Our 18th Movie Benefit “UNBROKEN” – A Great Success! <strong
Woodley House presented a very special, pre-release screening of Universal Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ UNBROKEN for our 18th Annual Movie Benefit on December 17, 2014 at the AMC Loews Uptown Theater. Based on the best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand and directed by Angelina Jolie, UNBROKEN told the true story of Louis Zamperini – USC class of 1940 and member of the US Olympic Team at the Berlin Olympics – who joined the military to fight in World War II, was shot down over the South Pacific and endured 2 years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp … but through sheer determination, survived and triumphed to make it home. It was a moving and thought-provoking film, depicting the power of the human spirit.
Our Master of Ceremonies was the charming Doreen Gentzler of NBC4 News . She presented the Woodley House Rose Award to the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for their history of philanthropic leadership and generosity to Woodley House and our Washington, DC community at large. It was accepted by Foundation CEO Calvin Cafritz. This is Woodley House’s only major fundraiser of the year, with all proceeds going to support our programs of housing and support services for men and women recovering from mental illness. For more information and photos of this event, please click here.