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Photos: Leadership Arlington’s Monte Carlo Fundraiser

by ARLnow.com | March 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 723 views | 6 Comments

Leadership Arlington, a local nonprofit that works “to develop trained leaders who are committed to building and strengthening our community,” held its annual Monte Carlo fundraiser at Reagan National Airport over the weekend.

The event drew some 450 people, the group said. Among those pictured above are Leadership Arlington graduates Megan Lake (of Bean Creative), Bobby Wright (of Virginia Heritage Bank), Mary Johnson (of ESI International), Lee Anne McLarty (of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District), Omar Sider (of SuperStar Tickets — and an avid poker player), and respective spouses.

Additional photos can be found on the Leadership Arlington Facebook page. From the group’s press release:

With more than 450 Washington metropolitan community stakeholders in attendance, Leadership Arlington’s eighth annual Monte Carlo Night exceeded expectations. The event was held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Ronald Reagan National Airport, Historic Terminal “A.” Proceeds from this event support Leadership Arlington’s mission and Youth Program.

The theme of the evening was “Monte Carlo Night Goes to Paris.” Guests were transported to an elegant Parisian soirée without having to leave the DC area. Patrons were treated to an exciting array of activities from a silent auction benefiting the Leadership Arlington Youth Program to Monte Carlo casino-style gaming tables. Mark Ingrao, President of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, graduate of the inaugural Leadership Arlington Signature Program Class of 1999 and member of the Leadership Arlington Board of Regents, led guests through an exciting live auction as the evening neared its end.

“We were thrilled to receive such amazing support from the community for this year’s Monte Carlo Night,” said Betsy Frantz, President & CEO of Leadership Arlington. “This event is critical to the success of the Youth Program and mission of the organization. We appreciate the collaboration of leaders from the area validating our organization.”

Each year, the “who’s who” in the business, nonprofit and public sectors enjoy the opportunity to connect with other key leaders in our community in a fun and elegant environment at Monte Carlo Night, and this year was no exception.

Photos courtesy Leadership Arlington

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  • Wayne Kubicki

    I wonder why this event was NOT held at Artisphere.

    • speonjosh

      You might as well wonder why it wasn’t held at the Marriott, etc. it’s a local nonprofit. They hold their fundraisers where they want to.

      • Wayne Kubicki

        But one would think (hope?) that an organization such as Leadership Arlington would support Arlington’s financially strapped arts venue by holding its annual event at Artisphere rather than Reagan National, no?

  • Alors Quoi?

    And how was this supposed resemble “an elegant Parisian soirée”? The balloons??

    • Monsieur Le Zim

      I think that it was the American flag in the back…..n’est pas ??

  • Texas Aggie 1966

    And this wasn’t held at the Artisphere because……..?

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