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Lindsay Torrico is a policy wonk passionate about politics, arts and culture and volunteering. Currently, she works at United Way Worldwide, the nation's largest privately funded charity, and is responsible for the organization’s federal advocacy on education. With experience working on Capitol Hill and consulting for non-profit organizations, she loves to support and advocate for education causes and children’s issues. She has volunteered for such organizations as Higher Achievement, Everybody Wins! DC, Hoop Dreams and Hope Worldwide. When she’s not networking at receptions and attending charitable and political events in Washington, DC, Lindsay enjoys making and customizing accessories for her etsy shop, Freshly Brewed Boutique. A native of Philadelphia, she received her BA in Government from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Public Policy from UCLA.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Night Gala in DC

Photo Credit: alvinailey.org

The Opening Night Benefit Gala kicks off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s annual performances at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. All proceeds support Ailey’s local D.C. outreach programs and provides scholarships for talented and deserving young dancers from the D.C. area to attend The Ailey School in New York.

Photo Credit: alvinailey.org

The Alvin [...]

American Heart Association Presents An Affair Of The Heart Luncheon And Fashion Show

Photo Credit: affairoftheheartdc.com

National Heart Month is fast approaching, which means it’s time for Washington DC’s highly anticipated “An Affair of the Heart Luncheon and Fashion Show”. Spanning over six decades, this event is one of the oldest annual fund-raising events of any nationally recognized non-profit group.

Photo Credit: affairoftheheartdc.com

On February 13, the Women’s Board [...]

Dancing After Dark to Benefit Children’s National Medical Center

Photo Credit: childrensnational.org

Dance the night away at the 5th annual Dancing After Dark on the Georgetown waterfront on Saturday, January 21. The Children’s National Medical Center’s young professionals group, the Junior Council, will host an evening of cocktails, dessert and dancing.

Photo Credit: childrensnational.org

All proceeds of Dancing After Dark will benefit young patients at [...]

Acumen Solutions’ 8K Race Nets $125,000 for DC Area Non-Profits

Acumen Solutions presents check to BUILD Metro DC (Photo Credit: Acumen Solutions)

Acumen Solutions presents check to BUILD Metro DC (Photo Credit: Acumen Solutions)

The results are in: Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause third annual 8K and 1-Mile Fun Run, which took place on October 16, 2011, raised $125,000 for DC area non-profits this year. In addition to a 54% increase over 2010 race [...]

Recap: NFL Players Association Benefit For American Indian Youth In DC

Photo Credit: Kevin Koski/NFLPA

Photo Credit: Kevin Koski/NFLPA

At the 16th Annual “Evening with the Stars” benefit gala Friday night, the NFL Players Association paid tribute to the athletes and volunteers that are serving Native Vision, a youth development initiative for reservation-based American Indian adolescents.

The evening began with an elegant reception – the perfect opportunity to [...]

Volunteer Opportunities On MLK Day In DC

Photo Credit: HandsOn Greater DC Cares

Photo Credit: HandsOn Greater DC Cares

Join HandsOn Greater DC Cares and nearly 2,000 of your neighbors on Monday, January 16 from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., in service done to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s legacy of social justice.

Each of the MLK Day projects will be led by a [...]

Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At The West Lawn Of The Capitol

Photo Credit: Architect of the Capitol

Photo Credit: Architect of the Capitol

Despite the spring weather as of late, the arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree on Monday morning brought lots of holiday cheer to the Washington, DC area. An American tradition since 1964, the lighting ceremony for the Capitol Christmas tree will take place at 5 p.m. on [...]

Volunteer For Thanksgiving In The DC Area

Photo Credit: SOME (So Others Might Eat)

Photo Credit: SOME (So Others Might Eat)

What better time to volunteer and help others than Thanksgiving? The Washington, DC area has lots of opportunities to serve and prepare meals for homeless and poor families. Here are a few places to volunteer in the DC Metro area this holiday season:

Thanksgiving Day Trot [...]

Capital City Ball At The Washington Club

Photo Credit: Capital City Ball

Photo Credit: Capital City Ball

For the fourth year in a row, the Capital City Ball will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving at the historic Washington Club. The elegant black tie gala draws a diverse crowd to celebrate freedom month and stop human trafficking in our community.

The goals of the affair [...]

Fannie Mae Help The Homeless Walkathon On The National Mall

Photo Credit: Fannie Mae Help the Homeless

Each year, thousands of participants raise money to fight homelessness here in the District through the Homeless walkathon. This year’s Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon takes place on the National Mall on Saturday, November 19.

The walk is for the nearly 12,000 people in the Washington, DC area who are homeless – 40% [...]

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