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Monday, March 24, 2014

2014 Of Wine & Words

Each year, we invite our supporters and friends to join us at Of Wine & Words to raise funds and celebrate TRC’s accomplishments. If you have attended in the past, you know it's a great party. But this year, Of Wine & Words also marks TRC's 25th anniversary celebration.

Join us on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Jones Day Rooftop Terrace. Jones Day is located near the Capitol and Union Station and its seventh-floor ballroom offers spectacular views of the Capitol. The VIP reception begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Doreen Gentzlerfrom the NBC4 News, returns for her second year as emcee. Drinks will flow with tastings and full pours from ArrowineLost Rhino Brewing Company and Mad Fox Brewing Company. Food will be provided by Artisan Confections, Circa, Open Road and Trio, Eventide Restaurant, Green Pig BistroThe Hamilton, Lebanese Taverna, P.F. Chang's and Rosa Mexicana.

The always-popular silent auction offers treats for yourself, outings around town and perfect gifts for the children in your life. You'll be able to bid online starting March 25 by clicking here.

As volunteers whose participation is and always has been central to our programs and history, we hope you'll come and enjoy this evening with us. Tickets for volunteers are discounted at $50. General admission tickets are   $100. VIP reception tickets are $150. Purchase your tickets here.

We are honored to have fantastic sponsors for our 25th anniversary year.

Platinum Sponsors: Berkeley Research Group, The Boeing Company, Capital BookShare, Jones Day, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Turner Construction Company and Westland Printers.

Gold Sponsors: Acumen Solutions, Greenfield/Belser Ltd., Hunton & Williams LLP, Integrated Systems Solutions Inc., Marymount University, Tradition Homes. 

Silver Sponsors: Accenture, Carter Fullerton and Hayes LLC, CEB, Hellerman Baretz Communications LLC.

Bronze Sponsors: BB&T, Jones & McIntyre PLLC, McGinn and Company, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers and 3wilders.

Media Sponsor: Arlington Magazine

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