Tranquil Space Foundation (TSF) celebrated a year of growth at its second annual gala on October 16, 2008 at the Josephine Butler House in Washington, DC. Nearly 100 attendees joined the TSF board in support of TSF’s core program, TranquilTeens, and its first generosity program grantees.
The gala also hosted the first three TSF award winners, celebrating women who exemplify the core values of TSF – yoga, creativity and leadership. The winners were Rachel Kay Brookmire of Sahara Dance, Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander of Finding Our Wings Documentary Project and Alicia Robinson, a DC teacher.
One of the highlights of the evening was a presentation by the DC chapter of Girls on the Run, one of TSF’s first generosity grantees. TSF awarded generosity microgrants in 2008 to area charities that exemplify TSF’s core values. The award to Girls on the Run supported their program at a DC school for girls that would not have otherwise been able to afford it. The representatives presented Board president Kimberly Wilson with a t-shirt signed by the girls as a thank you.
A new addition to the gala this year was live music, courtesy of talented local artist Olivia Mancini. Olivia, a member of the popular DC group Washington Social Club, contributed her vocal talents to an eclectic acoustic set throughout the evening.
The gala raised $4900 for TSF, which will go a long way in supporting future TranquilTeens programming and generosity microgrants. Special thanks go to this year’s sponsors: Ballard Spahr, CPR AED & Safety Education, Creative DC, and Gifts for the Good Life.