The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health has announced its 10th Annual “An Evening for Hope” Gala on April 30 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
An NIH partner in medical discovery, The Inn is a private nonprofit that receives 80% of its funding from private philanthropy. Acting NIH Director Laurence A. Tabak will deliver the keynote, and NBC News 4 anchor Shawn Yancy, a recipient of Emmy Awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award, will serve as the event emcee.
The gala returns to an in-person gathering with several COVID-19 protective measures, including proof of vaccination and capped attendance at half capacity with 450 government and industry supporters to allow for more distancing.
“We are beyond excited and grateful to once again host our annual signature event,” said Jennie Lucca, CEO of The Children’s Inn at NIH. “This gathering is an opportunity for The Inn to recognize our unwavering and committed partners whose generosity improves the health and well-being of Inn families while they seek groundbreaking medical treatment at the National Institutes of Health.”
Since the gala’s inception in 2013, the funds raised at the “An Evening for Hope” gala have been the single largest source of income to support The Inn’s ongoing operations.
“I would like to express my profound gratitude to the organizing committee for helping us plan and bring back ‘An Evening of Hope’ despite new challenges,” said Todd Pantezzi, 2022 Hope Gala chair, The Children’s Inn trustee and chief strategy officer at CVP Corp.
“This distinguished gala is a testament to the power of many different people working toward a common goal: Helping make childhood possible today — and a cure possible tomorrow,” Pantezzi said. “Additionally, because of your continued support, The Inn can continue its vital role as a partner in hope and discovery with the National Institutes of Health.”