Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Let’s be real, folks, Washington loves to dress up and parade the finery.

by contributor Wendy Gordon

It happens right before Thanksgiving each and every year for the last five years, making it the 5th annual Capital City Ball at The Washington Club in Dupont Circle.

The Washington Club

Dr. John Dunford and Tanya Sabel
Founders Dr. John Dunford and Tanya Sabel welcomed over 400 guests for an evening of dinner, dancing, libations and a huge number of items available for bid in a silent auction.   The event raised some much needed funds in support of the fight against human trafficking for this year’s partner organizations: Courtney’s House, HIPS, Bridge to Freedom Foundation and WEAVE.

Gabriel Fronce & Karen Ogden

Let’s be real, folks, Washington loves to dress up and parade the finery.  This year was no exception.  The gala gowns were out in force along with the tuxes.  With all the colors of a kaleidoscope the room was a sea of silk and satin, samosas, baked brie, salads and such coupled with both live music by the Bittersweet Band.  Galalicious.  

Most importantly, as the hosts so aptly put it, “It is unacceptable that human trafficking exists anywhere, but it is especially troubling that it is a significant problem right here in Washington, DC, and we are determined to leverage this event to make a difference well beyond the money we raise.”  

This year was another positive effort toward that end.