16th Annual Movie Benefit Presented ‘Les Miserables’!

On December 12th, nearly 500 joined Woodley House for our 16th Annual Movie Benefit and a grand time was had by all!  This year we presented a very special advance screening of Universal Pictures’ Les Miserables which attracted many Washingtonians, as well as fans from as far away as Australia! We were honored to present our esteemed Donald A. Brown Rose Award to noted author (‘An Unquiet Mind”), educator and mental health advocate, Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD for her strong leadership in mental health recovery and longtime support of Woodley House.

The evening began with a buffet reception at Pulpo, a new restaurant across the street from the Uptown Theater where the movie was screened.  NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was our master of ceremonies and presented the Rose Award to Dr. Jamison. All proceeds from the event went to fund Woodley House’s programs for the mentally ill. For a write up and photos from Washington Life, go to:

http://www.washingtonlife.com/2012/12/13/life-of-the-party-les-miserables/. 

And for more photos, go to:

http://www.taricooperphotography.com/Events/Woodley-House-Les-Miserables/272

Challenge Grant from the Gwendolyn & Morris Cafritz Foundation!

We are on our way to meet our Challenge Grant from the Gwendolyn & Morris Cafritz Foundation for $20,000 with many thanks to our wonderful and generous supporters! This means that every donation to Woodley House is matched dollar for dollar! It is an amazing opportunity for us to raise desperately needed funds in this dismal economy and provide a cushion against the unknown results of the sequester. Woodley House is so very grateful for the continuing friendship and support of the Gwendolyn & Morris Cafritz Foundation truly an organization that helps its community in so many ways.  So PLEASE, donate to Woodley House today … to help us meet our Challenge Grant Match!