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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Back on My Feet DC Blue & Green Birthday Bash To Support Homeless

I am honored to serve on the host committee for Back on My Feet’s second annual Back on My Feet DC Blue & Green Birthday Bash, which will be held on Thursday, April 12 at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington,DC. This event is an opportunity to applaud the efforts of Back on My Feet members, volunteers and supporters for cultivating an organization that is helping people change their lives.

Anne Mahlum, Founder of Back on My Feet

Founded by Anne Mahlum in 2007, Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating self-sufficiency within the homeless and underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build self-esteem and strength. Rather than simply providing food or shelter, the organization helps build a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership.

Back on My Feet’s approach focuses on the very profound and innate desire in all of us – regardless of age, race or socio-economic status – to feel recognized, appreciated and valued. Through dedication and hard work, Members earn the opportunity to create a new path for themselves by advancing to the “Next Steps” phase of the program in which they gain access to educational and employment opportunities, as well as job training and financial aid. In short, BoMF focuses on changing the direction of people’s lives by changing the way they see themselves. The organization has had incredible results, with 75 percent of Members consistently maintaining 90 percent attendance at morning runs. Fifty percent of Members successfully move from living in dependency to an independent lifestyle.

Back on My Feet Birthday Bash 2011

Put on your favorite blue or green cocktail attire and enjoy an open bar, a stunning array of silent auction items, a seated dinner & program, and an after party!  Hope you will make plans to attend!

- Miss A

WHEN:
April 12, 2012.  6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

WHERE:
JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1710
Ph. 800- 228-9290 ‎

TICKETS:  Tickets are only $90 per person until March 12th, $100 per person until April 11th or $110 at the door. Purchase tickets here.

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to our host committee members for helping with this event:
Co-Chair: Stephanie Baucus, Perennial Strategy Group
Co-Chair: Dr. Jay Greenstein, Sport & Spine Rehab

Ericka Andersen, The Heritage Foundation
Ray Anderson
Brian Athey, Webster Book, LLP
Kimberly Ball, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Mariko Bennett, Baxter Healthcare
Melissa Boteach, Half in Ten Campaign
Tammy Boyd, JC Watts Partners
Ann Carmichael, American Bar Association
Megan Christenson, Blank Rome, LLP
Paula Domenici PhD, Center for Deployment Psychology
Kristen Daugherty, WGirls
Mark Edwards, Capital One
Ledy Espinal,One Brick
Yolonda Faulkner, Perennial Sports and Entertainment Group
Lauren Gabler
John Gifft, Horizon Strategies
Emil Hill, Weber Shandwick
France Hoang, Fluet Huber + Hoang
Anny Hong, CBS
Elizabeth Kelly
LaRhonda Lombardi, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Heather Martin, Fierce Markets
Lindsey Mask, Global VIsion Communications
Cyd McKenna
Cathy Miller, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Claudia Nadig, Arlington Road Runners
Charles Paret, Paxton Stuart LLC
Lauren Pomponio, popchips
Andrea Rodgers, Miss A | Charity Meets Style.
Kimberly Sackin, IBM Global Business Services
Cherie Short, CWA
Bob Sierralta, The Liasion Capitol Hill
Jennifer Streaks
Reyna Walters
Martha Jane Zaring,CWCapital

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