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Parties Put the FUN in FUNdraising

Bread for the City is fortunate to have many generous donors supporting our mission and our work. But writing a check is not the only way to provide meaningful support for our cause. (Though we’ll happily take the check. Really. Just let us know.)

On October 28, BFC board member Tricia Neuman teamed up with alumni board member Tanisha Carino to host a fundraising party for Bread for the City’s capital campaign, Building on Good Hope. Tricia and Tanisha know that the more people who are aware and care about our work, the more support we receive. That’s why they decided to reach out to their communities and invite them to become a part of ours. Together, these dedicated women, their friends, and contacts raised more than $22,000 to help fund our new Southeast Center and expand our essential programs and services. We are so grateful for their support!

Tanisha tells us of her long involvement with Bread for the City: “Like many folks in DC, I spend every day advancing ideas for how government, business, and the nonprofit sector can best serve the needs of society, in my case improving health. Sometimes, I find it useful to have a tangible link to the ideas we champion – jobs, access to innovation, importance of addressing social determinants of health, and food security and healthy options. That link for me has been Bread for the City.”

Tricia and Tanisha partnered with Bread for the City to host their fundraising party at our Northwest Center. Staff member Steven Swann provided DJ services to guarantee a festive time was had by all. More than 70 of their friends joined them to learn more about our work.

During the event, Bread for the City CEO George Jones and Board President Paul Taskier spoke about our mission and Southeast expansion plans. Board Member and Bread for the City patient Michael Blue shared some of his personal experiences with BFC. Party attendees were taken on a tour of the facility, and then asked to make a donation to support our expansion efforts.

To Tanisha and Tricia, thank you for your leadership and enthusiasm for BFC’s most ambitious project to date. We’re breaking ground any day now, which wouldn’t be possible without your efforts!

Hosting a fundraising party is a simple and fun way to engage your friends, family, and contacts, and multiply your impact on our organization. We have the tools and tips to help make the process easy and enjoyable. If you’d like to host a party and support BFC like Tanisha and Tricia, reach out to Emmy Torruellas at 202-480-8908 or Every gift given until December 31 will be matched up to $100,000. Supporting our work is a community effort, and we would love to welcome your friends and contacts into our community! For more information on the $100,000 match, click here.


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