Last night was Wednesday Warm-up for KEENFest atop the W Hotel Washington D.C. in a private room.Â The event was sold out to those who came to support KEEN of Greater DC and its members, Board, and sponsors, as well as those who had never heard of the Bethesda-based non-profit prior to the announcement of the Warm-up and were interested in learning more. Then, there were those who wanted a sneak peak of the newly renovated hotel which offers views into the Obama’s backyard and beyond.
Thank you to Capitol File, Jones Lang LaSalle, all of the raffle donors from the W Hotel, to the Darlington House, to the Washington Nationals and more.Â I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a hearty congrats to all of the Host Committee and the ever beautiful, always hard working Chair Amanda Polk, who introduced me to KEEN and to co-founder Estee Portnoy, as well as Honorary Chairwoman, NBC4 Sports’ Lindsay Czarniak.Â The rain came, went, and left us with sunny skies and a great view of what’s to come at this fall’s KEENFest.
All photos courtesy of Lena Aburdene:Â SEE ALL PHOTOS HERE
Top down: Lindsay Czarniak & Lana Orloff; Shonita Hawkins, Jennifer Streaks, Scott Fraser, Amanda Polk, Lisa Dudley; Abiye Abebe, Lena Aburdene, John Burns; the scene; Sarah Rosenwinkel & me;Â Linda Erkiletian & Christine Weinberg; Aaron Jackson, Estee Portnoy & Amanda Polk
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.