On March 21, nearly 450 friends and supporters of N Street Village came together at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., for the Village’s 2012 gala. This annual event celebrates those in our community who help homeless and low-income women make positive changes in their lives and also honors the achievements of our clients. This year’s gala was a huge success, raising more than $620,000!
This year, we honored three supporters who share our vision - Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi and Mrs. Diana Enzi with the Founders’ Award. The Founders’ Award was created in 1998 to honor friends of N Street Village whose personal and professional efforts to provide opportunities for individuals living on the margins of society. Recipients of this award make it possible for N Street Village to continue our work serving homeless and low-income women. Senator Klobuchar is a leading advocate for women’s health issues and for those affected by domestic violence. As ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Senator Enzi is committed to improving access to quality healthcare and education for all Americans and expanding HIV/AIDS services. His wife, Diana, is a member of our Honorary Board and a long-time community advocate for health and literacy causes.
This year we also recognized three remarkable N Street Village clients whose life changing achievements are an inspiration to all of us: Noelle Beamon, Bobbie Estes, and Carol Unger. The women received the N Street Village Steinbruck Award, which is presented annually to the women whose leadership, persistence and determination reflect that of Erna and John Steinbruck, the co-founders of N Street Village. In this video, which was shown at the gala, Noelle, Bobbie, and Carol share what brought them to N Street Village and how their experience in our programs changed their lives for the better.
N Street Village Gala in the News
“The Annual N Street Village Gala” (March 21, 2012, The Hill)
“It Takes a Village” (March 22, 2012, Hollywood on the Potomac)
“N Street Village Gala” (March 22, 2012, Guest of a Guest)
“It Takes An [N Street] Village” (March 22, 2012, K Street Kate)
“N Street Village & DC Scores” (March 22, 2012, Bisnow)
“Scene in D.C.: Lott, Dole, Howard Baker, Daschles, Biden” (March 22, 2012, Bloomberg)