This event was held on Thursday, October 25th at Tony and Joe’s in Georgetown. We were able to raise enough funds for a mother and her 3 boys to begin their journey into healing and hope. We raised enough funds to restore her donated vehicle.
This successful evening would have not been possible without everyone’s contribution. Beginning with the Tony & Joe’s Seafood Restaurant and staff, volunteers,
D.C. Councilmember At-Large Vincent Orange
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Ambassador to the United States and ~Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Her Excellency Mrs. Jacinth Henry-Martin
Miss Wyoming United States 2012 Mary David
Miss Maryland United States 2012 Lindsey Marks
America’s Miss District of Columbia 2012 Sarah Hillware
About Becky’s Fund
Becky’s Fund is a non-profit organization founded by Becky Lee headquartered in Washington, D.C. The organization serves victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Becky’s Fund was started in November 2006 and subsequently achieved Non-profit status in March 2007. As a college student, founder Becky Lee saw first hand the effects of domestic abuse through her work with criminal law attorneys who specialized in acquitting battered women that had been imprisoned for killing their abusers in self-defense. Through the stories of these women, she was inspired to embark on a career of her own in exposing and preventing domestic abuse. She competed on “Survivor: Cook Islands” hoping to use her exposure as a platform to draw national attention to the issue. She was second runner-up on the competitive show and used her entire prize winnings to fund a domestic violence awareness non-profit, Becky’s Fund. In addition, she aims to raise awareness to the lack of reporting of domestic violence cases in the Asian community.
“Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this you be will blessed in all your work and in everything you put your hand to”. -Deuteronomy 15:10
Once again, thank you for raising your glass to help put a stop to domestic violence in community. We’ll see you next month. Erin Lyon‘s is November’s Event Chair.
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After their official divorce, Tory and Chris are still embroiled in a bitter battle over each other’s lucrative brands.
The fashion designer filed an explosive countersuit on Tuesday, November 6th, stating that Chris Burch’s C. Wonder is a “a knockoff brand selling lower-quality products at lower prices.”
It adds that she was “aghast” when he opened his first store in SoHo last year, just blocks away from one of her outlets.
According to NY Mag, Tory had heard so much about C. Wonder’s likeness to her line that she and her company’s president, Brigitte Kleine, decided to make the trip to Soho themselves. Even after being forewarned, they were shocked. Everything seemed familiar, from the buttons on the blouses to the C logo Chris had emblazoned on all of the items, which they could tell had been created by the same company that designed their double T.
C. Wonder president Amy Shecter, a former Tory Burch executive, notes that the quantity of products the stores carry differentiates them from Tory Burch. “I mean, we have heart-shaped waffle-makers in our store,” she says. “We have pigs that are docking stations.” She starts to laugh. “They don’t have heart-shaped waffle-makers! They don’t have pig docking stations!”
“The idea was to mix outdoor English country and a little bit of American sportswear,” Tory Burch said of the brand.
C. Wonder launched earlier this year. According to the brand’s website, it was “created to deliver brightness to every corner of life.”
Tory‘s suit filed in Delaware said Chris “copied the Tory Burch brand image, from the lacquered front doors, to store fixtures, to furnishings . . . the store was stocked with mass-market versions of the top selling Tory Burch items.”
A source previously described that the Socialite wanted to avoid the courts and she was trying to work it out with her former partner to “avoid more brand confusion.”
The source added, “She is asking him to change his concept, which includes C. Wonder’s product, the design and the boutique. It remains Tory’s intent not to litigate – she is hopeful he’ll agree to change his concept. Litigation would be the very last resort.”
However, it appears that the exes have failed to come to an agreement, and Tory‘s move comes weeks after J. Christopher Burch decided to sue her first last month for breach of contract and interference
The founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, a venture investment and brand development firm, alleges that his ex-wife and her company have attempted to hinder the running of his own business, C. Wonder, and interfered with his attempts to sell his 28 percent stake in Tory Burch, worth $600 million.
The multi-millionaire businessman also insisted that the heiress would be nothing without him and he was the brains behind the business
He noted his extensive contributions to Tory Burch from his experience in start-ups and as a venture capitalist to raise $10 million from outside investors to start the company in addition to his initial investment of $2 million.
However, a number of industry insiders, including Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg are defending Tory.
Tory spoke out in her suit, stating “Chris wasted the company’s time, money and energy pursing potential factories that almost never panned out.”
She claimed he even presented a cheaper copy of her famous Reva ballet slipper, but “Chris did not even realize the copy was made of plastic, not leather.”
However Chris’s lawyer, Andrew J. Rossman, said Tory’s claims “are absolutely baseless.
“Tory Burch didn’t invent the cardigan sweater or the ballet flat. And she doesn’t have a monopoly on bright colors or gold buttons. C. Wonder has the same right to these timeless and basic elements as every other brand.”
Rossman added, “‘We are pleased the court has granted our request for an expedited trial in early spring, and we look forward to refuting their claims and proving ours.”
Tory Burch started her firm with her husband of ten years, Chris, in 2004. Their marriage ended the following year. The Tory Burch company now has 82 stores worldwide.
Tory’s trial judge, Leo Strine of Delaware Chancery Court, described the case as a “drunken WASP fest” to WWD. Tory is actually Jewish.
Chris has a new girlfriend, designerMonika Chiang, for whom he has provided seed money and helped launch a namesake brand.
Vanity Fair has described their bitter feud as “one of the oddest ex-spousal relationships in New York society.”
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Thursday, November 15, 2012 from
6PM – 10PM
Join us as we give thanks to each and everyone. Let us embrace and create new memories and friendship in support of a great cause – supporting “Men Against Breast Cancer’s” mission of helping being there for the women we love when breast cancer strikes.
Men Against Breast Cancer is the first and only national 501(C) 3 non-profit whose missions is to educate, empower and provide men the foundation needed to support their female loved ones suffering through breast cancer.
We are the men in pink and blue who are partners in survival, side by side, with the women we love every step of the way
This is a special Pink & Blue Charity Event!
Art by Marat
Stella and Dot Jewelry
Heavy Hors D’ oeuvres by Master Chief
Music by DJ Jeremy Whitham
Happy Hour specials including Specialty Cocktails
Prize Raffle Drawing donated by our generous sponsors.
Men in Pink & Blue Accessories
DC Hot Spots which airs on DC 50 Home of the CW
Raffle Tickets are $10/each and all donations are welcome.
Portion of proceeds raised at the event will go to Men Against Breast
Cancer, along with a portion 20 % of the Bar, Art and Jewelry proceeds.
Please consider sharing this event with friends, family and network.
This event is open to 21+.
Arbonne International http://www.candacetuohey.myarbonne.com/
Blue Print for Style LLC
Dr. Nia Banks
Hard Rock Cafe
Jana Sedlakova-Life Coach
KW Capital Properties
Laurel Station Bar
Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Super Star Tickets
About Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC)
Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC) is the first and only national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to provide targeted support services that educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when cancer strikes. Since our founding in 1999, MABC has mobilized men across America, including underserved populations, to be active participants in the fight against breast cancer. Our philosophy is to leverage the support of the whole family to help the patient, with special emphasis on the important role of men in caring for the women they love.
1400 I Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005
The Kickoff Party had delectables provided by many of Miami’s hottest restaurants that included: Azul at the Mandarin Oriental, Bongos Cuban Café, City Hall, The Restaurant, Cookies by Shar, DeliverLean, Egg & Dart, Epicure Gourmet Market & Café, Essensia, Gotham Steak at the Fountainebleau, J & G Grill, Makoto, Mister Collins, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Paulina’s Pops, Spartico, STK, The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, The Green House Organic Food Restaurant, Timo, and We Take the Cake. Cocktails will be generously provided by Southern Wine & Spirits, and refreshments by VitimanWater and Coca-Cola. The Nailbar in Midtown Miami offered polish changes with the latest nails colors from Dior. Live music was provided by DJ Madlinx.
Key to the Cure is a shopping weekend that took place from Thursday, October 18th to Sunday, October 21, during which 2% of the sales from the weekend and the kickoff event are donated to Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“We are very pleased with the success of this year’s event,” commented Deborah Slack, Vice President and General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour. “Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour has raised and donated over $450,000 locally since the beginning of Key to the Cure to help fight women’s cancers.”
Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual Key to the Cure campaign is a company wide initiative that has raised over 30 million dollars to date for women’s cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States.
About Key to the Cure Saks Fifth Avenue initiated its charity shopping weekend in 1999. Since then, the company has donated $31 million to women’s cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States. Organizations benefiting from these funds include: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund; Cleveland Clinic; Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Nevada Cancer Institute and many others.
About The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized, award-winning facility that utilizes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating cancer. Mount Sinai is the only hospital in Florida, and one of only 23 in the U.S., to receive its third consecutive Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). In addition, Mount Sinai’s radiation oncology program was the first in South Florida to earn accreditation from the American College of Radiology and American Society of Radiology and Oncology. As South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute-funded adult Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), Mount Sinai takes part in clinical trials that give patients access to pioneering new cancer treatment options before they become available to the general public.
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The ‘geeks’ sashayed down the Bloomingdale’s runway for Microsoft’s third annual “Geek 2 Chic” fashion show on Wednesday evening (by geeks, we really mean hot male techies who have traveled the world and pioneered some of the most influential technology companies in the industry). 100% of the proceeds from the event, as well at 10% of any men’s fashion items purchased that evening, went toward the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
The Fall trends were making bold statements on
the runway – vibrant cobalt blue and burnt orange were staples in almost every ensemble. The only color missing from the Fall color palette was plum, but there were selections on the showroom floor that showed some of the creative color combinations for this versatile tone. The event was a huge success, thanks to organizer Mark Drapeau from the Microsoft Office of Civic Innovation, and NBC4’s Angie Goff as a stylish and effervescent emcee.
Adam Conner, Facebook
Adam Jaffe, Mercury Continuity
Adam Sharp, Twitter
Adam Zuckerman, Foster.ly
Alex Priest, Uber
Arash Shirazi, The Bullitt Agency
Ashish Jaiman, Microsoft
Ben Magarik, Opower
Bennett Richardson, hin.ge
Blaze Sanders, Solar System Express
Brandon Andrews, U.S. Senate
Brandt Squires, Swipely
Chris Roche, Startup America
Eric Schulze, thirst.
Jim Rogers, Neustar
Jimmy Gardner, Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC)
Jonathon Perrelli, Fortify.vc
Lee Brenner, HyperVocal
Lou Aronson, Votifi
Micha Weinblatt, Betterific
Michael Clements, ArtJamz
Navroop Mitter, Gryphn
Neeraj Jaiman, Beamsmart
Sean McElrath, Hallway
Sergio Rodriguera, U.S. House of Representatives
Stephen Bates, EMC
About Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Founded in 1987 by Steve Mariotti, NFTE aims to give youth in low-income areas the motivation to complete their education by learning the principles of entrepreneurship. NFTE’s DC office aims to thwart the 49% drop out rate in DC public schools by teaching young people how to jumpstart their own careers.
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Dynamic women sharing their points of view on all the latest headlines over cocktails.
“Socialites today have everyday jobs. But—in the evening they go out, they wear fancy dresses.”