Here’s an addition to our Janus Community Partners post from the other day.
The Lâ€™Enfant Society, which supports the Trust for the National Mall in its mission to restore and improve the National Mall, celebrated its second year in style. With incredible events and fun opportunities, the Lâ€™Enfant Society raised more than $350,000 in 2010, and more than half a million dollars since its inception in 2009. The Lâ€™Enfant Societyâ€™s second annual Ball on the Mall was held last May and was named one of Washingtonâ€™s top 100 events by BizBash Magazine coming in at #13. The Ball sold out with more than 800 guests that included an impressive cross-section of powerful young Washingtonians.
The Lâ€™Enfant Society also launched a membership program in 2010 which allows people to support the Trust with an annual gift of $75 or more that provides them with exclusive benefits and invitations to Lâ€™Enfant Society events held throughout the year. In the fall, the Trust for the National Mall was chosen by Jon Stewart to be the official charity of his Rally to Restore Sanity. The Rally brought more than 200,000 people to the National Mall and raised awareness for the mission of the Trust across the country.Â Volunteer days, social activities, and unique events made the Lâ€™Enfant Societyâ€™s second year a fantastic success.
Building on last yearâ€™s progress, 2011 promises to be the Lâ€™Enfant Societyâ€™s most successful yet.Â The third annual Ball on the Mall will take place on Saturday, May 7th on the National Mall. This year, the event will partner with the Japanese Embassy and Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki for the commencement of the centennial celebration of the cherry blossoms arrival in Washington.Â The Ball on the Mall kick-off event will take place on Wednesday, February 16th at the new Cities restaurant from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. This year the Trust for the National Mall will launch a national capital campaign to restore and improve the National Mall.Â Leaders of the campaign, selected by the White House, will be the public faces of the campaign to raise approximately $350 million which is needed to make the National Mall the best park in the world.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. 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, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.