4 Can’t-Miss Philanthropy Events in D.C. This Winter

  • Jill Schwartz
  • 10/22/19

The nation’s capital is the perfect place to give back this winter, and these four charitable events will help you kick off the giving season

After a brief hiatus, Family Matters of Greater Washington is proud to return with their annual gala this winter. Congressman Jamie Raskin will help celebrate the foundation’s 137th year as a nationally-accredited social service organization. Held at the Mayflower Hotel, a stunning piece of Washington, D.C. luxury real estate, the organization will be presenting four awards to individuals who have shown strength of leadership, commitment, and service to Family Matters, as well as to their Washington, D.C. community.

This year, the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, D.C. will host the Centro Argentina 12th annual charity wine tasting. Guests will be raising funds for children in Argentina who live in underprivileged circumstances; since 2008, this fundraiser has raised more than $45,000 to help the kids. Enjoy traditional Argentinian hors d’oeuvres with over 230 other philanthropists while sipping wine and browsing Argentinian art.

This 2nd annual fundraiser investigates the interaction of global cultures in coordination with Freer | Sackler, a Smithsonian gallery and museum of Asian art. The fundraiser supports the continuation of education through Asian art provided through the museums, and this year’s event focuses primarily on Korean art, fashion, cuisine, and music. With a VIP reception starting at 7 p.m. and the main event running from 8 p.m. to midnight, guests are in for a full night of entertainment with Grammy-nominated DJ TOKiMONSTA, dining provided by one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2017, CHIKO, and drinks served by world-renowned mixologist Jen Collins. Plus, guests will have viewing access to the special Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece exhibit, a wood sculpture of the Korean Buddhist deity Gwaneum.

On December 4th, join Casey Trees, Washington, D.C. and Montgomery Parks at the Trees Matter Presents: Green Cities Summit. This 8th annual conference focuses on the livelihood and health of trees in an increasingly urban environment. Whether you’re an amateur arborist, an experienced ecologist, or simply like to sit beneath the shade of a tree, this educational summit will discuss ways to protect and support nature in the city. 20-minute presentations will cover several primary breakout themes: Livable Cities through Engaging Citizens, Urban Trees and Changing Landscapes: Planning for the Future, and ReTree: Expanding Canopies in Growing Cities.

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