Over 200 people were in attendance at the 2011 Venetian Masquerade Ball held on October 29, 2011 at the beautiful Belle Haven Country Club in Fairfax County, VA. Ball attendees enjoyed great food, were entertained by the soulful sounds of Bak N Da Day, competed for wonderful prizes in a silent auction, and were amused by jesters. Emceed by Leon Harris, ABC7/WJLA-TV News Anchor, the Ball captured the essence of the Venetian Experience and was a hit among the guests.
This year's Venetian Masquerade Ball benefitted the Early Childhood Learning Institute (ECLI). The ECLI is Hopkins House's newest program, launched in 2009. In partnership with Northern Virginia Community College and local childcare centers, the ECLI seeks to advance the childcare profession by increasing the pool of college-educated childcare professionals in preschool classrooms throughout the greater Washington, DC area. Through the generous support of individual tickets sales, contributions, and sponsorships, over $80,000 was raised to support this great program.
To learn more about the ECLI, take a moment to watch this video:
ECLI_Hopkins_House_2011 from Ken Arnold on Vimeo.
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Hopkins House and the Early Childhood Learning Institute are thankful for your support. We hope to see you at next year's event!
If you would like to donate to the Early Childhood Learning Institute click here.
2011 Venetian Masquerade Ball Sponsors
The McNeil Family Foundation
Balfour Beatty Construction
John & Nina Toups
The McEnearney Family
Craig & Amy Liu Witmer
Ralston & Wanda Powell
Speck-Caudron Investment Group
Virginia Commerce Bank
Cunningham Quill Architects
Curtis & Betty Nash
The Hart Family Foundation
Shelvee H. Osborne
Willard O. & Darhyl B. Jasper
2011 Venetian Masquerade Ball Silent Auction Donors
Alexandria Massage Therapy
Alfred Street Baptist Church-Discipleship #13
Carla’s Copy Cat
J. Glenn Hopkins
Pretty Lady Pole Fitness
Taylor Made Mobile
2011 Venetian Masquerade Ball Host Committee (Alumni & Resource Development Committee)
Harry "Bud" Hart
J. Glenn Hopkins
Assistant Vice President:
Donald "Rico" Morris
To learn more about joining the Hopkins House Alumni & Resource Development Committee, please contact Dr. James Dabney, Hopkins House Assistant Vice President, at JDabney@HopkinsHouse.org or by phone at 571-480-4086.