BANDING TOGETHER 2018:  Back to the 80's!

BANDING TOGETHER 2018: Back to the 80's!

November 07, 2018

On October 11th, MentorPrize hosted its second annual fundraiser in support of its efforts to solve the mentorship gap. The “Banding” Together event underscored the need for more quality mentoring relationships so that children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds get the support everyone deserves.

Guests gathered at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase where they enjoyed an 80’s themed evening with live music from local band Mommy's Little Helper and special guest performances by mentees. The club was transformed by SparkleMonkey into a totally awesome dance party complete with the World’s Largest Pac-Man game. A silent auction attracted heavy bidding for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, sporting events, and top restaurants.

  From Left:  EMCEE Laura Evans of Laura Evans Media,  Catherine Zimmermann of SparkleMonkey, Ami Aronson, Banding Together Co-Chair 2017 and Executive Director of the Bernstein Family Foundation


 BELOW:  Mommy's Little Helper warming up (from left):  Sharalyn Brady, Mark Campayno, and Camille Miller


LEFT:  Mentee Keyla Ramos performs on stage

ABOVE:  Guests enjoyed "World's Biggest Pac-Man", courtesy of Snap Entertainment


BELOW (from left):  David Leary, Reid Liffmann, MentorPrize Founder Leslie Adelman and Co-Chair of Banding Together.

RIGHT (from left):

Ami Aronson,          Gizelle Bryant,     Founder of Everyhue Beauty and The Real Housewives of Potomac, Catherine Zimmermann 

See more of the pics and 80's awesomeness HERE

MentorPrize, which was founded in 2015, has facilitated the connection of nearly 150 mentor/mentee relationships for 25 mentoring programs serving a broad range of constituents – from foster kids to teenage parents.

Thank you to all who made this event a success, especially our Emcee, Sponsors & Host Committee!




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