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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: The 2014 Greater Washington Region Heart Ball

Andrew Rabens & Elizabeth Kane (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

Andrew Rabens & Elizabeth Kane (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending one of the premier social events of the season benefitting The American Heart Association. The Heart Ball is an annual black-tie affair that brings together more than six hundred of the most prominent power players, physicians, philanthropists, and young philanthropists in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The event was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. and truly embodied an oriental theme featuring a Chinese calligrapher and a Chinese dance troop. Leading sponsors included KPMG and CGI, and featuring AnyBill as the Heart Ball presenting sponsor. The evening began with a cocktail reception featuring delicious sushi, an amazing auction including a week getaway in Tuscany, and a special tribute to two selected Heart Heroes and one Heroine: Dr. Allen J. Taylor (United States Army, Retired), Dr. Matthew Needleman (Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy), and Dr. Marina Vernalis (United States Army, Retired). Then, the sit-down dinner commenced and the compassion in the room for those suffering with heart disease was evident. Heart failure is all too common among both men and women all over the world, but specifically persons under a great amount of stress. Washingtonians…I am speaking to you! The American Heart Association helps to educate the public about common symptoms of heart failure, provides literature on prevention, and advocates for (state and federal issues) those suffering with heart disease or failure. To find out more about how to get involved with the American Heart Association, or to learn more about upcoming events click here.

Best Dressed, Christine Shepherd wearing Kim Elleen (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

Best Dressed, Christine Shepherd wearing Kim Elleen (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

 

Fairfax Chinese Dance Troop (Photo Credit: The American Heart Association)

Fairfax Chinese Dance Troop (Photo Credit: The American Heart Association)

 

 

Young Patrons: Eliza Kanovsky and Kara Laing wearing Carmen Marc Valvo (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

Young Patrons: Eliza Kanovsky and Kara Laing wearing Carmen Marc Valvo (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

Chinese Calligraphy (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

Chinese Calligraphy (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

 

 

 

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