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Greater DC Gala

 

WHEN

Friday, May 17, 2019
6:00 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Seated Dinner &  Program

 

WHERE

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 S. Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202

CHAIRED BY

Frank Kendall
Former Under Secretary (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics),
U.S. Department of Defense

 

Join the Tahirih Justice Center at our 22nd Annual Gala. This year, we bear witness to the long and arduous journey to freedom taken by Tahirih clients and acknowledge the strength and resilience women and girls embody as they seek to attain the most basic of human rights — to live in safety and with dignity.

To purchase a sponsorship or request additional information, please contact Alison Domonoske at dcgala@tahirih.org.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS

 

Tickets & Sponsorship

Individual Tickets

VIP Admission: $500
Benefits include reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, premier seating for plated dinner, and celebratory program featuring special guests.

General Admission: $350
Benefits include reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, and celebratory program featuring special guests. General ticket seating is on a first come, first served basis.

*Please note: If you wish to sit with friends or colleagues, it is preferred that you purchase tickets as a group. We cannot guarantee seating requests post purchase.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

To enable Tahirih to sustain and expand its vital services and advocacy, we invite you to join our 22nd Annual Journey to Justice Gala as a sponsor. The funds raised through your compassionate generosity will directly impact the lives of women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence. Please submit a sponsorship form to Alison Domonoske at dcgala@tahirih.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels:

Champion: $100,000+
(Tax deductible amount $98,500 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form to Alison Domonoske at dcgala@tahirih.org)

  • 20 Premier Seats (2 tables of 10)
  • Recognition*: Digital Invitation (Name), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Gala Webpage (Name & Link), Tahirih Social Media and Press Release (Name), Dinner Program (Special Recognition and Award Presenter)
  • Reserved Table Signage

Defender: $50,000+
(Tax deductible amount $48,500 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form to Alison Domonoske at dcgala@tahirih.org)

  • 20 Premier Seats (2 tables of 10)
  • Recognition*: Digital Invitation (Name), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Gala Webpage (Name & Link), Tahirih Social Media and Press Release (Name), Dinner Program
  • Reserved Table Signage

Benefactor: $25,000
(Tax deductible amount $24,250 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form to Alison Domonoske at dcgala@tahirih.org)

  • 10 Seats (1 table of 10)
  • Recognition*: Digital Invitation (Name), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Gala Webpage (Name & Link), Tahirih Social Media (Name)
  • Reserved Table Signage

Patron: $15,000
(Tax deductible amount $14,250 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form to Alison Domonoske at dcgala@tahirih.org)

  • 10 Seats (1 table of 10)
  • Recognition*: Digital Invitation (Name), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Gala Webpage (Name & Link)
  • Reserved Table Signage

Advocate: $10,000
(Tax deductible amount $9,250 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form to Alison Domonoske at dcgala@tahirih.org)

  • 10 Seats (1 table of 10)
  • Recognition*: Digital Invitation (Name), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Gala Webpage (Name & Link)

Lifesaver: $5,000
(Tax deductible amount $4,550)

  • 6 Seats
  • Recognition*: Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Gala Webpage (Name & Link), Event Signage (Name)

Friend: $3,000
(Tax deductible amount $2,700)

  • 4 Seats
  • Recognition*: Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Gala Webpage (Name & Link)

*All sponsorships must be confirmed by March 15 for inclusion in print invitation, April 19 for inclusion in printed program, and May 13 for inclusion on webpage and in on-screen presentation.

GALA HOST COMMITTEE

Gala Chair

Frank Kendall, Former Under Secretary (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), U.S. Department of Defense

Host Committee

Elizabeth Anderson, Former Executive Vice President, Legal and General Counsel, Personal Care Products Council
Kady Ashley, Partner, Mergers and Acquistions, Skadden
Constance Chen, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Anisa Cott, MD, Psychiatrist, Maryland Department of Health
Marlo Goldstein, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Host Hotels & Resorts
Elizabeth Halpern, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Laura Loeb, Manager, Loeb Oil
Mona Moazzaz, Chief Administrative Office and Senior Vice President, MetLife
Soula Proxenos, Managing Director, International Housing Solutions
James Shea, Chairman Emeritus, Venable LLP
Paul Strain, Partner, Venable LLP
Shawn Talley, Chief Human Resources Office, Integra Service Connect
Nader Tamadon, Assistant Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Luise Welby, Senior Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac

SPONSORS

Advocate
Egrari Plastic Surgery Center

Lifesaver
Ballard Spahr LLP
Marti Cochran
Ernst & Young
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

Friend
Alexander M. Bullock and Elizabeth H. Avery
Freddie Mac
RJ Whyte Event Production Company
Willis Towers Watson

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: PENN BADGLEY
Penn Badgley
Actor & Musician

Penn Badgley is an actor and musician best known for his popular role as Dan Humphrey on “Gossip Girl.” He has starred in several films, including John Tucker Must Die, The Stepfather, Easy A, Margin Call, and Greetings from Tim Buckley. Penn currently stars as Joe Goldberg in the TV series thriller “You.”

Penn is dedicated to ending violence against women and elevating the voices of immigrant women and girls. As the Master of Ceremonies at Tahirih’s 2018 Houston Gala “Change Makers and Culture Shifters,” Penn spoke about the importance of empowering women and encouraged men to continue shifting cultural norms.

CEO Remarks
Layli Miller-Muro
CEO and Founder, Tahirih Justice Center

Since 2001, Layli Miller-Muro has led the Tahirih Justice Center in its service to more than 25,000 women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation/cutting, forced marriage, and human trafficking. In recognition of its sound management and innovative programs, Tahirih won the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and received commendation for its innovative use of pro bono attorneys in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Prior to joining Tahirih as Executive Director, Layli was an attorney at the law firm of Arnold & Porter where she practiced international litigation and maintained a substantial pro bono practice. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Layli was an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals. Layli Received her JD and MA in International Relations from American University and BA from Agnes Scott College.

Layli is a frequent lecturer and has appeared many times in numerous news outlets, including CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, NPR, PBS, and The Washington Post. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and three children.

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

The Ritz-Carlton
1250 S. Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202