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.