Post Tagged with: "Ashley Taylor"

Refugees International : Speaking Out & Saving Lives Everyday

Refugees International : Speaking Out & Saving Lives Everyday

People often ask me “why” I choose a particular charity with which to become involved.  Sometimes the question posed is for advice in their own decision making process, other times it’s an actual inquiry into my own reasons.  The “why” has varied over the years, starting with business (when I first joined then chaired the [...]

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Friendly Reminder: Refugees International Young Humanitarian Circle After Party – YOU Are Invited

Friendly Reminder: Refugees International Young Humanitarian Circle After Party – YOU Are Invited

Post-Refugees International 33rd Anniversary Dinner which will take place at the Mellon Auditorium on Thursday, May 10th, you, yes, you my friend, my foe, my frenemy, and my not yet made your acquaintance stranger, are invited to the Young Humanitarian Circle After Party.  Both Ashley Taylor (my co-Chair) and I and our entire Steering Committee [...]

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Once Upon a Prom & Operation Pretty and Polished Prep for Prom

Once Upon a Prom & Operation Pretty and Polished Prep for Prom

This past Saturday hundreds of high school students waited patiently to comb through about a thousand formal dresses and a few racks of men’s suits for the annual Once Upon a Prom dress giveaway.  Held this year in association with Operation Pretty & Polished and State Farm Insuranceat the Boys & Girls Club of Greater [...]

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The Jete Society’s “The Mad Hatter’s Dance Party”

The Jete Society’s “The Mad Hatter’s Dance Party”

Saturday night,The Washington Ballet’s Jete Society held it’s 11th Annual Dance Party (where does the time go?) at the Ritz-Carlton in the West End.  The Dance Party is one of the longest running and no doubt more popular Washington young professional-centered events of the year.  As the theme of the winter groove fest always goes [...]

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The Washington Ballet’s Jeté Society Presents : The Mad Hatter’s Dance Party

The Washington Ballet’s Jeté Society Presents : The Mad Hatter’s Dance Party

It’s that time of year again, when the D.C.’s finest step out into the frigid air in their Blahnik’s, Choos, and Gucci’s (loafers) to eat, drink and dance the night away.  No seriously, I’ve attended this event many years and everyone literally dances the night away.  Keep that in mind when you choose your shoes, [...]

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On Your Marks. Get Set for Scope It Out 2012!

On Your Marks. Get Set for Scope It Out 2012!

Registration is now open for the 2012 Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk.  Scheduled for Sunday, March 25th at 9am starting at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Ave, NW, this family friendly runner/walker charity event that benefits Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation was resurrected this year and happened to coincidentally be my very first 5K. Granted, I didn’t [...]

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Getting Elfed Up for Once Upon a Prom at 19th Bar & Restaurant

Getting Elfed Up for Once Upon a Prom at 19th Bar & Restaurant

The charity Once Upon a Prom (OUAP), which provides inner city high school girls with prom dresses for no cost yearly during their annual dress drive, held a fundraiser last Friday night at 19th Bar & Restaurant.  The theme being “Get Elfed Up” hosts Ashley Taylor (co-founder of OUAP), Marybeth Coleman, Sarah Baker, Hadley Gamble [...]

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Dog Pawty & Howl-O-Ween Bash for Washington Humane Society

Dog Pawty & Howl-O-Ween Bash for Washington Humane Society

The WHS is back in action.  Yes, even animals are a part of this event-filled season and city.  Here are a few entertaining functions of which we at the Punch were just alerted. Neighborhood Dog Pawty (how clever!) is happening this Saturday, September 24th, from 8am-11am.  Please bring your pup along for a fun “pawty” [...]

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Gilt City Comes to D.C.

Gilt City Comes to D.C.

Gilt City, Gilt Groupe’s leading online lifestyle destination featuring curated local offers and experiences, declared their arrival in Washington D.C. with a series of events including an exclusive tastemaker’s party Tuesday, July 26th at Georgetown’s historic Halcyon House. About 150 influencers and innovators in their garden party best joined hosts Lindsay Czarniak, Craig Melvin, Winston [...]

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Nowhere People: The Global Face of Statelessness

Nowhere People: The Global Face of Statelessness

Last month, the Young Humanitarian Circle (YHC) of Refugees International (RI) and the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) joined together to bring attention to World Refugee Day (June 20th) and to visit award winning photographer Greg Constantine’s Kennedy Center exhibit “Nowhere People: The Global Face of Statelessness.” Later, the group [...]

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Bright Beginnings and Sunny Starts for Homeless Children

Bright Beginnings and Sunny Starts for Homeless Children

Dear Loyal Punch Readers, As you may know, I recently volunteered to read to some very cute children at Bright Beginnings for Read Across America Month. Bright Beginnings is a child and family development center serving homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. During the last 20 years, they have provided a comprehensive range [...]

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