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2024 AfterDark@THEARC

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for AfterDark@THEARC as we celebrate Building Bridges’ 19 years of improving the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River. Funds raised at this year’s gala will ensure the future of the 11th Street Bridge Park, Washington, D.C.’s first elevated public park. Built on a foundation of equity, community and sustainability, and perched above the Anacostia River, this 7-acre Bridge Park will stitch together long-divided neighborhoods and serves as a national model for inclusive economic development.
Time: 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception
      8:00 PM Dinner & Dancing
Attire: Garden Party Chic

Two musicians performing on stage, a female keyboardist singing joyfully and a male singer in a suit, with "after 7 heartbeat" displayed on the screen behind them.

A formal event setting with decorated tables, feather centerpieces, and a stage featuring a vintage car under blue lighting.



  • Brian Argrett, City First Broadway
  • Carolynn Brunette, Prince Charitable Trusts
  • Julia Baer-Cooper, SARC Consulting
  • Josh Eastright, Bloomberg
  • Rick England, England Family Foundation
  • Ramon Jacobson, Local Initiatives Support Corporation – DC
  • Kay Kendall, Building Bridges Across the River Board Member
  • Minal Damani Kundra, 1000 Urban Scholars
  • Monish Kundra, Columbia Capital
  • Manon Matchett, Jane Bancroft Robinson Foundation
  • Mark Michael, Former Owner, Occasions
  • Kristina Noell, Anacostia BID
  • Laura Olle, Former Executive, Capital One
  • Ryan Palmer, Independent Philanthropic Advisor
  • Eden Rafshoon, President, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
  • Brenda Richardson, Former Deputy Director, Councilmember Barry

Sponsorship information: Website or downloadable PDF

Please email Sara Lange with any questions.


September 7
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington, Washington 20020
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