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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.

Lynda Erkiletian’s T.H.E. Artist Agency Helps Women in Need through Beauty Within

For the past decade, T.H.E. Artist Agency and the Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, D.C. have celebrated spring by honoring the important women in our lives through the community outreach program, Beauty Within. For Bravo TV fans,

Lynda Erkiletian, Founder & President of T.H.E. Artist Agency

you may remember that Real Housewives of DC star, Lynda Erkiletian is the Founder and President of T.H.E. Artist Agency. Erkiletian has been very active in the Washington, D.C. community, giving back through events for Men Against Breast Cancer, Suited For Change, Key to the Cure, Washington Ballet’s Women’s Committee, and others. Additionally, she has underwritten a college scholarship for a deserving fashion design, merchandising, or journalism student in conjunction with The Fashion Group International Foundation of Greater Washington.

Recognizing that Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, they humbly request your assistance with donations of beauty and personal toiletry samples that will be used to fill tote bags to be gifted to Washington, D.C. women in need. This year, 300 Beauty Within bags will be anonymously donated to benefit women with children residing temporarily in our local community relief centers. The need to recognize and support these special women is greater than ever, and individuals are encouraged to contribute any unused beauty products and small gifts you may have at home or work. Some suggestions for donations include: hotel toiletry samples, gifts with purchase and samples from make-up or skin care lines, or swag bag contents. Lightly used or new books and magazines are also appreciated.  Tricia Wenzel-Poythress, Fashion Marketing teacher at Langley High School, and her gracious students have annually volunteered to embellish and prepare the contents of each Beauty Within bag.

Photo courtesy of THE Artist Agency.


THE Artist Agency
will be accepting any mailed or delivered donations:
Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., until May 6th.
THE Artist Agency
1207 Potomac St, NW
Washington, DC   20007
Attention: Beauty Within

Langley High School will be accepting mailed or delivered donations:
Monday – Friday between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm, until April 25
Langley High School
6520 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101
Attention: Tricia Wenzel-Poythress, Fashion Marketing

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