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Greater DC Gala

 

Friday, May 11, 2018
6:30 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner Program

 

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join the Tahirih Justice Center as we honor our clients’ courage under fire and recommit ourselves to ending violence against women.

To learn more about corporate sponsorships and tickets sales for this event, contact Barfonce Baldwin at barfonceb@tahirih.org or 571-282-6170.

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Keynote Speaker
Adama Iwu
On October 17, 2017, the L.A. Times published an open letter written by Adama Iwu and signed by over 140 women on the pervasive culture of sexual harassment and assault in politics. The letter struck a chord with women in politics and other industries, who reached out to share their stories – and to call for solutions. This resulted in the creation of the We Said Enough Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate bullying, harassment, and assault in all its forms. Iwu now serves as the President of the Board. And as a result of all these efforts, she was named a Silence Breaker by Time Magazine this December and featured on the cover of the People of the Year edition.
Featured Entertainer
Andy Grammer
Multi-platinum selling pop artist Andy Grammer is all about inspiring and empowering the world by communicating his truths through his music. The first male pop star in a decade since John Mayer to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits, 5 of which are certified gold or better. His debut album featured the platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.” Andy’s second album, Magazines or Novels, featured the triple platinum infectious smash hit “Honey, I’m Good,” which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah).” His current single “Fresh Eyes” is certified platinum and has become a streaming phenomenon with over 200 million streams.
Courageous Voice Honoree
Courageous Voice Honoree
Aicha Abdoulaye Mahamane

Gala Honorees
Corporate Leadership Award
Kelly Mahon Tullier, EVP & General Counsel, Visa

Greater DC Firm of the Year
DLA Piper LLP

Greater DC Attorney of the Year
Catherine A. Bernard, U.S. Litigation Professional Support Lawyer, Mayer Brown LLP

Greater DC Volunteer of the Year
Claudia Acevedo

Tickets & Sponsorship
To learn more about corporate sponsorships and tickets sales for this event, contact Barfonce Baldwin at barfonceb@tahirih.org or 571-282-6170. Please fill out a sponsorship form to register.

Individual Tickets

General Admission: $350
Access to General Admission Gala Reception
Seated Dinner & Program

VIP Admission: $500
Access to General Admission Gala Reception
Premier Seating for Dinner & Program

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

To learn more about corporate sponsorship, contact Barfonce Baldwin at barfonceb@tahirih.org or 571-282-6161.

Champion
$100,000+
20 Premier Seats (2 tables of 10)
Recognition on Tahirih Social Media
Recognition at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*

Defender
$50,000+
20 Premier Seats (2 tables of 10)
Recognition on Tahirih Social Media
Recognition at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*

Benefactor
$25,000+
10 Premier Seats (1 table of 10)
Recognition on Tahirih Social Media
Recognition at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*

Patron
$15,000+
10 Premier Seats (1 table of 10)
Recognition at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*

Advocate
$10,000+
10 Premier Seats (1 table of 10)
Recognition at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*

Lifesaver
$5,000+
6 Premier Seats
Recognition at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*

Friend
$3,000+
4 Premier Seats
Recognition at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*

*All sponsorships must be confirmed by March 5 for inclusion in print invitation, April 16 for inclusion in printed program, May 4 for inclusion on webpage and in on-screen presentation.

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

 

 

Gala Committee
Rabia Sheikh, Co-Chair, Vice President, Litigation, Competition & Regulatory Affairs, Visa
Will Mudge, Co-Chair, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Elizabeth Anderson, former Executive Vice President, Legal and General Counsel, Personal Care Products Council
Katherine Ashley, Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions, Skadden Arps
Constance Chen, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Marjorie De La Cruz, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Pepsico
Marlo Goldstein, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Host Hotels & Resorts
Jamie Gorelick (Honorary), Partner, WilmerHale
Elizabeth Halpern, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), US Department of Defense
Laura Loeb, Manager, Loeb Oil Company
Soula Proxenos, Managing Director, International Housing Solutions
Nader Tamadon, Assistant Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Marti Thomas, Managing Director, Gephardt Government Affairs
Bushra Vahdat, Supervising Judge, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Luise Welby, Senior Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac
Sponsors
Menu
Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Marinated Tomato Mozzarella Skewer
Smoked Salmon Rosette with Orange Fennel Salad
Spinach, Feta, Pine Nut Strudel
Dijon Chicken in Puff Pastry

Dinner

Rolls & Sweet Butter

Heirloom Tomato and Burratta Salad
Basil, Micro Greens, Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Fontina Cheese
With a Morel Cream Sauce
Grits Cake, Spiralized Zucchini, Carrots, Squash and Roasted Asparagus

Chef’s Choice Vegetarian Entrée
Falafel and Lentils topped with Marinara Sauce and Vegetable Medley

Dessert

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Bar
With Fresh Berries, Strawberry and Mango Sauce

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tazo Tea

Venue: The Marriott Marquis

The Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

If you are joining us from out of town, please note the discounted hotel room rate at our host venue, the Marriott Marquis. Reservations must be received on or before Friday, April 27, 2018 to ensure receipt of the discounted rate. After that date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale.