Suzanne Kratzok, former coordinator of Community Services for the Department of Community and Human Services, in front, with Maryanne Beatty, Beth Hamid and Daniella Spighai at the Fostering the Future Gala May 3 at Hummingbird Bar and Kitchen at the Hotel Indigo. The event raised more than $64,000 to aid children in foster care and at risk of abuse and neglect.
Photo by Janet Barnett/Gazette Packet
More than $64,000 was raised at the annual Fostering the Future gala to benefit children in foster care or at risk of abuse or neglect.
Held May 3 at the Hummingbird Bar and Kitchen located at the Hotel Indigo, the evening’s theme of “Captain’s Night” highlighted how the community has served as an anchor for some of the city’s most vulnerable youth.
The event featured live music by the Kate Moran Band and auction items that included a weekend at The Inn at Perry Cabin resort in St. Michaels, Md., an oyster and wine tasting, Washington Nationals tickets, and a four-person getaway to a luxury resort in Mexico.
Major sponsors included: The Goodhart Group; Hudson Studio; Catherine Joyce of Morgan Stanley; R & B Heating and Air Conditioning; Barbara Sherlock; Amy and Blaine Jackson; Stone Aesthetic Dentistry; The Alexandria Euchre Club; AlphaGraphics; Pam & Frida Team at Sotheby’s International Realty; Suzanne Kratzok and Rick Howard; Lindsay and Kyle Houff; Nancy and Gerry Cooper; Monument Title Company; and Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota. Lindsay Houff and Court Squires served as co-chairs of the event.