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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
Gala Chair, 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

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 Acquisitions, 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, Inc.
Elizabeth Halpern, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Laura Loeb, Manager, Herman L. Loeb LLC
Mona Moazzaz, Chief Administrative Office and Senior Vice President, MetLife, Inc.
Soula Proxenos, Managing Director, International Housing Solutions
Rabia Sheikh, Senior Counsel, Visa Inc.
Paul Strain, Partner, Venable LLP
Shawn Talley, Chief Human Resources Office, Integra ServiceConnect
Nader Tamadon, Assistant Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Luise Welby, Senior Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac

SPONSORS

Defender

PepsiCo, Inc.

Benefactor

The Abdolhossein & Guitty Ejtemai Foundation
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Patron

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Doug & Suzanne Henck
Hogan Lovells LLP
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Latham & Watkins LLP
Leidos
Mayer Brown
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
The Steptoe Foundation
Visa Inc.

Advocate

Annenberg Foundation
Anonymous Donor
Arnold & Porter LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP
Citigroup Inc.
DLA Piper
Egrari Plastic Surgery Center
Jamie Gorelick & Richard Waldhorn
Frank Kendall & Beth Halpern
Laura Loeb & Howard Morse
M&T Bank Corporation
McDermott Will & Emery
Northrop Grumman
James and Barbara Shea
Venable LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

Lifesaver
Akerman LLP
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Constance Chen
Marti Cochran
Cooley LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Dechert LLP
Ernst & Young Global Limited
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services | D.C.
Frontier Solutions
Paul Glist & Karla Jamir
Drs. Michael & Debora Goldberg
Charles Henck
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hollingsworth LLP
MetLife, Inc.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Joanne Moore
Paul & Sharon Strain
Total Wine & More
Transamerica Agency Network, Inc.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Mehrnaz Vahid & Shahin Ahdieh

Friend
Anonymous Donor
Alexander M. Bullock & Elizabeth H. Avery
Anisa Cott & David Martin
Capital One Financial Corporation
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dentons
Foley & Lardner LLP
Freddie Mac
Betsy Krieger
Milbank LLP
RJ Whyte Event Production
Nader Tamadon
TEGNA Foundation
Theodore Mayer
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.

COURAGEOUS VOICE HONOREE: CLAUDIA SACRAMENTO MALPICA

Claudia Sacramento Malpica vive y trabaja en Maryland. Ella es una organizadora con CASA de Maryland, trabajando en la comunidad inmigrante para derechos para todos. El trabajo de Claudia en la comunidad para promover la justicia destaca el poder de cada cliente valiente de Tahirih. Claudia tiene tres hijos en las escuelas en Maryland.

Claudia Sacramento Malpica lives and works in Maryland. She is an organizer with CASA de Maryland, working in the immigrant community to further rights for all. Claudia’s work promoting justice highlights the power of all of Tahirih’s courageous clients. Claudia has three kids, all attending school in Maryland.

CEO Remarks: LAYLI MILLER-MURO
Layli Miller-Muro
CEO and Founder, Tahirih Justice Center

Layli Miller-Muro is the CEO and Founder of the Tahirih Justice Center. She established Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement in a high-profile case that set national precedent and revolutionized asylum law in the United States. Fauziya Kassindja, a 17-year-old girl who had fled Togo in fear of a forced polygamous marriage and female genital mutilation, was granted asylum in 1996 by the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals. This decision opened the door to gender-based persecution as grounds for asylum. Using her portion of the proceeds from a book she and Ms. Kassindja co-authored about the case, “Do They Hear You When You Cry?,” Layli established Tahirih.

Since 2001, Layli has led Tahirih in its service to more than 27,000 women and children, growing the non-profit from a staff of six to over 100 located in offices in Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Greater Washington DC, Houston TX, and the San Francisco Bay Area CA.

Prior to joining Tahirih, 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 is a frequent lecturer and has appeared in numerous news outlets including CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She lives in the Greater Washington, D.C. area with her husband, three children, and dog, Anis.

GALA HONOREES

Corporate Leader of the Year
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Firm of the Year
Ballard Spahr LLP

Attorney of the Year
Shirley Liang, Milbank LLP

Volunteers of the Year
Azita Mehrazar and Kamran Ruintan

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

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

To reserve a room within Tahirih’s room block, please follow this link. [https://book.passkey.com/e/49890991] Rooms must be booked by Friday, May 3.