Darius Graham (Young Benefactors Group Co-chair), Bernard Holloway (Alum of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship), Edward Sanders (Alum of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship), and Barbara Bridges attend 'Sakura in Springtime' to support the Institute for Responsible Citizenship on April 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC - This month, the Young Benefactors Group (YBG), a philanthropic organization of local young professionals, gathered to support the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, an intensive leadership program based in Washington, DC for talented African-American male high school and college students from around the country. The YBG is comprised of service-minded young professionals in the Washington, DC area who are emerging leaders in the public and private sector.
The group hosted ‘Sakura in Springtime,’ a Japanese themed social fundraiser event at District in Washington, DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood. The event served as a fundraiser for the Institute's summer program in Washington, DC. In celebration of the cherry blossom season, guests enjoyed Japanese inspired small plates, drinks and a Japanese fashion show. Cupcake treats were provided by TamiCakes.
In light of the recent tragedy in Japan, 10% of the proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund for Japanese disaster relief.
Will Wilder, Kristen Howard, and Annora Bell (Young Benefactors Group Steering Committee members)
About the Young Benefactors Group
The Young Benefactors Group (YBG) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, advancing its mission, and providing financial support for its programs. Each month the YBG hosts events ranging from private receptions with distinguished leaders to signature soirees. YBG members enjoy complimentary or discounted admission to these events and access to one of Washington’s premier networks. For more information visit www.i4rc.org/ybg.
About the Institute for Responsible Citizenship
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship prepares high-achieving African American men for successful careers in business, law, government, public service, education, journalism, the sciences, medicine, ministry, and the arts. Their goal is not only to help talented African American men achieve career success, but also to train these young leaders to be men of great character who will make significant contributions to their communities, their country, and the world. For more information visit http://www.i4rc.org/.