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

Ball on the Mall....................................................

March of Dimes Gala ............................................

Signature Theatre's Sondheim Awards ........................ 

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

EMBASSYROWForeign Honors........................ 

British Embassy Honors Michael Kahn ...................... 


Netherlands Embassy Tulip Dinner...........................

Kennedy Center Spring Gala ...................................

INSIDER'SGUIDE ..................................... THEDISH .................................................

Cardioinfantil Foundation Gala...............................

PEN/Faulkner Awards.......................................... 

Ridenhour Prizes for Truth Telling ............................ 

Restore Mass. Ave. Cocktail Party .......................... 



AROUNDTOWN Spring Affairs........................ 

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ....................... CNMC's Children's Ball ....................................... 


FASHIONState of Grace .................................  Loews Madison 50th Anniversary Celebration ..............  TRENDREPORTPerforated Perfection .............. Catholic Charities Gala ..........................................  TRENDREPORTHigh Shine ......................... RETAILTHERAPYPhoto Realism .................. WTEF Tennis Ball................................................  WHO'SNEXT ........................................... National Museum of Women in the Arts Gala ..............  PERFECTPITCHHome Coming ....................


Marie Arana Book Party ......................................

Dinner in Honor of Victoria Reggie Kennedy ...............

Bachelors & Spinsters Ball .................................... Inova Life with Cancer Lobster Dinner ................... Parties! Parties! Parties!........................................



INSIDEHOMES Diane and Peter Terpeluk's Chevy Chase residence .....................................

OVERTHEMOONSocial Circuit...................... Georgetown House Tour Patrons Party........................

Virginia Gold Cup ...............................................  White House Correspondents' The International Pavilion at The Preakness.............  Association Weekend Events .....................  Bonhams Spring Opening Reception....................... 

OUTDOORLIVING Backyard Artisans .............. OPENHOUSE Spring Splendor..........................  REALESTATENEWS RGIII's Loudoun Touchdown  MYWASHINGTONTed Leonsis' favorite places ....... 

Trust for the National Ball Benefit Luncheon ................

ONTHECOVERRynthia Rost and Michelle Freeman at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington Tim Russert Congressional Dinner (Photo by Alfredo Flores). Jon Bon Jovi and Arianna Huffington at White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Pre-Parties (Photo by Tony Powell). TOPFROMLEFTAdrienne Arsht and David Rubenstein at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala (Photo by Kyle Samperton). Ron and Beth Dozoretz, San Francisco 49er Nnamdi Asomugha and Marisa Tomei at White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Pre-Parties (Photo by Tony Powell). Ed Henry and Jonathan Tisch at the 50th Anniversary of Loews Madison Hotel (Photo by Ben Droz). ABOVEJIMMY CHOO Lance mirrored metallic leather sandals ($850); Saks Fifth Avenue, BOTTOMLEFTREBECCA MINKOFF Skylar wicker-woven crossbody bag ($295); Neiman Marcus,



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Cheerful Giving Our parents often preached that oftquoted proverb, “To whom much is given, much is required,” and we are happy to report that Washington philanthropists continue to heed these wise words. Charitable donations remained abundant in the past year despite a still-recovering economy. Donors are consistently giving to local causes and giving big. From David and Alice Rubenstein’s staggering $50 million gift to the Kennedy Center to GEICO Executive Rynthia Rost’s mentorship of young multicultural women in the District, our annual roster chronicles those giving both financially and of themselves. It is far from a complete list of the capital’s many benevolent donors, but it serves to highlight 50 individuals (or couples) serving their fellow man now and in the future to come. Washington was filled with a different brand of heavy hitters during the recent festivities surrounding the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Hollywood luminaries, from Nicole Kidman, Katy Perry, and Kevin Spacey, to Conan O’Brien and Harvey Weinstein joined local journalists and politicos at a semingly endless number of parties morning, noon and night and we were there to chronicle the scene. While the stars shined in floor-length gowns and crisp dinner jackets, they weren’t the only showstoppers this month. Our fashion team took over the Carnegie Library to showcase bold, brightly colored summer party frocks. If you’re looking to add a few statementmaking pieces to your own wardrobe, turn to our Trend Report for some metallic inspiration. We also caught up with Capitals’ owner and Philanthropic 50 listee Ted Leonsis for his take on the key factors behind his team’s monumental come-from-behind season — and also discover a few of his favorite spots around town in this month’s My Washington. (No surprise, the Verizon Center tops his list.)


Summer kicks into high gear this month with temperatures rising daily, which has us yearning for backyard barbecues, dips in the pool and dining al fresco. To find out what you really need for optimal living, you’ll want to see our feature with landscape artisan Don Gwiz of Lewis Aquatech. Black-tie attire was de rigueur at more than a few appearances during the capital’s busy fund-raising season and Washington Life was there to bring you our signature coverage of the Kennedy Center Spring Gala, Children’s National Medical Center’s Children’s Ball, Trust for the National Mall’s Luncheon and Ball on the Mall, the Corcoran Ball, Georgetown University’s Diplomatic Ball and many other top events. Summer tends to be a quieter time in Washington, although June promises several parties to mark on your calendar, including the Ford’s Theatre Gala, Children’s Hospital Hearing and Speech Center’s Country Barbeque at Villa Firenze, the Step Afrika! benefit, Bark Ball, and the Educate and Empower and RAMMY Awards galas. Don’t forget to check our complete calendar on Look for coverage of these events and much more in our summer issue.

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On June 22, Park Hyatt Washington partners with local craft brewery Port City Brewing to host a seasonal culinary and beverage experience designed to educate guests on the fundamentals of operating a brewery. Get a behind-thescenes look at how your favorite frothy beers make their way from production to glass, with brewery founder Bill Butcher. Sample a selection of craft beers including new summer ales and try a few tasty seasonal dishes with Blue Duck Tavern Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault. 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, Va., 202-419-6768, $55 per person, seating limited to 20.

Stars Collide

SUPERNOVA “Super Nova,” a three-day (June 7-9) performance art festival brings artists from around the world to the streets of Rosslyn, Va. Organized by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District with The Pink Line Project, visitors will experience provocative creative performances on street corners and rooftops, office lobbies and the Metro station. Super Nova,

Formerly Silverdocs, the newly renamed festival (June 19-23) now in its 11th year takes the world’s best documentary films and showcases them at venues across Washington.This year, an expected 27,000 cinemaphiles will have the opportunity to view eye-openers that include “Herblock: The Black & The White” (pictured above) by Michael Stevens and produced by his father George Stevens Jr. at landmark venues, including the National Mall.

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70.1 million total dads nationwide

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‘DECANTER’DECANTS Epicures looking forward to an evening at St. Regis hotel’s award-winning Adour will find themselves perusing a Mediterranean menu instead on June 21 as the restaurant becomes Decanter. Inspired by Chef Sébastien Rondier’s childhood in France’s Basque region and Côte d’Azur, look for Mediterranean flavors in dishes like Provence white asparagus velouté and the calamari burger — a Riviera favorite. It’s all part of a complete makeover at the hotel, which in recent months has included a redesign of The Bar into an English club with Prohibition-era drinks and specially made ice cubes. St. Regis Washington D.C., 923 16th St. NW, 202-509-8000.




stay-at-home dads in the U.S. men’s clothing stores in the country

79.1 million total barbecues, likely on Father’s Day

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P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F E A C H C O M P A N Y. F A T H E R ’ S D AY S T A T S A C C O R D I N G T O M O S T R E C E N T U . S . C E N S U S N U M B E R S .



DIAMOND DINING New Southeast dining destinations and above-average ballpark food offer tasty options for foodies at Nationals Park. B Y L A U R A WA I N M A N

GAMETIME Stadium offerings go far beyond typical hotdogs and chicken finger options, and have been ranked among the best ballpark food in the Major League. For some, nothing screams baseball like a juicy ’dog. If that’s the case, upgrade this ballpark staple with a signature halfsmoke from a Washington food legend: Ben’s Chili Bowl (sections 109,140,301 and 315). If you’re craving a burger, check out another District institution, Shake Shack (section 241), which is serving its classic ShackBurger ($6.25 single, $9.25 double), Shroomburger ($8.25) and hand-spun shakes ($5.75). Around the corner, you’ll find sibling restaurants Blue Smoke (section 238) and El Verano Taqueria (section 240). At Blue Smoke, chow down on authentic pit barbecue fare that includes pulled pork, brisket, spare ribs, fried chicken and pit beans. You’ll find traditional Mexican food at El Verano, an up-todate taco stand offering barbacoa, chicken pipian, carnitas, steak and roasted veggie tacos and/or quesadillas ($7.75 to $10.25). Stay and sit for American staples like onion rings, potato skins and even an eightpound “StrasBurger” at Red Porch (section 244). Be forewarned — it comes with a hefty $59 price tag.

treats, chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons and sugar cookies in the shape of baseballs. Prices range from $5 to $10. On those inevitable sweltering game days, try a cup of Italian gelato ($5 to $7) in a variety of flavors — peanut butter, stracciatella, mint chip, lemon and strawberry, — at Dolci Gelati (section 235). 1500 S. Capitol St. SE; 202-675-6287; www.washington. POST-GAME There’s nothing worse than spending 30 minutes getting jostled by crowds vying to jam into the first Metro train after the game. Avoid the mess and stick around for a celebratory beverage (or two) at Park Tavern. This friendly new LEED-certified neighborhood restaurant with veteran Cafe Atlantico/Minibar Chef Steve Rosenthal offers both indoor and outdoor seating, delicious wood-fired flat breads made with flour flown in from Italy, salads and sandwiches. Most importantly, it’s open until midnight seven days a week to accommodate post-game diners. We’re digging the grilled pear, blue cheese, onions and candied walnut flat bread ($12), but the most popular item by far is the Dark and Stormy lamb and beef burger. Park Tavern places an emphasis on its wine selection, as its management considers the Hill to be a “beer mecca” and says it’s “time to work the wine.” Nine wines, including one sparkling option, are available by the glass, ranging from $8 to $16. Beer lovers need not worry — there are plenty of drafts, bottles and craft cans. 202 M St. SE; 202-554-0005;

No ballpark visit would be complete without sweets. Newbie Fluffy Thoughts kiosk (section 134) serves a rotating list of four jumbo cupcakes, red velvet brownies, rice krispy



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PRE-GAME Prepare for that inevitable Nats win at Beuchert’s Saloon in Eastern Market, where the star is an array of farm-to-table cuisine. If you are opting for light fare, we suggest splurging on the All Board ($38) to sample the charcuterie, paté and fromage selections or making a meal out of the Markert’s Market menu ($7 each, 3 for $18), which offers six locally sourced vegetables that ro t a t e we e k l y depending on availability. We highly recommend the bu t t e r nu t squash and sautéed kale. Wash it down with Prohibition-era-esque libations such as the Beuchert’s 75 ($11). 623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-733-1384;

LIFE OF THE PARTY WL-sponsoredandExclusiveEvents|National Museum of Women in the Arts Gala, Kennedy Center Spring Gala and more!

Amy Baier, Norah O’Donnell and Susanna Quinn at the Children’s National Medical Center’s Children’s Ball (Photo by Tony Powell)


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Dr. Kurt Newman with Vicki and Rick Gersten and Jack Evans James Lintott

Bret and Amy Baier with Mae and Ande Grennan WL SPONSORED


Susanna and Jack Quinn with Jamie and Dave Dorros

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Cindy and Evan Jones with Amra Fazlic

A BENEVOLENT BALL: Appropriately themed “It’s a small world a"er all,” the seventh-annual Children’s Ball brought 850 guests out to dine and dance to advance local and global children’s health. Fox News anchor Bret Baier emceed over dinner, cocktails, a live auction (with CBS’s Norah O’Donnell) and a"er-hours dancing, sharing the stage with the Morrison Brothers Band, an up-and-coming country rock group. House Minoroty Leader Steny Hoyer received the inaugural Children’s Advocacy Award for his instrumental role in securing support for new hospital units. The event raised $2 million for patient treatment programs. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM

Nels and Kristen Olson

Diana and Stephen Goldberg

Rep. Steny Hoyer and Jocelyn Quinn Benjamin Britton, John Cecchi, Bradley Nierenberg and Win Sheridan Jonathan Martin, Betsy Fischer, Paige Ralston Fromer and Kevin Ralston

Grace Bender with Bruce and Sharon Bradley 18

Carrie and David Marriott

Clara Brillembourg Chopivsky and George Chopivsky

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President of Loews Hotels Paul Whetsell Ed Henry, Jonathan Tisch and Aaron Lewis Donald Graham and Tommy Boggs WL SPONSORED

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LOEWS MADISON HOTEL Loews Madison Hotel Manager James Horsman, Sheara Rivera and Robert Yealu

Loews Madison Hotel | PHOTOSBYBENDROZ

Andrew Tisch

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Washington Life and the Tisch Family partnered to mark the golden anniversary of the Loews Madison Hotel and to salute the magazine’s “A List.” Many prominent guests — including a good sampling of bold-face-name listees — turned out to celebrate with Champagne, a magnificent buffet and lively music. TOP CHOICE: The hotel remains a “home-away-from-home” for heads of state, presidents-elect and celebrities who demand the very best. Its recent $50 million renovation is sure to improve on that tradition.

Ann Jordan and Melvyn Estrin Wilma and Stuart Bernstein

Willee Lewis and Rosemary Lauth

Jack Davies and Kay Kendall

Ina Ginsburg Mayor Vincent Gray

Kay Willis, Holliday Hayes and Martha Whitley 20

Ryan Newell and Carla Babb

Nancy Brinker

Mark and Sarah Kimsey WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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Cardinal McCarrick, Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez (photo by Elizabeth Demaree)

Rep. John and April Delaney

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Bob Bennett, Monsignor John Enzler and Mayor Vincent Gray WL SPONSORED

CATHOLIC CHARITIES GALA Catherine Leggett with John and Mary Kane and Isiah Leggett

Marriott Wardman Park | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

Anna and Robert Trone

CHEERFUL GIVING: Under the leadership of gala chairmen JeanMarie and Raul Fernandez, the annual “Believe” Gala raised $2.1 million to support Catholic Charities’ mission to bring about everyday miracles. During the seafood and steak dinner, Cardinal Donald Wuerl gave a moving and passionate speech, sharing a story about a 10-year-old boy being able to visit a dentist for the first time because of their help. The evening ended with lively tunes by The Spasmatics, which kept many of the philanthropists on the dance floor until midnight. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM

Britlan and Fred Malek

Bill and Pilar O’Leary

Dana Lee and Chris Tavlarides


Henry Van Wagenberg, Christina Araskog, Caroline Rawls and Michael Flanagan

Annie Magruder and Ann Kane

Jennifer Whipp, Michelle Freeman and Patrice Brickman

Gail and Jack McKinnon with Susan Cloud WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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Donald Dell andTom Monahan

Katrina Adams and Willis Thomas

Honorees Paul Ignatius, Mark Ein and Bob Johnson



Hillary Baltimore

Connie Whitfield and Rep. Ed Whitfield

LOVE, MATCH: Tennis-loving socialites honored three influential men while enjoying a night of philanthropy, dinner and lively conversation. Mark Ein, owner of the Washington Kastles; Robert Johnson, chairman of The RLJ companies; and Paul Ignatius, former president of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, were recognized for their generosity toward the WTEF, a nonprofit educational and athletic organization serving underprivileged youth in Washington. The evening, which included silent and minilive auctions raised over $1 million. Those who a%ended the glamorous ball, including U.S. Tennis Association Vice President Katrina Adams, were among the first to be notified of the brand new Tennis, Education and Community Center being built in Ward 7.

Bill and Daphne Jarvis Barbara Harrison

Marcia Carlucci with Kristin and Josh Weed


Judy and Peter Kovler

Manny Ortiz and Kristin Solheim Lee and Henry Fronvielle

Rick Rickertsen and Julie Chase


Steve Soucek and Susan Davis

Mayor Vincent Gray and Councilmember Yvette Alexander

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Elizabeth Kane and Chris Weiner

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Sharon Lee Stark, Wilhelmina Holladay and Diane Casey-Landry

Laurie Fulton and Danish Amb. Peter Taksoe-Jensen

Gene and Gina Adams with Sam Smith and Fitz Holladay


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS SPRING GALA National Museum of Women in the Arts | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON BRIGHT LIGHTS: The gala capping NMWA’s year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary took fi%ing inspiration from avant-garde Danish artist Anne Ancher, the only woman artist in the famous Skagen art colony. A"er viewing Ancher’s works, guests led by gala chairwomen Diane Casey-Landry and Sharon Lee Stark were treated to a Danish-inspired North Sea lobster salad, filet of bison and spring vegetables as Fedex’s Gina Adams, one of the museum’s vice presidents, gave special thanks to the gala’s special patron, Danish Amb. Peter Taksoe-Jensen. Then it was onto the dance floor for light rock by Fresh Air, closing an evening that helped raise more than $400,000 for museum programs. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM

Joanie Stringer and Jesse Sterchi

Annie Totah

Winton and Hap Holladay

Mike Skehan and Andrea Roane


Ben and Sarah Sands

Kathy Springham and Carol Lascaris

Marty and Arlene Klepper

Gina Porten, Mary Mochary and Marsha Shiff

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POLLYWOOD TheNexusofPolitics﹐Hollywood﹐MediaandDiplomacy|White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and more!

Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, Kevin Spacey and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (Photo by Tony Powell)


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Sharon Stone Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Conan O'Brien and Liza Powel

Ron Conway, Don Graham, MC Hammer, Arianna Huffington and Nicolas Berggruen

Katy Perry Nicole Kidman and Harvey Weinstein Matthew Perry


Inside the White House Correspondents’ Association annual events


edia triplets The Hill, People/TIME and Atlantic Media led off the major events associated with The White House Correspondents’ƒ Association weekend on Friday night, preceded only by the National Journal/Hotline’s “Political Pursuit” event the preceding evening where “trick” questions were posed to teams of journalists, lawmakers and policy experts competing to answer 42 trivia queries spread out over five rounds. “Olive Pit,” for example, was the answer judges needed for a question about former Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Don’t ask. It’s an Inside-the-Beltway thing. If you attended Atlantic Media chief David Bradley and wife Katherine’s annual art- and culture-themed dinner, you probably ran into French chef Michel Richard, one of the evening’s chefs, who waxed poetic on the entire evening’s menu … until dessert, which included biscotti. “Biscotti,” he said. “Oh, Italian. Why are we having biscotti? It should



be French or Russian.” En route to the People-TIME party at the St. Regis Hotel, we encountered Arianna Huffington, Ann and Lloyd Hand, Conrad Cafritz, Gayle King and other guests streaming out of The Hill’s elegant party at the Embassy of Turkey, which caused quite a traffic jam. Among those pouring into the St. Regis: “Today” host Savannah Guthrie, CNN’s Dana Bash, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, singer John Legend and Jessica Pare of “Mad Men.” Elin Nordegren, the ex-Mrs. Tiger Woods, was perhaps the least recognized as she was being shielded by People Washington Bureau Chief Sandra Westfell. After she hung out with Gayle King she got fan-mobbed. The party is famed for its goodie bags, so guests didn’t mind gaining 25 pounds on the way out. The evening wrapped up at The Powerhouse, the multi-level venue tucked in Georgetown’s old industrial district. National Journal’s “Making

News” event crammed in a wild assortment of guests. It was hard to see and be seen unless you exercised your thighs and hit up the VIP room on the top level. Some guests, eager to breathe again, bolted for the waaaaay more exclusive Funny or Die “No Sponsor, No Cameras, No Press, No Hassle Party” co-hosted by Impact Arts + Film Fund at HOGO, an eclectic spot on 7th Street NW where Gerard Butler seemed right at home having a blast. We’re not a gossip column, so we’ll leave it there. If you survived Friday night, recuperating at The Annual Garden Brunch at Mark Ein’s mansion was a welcome reprieve. The boisterous and well-nourished guests (well nourished with Bloody Marys, that is) fell silent with the announcement by co-host Tammy Haddad that the President was in the room. Considering guests included Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey, it wasn’t as far fetched as you might think. Alas, it was not to


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Christiane Amanpour Claire Danes and Bob Schieffer

Ryan Kwanten

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Margaret Brennan, Psy and Google's Matthew Stepka

JosĂŠ Andres, Norah O'Donnell and Chef Geoff Tracy Jack and Susanna Quinn with Eliza and Sen. Mark Warner


Julie Chen and Les Moonves Giancarlo Esposito

Robert Hormats and Madeleine Albright

Dominique Dawes

Valerie Jarrett

Mariane Pearl and Actress Kathleen Turner

Hayden Panettiere and Julie Bowen


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Charles Esten

Olivia Wilde

Morena Baccarin and Austin Chick


Jennifer and Jake Tapper with Gene Sperling

Aasif Mandvi, Susan Toffler and David Corn

Jack Lew

Leon Harris and Suzanne Malveaux


Julius Genachowski and Rachel Goslins Michael Beschloss

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Steve Schultz

Elena Allbritton, Robert Allbritton and Barbara Allbritton

Tony Blinken, Susan Rice and Evan Ryan

Dana Bash and David Negahban

Ilyse Hogue and John Neffinger

Rev. Al Sharpton

Sen. Bob Casey, Terese Casey, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and John Bessler


Kate Norley

Tamron Hall

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be. The fake POTUS was Tony Goldwyn of ABC’s “Scandal.” Happiness was running into Kevin Spacey everywhere. If you went to the CBS-National Journal pre-dinner party at the Washington Hilton, you didn’t need to be anyplace else since Kevin Spacey was there. To say that Spacey and “The House of Cards” team dominated the evening is an understatement. Ever since Netflix picked up the series, which is eerily similar to politics as usual, the star is a constant reminder of how things should not be done in Washington.


South Korean singing sensation Psy was there as were Geoff Tracy with wife Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King, John Dickerson, Charlie Rose, Bob Scheiffer, Claire Danes and Steve and Jean Case. The dinner itself was a comedic tossup between Conan O’Br ien and President Obama. We gave the President the edge — we like someone who laughs at his own jokes. “Did you know that Sheldon Adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ads? You’ve got to really dislike me to spend that kind

of money. I mean, that’s Oprah money. … Sheldon would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race.” Even funnier, though, was the Spacey-produced parody “House of Cards” starring Michael Bloomberg, Valerie Jarrett, Ed Henry and a host of others attending the dinner. BuzzFeed picked up the slack for noninvited dinner guests. It was one of those “get in if you can for BBQ deals” where tons of strays were beating the payment and clamor ing at the door to get in.


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Producer Beau Willimon and cast of “House of Cards”

Tammy Haddad

Gabby Douglas

Philip Deutch and Marne Levine


Tony Goldwyn

Ali Wentworth, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan

Gerard Butler Savannah Guthrie and Mike Feldman

Susan and David Axelrod


Marvin Coles, Antonio Villaraigosa and Anthony Carson

Rep. Joaquin Castro and Steve Case

Rep. Darrell Issa


Raj Kumar, Maria Teresa Kumar and Ana Navarra


Daniel Dae Kim and Reta Jo Lewis

Clearly lacking crowd control, their logo was appropriate to the occasion: WTF! If you love watching Rachel Maddow flip drinks, MSNBC’s after-party at the Italian Embassy was the place to be. Anchors from the “Today” show — Willie Geist, Savannah Guthr ie and Al Roker — were all up way past their bedtimes with some guests staying until 4 a.m. Sir Ian McKellan spent much of the night chatting with “Glee” star Kevin McHale. ’NSync boy-bander J.C. Chasez and movie scribe Dustin Lance Black with Yeardley


Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson of “The Simpsons,” were not far off. Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas mingled with Italian Amb. Claudio Bisogniero. Also present, the comedy crowd: “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver and Josh Gad of “1600 Penn.” An “Affair to Remember” was at the residence of the Ambassador of France, hosted by Bloomberg and Vanity Fair, along with French Amb. Francois Delattre and Sophie Helias-Delattre (who didn’t let a foot injury stop her from looking stunning in white).

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Power players included New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi, Nicole Kidman, Barbra Streisand, Paul Rudd, Olivia Munn, Neal Wollin, Attorney General Eric Holder, NBC’s David Gregory, Julia LouisDreyfus and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Allbritton Brunch was a wrap — and a crash on Sunda — where a buffet table did crash. WJLA Channel 7 news anchor Leon Harris swears he didn’t cause it to pitch over. “I didn’t do it, I have a witness,” he swore. But what’s a great weekend without a crash landing?



Ashley and Matt Bronczek with Pamela Sorensen

Liz and Paul Dougherty Kenyan Amb. Jean Kamau and Bruce Bradley Matt Dillon and Maureen Orth Elizabeth Jennings, Alissa Wilcox, Lisa Lyttle, Katie Bernard and Karen Wolfarth



Lisa Barry and Ambassador of Azerbaijan Elin Suleymanov

CONSCIENTIOUS DINERS: Refugees International’s 34th annual dinner brought together the community’s biggest humanitarian advocates to celebrate three inspiring individuals who embody the organization’s true spirit while raising more than $620,000. Farooq Kathwari presented the Congressional Leadership Award to Rep. Donna Edwards for her unwavering support of the world’s most vulnerable refugees, while the Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership Award was given to Dr. Jacques Sebisaho for “his work on behalf of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in recognition of the vital role of Congolese civil society in building peace.” Lastly, the coveted McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award went to the former president of Timor-Leste, Jose Ramos Horta, in honor of his commitment to peaceful change. Board member Ma Dillon, returning as this year’s master of ceremonies, welcomed guests before sharing video testimonials of the organization’s work from members of Congress and humanitarian leaders.

Annie Totah and Nancy Floreen


Victoria Abraira and Melike Yetken

Robin West and Farooq Kathwari Dr. Jacques Sebisaho

Jim Gale and Willee Lewis


John Pyles and Barbara Harrison

Stuart and Gwen Holliday


Douglas Smith and Rep. Donna Edwards with Nels and Kristen Olson

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Julianne Chambliss with Helen Green and Rep. Gene Green

Liz Roosevelt and Jennifer House Rep. Filemon Vela and Rose Vela with Susan Santana


Abigail Blunt and Sen. Roy Blunt


Reps. Mark Meadows and John Mica Kasey Crowley and Rep. Joseph Crowley

FOOD FOR A CAUSE: Fundraising dinners are a dime a dozen in Washington, but not all of them have 44 senators and congressmen working as chefs (along with their spouses) for the evening. Guests at the 31st annual Gourmet Gala were treated to a tasting of personal recipes from the participating members during the competitive cook-off. Awards were given out in six categories, with Rep. Alan Nunnelee and his wife Tori taking home the coveted People’s Choice award for their slow-cooker grits with bourbon mushrooms. This year’s gala celebrated the March of Dimes’ 75th anniversary, with a touching personal testimony from founder Franklin D. Roosevelt’s great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Roosevelt, as she shared how the foundation helped when her twin daughters were born prematurely. Emcee Bret Baier announced that the event raised nearly $1 million to further March of Dimes’ research and work. Guests le" with their own recipe cards from the event, but not before they tasted Southern desserts from gala co-chairwomen Julianne Chambliss and Helen Green. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM

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Foreign Honors Americans get decorated, jazz with a difference, and Dutch treats honoring a new king BY ROLAND FLAMINI

MEDALS AND SASHES: At Christmas it’s trees, but at other times Washington embassies occasionally decorate people in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the arts, charity or bilateral relations. The most recent honorees include former Sen. Richard Lugar, who was made a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KCBE) at an investiture ceremony at the British Embassy, and Shakespeare Theatre Company director Michael Kahn, who received the insignia of Commander of the British Empire (CBE). As a non-Brit, Lugar can’t style himself “Sir Richard,” although the movie star Douglas Fairbanks Jr. did so quite shamelessly, and Hungarian conductor Sir Georg Solti promptly switched his nationality to British after he was knighted. In May, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf, visiting Washington with Queen Sylvia, made Delaware arts patron (and great niece of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff) Tatiana Brandt Copeland a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star, and Margaret Sooy Bridwell, the first woman head of the Swedish Colonial Society, a Member First Class of the same order. And the Embassy of Spain awarded soon-to-depart U.S. Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall the Cross of [Queen] Isabella Cattolica (in Spain she will henceforth be Doña Capricia Marshall). The embassy was due to make a similar presentation to philanthropist Adrienne Arsht. ALL THAT JAZZ: The genre known as mougkam or mugham jazz, created in the mid-’60s in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, combines Western jazz and mournful folk music of the region. An invited audience got a taste of mougkam when that nation’s ambassador, Elin Suleymanov, hosted a concert at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel by a pair of its leading Azerbaijani exponents, pianist Emil Afrasiyab, and avant-garde, internationally known sax player Zulfugar


foam”) were ambassadors Jean-Louis Wolzfeld of Luxembourg, Sir Peter Westmacott of the U.K., Gilles Noghes of Monaco, Jan Matthysen of Belgium, Claudia Fritsche of Liechtenstein and Wegger Christian Strommen of Norway. Also spotted: Finland’s Ritva KoukkuRonde plus Cecilia Nahon of Argentina. Argentina? Well, yes. The new king’s consort, Queen Maxima, was born in Argentina. Azerbaijani pianist Emil Afrasiyab performs mugham jazz at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. (Courtesy photo)

Baghirov.The occasion was a memorial concert

for the late President Heydar Aliyev, who ran the country for 30 years and died in 2003. Afrasiyab is a virtuoso performer who seemed comfortable mixing mainstream and Azeribased musical styles flavored with some skillful improvisation. Baghirov, a New Age performer, worked his way round some classics with invention and distinction. ROYAL DINNER: It’s not often that an ambassador gets a chance to organize celebrations for the installation of a new monarch in his country — especially one without the funeral of the previous incumbent. Netherlands Amb. Rudolf Bekink and his wife Gabrielle did just that when Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander, ending 122 years of queens regnant in Holland. In the Netherlands — unlike, say, in the U.K. — abdication is the accepted form of transition in the monarchy, and the occasion was a celebratory dinner in the Bekinks’ elegant, flower-bedecked residence, bringing together most of the ambassadors from Europe’s monarchies. “It’s great to have so many representatives here of other European monarchies,” Amb. Bekink declared in his toast to his new king. “I think [the monarchy] is an institution that is worthwhile.” Enjoying the fusion cuisine (“dried olive soil and goat cheese

THE REAL MATT DILLON: Refugees International always manages to invest its annual dinner with a sense of the seriousness of its purpose, but without making the evening lugubrious. The images on the giant screen at the Mellon Auditorium were grim reminders of the ever-present problem of humanity seeking shelter from conflict and persecution.The speakers and honorees supplied an occasional light touch. Indonesian Amb. Dino Patti Djalal opened his remarks by assuring guests, “I am not Matt Dillon,” but the ambassador and his beautiful wife Rosa are hardly bereft of star quality.The real Matt Dillon, a board member of Refugees International, was flying solo as master of ceremonies for the first time, having taken over from long-time emcee Sam Waterston.

Indonesian Amb. Dino Patti Djalal and his wife Rosa at the Refugees International benefit (Photo by Tony Powell)


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Tim McBride and Netherlands Amb. Rudolf Bekink British Amb. Sir Peter Westmacott, Gabrielle Bekink and Lady Westmacott

Hidde Ronde, Finnish Amb. Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Agnes Matthysen and Belgian Amb. Jan Matthysen

Mandy and Mary Ourisman with Alma Gildenhorn and Madzy and Albert Beveridge


Dorita Lieberman, Dr. Andres Briansky and Jeti Brianskyi

Mary Anne Huntsman

Ellen Noghès, Ambassador of Monaco Gilles Noghès and Liechtenstein Amb. Claudia Fritsche

Chris Dodd and Tom Dodd

Marc Cipullo, Leonor de Urrutia, Colombian Amb. Carlos Urrutia, Pilar O’Leary and Septime Webre


Alexandra and Arnaud de Borchgrave

Carolina Desouza and Autumn English

Nilko Guarin and Carlos Vives

LATIN FESTIVE: Colombian Amb. Carlos Urrutia pulled out all the stops for the first formal event he has hosted since his presentation of credentials to President Obama last September. The ambassador gathered 150 guests at his residence — businessmen, diplomats, foreign policy experts and doctors from Children’s Hospital along with guests from New York, Miami and Latin America — for a night of music, dinner and dancing that didn’t end until 2 a.m. The festivities included performances from classical guitarist Nilko Guarin and Grammy Award-winning singer Carlos Vives (both from Colombia, of course) plus ample opportunities to swig shots of Colombian aguardiente that were served on silver trays to get everyone in fiesta mode. Nearly $400,000 was raised so that the Fundación Cardioinfantil in Bogotá can continue providing free heart operations to Latin American children.



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Every year the Nation Institute and the Fertel Foundation sponsor the Ridenhour Prizes to recognize individuals who have courageously protected the public interest, promoted social justice or illuminated a more just vision of society through their acts of truth-telling. Washington Life will highlight them with a two-part feature that continues next month. PHOTOS BY TONY POWELL

THERIDENHOURBOOKPRIZE SUBVERSIVES The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power by Seth Rosenfeld. Liza Goetin is the director of the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice

LIZA GOITEIN: We live in a time in which the legal and practical restrictions on our government’s ability to spy on its own citizens are weakening by the day. A decade ago, the law required the government to obtain a court order to wiretap Americans’ international communications. Today, no individualized court order is needed… Today, agents are free to copy and read all of the files with no basis for suspicion whatsoever. When I tell my friends and colleagues, particularly the younger ones, about these changes, the reaction I often hear is, “So what? I’m not a terrorist or a criminal. I have nothing to hide.” For years, attempting to answer this argument has been one of the most frustrating and difficult tasks. My answer now is this book. Seth has presented unassailable evidence of the FBI’s ruthless campaign to disrupt and punish lawful political activity on the Berkeley campus in the 1960s. No one who reads this book can maintain the illusion that the mere collection of information by government officials is no cause for concern. No one who reads this book can doubt that unfettered powers to collect information can be, and will be, abused. Not because the officials we entrust with these powers are evil, but because they are human and subject to all the human weaknesses that are so vividly illustrated in this book: ambition, fear, pettiness, and blind ideology. What’s particularly wonderful about this book is the way that it animates this lesson. Seth is a gifted storyteller and the book captures the personalities and the relationships that drove this saga. SETH ROSENFELD: I first began the research that would lead to this book, Subversives, in 1981 when I was a journalism student at UC Berkeley. I submitted a Freedom of Information Act request seeking any and all records concerning the University of California and organizations and individuals connected with the campus. I figured I would get the files in about a year, write up the stories, and go on to the next project. I had no idea that I was embarking on what would become a 28-year legal battle in which I would


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bring five lawsuits under the Freedom of Information Act, that the FBI would spend more than a million dollars trying to suppress the records I was seeking, and that ultimately seven federal judges would order the FBI to release more than 300,000 pages, that my case would set legal precedent in favor of open government. These FBI records provide the most extensive account of the FBI’s activities on any college campus during the Cold War period. Among other things, they show that J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI initially focused in the 1940s on investigating Soviet espionage attempts to gain secrets from the nuclear laboratories overseen by the University of California. But they show that the FBI veered from that important national security mission to instead turn counterintelligence techniques developed to use against adversaries during war time on professors and students engaged in legitimate dissent.

The FBI records show that [Ronald] Reagan was a much more active informer in Hollywood that we previously knew, and that he reported other actors and actresses to the FBI, sometimes on the scantiest of evidence. In return for his help in Hollywood, J. Edgar Hoover gave Reagan personal and political assistance in the following decades The FBI unlawfully investigated Mario Savio, leader of the 1964 Free Speech movement, a nonviolent protest against a campus rule, and listed him as someone to be disrupted and neutralized under the counterintelligence program, or COINTELPRO. The FBI put dozens of


students and professors on its so-called Security Index, a secret nationwide list of people to be detained without warrant in the event of a national emergency. I recently discovered, also, an FBI record showing that Ron Ridenhour had also been placed on the Security Index. FBI officials waged a concerted campaign throughout the 1960s to get UC president Clark Kerr fired because they disagreed with his policies and his politics. They leaked false reports about him to the media, to members of the Board of Regents, and even to President Johnson. But eventually, FBI officials realized that they would never get rid of Kerr as long as Pat Brown, Jerry Brown’s father, was governor, because Brown was a staunch supporter of Clark Kerr. Kerr was, in fact, one of the towering figures in higher education and the developer of the master plan for higher education that has been used throughout this country and around the world. So when Ronald Reagan ran for governor in 1966, Hoover and other FBI officials viewed this as a breath of fresh air. In fact, the FBI had a secret relationship going with Reagan going back to Hollywood in the ‘40s. The FBI records show that Reagan was a much more active informer in Hollywood that we previously knew, and that he reported other actors and actresses to the FBI, sometimes on the scantiest of evidence. In return for his help in Hollywood, J. Edgar Hoover gave Reagan personal and political assistance in the following decades. In 1960, for example, the FBI helped Reagan investigate the romantic life of his daughter, Maureen Reagan. Then in 1965, just as Reagan was about to begin his run for governor, the FBI warned him that his son, Michael Reagan, was consorting with the son of an infamous mobster, Joe Bonanno. One of the most interesting FBI documents released to me records Reagan’s response when he received this secret warning. Reagan said that he was most appreciative, and that he realized that such an association and actions on the part of his son might well jeopardize any political aspirations he might have. He stated that he realized it would be improper to express his appreciation in writing, so he asked the FBI agent to convey his great thanks to Hoover personally.

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Once Reagan was elected governor, the FBI worked with him to suppress student dissent at the University of California, providing him with intelligence reports not only about students and professors, but about

I was hopeful when President Obama first took office because one of his first acts in office was to issue a strong statement in support of the Freedom of Information Act. Apparently, that memo never reached the FBI. In my experience, at least, the Department of Justice and the FBI have continued to violate the law as badly, if not more so, than any prior administration. members of the Board of Regents, and of course about Clark Kerr who was fired at the first regents meeting attended by Reagan in early 1967. I was hopeful when President Obama first took office because one of his first acts in office was to issue a strong statement in support of the Freedom of Information Act. Apparently, that memo never reached the FBI. In my experience, at least, the Department of Justice and the FBI have continued to violate the law as badly, if not more so, than any prior administration. And as these FBI records show, this combination of secrecy and power can pose a grave threat to democracy, especially during times of national crisis. If I may paraphrase Ron Ridenhour in conclusion, “We will serve ourselves and future generations best if we insist on having the transparency necessary for true government accountability.”


THERIDENHOURDOCUMENTARYFILMPRIZE THEINVISIBLEWAR Katrina vanden Heuvel is the editor and publisher of The Nation

KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL: Today, an American female soldier in a war zone is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. One in five of all active duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. In 2011 alone, the Department of Defense estimated there were 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military. Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted. But the statistics don’t tell us the story. In the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary, The Invisible War director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering set out to give us the human stories to survivors of military sexual assault. The film exposes a military culture rife with misogyny and sexual harassment, an institution where rape is an epidemic. And it lays bare the stark reality sexual assault survivors face: reporting these traumatic crimes often lead to even more trauma.They’re ignored, interrogated, or ridiculed.These claims are used against them. We learned that victims must sometimes report a rape to their own rapist. We see the unmarried victim raped by a married man, charged with adultery while the rapist goes free. …the result is a military system that makes it easier to rape and to get away with it. On April 10, 2012, just two days after watching The Invisible War, then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ordered that all sexual assault cases be handled by senior officers, which effectively ended the practice of commanders adjudicating these cases from within their own units. And in November 2012, after seven years of fighting, Senator Barbara Boxer successfully pushed through an amendment that would prevent the armed forces from granting waivers to military candidates with a sex crime on their record and credits the film for the amendment’s passage. So we have seen progress. But we must insist that the investigation and prosecution of these sex crimes be completely removed from the military chain of command. to the American people. AMY ZIERING: We were told we should not pursue this film, no one would watch, believe, or


care about it. We were told not to waste our time, no one would listen. According to DOD estimates, 49 men and women are sexually assaulted every day by their fellow soldiers. And when these men and women step up in good faith to report these crimes, they are more often than not blamed, disavowed. So they bury their pain, confusedly return to work beside their assailants, suffer recurring attacks, often until they more often than not implode, not from the trauma of the assaults themselves, but from the violence of the silence imposed upon them by their inability to speak and share, to be heard and believed by their peers and community. Our film discloses the ways in which soldier-on-soldier rape is a daily and ongoing occurrence aided and abetted by a perfect storm of confluence of circumstances which leads to its successful proliferation and cover up. Far from being aberrations or one-off scandals, these crimes are manifestations of an ongoing epidemic, one that is ravaging the well being of our troops, creating generations of traumatized survivors and families, and has been going on unchecked right here for decades. KIRBY DICK: When Amy and I were making this film, we were hoping that it would shed light on an epidemic that has been going on for decades and that the military has been especially effective at keeping covered up. But we were not very optimistic that the film would

The film exposes a military culture rife with sexual harassment, an institution where rape is an epidemic ... [and] victims must sometimes report a rape to their own rapist.

change much because the military and our government had always responded in the past to reports about rape in the military by denying them, blaming the victims, and claiming that the problem was solved. We never expected the impact that this film would have. Not only did Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announce some significant policy changes, but the military has begun to use the film as part of its sexual assault training. And over the last year, more than 250,000 servicemen and women have seen the film. All the Joint Chiefs of Staff have seen the film. In one case, General Welsh, the Air Force Chief of Staff, flew in all 164 wing commanders from around the world to the Pentagon to see the film and discuss the issue. As far as we know, this is the first time in history that all wing commanders have been called back to the Pentagon. But, the problem still continues. These assaults continue because the military’s criminal justice system is rife with conflict of interest and potential cronyism. Right now, senior officers in the chain of command of both the victim and the accused adjudicate these crimes, not trained prosecutors without direct ties to the perpetrators. The one institution that can change this is Congress, which has oversight of the military. Senators’ Gillibrand, Blumenthal, and McCaskill, are drafting legislation right now to change the military’s legal justice system so survivors of military rape can receive impartial justice. It’s not going to be an easy fight. The military is pushing back hard on this, insisting it can solve the problem if we just leave it alone. It can’t and it won’t.


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he national economic recovery may be slow, but

Children. And who could forget railroad heir Richard E. Herman,

there are promising signs that the country is on

the recluse who gave all of his money to the national opera and

an upswing. The stock market is steadily climbing,

symphony, and Family Matters of Greater Washington — $43

companies are hiring again, if conservatively, and

million total — when he died late last year?

unemployment numbers are at least more stable.

These Washington givers join others on the national

To be sure, we have a long road ahead, but the ripple effect

stage, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

is being felt in the world of philanthropy. Encouraged by this

who gave $350 million to Johns Hopkins, cosmetics tycoon

uptick — and perhaps feeling a need to step in where the

Leonard Lauder’s $1 billion Cubist art collection gift to

sequester has shrunk budgets — the philanthropic-minded

the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Houston’s John and

are continuing to fill the gap in big ways.

Laura Arnold, who have pledged to donate $4 billion in their

Though overall giving is still down from a few years ago, headline-making gifts have become de rigueur of late: United

lifetime. It’s a trend toward “transformational” giving — sums that truly make a difference.

Arab Emirates Amb. Yousef Al-Otaiba’s $150 million to Children’s

This year’s Philanthropic 50 include newsmakers both

National Medical Center, David Rubenstein’s $50 million to

past and present, along with those who prefer to give with

the Kennedy Center’s forthcoming expansion project, Connie

less fanfare. As always, the arts, education and health are

Milstein’s $15 million enabling the newly opened Washington

familiar areas for giving, with women’s issues, international

campus of New York University and another $10 million to

aid and disaster relief making strong appearances this year.

Mt. Vernon’s new library, to say nothing of Frederick and

It is in no way an exhaustive list, but represents Washington’s

Karen Schaufeld’s assistance in raising $400,000 for Fight for

generous spirit and tradition of stewardship.


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Abeer Al-Otaiba and U.A.E. Amb. Yousef Al-Otaiba

GINAADAMS Fedex’s senior vice president for government affairs keeps busy with a number of charitable causes, focusing mostly on education, the arts and women’s issues. And while she sits on many boards including American University (her alma mater), D.C. Public Education Fund, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Washington Performing Arts Society and the National Museum for Women in the Arts, she does more than collect accolades. Besides helping to underwrite many important programs, she teaches at her old high school every year through Teach for America. “I have been blessed in life beyond my wildest dreams,� she says, “and I understand the importance of paying that forward.� JOHNE“CHIP�AKRIDGEIII Progress being made to renovate the National Mall is evident in the scaffolds, fences and excavators one can see around “America’s Front Yard,� and much of that can be credited to Chip Akridge. After securing numerous high-dollar contributions in recent years (including his own $1 million gift), the chairman and founder of The Trust for the National Mall helped land the biggest grant in the trust’s history this year — $10 million from Volkswagen — funds that will go a long way toward the project’s final completion.


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YOUSEFANDABEERAL-OTAIBA “The United Arab Emirates and the United States are close allies and helping each other is what deep friendship is all about,� U.A.E. Amb. Yousef Al-Otaiba says of his nation’s generous gifts to U.S. causes over the years. These include $150 million to launch the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center (which aims at making pediatric surgery more precise, less invasive and painfree). Other gifts of note: about $80 million for a cardiovascular and critical care tower at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital; $10 million for relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy; and $1 million to support Joe’s Champs’ efforts to improve learning environments in schools located in Washington’s highest-need neighborhoods. The Al-Otaibas have also provided consistent support over the years to Vital Voices and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. SALEMANDRIMAAL-SABAH Under the dynamic guidance of Kuwaiti Amb. Salem Al-Sabah and his wife Rima the KuwaitAmerica Foundation has raised more than $15 million to combat malaria in Africa, help save the Brazilian rainforest and support causes assisting women and children, including female education in Afghanistan, helping Iraqi refugees

and building a hospital in Basra. They are now finalizing plans for a $1.5 million endowment for graduate scholarships for Arab women at Georgetown University. Legends on the capital’s cultural and philanthropy scenes, the Al-Sabahs are noted for their generosity in opening their home to help such causes as Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools. ADRIENNEARSHT Arsht remained front and center on the philanthropy scene throughout the past year with a $10 million gift from her banking fortune to support the transformation of Lincoln Center’s facilities and public spaces (which was recognized with the dedication of the Adrienne Arsht Stage in Alice Tully Hall last October). In Washington, she gave $5 million to endow the Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center at the Atlantic Council to focus on a Latin America-U.S.-Europe partnership of common values and shared interests. She also supported the National Gallery’s current exhibit devoted to Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe, underwrote a National Symphony Orchestra performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall and donated $150,000 to enable the D.C.Volunteer Lawyers Project to expand its work providing free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence.


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A Wealth of Possibilities by Ellen Miley Perry (Egremont Press)

BRETTANDAMYBAIER The Fox News anchor and his wife’s charitable giving stems from their son Paul’s health issues. As a newborn, he was diagnosed with five congenital heart defects requiring immediate surgery. Grateful to Children’s National Medical Center for performing the life-saving procedures, the Baiers, along with Amy’s parents, Paul and Barbara Hills, donated $1 million in 2008. Since that time the Baiers have continued to pledge their support for the pediatric medical center by hosting several fund-raising benefits. Most recently, Bret Baier emceed the Children’s National Medical Center Children’s Ball, where he helped raise $2 million. They have given to other causes as well, including the March of Dimes and several arts organizations. LISABARRY In 2011 Chevron Corporation gave a $1.75 million grant to Project Lead the Way, which funds engineering programs in middle and high schools nationwide. The same year, the company, where Barry serves as vice president of government affairs, donated $8 million to Global Fund to Fight AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria. A partner program to Project Lead the Way, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) was started by Chevron, with giving centered in California, Mississippi and Texas.The company’s University Partnership Program works with many U.S. universities including Standford, MIT and U.C. Davis to provide scholarships, fund faculty positions and other support to enhance technological education. DAVIDANDKATHERINEBRADLEY Atlantic Media Chairman David Bradley and his wife Katherine’s “laser focused” direction to ensure that all District students receive a superior education has helped build a citywide system of high-performing public and charter schools. Their main giving entity, CityBridge Foundation, invests in high-impact strategies for school turnaround and replication. In January, CityBridge launched the Education Innovation Fellowship to introducetechnologybased “blended learning” to D.C. schools. The Fellowship received a $1 million expansion gift from Microsoft Corporation in May. David Bradley still chairs the board of a child abuse


treatment center in the Philippines (where he was a Fulbright scholar), and the couple continue to support the Kennedy Center, the Trust for the National Mall and other local causes. NANCYBRINKER It has been said that this cancer crusader has done more for the fight against breast cancer than any other living person. Under her guidance, Susan G. Komen has invested $2.2 billion since its founding to community health programs, with more than $775 million going to research. On any given day, 1,596 women receive a free Komen-funded mammogram. Since 1990, $33 million has been invested in the capital region, which has the second-highest breast cancer mortality rate after Alaska. She currently serves as the goodwill ambassador for Cancer Control for the United Nations’World Health Organization and helped the Kennedy Center raise $2.2 million as chairman of this year’s spring gala. CALVINANDJANECAFRITZ Through the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Washington’s most philanthropic family has given more that $380 million since 1970 to an astonishing 877 organizations in the areas of community services, arts and humanities, education, health and the environment. The foundation supports many established causes that include Iona Senior Services, Samaritan Inns’ programs for women with HIV/AIDS, Teach for America, the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Program to sponsor promising young vocalists) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which has received major funding for a demonstration project to show farmers how to reduce runoff into the Bay. The Cafritz family is especially noted for getting behind new and innovative groups. Stone Soup Films, for example, produces broadcast-quality videos to help nonprofits in their fundraising and promotional activities. Red Wiggler Community Farm in Clarksburg, Md. provides gainful employment for adults with developmental disabilities through a unique horticulture program that uses organic agricultural practices. STEVEANDJEANCASE The Cases have been pioneers in developing new approaches to philanthropy through the Case

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Parents often believe that the best way to instill empathy in their children is to give them money for charity to help them learn the fundamentals of giving. This may be especially true for wealthy families. But true empathy requires getting outside of one’s self and typically stems from getting ample love and attention from one’s parents. Children who have highly busy, self-absorbed parents are rarely able to tend well to the needs of anyone else because they haven’t been given enough emotional nurturing and attention themselves. Highly successful adults can also be self-focused, highly ego-driven, and only limitedly available to their children. The first step toward developing compassionate children is to be emotionally and physically available to them. Once your children have received the love and attention that serve as a foundational basis of compassion, they need to be shown, by you(!), empathy and generosity toward others. The compassion you teach your children should be overt and obvious. Bring your charity and philanthropy out of the office. Roll up your shirtsleeves and make sure your child bears witness. Show them how important and constant your own compassion is, and how gratifying it is to connect to others in this way. All the better if it’s about connection, not noblesse oblige, and about how we love one another, not about our duty to give based on how much we have. The former promises possibility and energy, while the latter is subject to the downward spiral of obligation and burden. Exciting your children about helping others and about being a citizen of the world is important work. “The problems of our world are vast and deep and complex,” writes Craig Kilburger, founder of Free the Children. “We need those who have resources of any kind—intellect, creativity, wealth, position, power, courage, and faith—to lean in and help others.” If motivated and encouraged, the children of the affluent can affect so much in the world. The impact they have grows exponentially if their parents collaborate. There are literally thousands of ways to do this, from church-based programs and community-based nonprofits to national and international programs. Put energy and resources toward giving back and the benefits your children and the greater world will reap will be substantial and profound.



Foundation, created in 1997. The Foundation is known for its efforts in leveraging new technologies to democratize philanthropy through programs like America’s Giving Challenge. The Case Foundation has also played a pivotal role in creating cross-sector initiatives including A Billion + Change, a partnership with the Points of Light Institute and Senator Mark Warner, focused on encouraging corporations to provide pro-bono services to nonprofits; and the Startup America Partnership, a private-sector coalition working to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of American entrepreneurs. In 2011, Steve and Jean joined The Giving Pledge, started by Bill & Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, publicly reaffirming their commitment to give away the majority of their wealth.

University and the University of Maryland over the years and also supports programs under the direction of Catholic Charities and the National Child Research Center.

also led a capital campaign which raised over $5 million toward a major renovation of the See Forever Maya Angelou Public Charter School where a Jack Davies Media Center is planned.

BILLANDJOANNECONWAYJR The co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group has signed onto “The Giving Pledge� to donate at least $1 billion of his net worth during his lifetime. In 2012, he and his wife’s Bedford Falls Foundation donated $6 million to Capital Area Food Bank and $5 million to So Others May Eat.They gave $5 million to the University of Virginia this year. The family foundation has also given $1.75 million to Community of Hope’s efforts to support low-income families and create jobs in the healthcare industry.

AJAMES&ALICECLARKAND COURTNEYCLARKPASTRICK The construction dynasty’s Clark Charitable Foundation gave $500,000 to Boulder Crest Retreat in 2012, a Bluemont, Va., facility for wounded warriors and their families to recover and reconnect. Courtney Pastrick serves on the board of the Washington Jesuit Academy, a middle school for at-risk boys in Washington; Collegiate Directions Inc., a college access program for low-income, first-generation-to-college students in Maryland; and Vanderbilt University. The family has given an estimated $50 million to Johns Hopkins University, George Washington

JACKDAVIESANDKAYKENDALL Davies and Kendall believe that education — specifically with high-performing schools — is the key to bringing low-income children out of poverty.They are major supporters and active board members of THEARC,Teach for America, CharityWorks and CityDance. Kendall was past board chair of both the Washington Ballet and Maret School where Davies has endowed The Davies Scholars program to mentor low income students. They both also served on the board of Horizons@Maret. He was a leader in Venture Philanthropy Partners’ efforts to raise over $90 million in support of low-income families. He’s

ALBERTANDCLAIREDWOSKIN Through the Albert and Claire Dwoskin Family Foundation, the Dwoskins have worked tirelessly to protect children’s health. For years, it has organized and underwritten conferences to alert the public to the potential health risks associated with childhood vaccinations. Claire Dwoskin recently produced a documentary titled “The Age of Aluminum,� which details the destructive properties of the most abundant metal on earth. The couple has generously donated to Teach for America over the years and share chairman duties on the Fairfax Library Foundation’s Endowment.

THEGIVINGPLEDGE To date, 114 of the world’s wealthiest have promised to give away half or more of their wealth to charity by signing onto the pledge, established by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates. Here, locals in their own words on why they took the pledge. “We share the view that those to whom much is given, much is expected. We realize we have been given a unique platform and opportunity, and we are committed to doing the best we can with it. We do not believe our assets are ‘ours’ but rather we try to be the responsible stewards of these resources — and we recognize we have an obligation to reinvest them in a positive, constructive and flexible manner.â€? — Steve and Jean Case, founders AOL “I recognize that to have any significant impact on an organization or a cause, one must concentrate resources, and make transformative gifts — and to be involved in making certain those gifts actually transform in a positive way.â€? — David Rubenstein, co-founder Carlyle Group “We encourage others to go down a philanthropic path of their choosing with the understanding that this road is full of opportunities and challenges. It is as hard to make good grants as it is to make good investments and it needs to be done with dedication. ‌ When done right, there is nothing more satisfying than grant-making — seeing positive results and learning from mistakes.â€? — Vicki and Roger Sant, founders AES


LOISENGLAND Originally founded by Hechinger home improvement stores heiress Lois England and her late husband, Richard, to teach their children the value and integrity in giving, the England Foundation has awarded more than $10 million in grants over the years. Its giving includes $4 million to Out-of-School-Time Programs in Washington and $350,000 to Jewish Community Life and $175,000 in discretionary grants during the Spring 2012 Cycle to various Washingtonarea institutions, including contributions to the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, George Washington University, the McLean School of Maryland, St. Andrew’s School and Sidwell Friends School. RICHARDANDSHANNONFAIRBANK The co-founder and CEO of Capital One earns no salary although he received about $15 million in stocks and options last year plus a $2 million bonus but actively supports many Washington causes, including the Potomac School (which received a $12 million gift). He and his wife have contributed to many community campaigns and most recently supported women veterans trying to start their own businesses with an $800,000 grant through the Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps, a program with Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence.


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RAULANDJEAN-MARIEFERNANDEZ As the founders of the Fernandez Foundation, the couple’s primary focus is on education reform and creating opportunity in the arts for underpriviledged youth in the Washington area, giving around $1 million each year since 2000. Raul Fernandez is the chairman of Fight for Children, which raised just over $2 million last year through its annual fundraiser, Fight Night. He also serves on the boards of America’s Promise, D.C. College Access Program, and D.C. Public Education Fund to contribute to educational improvements. Jean-Marie Fernandez serves on the board of the Washington Ballet and Imagination Stage and is passionately dedicated to THEARC. The couple served as chairmen of this year’s Catholic Charities Gala, raising an astounding $2.1 million. MICHELLEFREEMAN Freeman leads the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, which donates $1.5 million annually in grants, and the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which focuses on art for all ages and art education. She has supported and chaired THEARC’s gala for the last three years and sits on the board of Washington National Opera,The Landon School and CharityWorks, where she was honored as “Philanthropist of the Year” in 2012.This year, she received the 2013 Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Community Service Award for her instrumental role in raising over $2.5 million for the organization. She is also sponsoring the American Film Institutes 2013 Documentary Festival’s move back to Washington, along with Ted Leonsis and Jim Kimsey. MORTONANDNORMALEEFUNGER The Fungers recently endowed the W. Scott Funger Memorial Scholarship in honor of their late son, a 2012 George Washington University Law School grad. They serve on the boards of the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art and American Art Museum, the Kennedy Center and Children’s Hospital Foundation. Over the years their foundation has supported the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Children’s National Medical Center, the Mayo Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the National Symphony Orchestra, Duke University


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Medical Center and Washington Performing Arts Society. This year they were honored with the George Washington University’s Presidents Medal for their generous financial support to the University over the last decade. JACQUESANDLEAHGANSLER Since its founding in 1999, the Ganslers’ CharityWorks has distributed more than $14 million: $8 million to causes from the foundation’s annual Fall “Dream Ball� and about $6 million to causes from its 100 Point Vintage Wine Dinner, held every Spring. About 60 percent of funds have been distributed to organizations supporting education for children in need. Grants to Higher Achievement helped take this local mom-and-pop shop nationwide, while funds to Capital Partners for Education helped 400 kids — up from 100 — become the first in their families to attend college. The Ganslers also support Maya Angelou’s See Forever schools, Orphan Foundation of America, Everybody Wins, Fishing School and Heads Up! The rest has gone to military veterans and their families through organizations such as Fisher House, which provides housing for wounded vets. All told, roughly a quarter-million individuals have been touched by the Ganslers’ generosity. Rynthia Rost and Michelle Freeman

Kuwait Amb. Salem Al-Sabah and Rima Al-Sabah


STEVEANDDIANAGOLDBERG Nothing is more important than healthy happy children as far as the Goldbergs are concerned and it shows in their giving.They may no longer be making headlines since their two newsmaking $25 million donations to Children’s National Medical Center in 2001 and 2008, but the couple continue to give regularly to several children’s causes, including Children’s Law Center, through their family foundation. DONALDGRAHAM Few names are better known in Washington than Don Graham’s. As chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, Graham has been associated with one of the nation’s most widely read newspapers since 1971 when he joined the family-owned media company as an enterprising reporter and then worked his way up through the ranks. When he isn’t busy ensuring the news gets delivered, he works on behalf of District of Columbia College Access


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Program (DC-CAP), which helps District public high school students enroll in and graduate from college. More than $1 million in grants were made in 2013 through the Philip L. Graham Fund (named after his late father) in five areas: arts and humanities, community endeavors, education, health and human services, journalism and communications. TERESAHEINZ Mrs. Heinz is mostly in the spotlight as the spouse of Secretary of State John F. Kerry these days, but the foods products heiress has not lost her razor-sharp focus on the philanthropic activities of The Heinz Endowments (with $1.5 billion in assets) and three separate foundations known as the Heinz Family Philanthropies (more than $150 million in assets) which she has directed since the death of her first husband, Sen. H. John Heinz III of Pennsylvania, in 1991. The endowments distribute about $65 million per year, mostly in the Pittsburgh area (where the H.J. Heinz Company is based), and use the city and the rest of the southwestern region of Pennsylvania as a testing ground for solutions to problems that are national in scope. Working through five program areas — arts and culture; children, youth and families; community and economic development; education; and environment — she has concentrated on identifying opportunities that promise significant


Cindy and Evan Jones

quality-of-life improvements for residents who need them the most. Mrs. Heinz is especially devoted to the selection process involving the Heinz Family Foundation’s annual Heinz Awards, which gives $250,000 grants for individual achievement in many fields. Last year’s recipients were: a composer working to bring symphony orchestras into the digital age; a public health pediatrician focusing on the connection between physical design of communities and public health risks; a university president who increased the number of minority students in math and science; a scientist specializing in clean energy economy; and a synthetic biology pioneer. HELENLEEHENDERSON A wise observer of the Washington arts scene once said, “if it has the HRH name on it, it’s the best show in town” and few would disagree. Henderson’s discerning judgment and taste have been a boon for the Kennedy Center, which has received more than $8 million from her family’s HRH Foundation for international programming and festivals devoted to the cultures of China, Japan, India, Scandinavia and the Arab world. She’s also supported the cost of producing dozens of educational videos in conjunction with major exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art over the past decade. Other recipients of her ample largesse include the National Symphony Orchestra, the Shakespeare Theatre,

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Colonial Williamsburg and the Signature Theatre (where she provided underwriting for the current production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”). BOBANDPAULAHISAOKA Over the last five years, the Hisaokas have given millions of dollars in charitable gifts to worthy local causes, about $4.4 million is specifically raised through the Joan Hisaoka Make a Difference Gala, which is held to assist those living with cancer, specifically Life with Cancer and the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Bob Hisaoka serves on the board of Teach for America for which he has given $200,000 in the last three years. He also sits on the boards of the University of Maryland Business School, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and the See Forever Foundation.The Hisaokas are active in Venture Philanthropy Partners and THEARC, to which they have given generously in recent years. In addition to the organizations mentioned above, they also support NorthernVirginia Family Services, Brem Foundation, Fight for Children, the D.C. Public Education Fund, Salvation Army, City Dance, and a new philanthropic project, the New School Venture Fund. EVANANDCINDYJONES Longtime supporters and volunteers at Children’s National Medical Center, the Joneses have given



Claire and Albert Dwoskin

well over a million dollars to the hospital, in addition to endowing the Cindy and Evan Jones Professorship in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, the first in the country that tests how medicine reacts in children as opposed to adults. Cindy Jones also sits on CNMC’s foundation board, while her husband serves on the medical center’s main board and is the former chairman of the Children’s Research Institute Board. Evan Jones, a scientist, is on a number of Boards including Research!America andhe established a Management & Technology fund at the Wharton School. Cindy Jones, an engineer by training, serves on several boards including the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association and has chaired over a dozen local fund raising galas. KIPLINGERFAMILY Austin Kiplinger’s father, publishing magnate W.M. Kiplinger, started collecting rare prints, maps and photographs of the nation’s capital back in the 1920s and his family has continued the tradition ever since, amassing more than 4,000 pieces tracing every stage of the city’s development. This treasure trove dates from an early 1791 plan for the new capital drawn by Pierre L’Enfant to “Vanishing Washington,� 120 oil and watercolor paintings and hundreds of photographs commissioned to record buildings that were demolished in the 1950s. Austin Kiplinger and


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his son, Knight, recently turned over this treasure trove to the Historical Society of Washington, where it will be displayed at the old Carnegie Library, the downtown headquarters the group shares with Events DC, the city’s convention and sports authority. ROBERTANDARLENEKOGODAND CLARICESMITH Any local resident who loves the performing arts would certainly be familiar with the names Kogod and Smith. From the Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Arlene and Robert Kogod Center for the Arts classroom at Sidwell Friends School to the Kogod Lobby at Studio Theatre and the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum, it is clear this prominent real estate dynasty has left an indelible cultural mark in the metropolitan Washington area. SACHIKOKUNOANDRYUJIUENO The biotech tycoons behind the surprise purchases of the historic “Evermay� and “Halcyon House� properties in Georgetown fly under the radar with their philanthropy but have made strides in supporting the arts. In addition to their S&R Foundation, which supports emerging Japanese classical musicians and scientists, the couple also gives regularly to

the Washington Ballet, the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as well as to more wide-reaching projects such as the Global Classmates Program. They are also in the process of creating a separate entity, the Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno Innovation Fund, for additional philanthropic endeavors. TEDANDLYNNLEONSIS The couple were a pillar of the Washington charitable community even before they pledged to donate $100 million in their lifetimes. Ted Leonsis wears many hats — from entrepreneur and sports team owner to Emmy-awardwinning filmmaker and venture capital investor — and within each role he manages to wear a philanthropist’s hat as well. He and his wife have supported more than 400 charities in the past, and this year they are narrowing their focus to make a greater impact with their giving. Favorites still include his alma mater Georgetown University, College Success Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs, Best Buddies,VPP, Maya Angelou School, Capital Area Food Bank and military outreach programs such as TAPS. MARRIOTTFAMILY The hotel clan’s J. Willard and Alice Marriott Foundation, controlled by brothers Bill and Richard Marriott, distributed just over $19


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David and Katherine Bradley

million last year, including major grants to the District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP), D.C. Central Kitchen, New Schools Venture Fund, Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. It also supported the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities, which has placed more than 16,000 young people in jobs with 3,500 employers since 1989. Bill Marriott’s son and daughter in law, David and Carrie Marriott, have become more active in philanthropic work in recent years, especially with Children’s National Medical Center and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. JACQUELINEMARS The Mars candy heiress was instrumental in the merger of the Kennedy Center with Washington National Opera (where she serves as a most generous chairman) and is widely recognized for her dedication to preserving American history. She supports the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, the National Museum of History, National gallery of Art, Mount Vernon, the American Prairie Foundation and the National Archives, which last year recognized her contributions with its first Foundation for the National Archives Heritage Award.


CONSTANCEMILSTEIN Heiress to a sizeable real estate fortune, Constance “Connie” Milstein made her mark in Washington over the past few years with the renovation of the Jefferson Hotel — President Obama’s venue of choice when it comes to wining and dining Republicans opposed to his budget plan. Her philanthropic efforts are more under the radar, although she was front and center in April as chairman of the annual Washington National Opera Ball. She gives to a wide variety of causes — including $10 million recently to Mt.Vernon — but has five major ones that continue year after year. These include four institutions on whose boards she serves: the Kennedy Center, New York University (which just opened its Washington campus thanks to her $15 million donation in 2010), New York Presbyterian Hospital and CURE Epilepsy (which received a $500,000 challenge grant in 2010) plus Ford’s Theatre. Among her other causes are Lungevity, the National Symphony Orchestra and Refugees International. NELSANDKRISTENOLSON Nels Olson is vice chairman and co-leader of the Global Board and CEO Services Practice at Korn/Ferry. He is an active board member of Wolf Trap Foundation. He and his wife are former chairmen of the Wolf Trap Ball and served as chairmen of the Refugees International

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Douglas and Gabriela Smith

Gala this year.They are sponsors of the StarlightStarbright Foundation and served as committee members for the 2013 Children’s Ball. GEORGEANDMARILYNPEDERSEN By day, George Pedersen works at ManTech International, a company he co-founded that generates $3 billion in revenue, to find innovative solutions for mission-critical national security programs. But finding ways to improve the lives of the downtrodden is never far from his brain, as he and wife Marilyn have consistently given generously to local institutions, such as Charityworks, Johns Hopkins Medical School and the Hillside School for Handicapped Children in Maryland. MILT CAROLYNANDLAURIEPETERSON When Milt and Carolyn Peterson got married, they knew that one of their main goals was to create a family business they could share. Four children later, what they have built is something of a family empire with all the children helping to manage The Peterson Companies.The family also has a foundation to support health and human services causes including the Life with Cancer’s Family Center. In May, the Petersons hosted their annual Lobster Extravaganza in partnership with Inova Health System and helped raise more than $750,000 for Life with Cancer on top of the $10 million-plus they already raised.



IRENEPOLLIN Pollin is famous for having owned the Washington Wizards and Capitals with her late husband, Abe Pollin, but her work with the organization she founded in her daughter’s memory, Sister to Sister, is what drives her philanthropy. Last year, Pollin negotiated a partnership to give the group access to the 300,000 members of Hadassah, the country’s largest Jewish women’s organization. Her $10 million donation to Hadassah’s Medical Center in Jerusalem took her cause global with the founding of the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Institute. She followed that with another $10 million to Cedars Sinai Heart Institute’s Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, further expanding her organization’s ability to prevent heart disease — the number one killer of women in America.

Victor Shargai

Nels and Kristen Olson

FC Stats: The Foundation Center’s Statistical Information Service (


Total Grants Dollars Received


Total Number of Grants


1. California

$ 3,089,947,598 5.5

2. New York

3,017,210,145 5.4

16,178 4.4

3. District of Columbia

1,646,883,222 2.9

7,128 1.9

4. Arkansas

1,336,022,075 2.4

5. Massachusetts

22,380 6.1

710 0.2

1,167,915,617 2.1

6,571 1.8

959,874,695 1.7

8,807 2.4

7. Pennsylvania

749,831,062 1.3

5,439 1.5

8. Illinois

713,829,704 1.3

5,713 1.6

9. Georgia

585,536,743 1.0

2,933 0.8

526,182,318 0.9

3,430 0.9

6. Texas

10. Michigan

Subtotal $ 13,793,233,179 24.6 All other States 7,369,636,389 13.1 1

Total $ 21,162,869,568 37.7

79,289 21.7 63,964 17.5 143,253 39.2

Source: The Foundation Center, 2013. Due to rounding, figures may not add up. Based on all grants of $10,000 or more awarded by a national sample of 1,122 larger U.S. foundations (including 800 of the 1,000 largest ranked by total giving). For community foundations, only discretionary grants are included. Grants to individuals are not included in the file. The difference between total grants awarded and total grants received represents grants to overseas recipients. 1Total for grants received includes 70 grants totaling $3.5 million to recipients based in U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). Copyright Š 2013, The Foundation Center. All rights reserved. Permission to use, copy, and/or distribute this document in whole or in part for internal, noncommercial purposes without fee is hereby granted provided that this notice and appropriate credit to the Foundation Center is included in all copies. All references to data contained in this document must also credit theFoundation Center. No other reproduction, republishing, or dissemination in any manner of form is permitted without prior written consent from the Foundation Center. Requests for written consent should be submitted to the Foundation Centers Research Department.


MITCHANDEMILYRALES Mitchell is the director of the Danaher Corporation, a $40 billion global trading company. The couple’s extensive contemporary art collection is displayed at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Md., and they have recently donated funds to add a second building to the enclave, as well as an arts collaboration with Strathmore Music Center. Mitch Rales serves on the board of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as well as the National Gallery of Art (which has received his pledge of $10 million to help fund a complete renovation to the East Building). RYNTHIAROST As GEICO’s vice president of public affairs, Rost helps donate millions of dollars each year to more than 200 charities. She personally serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Economic Club, the Federal City Council the Board of Trade and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, she helps mentor young, multicultural women seeking guidance in their careers via her daughter’s project. Rost gives generously from her own purse as well, and has recently donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Children’s Hospital, INOVA and the Laurel Fund. She is also chairwoman of GEICO’s Children’s Hospital Campaign, which raises more than $300,000 annually.


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DAVIDANDALICERUBENSTEIN David Rubenstein wasted no time jumpstarting his annual giving, and he is America’s ninthlargest donor for 2013. His $90 million in pledges is more than double the $42.5 million he distributed in 2012. This year Rubenstein has given $50 million to the Kennedy Center toward its $150 million expansion project, $10 million to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association to help build the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, $10 million to the National Gallery of Art and $150,000 (as a David M. Rubenstein Prize) for the first-ever Library of Congress Literacy Awards. ROGERANDVICKISANT The Sants’ reputation as remarkably lowkey donors is inversely proportional to their generous support of myriad causes that include the visual and performing arts, preservation of the Mesoamerican Reef, adolescent reproductive health issues and sustainable cities. A particular favorite is the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, which has received $35 million in gifts since 2005 ($10 million to endow the director’s position, $15 million for a new Ocean Hall and $10 million to establish the Sant Chair in Marine Science).The National Gallery of Art, where Vicki Sant serves as president, has long been a recipient of the couple’s ample largess. In March, they joined two additional donors, Mitchell Rales and David Rubenstein, to underwrite a $30 million renovation of the East Building. One of their most popular gifts in recent years was an $800,000 donation to bring two new Chinese pandas to the National Zoo. FREDRICKANDKARENSCHAUFELD It’s no surprise that Fight for Children’s $2 million fundraising record-breaker was due in significant part to self-made millionaires. The Schaufelds founded NEW Customer Service Companies in a studio apartment in Washington in 1983, growing it into NEWAsurion, a consumer product protection service that employs 11,000 and enjoys a market capitalization in the billions. In addition to raising $400,000 for Fight for Children, the Schaufelds also support Venture Philanthropy Partners efforts in the areas of education, poverty, healthcare and the environment. Karen


Bob and Paula Hisaoka

is also a co-founder of All Ages Read Together and 100 Women Strong, a grant-making organization that has doled out $450,000 to battered women’s shelters and health programs in Loudoun County and other locations. VICTORSHARGAI The “Godfather of Washington Theater” may be more famous for tender ministrations to the local performing arts scene than the sumptuous interior designs he crafts for his rich and famous clients. While he scores major points as the longtime behind-the-scenes consigliere to the late Gilbert and Jaylee Mead, whose multmillion-dollar gifts helped transform Washington into one of the nation’s leading cultural centers, Shargai has been generous with his own money and time as well. He is always front and center at Theater Washington’s Helen Hayes Awards (a special favorite) and productions of the Signature, Shakespeare, Forum and Studio theaters as well as the Washington Ballet and City Dance. “I get immense pleasure from giving and seeing results,” he says of his particular generosity to new and struggling companies.“Helping a small

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group with $2,500 is the same as giving $25,000 to a larger one.” DOUGLASANDGABRIELASMITH As the parents of three, Douglas and Gabriela Smith are intimately familiar with the needs of children, and through their Amanter Social Ventures and Amanter Fund, they have been able to launch several scholarship and educational programs for local youth that focus on health and nutrition. Gabriela Smith created Harvard University’s first international scholarship program to alleviate hunger and poverty in Argentina. The duo are founding investors of Venture Philanthropy Partners where Gabriela Smith has served as a board member since 2001. DANIELANDJANESOLOMON Daniel Solomon has devoted himself to improving the lives of District residents ever since he first moved to the city after college. From providing services to the homeless and low-income families through his work for the family’s Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation to raising more than $1 million


for the Tzadec program of The Jewish Funds for Justice to help strengthen Jewish social justice organizations, he has been an advocate for the District’s most vulnerable communities. As a founder and board member of DCVote, Solomon has been instrumental in using his connections from his days at the Department of Labor to forge support for local voting rights. Jane pursues her interest in environmental issues including Bonobo Conservation, a group that works to preserve the Bonobo apes and their rainforest habitats. EARLSTAFFORD Earl Stafford’s life has been dedicated to service, first with a distinguished 20-year career in the Air Force and now as a dedicated philanthropist looking out for the underprivileged. Through his faith-based Stafford Foundation, he has pledged more than $1 million to nonprofit groups focusing on helping all people become self-reliant. Stafford may be best known for The People’s Inaugural Project, which brought more than 400 disadvantaged citizens to Washington to witness President Obama’s inauguration and his Doing Good campaign with Bill Cosby, an effort to motivate others to “do good.” ANNIETOTAH Totah is often spotted at the District’s many charitable functions, likely because she is involved in so many of them. Most of her charitable giving has centered on her Armenian/Jewish heritage. She and late husband Sami were instrumental in growing the Magen David Sephardic Congregation in the greater metro area, as well as raising billions for Armenian causes. She’s a major champion of the arts, especially the Washington Performing Arts Society,Washington Ballet, Strathmore Performing Arts Center,Young Concert Artists and the Phillips Collection. A breast cancer survivor, she is also a founding member of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s ambassadors program, a major source of funding for the pink-ribbon crusader. REGGIEVANLEE This numbers whiz with degrees from M.I.T. and Harvard leads Booz Allen Hamilton’s commercial business as executive vice president, and divides his philanthropic time between Washington and New York City. There really


isn’t much in the way of philanthropy that he hasn’t touched, whether it’s the arts, health or culture. As head of Washington Performing Arts Society’s board, he’s brought in new partnerships with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Howard Theatre, and helped fund scholarships for summer camps and jazz and gospel programs. He also gave $1 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and helped oversee Howard Theatre’s $29 million renovation. Lee is also a supporter of Fight for Children, the Washington Ballet and Habitat for Humanity. ALANANDIRENEWURTZEL Any businessman knows that success requires a bit of luck, and Alan Wurtzel

would probably be the first say that his lucky streak hit in 2000 when he sold all of his Circuit City Stock — thus allowing him to avoid the major losses that resulted when the company filed for bankruptcy. Since his retirement from the company, he has dedicated himself to higher education by serving as a trustee of Virginia Commonwealth University, and a member of Virginia’s state board of education and the council for higher education. Currently, Wurtzel is working on expansion and investment plans for the Phillips Collection. He recently wrote a book describing how he took Circuit City from a small “mom and pop” store to one of the nation’s largest electronic and appliance retailers.

FC Stats: The Foundation Center’s Statistical Information Service (



Total Giving2

Fiscal Date

1. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region




2. The Freedom Forum Inc.




3. New Mighty Foundation




4. Arthur S. DeMoss Foundation




5. Public Welfare Foundation Inc.




6. The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation




7. The Wyss Foundation




8. HJW Foundation




9. The Gottesman Fund




10. Searle Freedom Trust




11. Wallace Global Fund II




12. Moriah Fund




13. The Wyss Peace Foundation Inc.




14. Wallace Genetic Foundation Inc.




15. Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation




16. The Summit Foundation




17. Bauman Family Foundation Inc.




18. Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust




19. Philip L. Graham Fund




20. The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Inc.




Source: The Foundation Center, 2013 1IN=Independent Foundation; CM=Community Foundation; CS=Corporate Foundation; OP=Operating Foundation 2Includes grants, scholarships, and employee matching gifts; excludes set-asides, loans, PRIs and program expenses. Copyright © 2013, The Foundation Center. All rights reserved. Permission to use, copy, and/or distribute this document in whole or in part for internal, noncommercial purposes without fee is hereby granted provided that this notice and appropriate credit to the Foundation Center is included in all copies. All references to data contained in this document must also credit theFoundation Center. No other reproduction, republishing, or dissemination in any manner of form is permitted without prior written consent from the Foundation Center. Requests for written consent should be submitted to the Foundation Centers Research Department.


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he U.S. stock market repeatedly setting record highs this winter and spring calls to mind the old adage, “is the class half empty or half full?” Recall the 1999-2000 Technology Bubble bursting in 2000-2002 and the aftermath of market highs in October 2007 as the Great Recession began. Should investors worry again that equity markets are ahead of themselves given the challenges facing the global economy? Headlines about stock market records sound better than the reality. Actually, the Dow Jones Index and the S&P 500 Index are short of record levels when adjusted for inflation or viewed relative to corporate earnings. Of greater concern is the bond market where yields to maturity are near record lows, whether measured nominally or after adjusting for inflation. Low interest rates are important in assessing today’s stock market levels and in thinking about asset allocation. Are equity markets overvalued today given the substantial recovery in share prices since 2009? Stock prices still appear moderate relative to stock fundamentals despite double digit market gains during the last 18 months. For example, prices average about 14 times 2013 projected earnings (“the P/E ratio”). Historic norms for the P/E ratio are approximately 15x. P/E ratios entering 2012 were approximately 12.5x. The expansion in P/E ratios from 12.5x to the recent 14.1x at the end of April 2013 has accounted for slightly more than half of the 27 percentage point price gain in the S&P 500 Index between December 31, 2012 and April 30, 2013. Thus, earnings expansion also accounted for nearly half of the price gain. Additionally, compare stocks to yields on high yield (or “junk”) bonds.Today, the earnings yield on the S&P 500 Index of 7 percemt (the reciprocal of the market multiple of 14x) for the first time exceeds the yield on a basket of junk bonds since the junk bond market was established



Broken Records: Stock Markets and Sovereign Debt in the mid-1980s. Thus, the “broken record” of greater concern is not the new high of the Dow Jones Industrials Index or the S&P 500 Index. Bonds seem fully priced across the risk spectrum, from U.S. Treasuries, which have negative yields after adjusting for inflation, to junk bonds where nominal yields are barely above 5 percent versus historic norms of 10 percent. Low bond yields are in large part due to the Federal Reserve’s loose monetary policy, but also reflect expectations for modest economic growth over the next several years. Debt levels are very high in the United States at all government

“Nonetheless, the U.S. economy’s resilience is pleasantly surprising.” levels, in Europe and especially in Japan. The consequent need for deleveraging has weighed on growth prospects. For example, the International Monetary Fund forecasts a modest recession in Europe in 2013, and slow growth for 2014. Although some key measures suggest Europe has been stabilizing, the controversial bank “bail-in” in Cyprus illustrates Europe’s tenuous position. The bail-in is particularly troubling because it shook the notion of bank deposit safety (even though, in the end, only the large depositors suffered losses). The Eurozone probably will continue to battle significant political and social challenges as its disparate nations attempt to coordinate fiscal policies. Japan’s new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, entered office with great momentum. Abe and the new Bank of Japan Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, seem committed to pushing the levers on their economy, expanding quantitative easing in part to weaken the yen. A weaker yen would boost prospects for export-focused Japanese

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companies. The corollary to the weak yen, however, is a stronger U.S. dollar, which has the potential for further gains founded on increased domestic energy production. Greater domestic production should help the U.S. current account deficit as crude oil imports decline. The U.S. housing market also has strengthened. Having peaked in 2006, this sector has endured a long process of clearing excess inventory from prior overbuilding, “underwater” houses, which are worth less than what homeowners owe on their mortgages, and foreclosed, vacant homes. Construction activity and home prices appear to be rebounding. Double-digit, year-to-date equity market returns already exceed historic average annual returns in the mid- to high-single digits. Nonetheless, the U.S. economy’s resilience is pleasantly surprising. Current forecasts for 2013 U.S. GDP growth range between 1-1/2 percent and 2-1/2 percent despite increased payroll taxes, higher income taxes and the fiscal sequester, which combined probably have shaved 1.5 percent from growth. A grand bargain in the nation’s capital that trims the deficit at a measured pace, we believe, would be constructive. Meanwhile, recent elections in Italy and elsewhere suggest that European austerity programs have been too severe for voters’ tastes and going forward likely will be spread out over longer periods, leaving investors – and European citizens – with ongoing uncertainty. In short, equity markets could set new nominal highs.The major risk to equity markets might be if the tepid economic recovery were to lose steam, in which case bond market yields could set new lows. Matthew Gelfand and Paul Veith are managing directors in the Washington, D.C. office of Rockefeller & Co., the investment advisory firm.



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ogul Sheila Johnson has much on her mind these days. In August, her longawaited Salamander Inn & Resort finally opens its doors in Middleburg, ready to pamper Washingtonians in luxurious facilities spread across 340 acres. She’s also organizing the town’s first Middleburg Film Festival this fall, bringing three days of independent film to Virginia’s Hunt Country. As if that weren’t enough, the co-founder of BET and co-owner of the Washington Mystics is also dabbling in art and fashion with the Sheila Johnson Collection (sheilajohnsoncollection. com), her new line of socially conscious luxury scarves. Made of 100-percent modal in Prato, Italy, the scarves feature photos that Johnson took during trips to Haiti, Rwanda and Uganda that she took with fashion designer Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation. Walking through Port-au-Prince two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake destroyed much of the impoverished island nation, Johnson was struck by the Haitians’ resilience. With camera in hand, she proceeded to capture signs of hope among the rubble, whether in the form of a brilliant blue door intact in a crumbling building or an iron coffee scale carefully tended to by a merchant hoping to find business again. “I really


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wanted to capture what Haiti was looking like after the earthquake,” she says. “Walking around, there were pockets of beauty.” After discussing the possibility of transferring her images onto fabric with Karan’s own scarf manufacturer, Johnson turned her artistic pursuit into fashion for a cause. A portion of their sale price ($475) at select Neiman Marcus will be donated to Haitian relief through the Urban Zen Foundation. Other scarves are sold to support Johnson’s homeless women’s soccer league, the Lady Salamanders, which currently has nine teams across the country playing under the Street Soccer USA banner.



WHO’S NEXT Giuseppe Lanzone, 30, and Mario Lanzone, 28, of Peruvian Brothers


fter placing fourth in the 2012 London Olympics, rower Giuseppe Lanzone returned to Washington to coach crew at Georgetown University and start an unlikely new business with his brother Mario. Their Peruvian Brothers food truck hit Washington streets last month, offering a taste of the flavors they grew up with in their native land — chicharrón sandwiches in criolla sauce, lucuma (a tropical fruit) ice cream and other favorites.

WHYANOTHERFOODTRUCKANDWHY NOW?We crave the food that we grew up eating. We wanted to bring those authentic flavors here, so we were very particular about recreating the tastes that stayed truest to what we ate as children. Having been separated for almost 13 years working on two very different life paths, this venture is a chance for us to reconnect and build something together. Food trucks allow innovative small businesses to test their product without a huge investment but the possibility to grow. This seemed like an interesting idea to see if Washington was ready for Peruvian food. WHAT SETS PERUVIAN BROTHERS APARTFROMTHEOTHERS? We wanted to give D.C. not only delicious Peruvian food, but also a piece of our heritage. Unlike many others, we own and operate the truck. When we’re not on the streets selling, we’re cooking, shopping, planning, accounting and juggling our other careers.

ISITHARDTORUNABUSINESSWITHA SIBLING?No one makes me laugh harder than Mario, but we have a great dynamic when we need to focus. Mario moves fast in the kitchen and holds himself to a high standard of perforWHAT’S THE MOST CHALLENGING mance. I handle most of the organizational pieces PARTOFYOURBUSINESS? On our first and I keep us on task. We make a great team, day we sold out of everything. I mean com- even when we fight. And trust me, we fight. pletely everything except our shirts. There’s a lot more to [the business] than cutting a hole GIUSEPPE HOW HAS YOUR LIFE in the side of a truck and handing people CHANGEDSINCETHEOLYMPICS?WILL sandwiches. The most challenging part is YOURETURN?After the Olympics, I looked for cooking the whole menu every single night. an occupation that allowed me to direct the same The most time-intensive dish is the Butifarra, drive and intensity I showed in rowing toward a which requires a special technique to retain career. I recognized quickly that I was passionate moisture and the smoky taste of achiote about running my own business and that I have spice. The process is time consuming, but the all the faculties to realize this dream right here. As result is supreme. for the next Olympics, we’ll see next year.


MARIOTELLUSABOUTYOURWORK AS A YACHT CAPTAIN ON THE MEDITERRANEAN Captaining yachts was another way to put my passion for sailing into a promising career. It really opened up my imagination. Currently, I have three captains’ licenses and can operate a vessel up to 100 tons. [Sailing] is on hiatus at the moment but there is no doubt in my mind that I will continue. My first big purchase one day will be my own sailboat. WHAT’SNEXTFORYOUBOTH?Following Mr. Marriott’s formula, we are working hard to create one exceptional product and then working on the second. Whether that’s a second food truck or a restaurant, we’ll see how our hard work pays off.


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resh off her starring role in Washington National Opera’s critically acclaimed “Show Boat,” soprano Alyson Cambridge talks about coming home to Washington, her red-hot career and her vocal inspiration.

WASHINGTON LIFE: This production reunited you with your old friends, bass Morris Robinson and soprano Angela Renée Simpson. What was it like to work with them again? ALYSONCAMBRIDGE This was my fourth or fifth show with Angela. We debuted together in 2005 in “Porgy and Bess” in L.A., Washington, and then in Michigan. Morris and I were both young artists at the Metropolitan Opera. He has always been like a big brother to me, so whenever I see the two of them it’s like seeing family. We just have a lot of fun onstage together. WL: How were you introduced to the world of classical music and opera? AC I grew up listening to classical music because my mom played it around the house and played the piano. From a very young age I was just begging to get into music. She told me that I had to play the piano first because it was the foundation of so many other musical instruments and that if I got the piano under my belt, any other instrument would be open to me. I took piano lessons from ages 4 to 13. I always loved to sing as well. Often, I would imitate opera singers as a joke because my mom would have it playing on the radio. One of our neighbors who heard me said it wasn’t half bad and that I should consider taking voice lessons. At 12, I went to my first voice lesson and after demonstrating my imitation of an opera singer, the teacher could not believe that I was 12. She offered to give me lessons, and the rest is history. WL: Which sopranos were you first exposed to? ACNo question, Kathleen Battle. When you are starting out, it tends to be the lighter or soubrette voices that you relate to. My high


school teacher Jean Kelly told me that she really wanted me to follow her, not only for the beauty of her voice, but also her presentation and how she carries herself. My parents saw her perform at The Kennedy Center and my dad said “It was like that woman was singing to me!” He was just so struck by her performance and ability to captivate an entire audience. Another important singer that I heard was Jessye Norman. Our middle school music teacher Ricky Payton was asked to write an original song for President Clinton’s second inauguration. I was in school with Chelsea Clinton at Sidwell. A small ensemble performed the piece and I was one of the singers to perform it at the inauguration with Jessye Norman as the soloist. First, we sang at the Kennedy Center Honors as a backup group to her and I was totally star-struck. I remember going up to her saying “Miss Norman, I’m 14 and I am an aspiring opera singer. I have to tell you I think you are so wonderful.” She was very gracious. When I got to college I went through a whole Renée Fleming obsession. I got to work with her for the first time in Massenet’s “Thaïs.” That was a major moment for me.

Alyson Cambridge (Photo by Enrique Vega)

WL: You bear a striking resemblance to another famous singer who was also the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America. ACYes! Vanessa Williams. Growing up as a biracial child, she was the first person I saw on television that looked like me. She is so beautiful and has been an important influence in my life. I have been mistaken for her often, even by one of my friends who has worked with her numerous times. I do hope

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that I will have an opportunity to meet her in person and express my appreciation. WL: Tell us more about your personal connection to Washington. ACI am Washington bred, born and raised; musical everything through and through. It is really great coming home. When I debuted with Washington National Opera in “Porgy and Bess” all those years ago, it was so nice. It was one of my first professional gigs outside of the Met, because I pretty much came straight out of college, did a year at Curtis Institute and won the Met audition at 23. After that, I did so many things at the Met and was at Wolf Trap the following summer. Christina Schepplemann, who was then the artistic administrator at WNO, saw me at Wolf Trap and called the Met about me singing Clara in “Porgy and Bess.” I was just so excited about the opportunity to sing with my hometown company. This was my fourth time back and it’s just so great. Sidwell has had receptions for me after my past three appearances and the Levine School has supported me by buying tickets so that students and faculty could attend. It’s so amazing to have that kind of support. It feels just like a homecoming in so many ways.


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Denise Constandy and Randall Casper at Great Meadow for Virginia Gold Cup (Photo by Kyle Samperton)


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Social Circuit Notable weddings, a garden party at Oatlands and the Warrenton Hunt Ball keep social calendars filled in Hunt Country BY VICKY MOON


n Virginia, the lineage of your ancestors, horses and even your home is everything. The recent wedding of Eleanor Maidson Macon Porter and Cameron Dulany Morison oozed deep family roots on both sides. Porter, the daughter of Delane and John Ridgley Porter III of “Oakley” in Orange, is a descendant of President James Madison. Morison, the son of Lucy Lancaster Reed Morison of The Plains and George Harris Morison of Aldie, has lineage to Richard “King” Carter, one of the wealthiest landowners in colonial Virginia, and the local legendary Col. Richard Henry Dulany, founder of the Upperville Horse Show. The wedding was held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville with the reception at the Morison family home, “Stoke,” in Aldie. In other wedding news, equestrian Paige Johnson, the daughter of Black Entertainment Television co-founders Sheila Johnson of Middleburg and Robert Johnson of Washington and Charlotte, married Dudley Payne III, an insurance broker and competitive amateur golfer from Warrenton. The destination wedding was held at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas during a four-day celebration. Guests included Paige’s friends from the horse show world: Georgina Bloomberg, Clara Lindner Belden and Bianne Goutal (who were all in the wedding party). Following the beachside ceremony and tented dinner there was music and dancing in another tent by the gardens.With music by Ne-Yo and DJ Cassidy,“It was all about the dancing,” said one guest. The spring and summer garden party circuit is in full swing, beginning with the Oatlands Gala in honor of Mimi Abel-Smith, a board member for many years.The 360-acre plantation/National Trust Property has a fine pedigree with an 1804 Greek revival mansion established by George Carter and was later the home of Edith and William Corcoran Eustis.


Patricia McNeal, Oatlands Executive Director Andrea McGimsey, Mimi Abel-Smith, Barbara Sharp and Michael J. O’Connor pose with a hand-painted floor cloth designed by Sharp that was given to Oatlands by Mrs. Abel-Smith. (Photo Courtesy of Joey Darley,

A silent auction and cocktails kicked off the magical night, as Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, chatted with “Oatlands” board chairman Michael O’Connor and his wife Dawn O’Connor along with Chris Miller, president of the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). Add to this mix David and Cary Williams. David is on the board of PEC, Oatlands and Journey Through Hallowed Ground, and is a partner at the law firm of Cadwalader,Wickersham and Taft. Across the tent were Cate Magennis Wyatt president of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership; Kathleen Hughes, director of development programs at the Waterford Foundation; her husband/writer Neil Hughes; and garden guru Dana Westring. Bill and Liz Wolf had a grand time chatting with Aneesh Chopra, former technology whiz for President Barack Obama and now a candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of Virginia. And then there was Sanju K. Bansal, cofounder of MicroStrategy; Gene Gulland a partner at Covington and Burling; and Washington, D.C. attorneys Jonathan and Vickie Groves. Party favors included candies monogrammed with Mimi Abel-Smith and Oatlands.

Over in Warrenton, designer Barry Dixon and Will Thomas hosted the 125th Warrenton Hunt Ball. A parade of classic Virginia names — Maloney,Tufts, Reynolds and Montgomery — put in an appearance at Dixon’s historic “Elway Hall” for cocktails, dancing and breakfast at midnight. The 20,000-square-foot mansion (boasting 10 bedrooms and 17 fireplaces) comes with a pedigree as well. It was built by then-West Virginia Sen. Johnson Camden in 1907 for his daughter, Annie Camden, and her husband, Gen. Baldwin Spilman, and was purchased by Dixon in 1991. Renovation and redecorating is ongoing as Dixon frequently opens his home for charitable causes. And speaking of historic homes, consider the circa 1860 “Old Denton” on 58 acres in the center of the Orange County Hunt territory, which has served as home to generations of the fox hunting Young family. The main house was recently renovated, along with a three-bedroom guesthouse. A 10-stall courtyard stable will serve as a fine home for horses along with eight fields, run in sheds and a new ring. There is also a duplex tenant facility. The property is listed by Jim Thompson of Washington Fine Properties in Middleburg for $11 million.


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GEORGETOWN HOUSE TOUR PATRONS’ PARTY Thomas Anderson and Marc Schappell Residence | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL HOUSE WARMING: The official welcome party for this year’s Georgetown House Tour — the oldest continuous tour of 18th- and 19th-century houses in the nation — was a housewarming of sorts for homeowners Tom Anderson and Marc Schappell, one half of the team that founded Washington Fine Properties, the event’s longtime sponsors. A"er five years, the duo’s renovation of the historic 18thcentury Federal-style residence is nearly complete, providing the ideal backdrop to celebrate those who generously opened their residences to raise funds for St. John’s Episcopal Church.

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Michele Seiver and Councilman Jack Evans Mark McFadden, Dr. Tina Alster, Fabiola Martens, Terri Robinson and Paul Frazer

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BETTORS AND TAILGATERS: Bountiful sunshine and blue skies made Spring’s arrival official at the region’s largest and oldest outdoor event. Fantastic headware and all fashions Lilly and Brooks were de rigueur for revelers, who could partake in pari-mutuel be%ing for the first time in Gold Cup’s 88-year history. And bet they did. The lines were long and the be%ing o"en furious (an average $50,000 per race). Reigning fall International Gold Cup champion Grinding Speed took home the top purse of $45,000 for owner Michael Wharton, who watched in awe with 50,000 other spectators as his jockey, Mark Beecher, pulled off a nearly seven-length win in the final stretch of the grueling four-mile timber course.

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Juan Carlos Capelli, Thomas Capelli, Holly Huff and Jennifer Judkins (Photo by Diane Bondareff)

Kevin Spacey and Cecillie Olaussen (Photo by John Arundel)

Japanese Amb. Kenichiro Sasae and Floyd Mori Jim Learned and Tom Chuckas (Photo by John Arundel)

Takashi Sadatcane, Katsuhiro Saka and Shunji Koshida


THE INTERNATIONAL PAVILION AT THE PREAKNESS Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Md. | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON DREAM SPOILER: Every long shot has his day, and so it was with Oxbow, the bay colt who went wire-to-wire to win the 138th Running of the Preakness Stakes. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories (with 14) wowed the 117,000 spectators, including 400 viewing from a luxe VIP International Pavilion at the finish line. The nation of Japan, represented by its new ambassador, Kenichiro Sasae, was the 2013 host, meaning that there were kanpai (toasts) accompanying the premium sakes and heaping pla%ers of fresh sushi presented by PABU of the Four Seasons, Baltimore. LUXE SPONSORS: This year marked the first in which international luxury watch brand Longines served as the Pavilion’s official presenting partner. Other global brands also made their presence as supporters, including Toyota, Hitachi, Kenzo Estates Winery, All Nippon Airlines (ANA), Mitsubishi Corporation of America and Toshiba, making the Pavilion the premier destination at the Preakness. Longines also carried the distinction of being the Official Timekeeper with a large chronograph at the finish line. The Swiss watchmaker’s representatives, Juan-Carlos Capelli and Jennifer Judkins, awarded Lukas and jockey Gary Stevens with elegant timepieces a"er the 15-1 long shot surprised the crowd with his upset victory over Derby winner Orb. “I get paid to spoil dreams,” Lukas said with a chuckle.

Koshimi and Tsuney Yanagihaia with Pricilla Ouchida and Amy Wantabe


Tom Tanaka Julie Hamp Yukiko Toyoshima Justin Rudd, Jen Resick and Mike Isabella Mayo Masuoka

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Linda Awkard, Carole Randolph, Marsha Smith, Gwen Russell


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BONHAMS SPRING OPENING RECEPTION Bard Sullenger, Madalina Lazen and Eric Minoff Four Seasons Hotel | PHOTOSBYMARTINLOURDPHILIPPE ART EXTRAORDINAIRE: The Georgetown outpost of Bonhams, the esteemed London-based auction house, shipped in some of the finest offerings from its New York, London and Hong Kong Spring auctions for a select clientele. While enjoying flutes of champagne and nibbling on passed hors d’oeuvres, guests marveled at the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB six-cylinder Berline%a which sold for $1.2 million, a Harry Winston diamond and emerald pendant necklace appraised for $275,000, Marc Chagall’s stunning painting “Les amoureaux aux fruits ou Deux têtes” and Frank Weston Benson’s “Picnic.” “It’s been a very strong market for us,” said host Martin Gammon, the director of Bonhams Washington office.

Don Shury and Paul Bessle

Michelle Belliveau and Jim Bell


Gary Cohen

Katherine Hoffman

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Volkswagen President and CEO Jonathan Browning (Photo by Rebecca D’Angelo)

Trust for the National Mall founder Chip Akridge and Fred Ezra

Meryl and Michael Chertoff

TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL LUNCHEON The National Mall | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON HALLOWED GROUND: Balmy breezes, vast white tents and a passing parade of picture hats dominated the scene at the Trust for the National Mall’s luncheon once again this year, with steadfast patrons lending record support to help repair and maintain the iconic 700-acre site. GENEROUS GIFT: “The Mall is a front lot on the corner of Main Street that says ‘come on over,’” Volkswagen Group President and CEO Jonathan Browning told the 1,000-plus guests a"er announcing a $10 million gi" over the next five years to sustain and advance efforts to preserve and protect America’s most visited national park.

Shelly Ross-Larson and Pamela Peabody

Angie Marriott, Carrie Marriott and Sassy Jacobs


Josie Taylor, Lauren Pillsbury and Lindley Thornburg

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PARTY LIKE A PHILANTHROPIST: Nearly 1,000 young, well-dressed philanthropists poured into an elegant circus-sized tent for the 5th annual Ball on the Mall to party in support of National Mall restoration efforts. Guests were delighted to hear about a new PSA campaign featuring Chelsea Clinton and cheered when Caroline Cunningham announced that Volkswagen had made a $10 million donation. The bumping atmosphere was largely due to the dance music performed by Rhythm 6. Those who a%ended the pre-ball VIP buffet dinner enjoyed culinary treats from local chefs Michel Richard, Todd Gray, Sco Perry, Aaron McCloud and Xavier Deshayes. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM


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Maxine Isaacs, Molly Brown and Emily Ahfinson

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Aisha and Akbar Masood, Sara Jaffe and David Ostroff

BROADWAY BABY: Seven Broadway hoofers belting out numbers from “Candide,” “Company,” “Cabaret” and other Harold Prince hits topped off a memorable evening honoring the legendary producer for his profound influence on American musical theater. ALL IN THE FAMILY: “A"er nine major collaborations over 55 years and a friendship that is even longer, there is something faintly incestuous about me giving an award to Hal,” Stephen Sondheim told the adoring crowd. “It’s kind of like Rogers giving one to Hammerstein.”

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Polly Kraft and Lady Westmacott

Jane Harman, Melissa Moss, Marc Adelman and Abbe Lowell

Michael Kahn

Bill McSweeny, Maj. Gen. Buster Howes and Dorothy McSweeny

Landon and Carol Butler

BRITISH HONORS FOR MICHAEL KAHN British Ambassador’s Residence | PHOTOSBYKEVINALLEN MOST EXCELLENT ONE: Michael Kahn was beaming a"er he received the rank of Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire from British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmaco in recognition of his 25 years at the helm of the Shakespeare Theatre. The “American Boy from Brooklyn” couldn’t help admiring his shiny regalia as he showed it to guests at the embassy-hosted fund-raiser for his company’s theater education programs. Alas, he never a%ends white-tie events — but that won’t stop him from wearing it “around the house” or maybe backstage to impress the British knights and dames who occasionally grace his stage. 74

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KENNEDY CENTER SPRING GALA Kennedy Center | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON JUST ‘LOVERLY’: Mother Nature delivered sun and cool breezes for cocktails on the KenCen’s terrace, making a picture-perfect setting for this year’s spring fête. Later, guests made their way to the Roof Terrace for tasty Beef Wellingtons served under placards depicting scenes from classic British literature. It was all by design of course since Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubenstein and gala chairwoman Nancy Brinker had organized a special concert performance of “My Fair Lady” starring Jonathan Pryce, Michael York and Cloris Leachman. The social set rubbed elbows with the stars on the dance floor afterward while celebrating efforts that raised $2.2 million for Kennedy Center programs.

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Earl Potter and Susan Eisenhower Jane Harman and Bill Mayer

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Greg Schneider, Jeff Taylor, Deborah Shapley and Alex Venditti

WRITE-UP: The annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is one of the most highly anticipated evens in the literary world, with an illustrious group of authors including John Updike among those who have previously received the prize. This year’s winner was Benjamin Alire Saenz, who was recognized for his short story, “Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club.”

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John Irelan, Sylvia Ripley and Christian Zapatka


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GREENIFY HISTORY: Nearly 100 guests gathered at the home of the Costa Rican ambassador to support “Restore Mass Ave” and its mission to protect the historic landscaping along Embassy Row. Donning “No Mulch Volcano” bu%ons to promote their message of how mulch can rot trees, guests cha%ed about the 271 trees that have been given a protective “tree canopy” thanks to Deborah Shapley and her team at the nonprofit group, as they sipped wine, nibbled on Costa Rican treats and enjoyed the Latin tunes of guitarist Cristian Perez.




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LET’S GET IT STARTED: To get the buzz going for the Mother’s Day weekend, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure partnered with the Embassy of Canada to host a kick-off reception to herald the big event. The honorary co-chairmen, Reps. Aaron Schock and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, were on hand to discuss the local and global impact of breast cancer. Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan shared personal testimony about his godmother’s survival from triple-negative breast cancer and announced that he would be racing especially in her honor.

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SUSAN G. KOMEN GLOBAL RACE FOR THE CURE The National Mall | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL RUNNING FOR MOM: The 24th annual Race for the Cure was held a month early this year as a special Mother’s Day gi" to moms everywhere with the theme “Make Mom Proud.” While the race is held to raise funds for those suffering from breast cancer globally, 75 percent of the $1,496,956 raised will go toward local programs since Washington, D.C. has the second-highest breast cancer mortality rate in the country. Celebrity racers included WWE divas Layla and Alicia Fox, Arrelious Benn of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Redskins’ Josh Morgan.


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Spring Affairs Roosevelt scions join singer Harry Belafonte at the Women’s Democratic Club, Arts for the Aging Founder Lolo Sarnoff fêted at the Embassy of Finland BY DONNA SHOR


granddaughter of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, will be the next president of the Women’s National Democratic Club where former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a longtime member, says the group’s current president Nuchhi Currier. Anna and her mother, Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, were onstage at the club to present the Eleanor award to singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte, honoring his commitment to causes Eleanor Roosevelt espoused through her speeches and daily newspaper column. Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves was asked by one guest, “Are you “Sistie?” The answer, yes: “Sistie” and “Buzzie,” the grandchildren of the President and Mrs. Roosevelt, were White House tykes whose daily doings were widely chronicled. Danté Pope, an acclaimed musician who was once a congressional legislative aide, played for the gathering. Speakers were Johnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch, author of the Martin Luther King trilogy “America in the King Years.” Belafonte was a longtime counselor to Rev. King, and for many years supplemented the preacher’s meager ($8,000 per year) salary. He formed a close friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt and often visited her in Hyde Park, N.Y., although on one occasion that friendship, if she were a lesser woman, could have been strained. Belafonte said that before she was to make a public appearance she had been holding his little son before he suddenly committed a damp indiscretion. As she laughed it off while sponging her lap, she


Harry Belafonte and Anne Roosevelt Seagraves at the Women’s Democratic Club Awards. (Photo by Rebecca D’Angelo)

told the tot, “You have an awful sense of timing,” and then went on with the show. AGREATFINNISH Ambassador of Finland Ritva Koukku-Ronde hosted a reception at

her spectacular embassy for Arts For The Aging, opening the first phase of AFTA’s 25th anniversary year. Joined by AFTA’s founder Lolo Sarnoff, special guests were Judith Terra, chairman of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and WUSA9 anchor JC Hayward. Hayward co-chairs the anniversary year campaign while stressing that donations are investments in a cause that enriches the lives of older adults by sending a corps of trained instructors throughout the area to senior centers, nursing homes and similar groups. Honorees were the Silver Singers, a group of Chinese elders living in Washington’s dwindling Chinatown neighborhood. Frequent visitors to the Family Matters Asian and Pacific Islanders Senior Center, they persevered over 10 years to create a chorus until AFTA teaching artist Anthony Hyatt offered guidance. Overcoming cultural divides

and language barriers he created this talented choral group. They perform at civic functions and delight in making their music a living example of creative aging — the goal of AFTA. About that creative aging, 97-year-old Lolo Sarnoff is a prime example, founding AFTA late in life and capping a career that included serving as a Swiss Red Cross truck driver in World War II, a graduate nurse at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, and with her late husband, Dr. Stanley Sarnoff, a researcher at Harvard’s School of Public Health. She joined him as coinventor of the Electrophrenic Respirator, which replaced the iron lung in treating Bulbar Polio, and eventually saved their daughter Daniela’s life. In her later years, building on early arts training in Florence and her native Switzerland, she pioneered in working with plexiglass to form light sculptures, subsequently creating works that are in museums, private collections and the Kennedy Center. As the ultimate ending to the AFTA evening, the Silver Singers, who had mingled with the crowd, left en masse, pausing on the stairs to perform a moving farewell song that touched everyone who was there.

Arts for the Aging Founder Lolo Sarnoff with Finnish Amb. Ritva Koukku-Ronde (Photo by Stephanie Williams)


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MARIE ARANA BOOK PARTY Selwa S. “Lucky” Roosevelt Residence | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL WARRIOR-STATESMAN: It was no surprise that author Maria Arana would be honored at a major celebration in the nation’s capital. A"er all, the former Washington Post book editor’s recent biography, “Simon Bolivar: American Liberator,” has been called a “sweeping narrative worthy of a Hollywood epic.” PLAUDITS FOR PERFECTION: “She’s brilliant, the most wonderful writer I’ve ever known,” hostess Lucky Roosevelt told guests, noting that Arana had edited her own memoir some years back.

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Julio Heurtematte, Clara Brillembourg Chopivsky and Robert Craft

Secretary of Labor Ray LaHood and Kathy LaHood Reps. James McGovern, Nick Rahall and Charles Boustany

Residence of the Ambassador of Lebanon | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON DIPLOMATIC MIX: Lebanese Amb. Antoine Chedid and his wife Nicole’s dinner honoring Victoria Reggie Kennedy was notable for its VIP guest list and tasty regional cuisine but also for the rare political mix that marked the occasion. Not only was the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow seated beside a Republican cousin, Louisiana Rep. Christopher Boustany (who is also of Lebanese descent), she was one table away from Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.), her great nephew. “It’s the most bipartisan gathering in Washington I’ve been to in a long time,” she told the crowd, “and I love it.” VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM


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Lauren Hickey, Quin Woodward Pu, Will Scott and Courtney Jane Rosellini

BACHELORS & SPINSTERS BALL City Club Tavern | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON OLD SCHOOL: This venerable Washington event, approaching its 100th year, takes a traditional approach to match-making. Online dating? Not for these social locals, who dance the night away at this invitation-only event. Though a few married couples are now permi%ed to a%end, the fun-filled affair is primarily a night to celebrate for single ladies and gents.

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Rep. Frank Wolf and Knox Singleton Jacques and Leah Gansler

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Milt Peterson Residence | PHOTOSBYBENDROZ LOBSTER EXTRAVAGANZA: Fairfax developer Milt Peterson and his wife Carolyn opened up their lakeside home as always on the first Saturday in May to raise funds for Inova Health System’s Life with Cancer program. About 1,100 guests, mostly from Northern Virginia’s technology, finance and real estate communities, enjoyed Maine lobsters while raising nearly $500,000 for the cause. “All of the services are provided by certified oncology nurses and licensed clinical social workers and are free of charge,” board vice chairman Lauren Peterson Fellows told guests.

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Washington notables and their pups walked the runway at the seventh annual Fashion for Paws, which attracted more than 1,700 guests and raised nearly $700,000 for the Washington Humane Society.

Talented musicians and Washington’s top political leaders gathered to honor Librarian of Congress James Billington and singer/actress Jennifer Hudson. Guests enjoyed performances by Hudson, Kara DioGuardi, Angela Hunte, Zoe Keating and Victoria Shaw, plus a surprise performance of “Be My Baby� featuring more than a dozen members of Congress.

1. Lauren Moore with Gabby 2. Philippe Cousteau, Dan Bonaroti, Ashlan Gorse and Tommy McFly

4. James Billington, Jennifer Hudson and Clive Davis


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House of Sweden | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON This year’s gala dinner honored John N. Lauer and the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society.


7. Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn with Maximilian Teleki 8. Hungarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Janos Csak, Susan Hutchis and George Pataki


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This year’s Spring BeneďŹ t boasted a ďŹ esta theme and included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez. The evening celebrated the partnership between the Maret, Norwood and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day schools, and raised $150,000 to provide 270 low-income public school students with an educational summer camp experience. 10. Maria-Teresa and Claudio Sanchez


11. Austin and Maisie Branson with Caroline Boiardi and Julia Lipton 12. Horizons students


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0YWL0MJI A notable Chevy Chase house reveals a rich tapestry of politics and design BY ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE PHOTOS BY TONY BROWN


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hen Diane and Peter Terpeluk first walked into what would become their hom they weren’t quite ready for what home, they saw. “Every single room was a different design designer’s fantasy,” she remembers with a wry smile. ““We thought, ‘This is interesting ...’” Sh Shortly before, the former homeowner, wellknown Washington radio broadcaster Paul Anthony, had submitted the 1902 residence as a blank slate for Design House, an annual fundraiser for Children’s National Medical Center that brings the area’s best interior designers to show off their varied talents in each room. Drawn by the architectural details as well as the Barry Dixon-designed living room, the couple purchased the four-story Chevy Chase house and spent the next few years working on it with the help of friend Debby Kernan of Distinctive Designs, who also assisted in redesigning the kitchen and servants’ area into a functional whole for a modern family. Together, they reworked the house to reflect Diane’s taste, which she describes as “traditional with a twist,” a sensibility that doesn’t shy from mixing Renaissance oil paintings, Schumacher curtains and European antique chairs with Lucite coffee tables, metallic Moroccan poufs and Suzani pillows. The result is an eclectic backdrop for the family’s busy life, which over the years has included many parties and fund-raisers for various political campaigns, including the 2012 Republican presidential campaign. Tucked in among the many photos and objets d’art are mementos from their time in Luxembourg where Mr. Terpeluk served as U.S. ambassador under President George W. Bush. Three years later, Diane recalls their time there as a treasured one. “You go with visions of having lots of time to travel, but the bottom line is you’re there for a very serious purpose,” she says. One of those moments included the 40th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, an occasion that brought back American World War II veterans, many for the first time since the



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OPPOSITE PAGE: The dining room has a classic square shape which called for a round table. After an extensive search, the Terpeluks found one with a classic Greek key border. The room is accented with Chinoiserie wallpaper and mirrors and gold paper on the ceiling. The grand foyer‘s antique library table and floral arrangements warmly welcomes guests. Diane Terpeluk’s traditional taste is best exhibited in the library’s classic wood paneling, tufted leather sofas and handpainted fluorishes. Yellows and greens create a cozy bedroom for guests. THIS PAGE, FROM TOP: The living room still bears Barry Dixon’s imprint in the color scheme and architectural features. The owner adds to the mix with English antiques, a Lucite coffee table and Suzani prints. A remodeling completely opened up what was once a servants’ kitchen, allowing for a popular gathering spot at parties. Maddie finds the perfect spot for an afternoon nap in the master bedroom boasting lilac color scheme. Chicken wire makes for an unconventional, yet practical, material for cabinets in the sunroom, which also features a tumbled limestone floor, a remnant from its Design House days.


war. One man told Diane that the trip caused his father to tell him things from the war he’d never told him before. “I wasn’t expecting that in any way,” she says. “You really felt like this is what government service is all about.You step outside of who you are and do things for the greater good.” For Diane, the “greater good” pulled her from her hometown in Los Angeles, just after she graduated from the University of Southern California, beginning a lifelong career in government that would eventually take her from answering phones for a member of Congress to the White House working for Vice President George H. W. Bush. During that time, she met her husband, a successful political fundraiser from Philadelphia who was also making his way in Washington. “I guess he thought if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” she says jokingly about their nuptials. “He figured he would never see me unless he joined the [Bush presidential campaign]. Fortunately, it was a successful one.” Though Mr. Terpeluk died last year, Diane continues to host events for that greater good, most recently stepping into New York City’s mayoral race with Maddie, the family’s good-natured King Charles spaniel, and a teenaged son in tow. These days, her sense of giving back also has her expanding into philanthropy, most recently with Many Hands, a grant-making organization that funds various local charities in Washington. In between her political and philanthropic work, Diane keeps busy with the house, noting a few more projects that still need tending to — a balcony in need of furnishings, perhaps a new porch out back. Until then, there are always more campaigns.

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A young, hip banker from Florida comissioned this cutting-edge, guitar-shaped pool.

Backyard Artisans

From ornate pool designs to decadent landscaping, the Lewis Aquatech team works to give clients a unique outdoor living space. hen a company has been in business for 60 years, there will inevitably be some re-branding, as clients’ needs change. For Don Gwiz and his outdoor living architecture/design firm, Lewis Aquatech, the changes facing his company have been more than welcome. Ten years ago, the concept of outdoor living was synonymous with a kidney-shaped pool and maybe a lounge chair or two. Now, clients want to utilize their backyards as extensions of their living spaces. From extravagant infinity pools and outdoor kitchens to waterfalls, koi ponds and even a babbling brook, Gwiz has found that his clients now seek the full “elegant outdoor living” experience that he craves to create. Gwiz, who has designed for high-profile


CEOs, ambassadors and famous actors, has always seen Lewis Aquatech as more than a landscaping company or pool design firm. He considers his team to be artisans with vision and the ability to listen to what the client needs to ensure they are marrying artistic design, client need and, of course, budget. “We want discussions at the 30,000-foot level, where they can tell us ‘we want a shade structure’ or ‘we want a pool’ and we can run with that base to create a plan that works architecturally and economically,” Gwiz says. Even better, he notes, is when a client has a space that perplexes them and they have enough trust to turn the reigns over to him and his associates.

For a Potomac landscaping project that has been on-going for three years, the client came to Gwiz with a major dilemma. Behind the property’s teahouse there were two acres of woodland that the client had no idea how to develop. Even though the site wasn’t covered in their contract, Gwiz stepped in and suggested creating two acres of gardens. The client, intrigued but wanting to know more, asked to see a concept plan. After several rounds of architectural drawings, elevation layouts and 3-D renderings, the finished project emerged with a running brook as the focal point, a walkway winding around the brook, several bridges over the water, dramatic lighting, a gazebo and lawn panels in the back.


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“The teahouse was a formal space where they’d be doing a lot of entertaining, but the view was scruffy,” Gwiz explains. “We took those two acres and turned them into usable space.” Gwiz credits the company’s success to its ability to adapt to a client’s needs. This, he believes, is what got his business through the recession. Not only did Lewis Aquatech grow its Washington business, it also acquired clients in Buenos Aires, Sydney, Mumbai, Dubai, Cairo and more. “We don’t have a set procedure that we shove down a client’s throat. We want to find out who they are and how they live, and then work around their personality to create spaces that are suited to their tastes,” Gwiz says. The Lewis Aquatech team’s level of creativity is apparent as soon as one peruses the company’s portfolio. A guitar-shaped pool with a negative edge, a cavernous spa flanked by columns, extravagant outdoor stone fireplaces and a McLean restaurant’s water fountain that resembles a piece of modern art, show that Gwiz and his team are artisans at work. “It helps,” he says, “that we have clients with elegant taste that like to push the envelope on design just as much as we do.”

The client first saw his private sitting spa and dining pavilion at a 17-person party he hosted.

Gwiz turned two acres of woods into a garden oasis, with a babbling brook, bridges and a gazebo. (Photo ©Judy Davis/HDPhoto



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Spring Splendor Many special properties are on the market

WESLEYHEIGHTS  MACOMBSTREETNW_WASHINGTON_DC Built in 1939, this nine bedroom, seven-and-a-halfbath residence is sited on a 15,000-square-foot double lot. The English-style country manor home includes elegant architectural elements, light-filled rooms, multiple fireplaces, original pegged walnut floors, high ceilings, crown moldings, private gardens and a two-car garage with driveway.


ASKING PRICE $7,995,000

This 12,000-square-foot Georgian-style house includes six bedrooms and nine baths. This magnificent estate includes a guesthouse with two bedrooms, three baths and a private elevator. This unparalleled property features extensive grounds with a pool, fountains, a stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen, clay tennis court, indoor golf barn, basketball court and formal gardens.

LISTING AGENT Penny Yerks, 703-760-0744; TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

ASKING PRICE $3,200,000 LISTING AGENTS: Jim Bell, 202-6074000; Beasley Real Estate


SORRELROAD_POTOMAC_MD  This elegant house sits on a two-acre lot and includes a grand foyer, dining room, living room, library, sunroom with a wet bar, kitchen with an eating area, two powder rooms and a laundry room.The interior features beautiful moldings, custom mantels, hardwood floors, high ceilings and custom cabinetry. The exterior is enhanced by a circular driveway, a porte cohère, attached three-car garage, a two car detached garage, a pool and a cabana.


ASKING PRICE $3,399,000

This unique 2.3-acre residence offers three levels of rich details and embassy-sized rooms. Features include extensive woodwork, seven fireplaces, six bedrooms, seven and a halfbaths, a Habersham kitchen, a catering kitchen, main and upper level master suites, a hearth room, office and winetasting room.

LISTING AGENT Jan and Dan Laytham, 703-757-3222; Long & Foster Real Estate



ASKING PRICE $3,699,000 LISTING AGENT: Marsha Schuman, 301-299-9598; Washington Fine Properties

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RGIII’s Loudoun Touchdown

Football star buys in Creighton farms; Plus: restored residences change hands in historic Washington neighborhoods BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

Several blocks away, James Courtovich sold   KALORAMA ROAD NW for $2,250,000. Mr. Courtovich is the managing partner of Sphere Consulting, a worldwide communications and government relations firm based in Washington. The 104-year-old Colonial semi-detached townhouse boasts seven bedrooms and a four-car garage. The fully updated property includes a gourmet kitchen, multiple fireplaces, charming rear patio and lower-level apartment with rear entrance. David DeSantis of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty assisted as both listing and buyer’s agent. Yet another Kalorama-area sale: Johanna and Paul Mahon purchased  S STREET NW for $2,155,000 from Darshan Shah. Mr. Mahon is an attorney with Mahon Patusky Rothblatt & Fisher. The listing agent for the transaction was Coldwell Banker’s David Bediz while the buyer’s agents was Renee Peres of the Mandy and David Team at Coldwell Banker. The spacious Victorian stone row house just off Embassy Row includes 10foot ceilings, four fireplaces and a private roof deck. Built in 1904, the house also includes a luxurious lower unit with separate entrance.


Meanwhile, in Dupont Circle, Teddy Vagias bought  RSTREETNW from John The Losen for $2,650,000. Mr.Vagias is the founder and CEO of Mason Harriman Group. Mr. Losen, who works in finance, also serves on the advisory board of Strategic Enterprise Solutions Inc. The Dupont Beaux-Arts landmark row house, circa 1910, features fine workmanship and

detail. New upgrades are featured throughout the seven-bedroom property.The house includes six fireplaces, a banquet-sized dining room, roof terrace with panoramic views and parking for three cars. TTR Sotheby’s Jeff Lockard and Joseph Poduslo were the listing agents. Realty Executives Premier’s Donna Beausoleil was the buyer’s agent.

RGIII Buys at Creighton Farms The lush landscaping and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Creighton Farms in Loudoun County is a long way from the hardscrabble surroundings of the Desire Projects of New Orleans where Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III grew up. On May 15, “RGIII,â€? as he’s popularly known, closed on an 8,819-square-foot white brick Colonial completed in 2010 by Apex Homes. While the $2.5 million property is not the largest within the Creighton Farms community, it has plenty of space to grow for him and his fiancĂŠe Rebecca Liddicoat once they’re wed on July 6. The three-acre estate features four bedrooms, six baths, an expansive kitchen, three-car garage, elevator, swimming pool and a pool house still under construction. The couple will surely enjoy the dramatic views of the surrounding woods and meadows as well as the nearby clubhouse overlooking the 18-hole golf course (hailed by Golf Digest as one of the best in the land), tennis courts, multi-purpose playing fields, nature walks and bike trails. The house was listed on and off for the past three years at $2.59 million and sold for $2.49 million. The listing agent was Casey Margenau of Re/Max Distinctive Real Estate; RGIII’s agent on the deal was William Davis of Century 21 New Millenium. Rubberneckers be forewarned: Creighton Farms is a gated community with 24-hour security. — John Arundel


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THE DISTRICT George Lund sold

MASSACHUSETTS AVENUENW to Michael Kain for $2,850,000. Kain is a real estate developer, attorney and historic preservationist. The five-bedroom Beaux Arts row house on one of Kalorama’s most picturesque streets was built in 1931 and features 13-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with French glass doors to the terrace and garden, a gourmet kitchen with original leaded glass windows and parking for three cars. Washington Fine Properties’ Nancy Taylor Bubes was the listing agent; Long & Foster’s Angelika Suisman was the buyer’s agent.

The five-bedroom brick-and-stone manor home at 10005 Windy Hollow Road in Great Falls sold for $3.3 million.

Jane Slatter and Richard Klingler purchased

 WOODLAND DRIVE NW from Daniel Mayers for $2,720,000. Mr. Klingler is a partner in law firm Sidley Austin’s Washington office. Mr. Mayers is a retired senior partner at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering and is previous chairman of the board of directors of the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Slatter and Mr. Klinger also recently sold The Bayne-Fowle House at   PRINCESTREET in Old Town Alexandria. The Woodley Park Contemporary, built in 1987, features five bedrooms and large public rooms including a two-story library, wine cellar, and in-law suite with private entrance. Sweeping decks span the rear of the property overlooking the outdoor pool. Washington Fine Properties’ Margot

The seven-bedroom Beaux Arts-style row house at 1763 R Street NW sold for $2,650,000.

Wilson was the listing agent. Nancy Taylor Bubes, also of Washington Fine Properties, represented the buyer.

MARYLAND The David Niroo-built masterpiece at  NEWBRIDGEDRIVE in Potomac sold after being on the market for nearly three years. Originally listed at $7.5 million, the unique 18,000-square-foot European-style limestone villa passed from Newbridge Potomac Partnership to Hardeep Singh Chadha and Taranbir Kaur for $5 million. The opulent seven-bedroom mansion boasts a paneled Italian library, French country kitchen, wine cellar, sauna, home theater and outdoor pool. Marc Fleisher represented both the buyer and seller.

VIRGINIA   PRINCE STREET, otherwise known

as “The Bain-Fowle House� in Alexandria’s Old Town, recently changed hands for $3.2 million. The historic townhouse, sold by Jane Slatter and Richard Klingler to an anonymous buyer, was built in 1854 by William Bayne, an Alexandria-based commission merchant, and used as a hospital for Northern troops during the Civil War. The design of the house is an unaltered example of a mid-19th-century wealthy merchant’s residence on three floors with a raised English basement and full attic.The interior features pier mirrors, fireplaces, staircases, shutters, floors and doors original to the house. Washington Fine Properties’ Mark McFadden was the listing agent while Weichert Realtors’ Teresa Jackson was the buyer’s agent.

PROPERTYLINES ‘  MINUTES’ JOURNALIST SELLSThe Cleveland Park home of Lara Logan,  MACOMB STREET NW, is up for grabs for $2.2 million. Logan bought the charming 1935 Colonial in 2008 for $1.5 million. It features a large gourmet kitchen, saltwater pool and top of the line security surveillance system. Holly Smith of W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Company is the listing agent.


TENNIS  ANYONE? Lyn Rales, ex-wife to billionaire industrialist and patron of the arts Mitchell Rales, listed her Bethesda mansion at  HILLMEAD ROAD for $9,975,000. The six-bedroom Colonial was built in 2000 by Jim Gibson and occupies three acres in Burning Tree. The many amenities include a custom indoor tennis facility. Marc Fleisher of Long & Foster is the listing agent.

PERFECTFORENTERTAINING Judy and Stuart Sebring listed their Z-shaped 11,000square-foot residence,  PLEASANT HILL DRIVE, in Potomac for $7,995,000. The rustic, elegant property has been the backdrop for many of the couple’s charitable events, some topping 400 guests. The six-bedroom house was built in 2008 and features numerous

creature comforts including a room ideally suited for pets with a walk-in animal shower opening to a pool terrace. Stuart Sebring of John J. Kavookian Company is the listing agent. Stacey Grazier Pfarr is a real estate agent for Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s Rehoboth Beach. Contact her with real estate news at


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MYWASHINGTON Ted Leonsis, founder and chairman, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

WHAT WERE THE CRITICAL FACTORS IN THE CAPS REBOUNDING FROM 15TH PLACE IN THE EAST TO CAPTURE THE SE DIVISION TITLE? A majority of the credit goes to coach Adam Oates. He has all the qualities to be a great coach, and as our players learned and bought into his style of play, we gradually improved. Adam and his staff provided the necessary teaching and positive reinforcement our players needed, and eventually we saw results in terms of wins.





WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CAUSES? Our favorites include education (Georgetown University and College Success Foundation) and amateur athletics and wellness causes (basketball- and hockey-related initiatives, Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Boys & Girls Clubs, Playworks).We also support military outreach programs (TAPS) and the Capital Area Food Bank. WHAT IS “FILMANTHROPY” AND WHAT DOES THE TERM MEAN TO YOU? “Filmanthropy” is a term I coined to describe the intersection of film and philanthropy. I want to be involved in film projects that raise awareness and promote change while activating volunteerism and/or charitable contributions. We’ve created a free online media company, SnagFilms, to distribute independent films to a broader audience and provide viewers a variety of options to make an impact. It’s what I call a double-bottom line company — successful financially and a positive impact on our society.

HOW DO YOU BALANCE A PERSONAL LIFE ALONGSIDE ALL OF YOUR OTHER INTERESTS? To successfully manage a work-life balance — and admittedly I sometimes struggle with this — I need the support and counsel of my wife. There are many nights at Verizon Center as well as days traveling as a result of other business interests, but the communication with my wife (and kids) gives me the best barometer for how I should manage my time.

MY TOP SPOTS 1. Verizon Center Great fans, tremendous environment for events and a vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood. 2. The Library of Congress I’m fascinated by history and discover something new every time I go there. 3. Georgetown I love my alma mater and enjoy walking around the university campus and the surrounding neighborhood. 4. The C & O Canal is a local, historic treasure that I find interesting and relaxing; it’s a great place for a walk. 5. Lincoln Memorial We love to walk up the stairs and enjoy the view down the Mall. 6. The National Gallery of Art has it all: worldclass art collections, an outdoor Sculpture Garden and an ice-skating rink in the winter. 7. George’s Barber Stylist (10102 River Rd., Potomac, Md.) — $7 beard trims in the coolest retro spot in town. 8. Dumbarton Oaks has something for everyone: lectures, music, library, gardens and a museum. 9. Restaurants: At Cava (527 8th St. SE) we enjoy the casual, friendly and energetic atmosphere. They have great Greek-inspired food; lamb sliders are my favorite. We also like The Prime Rib (2020 K St. NW) and Range (5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW). All three have great food and an inviting atmosphere. 10. My home exercise room I’m up at 5 a.m. every day and head for a workout shortly thereafter.


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WHY DOES ALEX OVECHKIN DESERVE THE HART TROPHY? After a slow start, Alex delivered for his team when we needed him most. As our captain and leader, he helped guide the Capitals on an incredible stretch run that culminated in a division title and playoff appearance. When he scored a goal, our record was 19-3-2, and when he recorded at least an assist, we were 23-7-2. His 32 goals were more than anyone in the league.

Washington Life Magazine - June 2013  

Washington's High-Impact Donors Lift the Arts, Education, Health and More

Washington Life Magazine - June 2013  

Washington's High-Impact Donors Lift the Arts, Education, Health and More