Between producing the National Cherry Blossom Opening Ceremony, the AMVET’s Silver Helmet Awards Banquet and running registration for a Fashion show and movie premiere (more on these later!), TWG is in full-on event mode. Although it’s a busy time for the TWG team, the nice weather, beautiful cherry blossoms and change in season give us all something to smile about.
And speaking of smiling, we are proud to announce our partnership with Operation Smile to produce their 6th annual Grin Gala at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, which also marks the organization’s 30th Anniversary.
This year, Mark J. Kimsey, Enily Wheeler and Clinton F. Wheeler, Vice President of Corporate Programs at the U.S. Chamber, have once again offered to provide their tremendous leadership and renewed commitment to the Grin Gala mission by serving as the Executive Chairs. While both US Congressman Trent Franks and the Honorable Thomas R. Pickering will serve as this year’s Honorary Chairs.
With less than one month to go, the Grin Gala team and TWG are working tirelessly to secure sponsorship support from some of the area’s most formidable companies, pushing rooftop reception tickets sales and drafting production schedules
Last year was the first year TWG partnered with the Grin Gala team and helped to raise nearly $250,000 on behalf of Operation Smile. Although we’re grateful to have contributed to one of the organization’s most successful and well received events, we know that 2013 will be even more impressive.
Founded in 1982 by Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee and headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. Operation Smile is dedicated to building self-sufficiency in developing countries by training doctors and local medical professionals in our partner countries so they are empowered to treat their own local communities, donating medical equipment and supplies, and providing year-round medical treatment through our worldwide Comprehensive Care Centers.
With the purpose of raising awareness for the mission of Operation Smile, the Grin Gala raises funds to enable life-changing surgeries for children with facial deformities and encourages international philanthropy and stewardship. Today, the Grin Gala is composed of friends, families and Operation Smile volunteers, donors and advocates that come together to celebrate and support the mission.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Location: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC, 20062
Dress: Black Tie Optional
6:00 PM VIP Rooftop Cocktail followed by VIP Dinner and After Party
7:45 PM Founders Circle Rooftop Cocktail followed by After Party
To purchase tickets, please click HERE!!