DC’s Dancing Stars Gala Hosted Sixth Annual Charity Fundraiser

Mike Manatos and Jennifer Christophel practicing their moves

DC’s Dancing Stars Gala hosted its sixth annual charity fundraiser on Saturday, November 9. DC’s Dancing Stars Gala is a fundraising event that mirrors the glitz and glamour of the hit ABC TV show, Dancing with the Stars. The Gala showcases local celebrities & corporate leaders competing for the mirror-ball trophy and $10,000 for the charity of the winner’s choice. DC’s Dancing Stars Gala brings together local members of the DMV community to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars to support local charities.

According to Fairfax County Times, “Now in its sixth year, the organization has selected six charity beneficiaries including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation, Raymond A. Wood Foundation, Make-A-Wish of the Mid-Atlantic, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation and a Scholarship Fund for Marymount University. Over the last five years, the gala has contributed over $1.3 M to local charities such as the Chantilly-based A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation.

Seven local celebrities will be competing in the 2019 Celebrity Challenge; contestants include Mike Manatos, president of the Manatos & Manatos lobbying firm and Chairman of the Board for Make-A-Wish of the Mid-Atlantic. Manatos’ wife, former Fox 5 News anchor Laura Evans, was a celebrity contestant last year, winning 2nd place overall in the competition.”

Gala Co-founder and Chair Maria Coakley David said, “This event raises awareness and funds for many important local charities whose work and resources benefit our community greatly. It is an extraordinarily unique and exciting Gala where guests tell us repeatedly that it is the most fun fundraiser they have ever been too. Dancing is something most people want to be good at, but few take the time to learn and enjoy the craft. I think the audience really admires and even envy’s these brave participants’ guts and talent.”

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