Washington Life Magazine - November 2018

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FYIDC | SOCIAL CALENDAR

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IN T ERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MEDIA FOUNDATION’S COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS DINNER Join the IWMF’s efforts to honor the brave journalists who report on taboo subjects, work in hostile environments and face continuing threats to press freedom around the world. The ceremony will recognize leaders in the industry including female photojournalists and “60 Minutes” correspondent Leslie Stahl, who will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award. IWMF leads efforts in supporting and protecting journalists who risk their lives to bring vital stories to light. Newseum; 6:30 p.m.; $300; sponsorships start at $5,000; contact Kaitlin Garthwaite, kgarthwaite@inezevents.com. F IG HT FOR CHILDREN’S ‘FIGHT NIGHT’ Live boxing and mixed martial arts matches will kick off the high-spirited evening that supports the work of Fight for Children, an organization focused on youth sports programming in high-need communities throughout the metropolitan area. Guests will also enjoy a live performance by Grammy-nominated artist Flo Rida. Washington Hilton; 6:00 p.m.; black-tie; tables start at $10,500; sponsorships start at $35,000; contact Judy Wrench (202) 722-0417, Judy.Wrench@FightForChildren.org.

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K NO CK OUT ABUSE GALA The 25th anniversary event invites guests to “break the chains” of abuse. Delight in an inspirational, entertaining evening to reach Knock Out’s goal to raise $1 million for local beneficiaries that aid survivors of domestic abuse. In addition to a silent auction, the event will feature live performances by a Grammywinning artist and a seated dinner. The RitzCarlton,Washington, D.C.; 6:30 p.m.; cocktail attire; $1,000; sponsorships start at $2,500; contact Jamie Miller (202) 813-9161, Jamie@knockoutabuse.org.

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LAB SCHOOL AWARDS GALA The school’s mission is to unlock each child’s full potential by providing tools and resources for students with learning differences. Its Gala raises awareness about lear ning differences while recognizing students who have achieved great heights in

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their careers and lives, as well as the parents, educators, and the greater Washington community who help them flourish. Nat ional Building Museum; 6:00 p.m.; black-tie optional; $250; sponsorships start at $1,000; contact Marty Cathcart marty.cathcarty@ labschool.org.

INT ERNATIONAL STUDENT HOUSE OF WASHINGTON’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS DINNER At the annual dinner, Senators Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and Susan M. Collins of Maine will be presented with Global Leadership Awards. Proceeds from the evening help support the organization’s mission to provide young scholars and professionals with a unique cross-cultural experience to help them become dynamic global citizens and leaders. International Student House of Washington, D.C.; 6:15 p.m.; business attire; $400; sponsorships start at $5,000; contact Jill Holcomb (202) 232-4007, jholcomb@ ishdc.org.

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FREER | SACKLER GALLERIES ‘FOUND IN TRANSLATION: SPIRIT OF TOKYO’ GALA Globe-trot to Japan for the inaugural fall bash celebrating creativity sparked by cross-cultural immersion. Celebrate the country’s fashion, food, music and art with performances, traditional and innovative cuisine and an exhibit commemorating Japanese revolutions through photography. DJ Nori, Japan’s dance music and disco king, and contemporary artist Mariko Mori will perform live. Smithsonian’s Freer | Sackler; Galleries 6:00 p.m.; $250; creative cocktail attire; sponsorships start at $10,000; contact Megan Krefting (202) 633-0271, kreftingm@si.edu.

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Mayor Muriel Bowser at Fight Night 2017 Hospice and Paliative Care Program, one of the oldest of its kind in the country. Mariott Marquis; 5:30 p.m.; cocktail attire; $400; sponsorships start at $2,500; contact Katie Tran-Lam ktranlam@capitalcaring.org.

MEN TOR FOUNDATION USA’S ‘IN LIGHT OF YOUTH’ BENEFIT DINNER Hosted by Swedish Ambassador Kar in Olofsdotter, the evening will gather business and government leaders from around the world for an intimate dinner at the Embassy of Sweden. Proceeds will benefit the Mentor Foundation USA, which raises awareness about the importance of positive youth development and drug prevention on local and global levels. Queen Silvia of Sweden will be the evening’s special guest. Embassy of Sweden; 6:00 p.m.; blacktie; sponsorships start at $15,000; contact (571) 458-7050, melisa@mentorfoundationusa.org.

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CAP ITAL CARING’S ‘PASSION FOR CARING’ GALA’ Thi s elegant affair gathers innovators in healthcare, business, government and local philanthropies to support ongoing efforts to improve healthcare for those facing life limiting illness. A cocktail reception and silent auction will be followed by dinner, a live auction, music and dancing. Proceeds benefit the Pediatric

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