Roots of Development's 11th Annual Fundraiser in Washington DC, La Pop, Saturday, 08. June 2019

Roots of Development's annual fundraiser is one of the largest annual Haiti events in the nation's capital. Diverse and influential guests, business and political leaders, media and entertainment personalities gather in Washington D.C. every year to celebrate Haiti and support Roots of Development’s unique approach to development.
It is the organization's most important fundraiser of the year, helping it raise a significant portion of the funds it uses to carry out its mission of strengthening leaders and local community groups and improving quality of life in Haiti. We hope you will join us for this year's special 10th anniversary celebration! 

This year's annual event will include a special performance by Haitian-American jazz artist Malou Beauvoir. The event will be a more exclusive affair this year, because of the unique venue and the limited availability of tickets.

6:00pm - Exclusive VIP event (for VIP ticket-holders only)
8:00pm - General admission
The event is expected to sell out, so get your tickets early.

(all included in the price of your ticket)

Wine, beer, and cocktails will be served, along with lots of great Haitian hors d'oeuvres and appetizers.
You and your guests will be educated, inspired, and treated to the very best of Haitian cuisine and culture all evening long. Food will be served (passed around) until 8:30pm. 
Considered by Washington City Paper to be "One of DC's best kept secrets". You find the Lapop "cultural salon" beneath Lapis in Adams Morgan.
La Pop is an intellectual sanctuary, where the D.C. community can come together and participate in conversations about art, literature, and culture.  
Every year the event has new surprises: guest DJs, live dancers, photo booths, a rara band, famous Haitian bands, live graffiti/art performances, a real life fresco cart, etc.


Handcrafted Haitian Art for sale... 

This exclusive reception is for guests who purchase a VIP ticket to the annual event, and in doing so make a larger contribution to Roots of Development.

 It is an intimate pre-event champagne reception that involves specialty hors d'oeuvres, a unique gift, and an exclusive meet & greet with members of Roots of Development's Board of Directors, event honorees, and VIP guests.  

Past special guests have included...

Ambassador Paul Altidor, Haitian Ambassador to the U.S.; Christie Desir, Former Miss Haiti Universe; Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor of DC for Planning and Economic Development
Pierre Garcon, Former Wide Receiver for the Washington Redskins (NFL); Karl Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia; Sunny Hostin, Co-host of The View and Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News

Roots of Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help marginalized communities in Haiti acquire the financial resources and organizational skills they need to manage their own development. 

Funds raised at this year’s event will be used to help us provide professional, multi-day workshops throughout
the year to over a hundred leaders from around La Gonave. Our workshops help local leaders develop
the skills they need to better manage development on the island, and focus on subjects such as financial
management, program management, business development, and leadership.

Roots of Development's vision is for a world in which the very communities living in poverty are the ones leading the fight against it. For more information about our activities, visit .



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Event Partners:
Urban Petals (Flowers)
DMV Haitians (Press)
Decameron Haiti (Silent Auction)
Roots of Development's Board of Directors:
Jessica Desvarieux       Jacopo Namari
Magalie Pradel     Ernest Voyard     Christopher Wells
Event Steering Committee:
Romy Antoine     Alexandra Alzuphar     Rudy Brioché    Tricia Desvarieux    Ariel Dominique
Anouk Leger     Elodie Manuel    Jennifer Plantin    Rudy Pressoir   Marie Pyle   Nicole Wells
Getting To The Venue:
With the event being held in Adams Morgan on a Saturday evening, we do not recommend you drive to the event. Public transportation is the best, either Metro, taxi, or Uber. 
The closest metro stop is Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan on the red line. From there, you'll either want to catch a cab or walk. It is a 6-minute cab ride or a 14-minute walk from the metro to the venue. 
If you do decide to drive, there are a couple parking garages and a valet services in the neighborhood.  

Saturday, 08. June 2019, La Pop, Roots of Development's 11th Annual Fundraiser in Washington DC

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