"Dancing After Dark" Raises $170,000+ for Kids

Nearly 600 guests turned out for the 8th Annual Dancing after Dark event on Jan. 24, to sip on fancy cocktails, enjoy delectable desserts, and dance with friends in support of the mission of Children’s National. Together, they raised more than $170,000, a more than 15 percent increase from last year’s event. The evening was hosted by the Junior Council, composed of young professionals, emerging community leaders, and advocates who are dedicated to supporting children's health through fundraising and volunteering. “The Junior Council believes in the power of philanthropy to seriously impact others' lives,” said Clare Bonsignore, co-chair of the Founder’s Reception and former co-chair of the Junior Council. “That’s why we are thrilled to support Children’s National through this annual event. We know this will give more children the best possible chance to thrive.” Dr. Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children's National, made a special appearance, as did Dr. Bear, who danced the night away with guests to the beat of the band Nightsong. Special thanks to all of the sponsors, Dancing after Dark co-chairs Elizabeth Ballas and Paul Grayson, Founder’s Reception co-chairs Clare Bonsignore and Jim McInerney, and Junior Council co-chairs LeeAnn Goheen and John Green. To view photos, visit our Flickr album.

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