A MASKED EXTRAVAGANZA: LGW'S 2013 GALA
At LGW we know how to celebrate -- and celebrate we did on April 10th during our 2013 Annual Awards Gala.Acknowledging positive change in the region was first on the agenda as emcee Scott Thuman of ABC7/WJLA-TV kicked off the evening recognizing the following honorees for their outstanding efforts in the Greater Washington community: CohnReznick and Shepherd's Table with the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Award for their collaborative efforts to improve the lives of those who are homeless or in need of basic services; Unity Health Care, an organization that uses technology to deliver quality health care to District residents with the Verizon Innovative Agent Award; and, for her volunteerism and service to LGW, Youth Leadership Greater Washington and the region, Mary Abbabjay ('06) received the PEPCO Volunteer of the Year Award. With one glance in the ballroom, you could see that many guests enjoyed the masquerade mask optional attire -- either wearing one of the colorful masks provided by LGW or by bringing their own. Four LGW Classes (2002, 2008, 2009 and 2010) sponsored and beautifully decorated their respective bars each featuring a specialty drink cleverly named for their class. Held at the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown, the spring masquerade theme was the perfect backdrop for important and influential leaders to create and expand their relationships and partnerships. Visit LGW's Facebook page for images from our 2013 Annual Awards Gala. Pictured above, clockwise: LGW Board Chair Julie Rosenthal ('02) with CohnReznick's David Kessler ('05), Cafritz Foundation's Rose Ann Cleveland ('07) and Shepherd's Table's Jacki Coyle; Joe Askew, Jr. ('05) and Mario Acosta-Velez ('05) of Verizon, LGW Board Chair Julie Rosenthal ('02), Vincent Keane of Unity Health Care, Karen Campbell ('10) of Verizon and LGW President & CEO Tim Kime ('98).; PEPCO's Debbi Jarvis ('09), ABC7/WJLA-TV's Scott Thuman and Mary Abbajay ('06).
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