GREAT EVENT: Foundation SCA's Investing In The Whole Woman Benefit Gala On Wednesday

by Sophie Pyle · November 14, 2011

Foundation SCA is holding their third annual benefit gala this Wednesday, November 16. The theme, "Investing in the whole woman," is a nod to the foundation's mission to empower women all over the globe. [Get your ticket]

The Organization of American States Building, at Constitution and 17th Streets, opens their doors to the event, which kicks off at 7 p.m. and lasts until 9:30.

There will be wine and passed hors d'oeuvres, and remarks by businessman and philanthropist Ed Scott.

Hosts of the event are:

Dr. M. Sophia Aguirre

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dundon

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Esmond

Rep. and Mrs. Jeff Fortenberry

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heeter, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Kearns

Ms. Edmonia Kearny

Mr. and Mrs. William Kirst

Mr. Franco Madan

Ms. Maria Mallo

Miss Christine McGrath

Mrs. Helena Metzger

Mr. and Mrs. Gerard E. Mitchell

Amb. and Mrs. Alberto M. Piedra

Miss Ana Gabrielle Rogers

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Royden

Ms. Teresita Sulit

Mr. Eric Wind

Dr. and Mrs. Erik Young

Foundation SCA is an independent non-profit organization chartered in the United States in 2008.  SCA collaborates with local organizations on a global scale to empower women within their communities. Currently, SCA funds educational programs in Cameroon, Guatemala, Kenya, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Chicago and Washington, D.C. that provide professional skills and training, high school/college scholarships, and character development. [Get your ticket]

"SCA is into helping women and girls in poverty to get out of the cycle of poverty through education, training, and personal development.  These women then help their families and their communities to rise from poverty as well. We call it the 'multiplier effect,'" said project coordinator Lizzie Lipovsky.

CONFIRMED VIPs ATTENDING: Ed W. Scott, Katherine Kennedy, Matthew Swift, Ashley Samelson McGuire, Amb. Green, Amb. Piedra, Amb. Quinonez, Rep. Fortenberry, George Ingram, Adam Waldman, Matthew Latimer, Warren Clark (CMEP), Dana King, Kate Michael, and Alex Tanzi.

Images of young women learning at Sorawell, one of Foundation SCA's projects, provided by Foundation SCA.