A Vintage Affair Important Update
When we anticipate what life might look like in spring 2021, it becomes increasingly clear that our community will face continued challenges. This situation has compelled the BOV to make the difficult decision to cancel our 2021 A Vintage Affair.
Nevertheless, we are pleased to announce that the BOV’s volunteer work is not paused. Rather, in 2021, we will join Children’s National Hospital Foundation to host the Children’s Ball. Please contact one of us listed at the bottom of this email to find out ways you can get involved.
Thank You for Your Support
A Vintage Affair in March of 2020 was a big success. Thank you for your generous support that allowed us to continue to fund Children’s National Hospital programs and make a special contribution to its COVID-19 Emergency Action Fund. Donations such as these enabled the hospital to create the country’s first pediatric drive-up testing site and allowed any young person across our region to be tested no matter their ability to pay. We are so grateful.
A Vintage Affair 2020
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.