREET NW for $2.4 million from John Beard (who bought the house in 2003 for $385,000). The four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in

Georgetown’s East Village was built in 1870 and extensively renovated in 2004. The house features original heart pine floors, an au-pair suite, original chandeliers and a wine cellar. Ms. Boone recently married Joshua Geltzer, a third-year student at Yale Law School. Beard was the listing agent while the buyer’s agent for the transaction was Nancy Taylor of Long & Foster. Sean and Grace Leonce, principals at Chase Fine Homes, sold their latest creation,   ILLINOIS AVENUE NW, in just six days to Mary Cathy Bowanko, a veteran staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency who was represented by Maria Hardy Cooper of Long & Foster Realtors. Greg Gaddy and Carroll Dey at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty listed the property. The Petworth residence sold for $505,000 more than the original asking price and is something of a steal considering its posh renovation. The Leonces – not your typical cookie-cutter builders – gutted the 1925-built home to include such luxury amenities as topof-the line appliances, Carrara marble counter tops and unique light fixtures seen in houses selling at a much higher price.

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MARYLAND The home of Dorothy Ascherman and her late husband, Herbert Ascherman, sold BENTCROSSDRIVE for $1.8 million to an undisclosed buyer with the help of Long & Foster’s Norma Lee Funger. Mr. Ascherman was founder of American Hardwood Industries, a company he led for over 30 years. The couple also started the Herbert S. and Dorothy R. Ascherman Endowment at Harvard University. The Falconhurst neighborhood home was built by Crowell and Baker in 1982 on a wooded Paul and Terry Klaassen bought 3327 P Street NW in 2007 from former Sen. John Edwards and his wife. It recently sold for $6,750,000. two-acre lot. It features a three-story curved staircase, a two-tiered marble foyer and a Joel Gemmell and Carol Resch bought large master suite measuring 17 by 33 feet. GARFIELDSTREETNW for $1.1 million from Yvette N. Diamond and the Estate of VIRGINIA William Diamond. Gemmel is an executive at Dennis and Cathia Houston sold  McLean Asset Management Corporation, a ALVERMAR RIDGE DRIVE for $2.6 million financial services company. The four-bedroom with the help of TTR Sotheby’s International house was built in 1925 in Woodley Park’s Realty Penny Yerks. Mr. Houston is an Woodland-Normanstone Terrace subdivision. executive at ExxonMobil. The six-bedroom Bonnie Roberts-Burke of Evers & Company Colonial in McLean’s Reserve neighborhood was the listing agent. The buyer’s agent was was built in 2002 and features a grand twoWashington Fine Properties’ Roberta Ward. story foyer with curved staircase, media room,

game room and bar with full kitchen. Charles and Jane Hall sold  HOLLANDSTREET in McLean for $2,235,000. Mr. Hall is the president and CEO of AM General LLC in South Bend, Ind., a military and special purposes vehicles manufacturer best known for developing the Humvee. The fivebedroom custom Colonial was built in 1997 and sits on over an acre of land in the soughtafter Langley Forest neighborhood. Long & Foster’s Lilian Jorgenson was the listing agent.

LANGLEYRIDGEROAD in McLean sold for $4,250,000 to Salvo Beach LLC. Sold by the First Savings Mortgage Corporation, the property’s former owner was Mehmet Gobuluk, president and CEO of Tamex, a Great Fallsbased restaurant services company. The 16,000square-foot residence sits on five very private acres just off of Georgetown Pike and borders a nature preserve. The house boasts two master suites, a great room with a two-sided fireplace, a wine cellar and almost 3,000 square feet of outdoor entertaining space. Listing agents were William F. X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki of Washington Fine Properties. Grace Albritton of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.

PROPERTYLINES DESGNEDTOATEE Washington interior designer Lori Graham and her husband Rich Berman have listed their Dupont Circle row house for $2,749,900. The couple bought 

 Q STREET NW in 2007 for $1,370,000 and fully renovated the 19th-century Victorian (which had previously been an art gallery for the past 30 years). Amenities include four fireplaces, wine storage, a catering area and top-floor master suite, which includes a sitting room, midnight kitchen and a spectacular roof deck with an outdoor shower. Ross Vann of Long & Foster is the listing agent. FOOTBALL LEGEND’S PAD UP FOR GRABS Patrick St. Pierre, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, and his wife Linda have listed  OLD MANSION ROAD in Alexandria

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for $3,750,000. The European-style five-bedroom villa was the home of former Redskins quarterback Sonny Jurgensen who bought the house in 1970 and sold it 34 years later to the St. Pierres. The stucco mansion with soaring 24-foot ceilings was built in 1917 and rebuilt after a fire in 1933. The property is adjacent to Mount Vernon and overlooks the Potomac River. Amy Dorcy of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent. ‘MURROWBOY’S’HOUSEON MARKET The former Bethesda home of legendary CBS World War II correspondent Howard K. Smith is for sale for $5,995,000. One of the original “Edward R. Murrow Boys,” Smith was a major name in broadcast news for 40 years. He died in 2002 at the age of 87. The home at  BROOKESLANE is now at the drywall stage and is

being sold in as-is condition by listing agent. current owners Lewis Bloom and SHAWN SPRINGS SELLS Nancy Schwartz. The NFL free-agent and former property sits on over Redskins cornerback four acres overlooking Shawn Springs has listed the Potomac and also his house in McLean’s includes 11 additional Reserve for $5,250,000. He town home lots. is the son of the late Ron FORMER AOL Springs, a former Dallas EXEC LISTS Richard Cowboy running-back. Shawn Springs and Pam Hanlon are Springs listed his customselling their palatial built Tuscan villa at  property at   INNSBRUCK FOUNDERSRIDGELANE through AVENUE for $12.5 million. Mr. Washington Fine Properties’ Hanlon is a former senior vice William F. X. Moody and Robert president of investor relations Hryniewicki. The 11,300-square-foot at AOL Time Warner. Dubbed property was built by Associated Alderley, the Cotswold stone Custom Builders in 2006. The sixmanor occupies five gated acres bedroom residence features an in Great Falls. The 25,000-square- expansive master suite, a climate foot estate boasts a home theater, controlled wine cellar with an exercise room, wine cellar and illuminated floor, a home theater music room. Washington Fine and a handsome outdoor cabana Properties’ Mark McFadden is the for entertaining.

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Bethesda, Maryland

$1,649,900

One of 3 colonials under construction, this exceptional new home boasts a 2-car garage and 4 levels of top-of-the-line amenities. Features include a 1st-floor library and a chef’s kitchen open to a family room. Sharon Goldman 301.529.7555/ 301.907.7600 (O). sharyn.goldman@lnf.com

Arlington, Virginia

Vienna, Virginia

$1,649,900

Sited in the heart of Vienna, this Arts & Crafts custom home offers 3 finished levels with a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen. Also included is a great deck and screened porch, and a unique 4-car garage; 2 frontload / 2 sideload. www.Lilian.com. Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766/ 703.790.1990 (O).

Leesburg, Virginia

$1,275,000

Just beyond the 15th fairway, this masterpiece on the Potomac River boasts cascading views. Features include a 2-story family room, a huge master suite with water views off the private deck, a chef’s kitchen, and a theater. www.Lilian.com. Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766/ 703.790.1990 (O).

$1,345,000

$1,295,000

This spacious colonial with a 2-car garage is sited just blocks from the best of Georgetown. The entertainer’s floor plan includes large living and dining rooms and a huge family room next to the table-space kitchen. Jamie Coley and Leigh Reed 888.907.6643/ 240.497.1700 (O). coleyreedhomes@aol.com

Dupont, D.C.

$1,275,000

This exquisite property features an owner’s unit with 2 spacious bedrooms, 3 Waterworks baths, and a luxurious kitchen with Poggenpohl, Fisher Paykel, Miele and Italian marble. Included is a high-end 2-bedroom, 2-bath rental unit. Woodley Park Office 202.483.6300.

$1,699,000

This amazing Arts & Crafts custom home boasts a 3-stop elevator and a wraparound porch with pergola. Two master suites, a finished loft, a library, lit coffered ceilings, and Decora cabinets throughout enhance the home. www.Lilian.com. Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766/ 703.790.1990 (O).

Potomac, Maryland

This stunning 2-story penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths is located at Wooster and Mercer. The home boasts 21-foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with island, floor-to-ceiling windows in all the rooms, and a large, private roof terrace. Ricki Gerger 703.522.6100/ 202.364.5200 (O).

Washington, D.C.

Vienna, Virginia

$1,650,000

This all brick, 2-level home sited on 2 acres boasts an open floor plan for grand entertaining. It has 3 fireplaces, a 3-car garage, 2 wet bars, a deck, a patio, a circular drive, and a fabulous owner’s suite. Eleanor Schmetterling 301.814.2361 or Ethel Skenderis 301.467.1010/ 301.983.0060 (O).

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This unique, one of a kind home with a contemporary all wood California feel is located on 6 wooded acres. Features include baronial fireplaces and a dramatic 3-story open stairway overlooking the library and living room. Margaret McLaughlin 202.297.3914/ 202.363.9700. margaretmclaughlin@yahoo.com

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$3,250,000

Exquisitely renovated in 2006 and not used since, the home has a fabulous 3-level expansion, an enormous sun drenched family room, a master bedroom, and a party room with fantastic detail and design. This unique property appeals to the highest standards. Susan Sanford 301.229.4000 (O).

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$2,275,000

Spacious and light-filled, this 6-bedroom, 5-bath colonial has been exquisitely renovated and solidly built on a 1/3-acre lot in Spring Valley. Perfect for daily living and entertaining, the floor plan offers great flow from the living room to library, den and bath. Hamid Samiy 202.714.1300/ 202.966.1400 (O).

Bethesda, Maryland

$1,249,900

This bright 4/5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is located on a large lot with a lovely pool and has been updated and expanded. The residence is ideally located close to Downtown Bethesda and Metro. Spring Valley Office 202.362.1300.


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Turnberry Tower features units with upscale kitchens and dining areas.

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Condo Market Hits a Hot Streak Turnberry Tower achieves $170 million in sales over the last year

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hen the financial markets took a hit in 2008 and the worldwide economy plunged into a Great Recession, it took some of the region’s biggest condo projects down with it. Suddenly the shovels weren’t hitting the ground and some developers had to renegotiate with their banks, or file Chapter 11. “Those were lean years with almost no major condo starts,” said David Mayhood, president of the Mayhood Company, the region’s top condo sales and marketing firm. “We appear to have rounded the corner.” Like Mayhood, the hardiest developers and marketers who buttoned down and weathered the strongest economic gales since the 1930s are now seeing their patience rewarded, with clients like Turnberry Tower racking up huge sales. With $100 million in sales last year, Turnberry became the region’s top-selling condo project with 64 units sold, and could shatter its own record in 2011, with $70 million

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in new sales since January. The 52 ultra-luxe units sold this year for an average $1.3 million. “Our timing could not have been better,” said Dan Riordan, Turnberry’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Given the lack of condominiums under construction or even in the planning stages, coupled with the difficulty of obtaining construction financing, the reality is that once competing projects can begin construction, there’s a two- or three-year time frame until they’re delivered. The end result is a shortage of luxury condominium products in one of the highest-demand marketplaces in the country.” The 26-story, sapphire-blue tower adjacent to Key Bridge in Rosslyn features floor-toceiling glass windows. Every unit has its own private covered terrace. “This is one of the best-looking buildings we’ve built in the United States in our 45-year history,” said Riordan, a 25-year veteran of the luxury condo industry. While much emphasis has been given to

the recovery of the residential single-home market, Fred Kendrick, director of associate services at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in Georgetown, said that a quiet revival is now taking hold in the area’s condo and co-op markets. “While the hotter part of the market is still single family homes, we’re also seeing an intensity in the condo arena,” Kendrick said. “In some cases we’re seeing two to three offers at the higher price points, and up to 20 offers at the lower price points.” The driving force is inventory. While nationwide the inventory of single-family homes is 9.2 months in the pipeline, in the Washington area the inventory stands at less than 2.6 months for houses, or an average 4.5 months for condos. Kendrick calls the current climate a “classic sellers market” in which housing inventory suddenly declines as buyers rush the marketplace and condo buyers often place multiple bids to win a coveted property. Sales on the top end are percolating again, with Turnberry scoring the sale of a luxury penthouse to Paul and Terry Klaassen and a $3 million unit sold last year to Marvin Bush, the venture capitalist and brother of President George W. Bush. Other condo projects have also benefited, including EastBanc’s 22 West project in the District which sold 24 units over the past year; the Wormley School project in Georgetown, where sports magnate Ted Leonsis recently picked up a few high-priced units; and Parc Place in Bethesda, where philanthropist Zelda Heller of TTR Sotheby’s recently sold a condo for $5 million. In Tyson’s Corner, Parc Crest at Tysons II sold nearly 100 units over the past year, at price points ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million. “Turnberry is definitely blazing the trail,” Kendrick said. “Their prices and amenities are very competitive on a per-square-foot basis, which often makes more sense for a buyer who’s looking for more style, better views and amenities. It’s a nice project.” The gentrification of Rosslyn has not hurt, either. “It’s no longer a neighborhood of pawn shops,” Kendrick added. “These days Rosslyn is on an upswing. It has nice restaurants and

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Built circa 1913, this Cleveland Park home is set on a generous lot within a block of the National Cathedral. A distinctive glass-paneled door opens from the front porch into the sun-filled interior with high ceilings, custom built-ins, handsome wood burning fireplaces and gleaming heart pine floors throughout. The main level has a grand reception hall, formal living room, banquet-sized dining room, an open kitchen with adjoining breakfast room and family room and a library. The second level includes a master suite, guest suite and an office. The third level has four additional bedrooms and two full baths. The lower level has a recreation room, home gym, climate controlled wine cellar, au pair suite, laundry room and a full hall bath.

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This historic Federal, with its signature gas lanterns, spiral staircase and elaborate ironwork is quintessential Georgetown. Built in 1864 and showcased in the classic photography book, “Maroon on Georgetown,” this home exudes charm and grace but also offers warmth, light and livability. It is perfect for a gracious lifestyle and grand entertaining. This l ov i n g l y remodeled four-story, corner property is sunny and spacious Asking Price: $3,595,000 six bedrooms and five and a half baths with Listing Agents: Jean Hanan | 202-494-8157 & modern touches and Tim Hanan | 202-365-0068 TTR Sotheby’s International Realty thoughtful upgrades throughout with six working fireplaces.The gourmet kitchen’s twin HISTORICEASTVILLAGE French doors overlook GEORGETOWN the charming walled  QSTREETNWWASHINGTONDC garden and fountain. The spacious master bedroom level includes a romantic private deck and the ground level has a family room and a two-bedroom, two-bath in-law suite.Tall ceilings and long graceful windows offer vistas while wood floors, rich plastering, exquisite chandeliers, dramatic carpeting and wall treatments enchant. Only moments from Embassy Row, the Kennedy Center, State Department, White House and Georgetown’s best shops and restaurants. Garage parking, too.

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THOMPSONCIRCLENWWASHINGTONDC  Nestled between Massachusetts and Connecticut avenues and just above Rock Creek Park lies an exclusive enclave of magnificent estates. In 1929, local philanthropist Christian Heurich chose Massachusetts Avenue Heights to build this exceptional residence as a wedding gift for his daughter. It has been painstakingly restored with state-of-the-art amenities, making it perfect for large scale entertaining or intimate family gatherings. The living room, dining room and library open directly upon the large elevated outdoor terrace.This luxurious home is perfectly sited on a commanding hilltop offering south and west facing exposures from many of the 112 radiantly appointed windows.

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Completely renovated by original builder Crowell & Baker: Moldings, built-ins, paneling, high ceilings, large rooms, all new doors and windows compliment a wonderful floor plan, elevator, 5 car garage, walk out lower level. $4,899,000

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Richard Newton Karen Nicholson

Marsha Schuman

Colonial revival c1913 set on almost 1/4 acre lot. Gracious 7,850sf floor plan, MBR with dressing room & bath, 7BR, 5FBA & 2HBA. Garden, porch. 2-car parking. $3,475,000

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Flawlessly renovated East Village home. Versatile floor plan offers separate DR with fireplace, LR, 5 bedrooms, Pedini kitchen opening to a fabulous deep garden. $3,395,000

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Stunning custom home on 1 acre in park-like setting. Renovated with the finest materials, cathedral ceilings, walls of glass, to die-for kitchen and views of amazing landscape. $2,125,000

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Almost new, 9,000 SF custom construction! High ceilings, gourmet kitchen/family room, study + library. Magnificent master bedroom suite. Heated driveway! Easy access to all area airports. Walk to C&O Canal! $1,895,000

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NEW PRICE! Spectacular home in sought-after Spring Valley. Offers five large bedrooms, four full baths, finished basement, three fireplaces, outdoor space, manicured landscaping, driveway and two-car garage. $1,399,000

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Meticulously thought-out in terms of flow, design and delivery, this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home has it all. This home is one of a kind and is truly “move-in ready” and built with the finest materials and exquisite finishes.$1,369,000

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Grand family estate on sprawling lot, with country club pool & pool house, flagstone terraces. Main house with 6BR, 5FBA & 2HBA, & luxurious master suite. $4,345,000

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Built in 1950, this Georgian is sited on .35 acres with 7BR, 4.5BA, hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces. Large rear terrace and garden. MBR suite with large sitting room. $1,795,000

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Estate-like 12,000sf custom home on .76 ac lot. Principal rooms for entertaining, 7BR, 7FBA & 3HBA. 3-car garage. CC like grounds, pool and outdoor kit/cabana. $3,695,000

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Spectacular 1894 home renovated throughout with a gourmet kitchen, spacious bedrooms, library, garden and a carriage house with 2 car parking. $3,495,000

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Architecturally designed by Tom Manion, attention to detail is readily evident. There are 9000 square feet on four levels, all perfectly proportioned. Breathtaking views, pool patios, wine cellar, sauna and much more. $2,395,000

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A rare offering. Exquisite Old World charm with high ceilings, sweeping staircase, a beautiful conservatory overlooking the pool and flagstone terrace, set on two gorgeous acres near I-495/Congressional CC. $2,394,000

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Soaring, light-filled spaces with dramatic two-story wall of windows overlooking a deep landscaped tranquil oasis of a garden. Fireplaces in library and master suite. $1,595,000

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Jim Bell

NEW LISTING! Townhouse-style, duplex 2,150SF floor plan with 1,350 SF terrace in Watergate West. Walls of glass, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Parking. Storage space. $799,000

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has great trainers and physical therapists and a killer view of the Potomac. Steve and Susan Kostorowski create a family environment training the gamut of professional athletes, teenagers, soccer moms and business titans.

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lifetime love of sports and entertainment with my business interests. “Rocking The Red” in the owner’s box with my partners and their families is like a family gathering 60 to 80 nights a year.The “Phone Booth” has become the epicenter of the most vibrant area of Washington, D.C. 2. For me, the best antidote to D.C.’s frenetic

lifestyle is a long bike ride. Washington boasts a number of world-class bike trails but my favorite is the MT. VERNON TRAIL. Roundtrip from my home is 35 miles of scenic riverside riding, passing through Old Town Alexandria, and turning around at Mt.Vernon. Or for a change of pace, I take a detour over the Wilson Bridge and check out Washington Harbour. 3. Elizabeth and Jack Egle, the owners of SAXBY’S COFFEE GEORGETOWN (3500

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WHOISTHEMOSTINSPIRATIONAL PERSONYOUHAVEEVERMET? My passion for philanthropy has been inspired and informed by Mario Morino, who founded Venture Philanthropy Partners. VPP has raised $70 million in the past 10 years and helped over 50,000 low-income children and families. Mario has combined the same drive, innovation and thoughtfulness to making lives better in this region that he did in building a pioneering tech firm.

HOWDOYOUCHOOSEAMONGTHEMANY CAUSESYOUAREASKEDTOSUPPORT? My personal priority is nonprofits that provide education and support to underserved children in Washington, D.C. I am inspired by great leaders who have the vision and drive to truly transform children’s lives and help break the cycle of poverty in our city. SWEET GREEN (3333 M St. NW) for a salad and frozen yogurt is fun and healthy at the same time. 8. I spend the majority of my time on

philanthropic activities and my favorite is the MAYA ANGELOU SCHOOL (5600 East Capitol St. NE), which transforms the lives of kids who have previously failed in other schools. Amazingly, 73 percent of our seniors go on to college. I am leading a Capital Campaign for a major renovation of our building to give these kids the kind of facility they deserve to help them succeed in life. 9. Another extraordinary “place” is THEARC

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