The FCBA Young Lawyers Committee and the FCBA Foundation will hold their 30th Annual Charity Auction on Thursday, November 7 at the Sphinx Club at the Almas Temple, 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Proceeds from this year’s Charity Auction will benefit two great, local charities – the FCBA Foundation and The Modern Classrooms Project.  The FCBA Foundation supports the FCBA College Scholarship Program, Law School Summer Stipend Program, and Law School Scholarship Program.  The Modern Classrooms Project’s award-winning instructional model leverages educational technology and broadband/Wi-Fi connections to ensure that every student has unlimited access to knowledge, learns at his/her own unique pace, and truly masters each skill before moving on to the next.

The funds raised from this year’s Charity Auction will directly support The Modern Classrooms Project’s incoming group of teaching fellows who will serve over 2,500 students in nine different schools across the DC area.  These educators teach middle and high school students English, History, Math, Science, and a variety of elective courses at primarily low-income or diverse schools.  Mr. Farah recommends watching this Edutopia video to see how The Modern Classrooms Project is leading the movement toward “blended, self-paced, mastery-based classrooms that retain and amplify teachers’ authenticity.”  The FCBA Foundation will use proceeds from the Charity Auction to support its annual scholarship program.

Attendees should also expect other new and exciting prizes, including vacation packages; consumer electronics; tickets to concerts, theater shows, and various professional and collegiate sporting events; dinners; lunches; spa packages; and gift certificates from area businesses.

To donate auction items, fill out the Auction Donation Form.

To volunteer, contact FCBAAuction@gmail.com.  Volunteers are needed now!

If you are interested in sponsoring or have any questions, please contact Thom Parisi (tparisi@cov.com) or Janeen Wynn (janeen@fcba.org).