Bright colors and secret wishes took over the National Building Museum on Friday, May 8, for the ninth annual Children’s Ball. With the theme “The Secret Garden,” the event attracted more than 750 guests dressed not just in black and white, but dramatic colors and florals, to show their support for Children’s National Health System.
Chairs Norma and Russ Ramsey led a dynamic Children’s Ball Committee that hosted an inspirational evening that included a live auction, an online silent auction, and an after-hours lounge and dance party. With the support of many generous sponsors, the 2015 Children’s Ball raised $4.1 million for children and families.
Additionally, several awards were presented during the evening. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) received the Children’s Advocacy Award. David Bronczek, CEO of FedEx, accepted the Children’s Innovation Award on behalf of the company, and Franco Nuschese, owner of Café Milano, received the Café Milano Award.
“The Children’s Ball is just one of the many ways that this community helps fulfill our mission to improve children’s health,” said Dr. Kurt D. Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National. “Thanks to generous support, Children’s National is advancing pediatric medicine around the world through innovation, excellence in care, and research.”