The venerable International Hall of Flags in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will this year lend itself both as the ultimately elegant venue and as inspiration behind the International theme of the Falls Church Education Foundation 2012 Spring Gala and Auction. The Gala, which will feature a Black Tie Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Auction, will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 12 at the U.S. Chamber, 1615 H St. NW Washington DC. Tickets are on sale now!
The International theme of the Gala is a fitting tribute to the many international students and friends from overseas that chose Falls Church City as their temporary home away from home. We are pleased to welcome them to our schools and recognize that while they are here, their presence adds a unique dimension to the educational experience of all our students. The FCEF Gala is one of 2 major fundraising events initiated by the Foundation each year. Its aim is to raise fiduciary and community support for the Foundation and the four public schools that it benefits. Since its inception in 2003 the Foundation has worked to maintain the highest standard of excellence of education in our schools. Funds raised by last year’s gala were instigatory in updating the teaching technology at all four schools including the purchase of Elmo document cameras at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, digital cameras and iPads at George Mason High school and interactive state of- the- art smart boards at Mt. Daniel and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools. It also provided seed funding for the start up of the Pathway to International Baccalaureate Program at George Mason High School.
The Chairman of this year’s gala is Ms Gabi Enache who has recently moved to Falls Church herself. A veteran of event planning she has brought an enthusiasm and energy to the Host Committee that promises to make this year’s Gala one to remember. The event has been made possible thanks to lead sponsor Alarm.com and Honorary Chairs, Scott & Michelle Whitaker along with other sponsors including Acacia Federal Savings Bank, Arcadis, BB&T, David Chavern and Sarita Gopal, Cox Communications, Hess Construction, Cathy Kaye and Tom Clinton; Needham, Mitnick & Pollack, Pearson Square; Gabi & John Sandoz; Steve Sprague; SWH Group; Tori McKinney/Keller-Williams Realtor; Valic Financial Advisors, Virginia Commerce Bank, Rick’s Carpet and Dominion Virginia Power.
Opportunities are still available for additional sponsors and donations of items for auction are still being sought. Sponsors, benefactors and donors will be featured in the souvenir Gala program that will be published for the event and will be available on line. The program will also offer advertising space for local businesses. For more information contact Donna Englander at 703 248 5627 or email@example.com. Tickets for the gala are $125 per person and are on sale now at www.fcedf.org. A portion of the cost is tax deductible.