A Wacky & Whimsical Tea

A Wacky & Whimsical Tea

This past weekend, over 300 guests came to our Willy Wonka-themed “Wacky & Whimsical Tea for THEARC” at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Children were delighted to participate in so many neat activities including cupcake decorating, top hat making, face painting, a story time, and dance demonstration.  Guests were also entertained by students from The Levine School of Music and The Washington Ballet at THEARC.
Special “thank you” to Eun Yang of NBC-4 Washington for being our honorary chair.  We would also like to thank Renee Esfandiary Crupi, Erin Mullan, Kimberly Shur, and Dima Zalatimo for being our co-chairs and all of those who supported this year’s event.

See pictures from the event taken by Marissa Rauch


THEARC gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors and donors whose generous support has made this event possible:



The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Antoinette Ford, Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown Cupcake, Giant, Levine School of Music, Marissa Rauch Photography, proper topper, Syzygy Event Productions, The Washington Ballet @ THEARC, Washington Life Magazine, The Women’s Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra


Dalia Fateh, Chris & Lisa Smith

Nancy Taylor Bubes, Elizabeth Conahan, Erin Mullan, Hattie Ruttenberg & Jonathan Molot

Karen Donatelli, Jean-Marie Fernandez, Dr. Laura Fleet, Michelle Joubran, Kay Kendall, Jill Wiley White

Annie Lou Berman, Kelly Broder, Toni Brody, Brooke Stroud Carnot, Amy Chew, Jennifer Dinh, Danielle Dooley, Elizabeth Engel, Renee Esfandiary Crupi, Anna Furhman, Mae Grennan, Shannon Grewer, Carolyn Harris, Jessica Heywood & Gregory Kaufman, Sharon & Martin Johnson, Michele Jolin, Tara Jones, S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Elisabeth LaMotte, Emily Lenzner, Katherine Lucas, Michelle Maddux, Britlan Malek, Lee Ann McCall, Lesley McNamara, Sloan Menkes, Allison Metz, Severina Mladenova, Elizabeth Nelson, Laura Nelson, Virginia Poole, Kimberly Shur, Rebecca Schuler, Amanda Smith Hood, Sarah & Ted Stettinius, Janet Stone, Valeria Van Brummelen & Chris Newkirk, Min Vu, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Ann Walker Marchant, Eun Yang, Dima Zalatimo

Bank of Georgetown, Children’s National Medical Center, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, First Books, Giant, Georgetown Cupcake, Levine School of Music, Kiehl’s, L’Occitane, LIFT-DC, Marissa Rauch Photography, Nancy Taylor Bubes, Washington Life Magazine, The Washington Ballet

THEARC Women’s Committee
Toni Brody, Sonja DeCarlo, Renee Esfandiary Crupi, Jane Hill, Sharon Johnson, Michele Jolin, Tara Jones, Catherine Kaplan, Janet Laird, Elisabeth LaMotte, Colleen Markham, Allison Metz, Erin Mullan, Elizabeth Powell, Kimberly J. Shur, Karen Thomas, Barrett Tilney, Jill White