The AFCEA Bethesda Chapter is hosting the 2014 ‘A Night for the Children’ Charity Gala on March 22, 2014 at the Marriot Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the event will go to The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and House of Ruth.
AFCEA Bethesda has been supporting The Children’s Inn for 15 years, which serves as a residential ‘home’ for sick children and their families. The House of Ruth aids children and families facing homelessness and emotional and physical abuse. Some of the services provided include housing and mentoring among many others, assisting more than 1,000 individuals per year.
Stephanie C. Hill, president of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)–Civil, will serve as Chair of the event. She will lead the charity event, bringing together the influential industry and government communities to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this event that will help advance the important missions of two worthy charities,” said Hill. “The Children’s Inn at NIH and the House of Ruth give children and their families the precious gifts of comfort and safety during stressful and very difficult times. The support, sponsorships and donations from industry, government, and local business leaders will be essential for the 16th annual ‘A Night for the Children’ Charity Gala.”
Linda Berdine, Founder of AFCEA Bethesda’s ‘A Night for the Children’ Gala, made a statement on next year’s event, saying “I started the AFCEA Bethesda Gala almost 16 years ago to support The Children’s Inn at NIH when the organization was only 7 years old, and establishing their endowment.”
She continued, “I am incredibly excited and humbled to see that we’ve been able to donate approximately $6 million to The Inn, and help ensure its bright financial future. Our ability to support yet another worthy charity as a part of our charitable giving is a testament to the generous contributions we’ve received from our community of volunteers, sponsors and attendees.”
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