by contributor Wendy Gordon
The Capital City Ball held its launch party at L2 in Georgetown with music, cocktails and dancing—much like the main event itself. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, November 18th at The Washington Club in Dupont Circle.
The concept for the Capital City Ball was created in September 2007 by a group of DC area professionals who saw an opportunity to create a high caliber, annual black tie party for the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Their goals werere simple: host a top notch party, make sure our guests have a good time, and raise money and awareness for an important charitable cause. They are also are committed to attracting a diverse group of fun and friendly people.
The founders chose combating human trafficking as a cause because “it is such an egregious crime, and because the organizations dedicated to fighting it need a tremendous amount of support to effectively combat this scourge.”
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Bridge to Freedom, Courtney's House, HIPS and WEAVE to support their work fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery.