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Clients in the News – March 2017

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    • In this tumultuous time in our country, more and more people are looking to organizations like the League of Women Voters to defend and protect our democracy and the sacred privilege of voting. Little Acre Flowers in Washington, DC, came up with an innovative way to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8—owner Tobie Whitman donated 15% of all sales that day to the League. Let’s all work to support this kind of effort, or launch a campaign ourselves for the nonprofits that are doing so much to protect us these days.
    • This weekend, be sure to check out Society for Science & the Public’s Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious math and science competition for high school seniors. Finalists will share their projects—with world-changing potential as a key factor in judging—with the public on March 12 at the National Geographic Society. Visit Society for Science & the Public’s website for more information on this event.
    • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts’ recent announcement of its lineup for this summer’s performances was a good reminder that membership has its privileges—because members can beat the crowd and reserve their tickets now. The iconic venue outside DC in the hills of Virginia is renowned for attracting world-class talent, and this summer’s schedule truly has something for everyone: Aretha Franklin, the Moody Blues, Diana Ross, Chick Corea, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Blondie and Garbage, the National Symphony Orchestra, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and so much more! Visit Wolf Trap’s website for the full schedule, as well as membership information, so you won’t miss a beat.
    • One of the many National Geographic Society programs that its Contributing Membership supports will be highlighted in a film screening on March 22. Follow an international group of scientists and filmmakers as they travel to the legendary Galápagos Islands and document a complex and unique underwater world that is under threat, in the compelling documentary Pristine Seas: Wild Galápagos. National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas program has the ambitious goal of expanding Marine Protected Areas to cover 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020, and the Galápagos project is just one of many underway around the world. Visit National Geographic Society’s website for tickets to this important film, and to learn more about National Geographic Society’s Contributing Membership.
    • Here’s a great way to celebrate Women’s History Month: Join the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City on March 23 for a screening of Breaking Barriers: Women’s Shorts Programs. This is a series of engrossing short films (from two to 31 minutes long each) directed by Native women filmmakers that will inspire and educate. A discussion with two of the directors will follow the screening. For tickets and more information, visit NMAI’s website.