Horton's Kids comes to Georgetown

Photo by Tom Quiggle
Liz Sara of Best Marketing; Greg Grigorian of Sheppard Mullin; Brenda Chamberlain, Executive Director of Horton’s Kids.
Liz Sara of Best Marketing; Greg Grigorian of Sheppard Mullin; Brenda Chamberlain, Executive Director of Horton’s Kids.

Donors and supporters of Horton’s Kids, the 20 year old non-profit that provides services to children living in Anacostia, convened in Georgetown last night at the organization’s fourth annual fundraiser, “Cocktails & Crooners.”

Janine Schoonover of GBA; Spike Mendelsohn, Top Chef; John Pappas, Board Member of Horton’s Kids. (Photo by: Tom Quiggle) Janine Schoonover of GBA; Spike Mendelsohn, Top Chef; John Pappas, Board Member of Horton’s Kids.

Approximately 200 lobbyists, lawyers and locals wined and dined at the House of Sweden, enjoying hors d'oeuvres served by hostesses with ‘cigarette’ trays reminiscent of the 1940’s with live Big Band music by Radio King Orchestra. Special guest Emcee Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef fame, a long-time supporter of Horton’s Kids, mingled with the crowd and offered special thanks to individual and corporate donors.

Despite a brief, false-alarm fire drill which sent the crowd onto the balmy, moon-lit back terrace overlooking a tributary of Rock Creek, the audience enjoyed poached salmon, desserts by Serendipity 3, and a silent auction featuring some iconic black-and-white photos of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.  

Germonique Ulmer, Dan Walsh and Hannah Simone – all on the Horton’s Kids board of directors. (Photo by: Tom Quiggle) Germonique Ulmer, Dan Walsh and Hannah Simone – all on the Horton’s Kids board of directors.

Written by Liz Sara