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Gala Toned Down (via @rosettathurman)

From the Washington Business Journal:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington is doing things a little differently this year — they are scaling back on the glitz and glamor of their annual benefit gala.

The event on Feb. 14 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is the biggest single fundraising mechanism for the charity’s programs, which supported more than 114,000 people last year through housing, food, legal aide, and other services.

The gala budget, or the cost to produce the black-tie event, was cut by about 20 percent to $250,000. . . .

[A spokesperson] said cutting costs to hold the event is helping to maximize the percentage of funds that go directly to an agency that has served 18 percent more families in need through its D.C. and Maryland centers since the economy nosedived last fall.

Full article here.

Via @rosettathurman.

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