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2016 Fair Chance Butterfly Bash

Photo credit: Fair Chance

Washington’s well-heeled philanthropists gathered at the National Museum of Women in the Arts to celebrate Fair Chance’s annual Butterfly Bash. The lavish event attracted nearly 700 guests and raised nearly $500,000, including $82,000 on the night through the efforts of text-in donations led by media personality and the evening’s emcee, Paul Wharton. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet, and dessert station.

Fair Chance strengthens the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth living in poverty. Their partnership model – up to 350 hours per nonprofit – results in stronger organizations and significant and lasting benefits for the children they serve. Fair Chance provides transformative services at no cost because the nonprofits they work with are critical to their communities and could not otherwise afford it.

Each year Fair Chance strategically selects promising youth-serving nonprofits through a rigorous vetting process. Once selected, the non-profit works with each partner to build a clear strategy, set priorities, and identify how to measure and increase their impact. Through weekly eight-hour coaching sessions, Fair Chance works with each nonprofit’s leadership to develop a detailed work plan that prioritizes objectives and responsibilities within each of the eight core service areas. Every partnership is tailored to the needs of that specific organization.

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