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Laura Swanstrom Reece is a sixteen-year resident of the Washington Metropolitan area, she is a philanthropist and fundraiser at heart. With experience in corporate and grass-roots fundraising, event production on an Olympic scale, and volunteer management, this entrepreneur and member of The Washington Ballet Women's Committee is passionate about supporting the arts and other non-profit organizations that work tirelessly to make change in our nation's capital and beyond.

An International Evening of Excellence in Honor of Global Kids in DC

In this season of giving, please join the Global Kids organization at the Residence of His Excellency Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of France to the United States, on Monday, December 6 at 6:30 pm to learn about the hope and promise that a life-changing educational experience can provide to students in Washington, DC.

Global Kids works to develop youth leaders for the global stage through dynamic global education and leadership development programs. The organization inspires underserved youth to achieve academic excellence, self-actualization and global competency, and empowers them to take action on critical issues facing their communities and our world.

Global Kids has worked with more than 120,000 students and educators in New York City and beyond, receiving national recognition for exemplary practices in international education, digital media programming, experiential learning, and youth development.  On December 6, join Senator Mark R. Warner to celebrate and support the success of Global Kids as they begin to work with children in our nation’s capital.

To capture the international flavor of the event, guests will delight in tastings prepared by these award-winning Chefs:
Daniel Boulud, Daniel
José Andrés, Café Atlántico and Minibar
Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve
Bertrand Bellengier, Executive Chef to the Ambassador of France
Todd Gray, Equinox
Michel Richard, Citronelle
Eric Ziebold, CityZen

Chef Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve

The Chefs will also be attending the VIP reception for donors at the premier levels at 6 p.m.

Live and silent auctions include a photo session with famed photographer Gilles Bensimon, Former Creative Director for ELLE Magazine, a trip to France with a stay at a 1,000 year old chateau, and tennis lessons with Former French Open winner Yannick Noah.

Tickets begin at $250 per person.  To purchase, click here.

For more information visit www.globalkids.org or contact Ashley Martins at globalkidsdc@gmail.com

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