Thursday, January 15, 2009

Coming to D.C. for Inauguration? Part II


With Inauguration festivities kicking off on Friday, there are many events to choose from! So if you're like me and are planning to attend a ball or an event but haven't bought nary a ticket yet, below are some of my top picks - low cost, with proceeds benefiting charity!

Friday, January 16
The DRUM Foundation presents Pre-Inaugural and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Gala
Join them for an elegant evening of celebration, remembrance and praise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President-elect Obama
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H Street, NW; 6 - 11 pm; $85 per person
Visit for more information and ticket purchase.

Tuesday, January 20
Concerned Black Men - National Organization and the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., present an Inaugural Gala honoring President-elect Barack Obama
Bobby Van's (Atrium Ballroom), 1201 New York Ave NW, 9:00 pm to 1:30 am; $200
All proceeds from this event will support Concerned Black Men "best practices" youth projects as well as scholarship and service programs sponsored by The Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Attire: Black Tie. To purchase tickets visit the Inaugural Gala website at:

And, I'd like to give a shout out to AOL's, for recognizing BlackGivesBack on the 'Best of Black Blogs' on 'Blog for Blog':

They featured the Top Ten Black Celebrity Philanthropists of 2008! View here.
For all of you traveling to D.C., have a safe and wonderful trip!

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