A Vintage Affair 2020 was held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on March 7, 2020. This event was of extraordinary significance as both The Board of Visitors (BOV) and Children’s National Hospital celebrated their 150th birthdays — a truly momentous accomplishment reflecting long-term commitments on behalf of the Hospital from the volunteers of the BOV and members of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan community. A Vintage Affair featured, as always, fine wines paired with outstanding cuisine and the opportunity to bid on special wines, unique vacations and dining experiences during the silent and live auctions.
The Board of Visitors, through A Vintage Affair, enables Children’s National to expand the horizons of pediatric care. This impact can be seen across the Hospital, making a real difference for its patients and families receiving service. In the past five years, A Vintage Affair has raised nearly $5M. Proceeds fund the The Board of Visitors Annual Grants and Major Gift Programs supporting initiatives identified by staff within Children’s National that may be beyond the reach of the fiscal year’s operating budget. During the past three years, the BOV awarded two Major Gifts; one of $1.5M for the Immunotherapy Initiative to Treat Cancer and Other Diseases and the second of $1.3M to launch the Hospital’s Telemedicine Command Center.