Starlight MidAtlantic’s 12th annual Taste of the Stars Gala is a premier fundraiser, featuring cocktails, a dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions with all proceeds going towards fighting childhood illnesses.

Saturday, November 19, 2011
6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Washington DC

The award, presented at Starlight MidAtlantic’s Annual Taste of the Stars Gala on November 19, is given to organizations that serve children with serious medical diagnosis in recognition of exemplary contributions to the health and well-being of children and their families.


Starlight Children’s Foundation MidAtlantic will present its Peter Samuelson Founders Award to Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics for its significant and ongoing contributions to the healing of and service to critically ill children.


Starlight MidAtlantic will also Honor Franco Nuschese with the Starlight Community Star Award.

Starlight Children’s Foundation MidAtlantic will present its Starlight Community Star Award to Franco Nuschese for his significant and ongoing support to the healing of and service to critically ill children and their families. Nuschese is principal owner of Cafe Milano in Georgetown.


Jim Bell


Jennifer Chapman, Co-Chair
Sara Lange, Co-Chair
Daniel Batson

Jean Cowgill
Taryn Fielder
Caroline Gould
Lauren Huber
Win Huffman
Anna Jensen
Amy Lowman

Stacy Miller
Joy Elena Robertson
Scott Schneiderman
Kenneth D. Suarez
Wright Sigmund
Kristin Topping

TICKETS: $95 VIP $150
Presenting Sponsor – $50,000
Galaxy Sponsorship – $25,000
Super Star Sponsorship – $10,000
Shining Star Sponsorship – $7,500

About Starlight Children’s Foundation MidAtlantic:
Since 1999, Starlight Children’s Foundation MidAtlantic has been helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Last year, Starlight MidAtlantic provided over 2 million hours of entertainment in the hospital, in the community and on the Web, for 220,000 children and their families in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Four Seasons Washington, D.C.
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20007-3717
(202) 342-0444


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