credit: Michael Perez (photo) & Razi Beresin-Scher (logo)
October 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Shira Hereld
202-347-2006 x 16

Home is Where the heART Is

Join us for a showcase of creative displays from the artistic and technical skill-building workshops that Street Sense provides to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Home is Where the heART Is  will bring the artwork of this talented community to the Josephine Butler Parks Center; a shared experience of open heARTs!

Join us at this historic mansion overlooking Meridian Hill Park for:
■ Open Bar ■ Hors d’oeuvres ■ Entertainment ■
■ A Showcase of Original Works of Photography, Poetry, Theater, Film & Audio Production ■
■ Sunset Views of the Park ■ Silent Auction ■
■ Community Coming Together to Support Street Sense! ■

The attire is cocktail semi-formal.

Funds raised by the Home is Where the heART Is Gala go directly to making the skills-based workshops offered by Street Sense possible. 


(Early Bird Ticket Sales Have Closed)

The Silent Auction

Preview some of the items up for auction ranging from weekend excursions to professional services. Proceeds from the auction event will support Street Sense programs and activities. So, tell your friends, family, community. Get everyone in on the auction action!

Thank you to our Amazing Silent Auction Donors!
1905 Bistro & Bar | Alex and Ani | American Airlines | Arena Stage | Annie Bee Studios | Blackfinn | Bruegger’s BagelsCakeRoom | Chart House Restaurant, Alexandria |  Christine Platt Patrick | Danny Hart Photography | Forever Fit Physical Therapy | GolfDC | Jeffrey Levy | JetBlue  | Little Serow/KOMI | Max Gaujean and Robyn Kerr | Port City Brewery | Sarah Cecelia Jewelry & Metal Goods | Sligo Creek Golf CourseSprinklesThe Washington Capitals Walt Disney World

Interested in adding your name to this list and donating to the Silent Auction?
Contact Kamasha Hendrickson at 703-829-0672

Live Performance – Benjamin Gates

benjamin-gates The gala will feature a performance by Benjamin Gates, a classically trained cellist from the DC Metropolitan Area. Benjamin has played at the White House as Principal Cellist for the DC Youth Orchestra, as well as at the Kennedy Center, the NEA, the Willard Hotel, the Tivoli, and the Atlas Theater.

Getting Here

Street parking is very limited and passing can be tight on the small neighborhood streets near Meridian Hill Park. Consider Metro, taxi, Uber or Lyft — the nearest Metro Stations are U Street and Columbia Heights.

Please note that in this historic two-story mansion, only the first level is ADA accessible. Event greeters at the front door will be available to escort anyone needing to utilize the ADA entrance around to the back of the building. There will be Showcases, food and bars accessible on both levels for all to enjoy!

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Venue: Event Planning: Catering:
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Josephine Butler Parks Center Logan Circle Events Warriors Catering
Liquor: Beer: DJ:
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Story Distillery Washington Legal Clinic King and Spalding LLC
Photography Sponor:
ls Bruce & Irene Senn Margaret Jenny
 Christie’s Photographic Solutions

Interested in having your company logo splashed all over the event as a Sponsor of the Gala? Contact John Senn at 917-528-8314

Special Thanks to Our Volunteer Planning Committee

Angella Brown | Danni Chen | Donna Daniels | Lauren Donoghue | Tara Goushas | Kamasha Hendrickson | Adam Kampe | Lahne Mattas-Curry | Andrea Popp | John Senn | Tim Thoms-Cappello