Horton’s Kids Benefit at House of Sweden

Lisa Peri of Horton’s Kids, Spike Mendelsohn, Liz Sara of Best Marketing
Photos by Tom Quiggle Photography
Lisa Peri of Horton’s Kids, Spike Mendelsohn, Liz Sara of Best Marketing

Nearly 200 guests filled the House of Sweden on Nov. 3 for the annual Horton’s Kid’s Benefit Gala. The event, “Cocktails and Crooners,” featured a Rat Pack theme with live big band music provided by Radio King Orchestra and a silent auction with many framed photos of the Rat Pack celebrities. Spike Mendelsohn, the Top Chef All Star and long-time supporter of Horton’s Kids, was on hand to mix, mingle and thank the guests including many of the city’s top lobbyists, for their participation. Brenda Chamberlain, Executive Director of Horton’s Kids, spoke of the non-profit’s work in providing tutoring, mentoring and other services to the underprivileged children living in Anacostia. Horton’s Kids was founded 20 years ago and is a 2011 winner of The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

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