Nearly 300 alumni, donors and friends gathered at our first major fundraising event of the year on February 22nd . The beautiful Washington DC Four Seasons hotel played host to our 4th Annual DC Gala, sponsored by the Ashley DC Leadership Council.

The event was a celebration of women in recovery, raising funds for the project to create the new Women’s Solarium at Ashley. This was also our public introduction of new Ashley President and CEO, Becky Flood, who spoke passionately about her memories of Father Martin and about how we are all working together to help save more lives.

Ginny Grenham was presented with the 2018 Michael K. Deaver Award for her selfless work in the DC recovery community. Ginny is President of a communications and public affairs consulting company and works with corporations, government leaders and non-profits, creating innovative strategic partnerships. She is also involved in a variety of civic and community efforts to address mental health and addiction, obesity, and education / the arts, especially for underserved communities.

The Michael K. Deaver Award is given each year to an individual in the DC region that exemplifies the best that a life in recovery has to offer. Ginny Grenham has helped “hundreds and perhaps thousands” find their path to hope and healing and could not be more deserving of this recognition.

Don’t forget to save the date for next year’s luncheon on Thursday, February 21, 2019.