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Elizabeth Kane is the President of CharityChicks US, the philanthropic connector for young professionals comprised of young socials, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in Washington, DC. She was named one of DC’s Most Dynamic Women by DC Magazine, and her organization has been featured in Capitol File, The Georgetowner, The Washington Post, NBC, and multiple philanthropy blogs. She is one of DC’s most notable young philanthropists, and devotes her time to working with non-profit leadership to engage the future generation of donors, and help connect them to corporations that will support their mission. She established CharityChicks US as a top fundraiser for rare cancer research, most recently for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In addition, she serves as the Chair of the Arts and Education initiatives for CharityChicks US, and Ambassador for The Washington Literacy Center. Elizabeth received her BBA from the George Washington University School of Business. She is an Interior Decorator for The Kellogg Collection, and is pursuing a Masters in Historical Preservation.

Recap: 2013 Fall Fete: Americans In Paris At The Corcoran Gallery Of Art

The American Journeys installation at The Corcoran Gallery of Art (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

The American Journeys installation at The Corcoran Gallery of Art (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

Washington’s fashion-forward and art enthusiasts flooded the Corcoran Gallery of Art this past weekend for the 1869 Society’s annual Fall Fete. This year, the theme was Americans in Paris, and ArtReach, the Corcoran’s educational outreach program, was the beneficiary.

ArtReach serves over 200 inner-city youth ranging in ages between six and 18, and provides them with after-school programs, summer art classes, and workshops throughout the year. Artistic expression is a key piece to building a strong community, and this year Society Chair, Carl Bedell and Vice Chair Phil Mone along with the Fall Fete Co-Chairs Jenny Chung and Huong Tran, and Host Committee did an excellent job of bringing Paris to D.C.

Upon entering the gallery, guests enjoyed an animated greeting from Moulin Rouge dancers, a plethora of savory bites, and a photo booth with props! The gallery’s downstairs featured the new installation, American Journeys, which were open to the crowd of Parisians. Upstairs, VIPs were surrounding the Eiffel tower while ordering specialty drinks in the chic salon on the second level, and treated to a candy bar by Sugar & Ice.

Three DJ’s (Ozker, DJ Provoke, and Baronhawk Poitier) alternated beats on the 1’s and 2’s as guests got their dance on. We spotted several socials having a blast on the dance floor including, socialite and philanthropist Katherine Kennedy who we spotted briefly doing the Macarena while fiancé Grant Allen watched in adoration. We also caught up with D.C.’s Creative Contrarian Philippa P.B. Hughes who was rocking a fabulous blue fascinator and updating us on some exciting new projects with The Pink Line Project. We snapped smiles from  Lagardare Unlimited’s LaRhonda Burley and The Heritage Foundation’s Kim McIntyre, as well as Heather Freeman PR guru and 1869 Society Steering Committee Member Lindley Thornburg, who was definitely on our best dressed list wearing a cobalt blue laced cocktail dress by Three Floor. For more information on the 1869 Society and upcoming events please click here.

Joseph Richardson IV & Lindley Thornburg (Picture Credit: Lindley Thornburg)

Joseph Richardson IV & Lindley Thornburg (Picture Credit: Lindley Thornburg)

LaRhonda Burley, Carl Bedell, and Kim McIntyre (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

LaRhonda Burley, Carl Bedell, and Kim McIntyre (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

VIP Chic Salon (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

VIP Chic Salon (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

VIP Chic Salon Bar (Photo Credit: Alexandra Kwit)

VIP Chic Salon Bar (Photo Credit: Alexandra Kwit)

Carl Bedell, Alexandra Kwit, & Aaron Bullard (Photo Credit: Alexandra Kwit)

Carl Bedell, Alexandra Kwit, & Aaron Bullard (Photo Credit: Alexandra Kwit)

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