Wednesday, February 22, 2012

St. Jude Gourmet Gala

February 21, 2012--Washington, DC--The National Building Museum was the site for the 2012 14th Annual St. Jude Gourmet Gala Fundraiser. This image is a composite of 14 images stitched together in Photoshop. The images were shot from the second level balcony.
Leah Duggan, a St. Jude hero, meets Rick Shadyac, St. Jude CEO

Allan and Grace McArtor sample food from over 60 featured restaurants.

See the article about this event in BizBash

Photographs copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Friends of National Service Awards

February 14, 2012--Washington, DC--The 9th Annual Friends of National Service Awards Reception honoring those who support and who are committed to National Service. Senator Thad Cochran (left) received the Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Leadership Award. Presenters included Senator Roger Wicker (center) and David Mallery, Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service
Senator Chris Coons was honored with the Outstanding New Member Award.

Photo Notes: The East Hall of Union Station, the event venue, is an elegant high ceiling space. Low light added to the ambiance, thus on-camera flash was the only choice.

Photographs copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin

Friday, February 10, 2012

Capitol Hill Day Best Buddies/Special Olympics

February 8, 2012--Washington DC--Special Olympic athlete Jared Niemeyer, with Tim Shriver and Best Buddies' Lisa Derx meet with Senator Roy Blunt--MO during the Annual Capitol Hill Day to advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Best Buddies Ambassador Daniel Noltemeyer with Senator Mitch McConnell.
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz listens to Davee Thompson, Esther Rattes and Edward Corser.
After a full day of meetings, the delegation braves the cold, rain and twilight for a candlelight vigil for a tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Photographs copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin