By Suzy Jacobs | September 29, 2016 | People
The latest from Capitol File's Publisher, Suzy Jacobs.
With Kirk Cousins at the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s Welcome Home Luncheon.
It’s October of an election year, and all I want to do is get up on my soapbox and scream to the top of the Capitol about how sick and tired I am of the crazy. I think everyone probably agrees with me regardless of their political affiliation. But we restrain ourselves on a daily basis because we are Washingtonians. We are strong and smart and know better. And we also know that, while screaming won’t change things, our actions can make all the difference.
Not only is it election season, but it is also the beginning of the fall social season, and there are plenty of galas and events where we can put our heads down, get to work, and do the right thing. We can take that negative energy and vent our frustrations through doing good and giving back. That is the true meaning of service and sacrifice. It is the real grassroots campaigning. I have to admit that fall has some of my favorite fundraising events. I get to share in the work of many organizations whose teams of people are real community organizers who create awareness and raise funds for causes all over DC.
Catching up at the Mandarin Oriental with Philipp Knuepfer, Laura Gerchik, Dr. Philippe Allouche, Pierre-Louis Delapalme, and Jeremy McCarthy.
I recently enjoyed the Washington Redskins Welcome Home Luncheon and the Washington Redskins Runway Show. Talk about a cause that inspires the players, their wives, and the fan base. It is amazing what Jane Rodgers is doing for young people in DC! And of course, since fall fashion is top of mind, St. Jude’s hosted their Heart of Fashion runway show and silent auction at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, which was a fabulous yet moving afternoon. As we move into October, the Children’s National Board of Visitors celebrates its Care for Kids Fundraiser, which kicks off on October 19 at Tysons Galleria.
Everyone buy a card and go shopping… it benefits the Children’s National Health System! Two of my favorite galas coming up are Capital Caring’s A Night in Havana at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, a not-to-be-missed event, and Rock Creek Conservancy’s annual gala Urban Wild, which will feature tastings from some of DC’s hottest chefs! The next time I write to you, we will be heading into the holidays and we will have elected our next president. Maybe he/she will get off their soapbox, roll up their sleeves, and behave like real grassroots Washingtonians and give back!