Washington Performing Arts Gala

Don, Rhona, Hallie and Joel Friedman with Washington Performing Arts President and CEO Jenny Bilfield
Chris Burch Photography
Don, Rhona, Hallie and Joel Friedman with Washington Performing Arts President and CEO Jenny Bilfield

Singer/songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, known as “The Voice” of South Africa, was flown in to headline the Washington Performing Arts 2014 Gala and Auction at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on May 10, the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President of South Africa. Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool and Mrs. Rosieda Shabodien served as Diplomatic Chairs. The ambassador hailed the organization’s Embassy Adoption Program which teaches D.C. public school students about other cultures. The live auction raised about $135,000 for scholarships to summer camps featuring Children of the Gospel, Step Afrika and Capital Jazz.★

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