Tuesday, July 3, 2012

DC Professionals Host New Community for Children's 2012 Summer Soirée

2012 Summer Soiree Host Committee members: Grace Dickerson, New Community for Children (NCFC) Founder; Edgar Jones, Baltimore Ravens; Nadine Duplessy Kearns, NCFC Executive Director; Nicole Clifton, UPS Public Affairs; Daphne Dufresne, RLJ Equity Partners; and Brendon Pinkard, Wiley Rein LLP.

WASHINGTON, DC - On June 28th, New Community for Children held its 3rd Annual Summer Soirée and Live Auction at the UPS townhouse. The event raised over $14,000 to support direct program costs of after school and summer academic enrichment for kids in DC! Event hosts were Nicole Clifton of UPS, Camelia Mazard of Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC, Daphne Dufresne of RLJ Equity Partners, Brendon Pinkard of Wiley Rein LLP and A. Scott Bolden of Reed Smith. UPS Public Affairs office served as lead sponsor for the third year.

DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton attended the soiree and provided special remarks in support of the organization. Ward 5 DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie also attended the event. New Community for Children presented the Spirit of Community Awards to Edgar Jones of the Baltimore Ravens, Josh Portis of the Seattle Seahawks and Vic Jagger formerly with the Russ Parr Morning Show for taking the time to engage with the program’s kids this past school year.

About New Community for Children
Established in 1988, New Community for Children provides under-served children and families in Washington, DC with before school, after school, and summer programs that help them strengthen their academic skills as well as foster the self-confidence and creativity needed to realize their fullest potential. To learn more visit www.ncfc-dc.org.

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