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28th Annual Bark Ball

A Benefit Gala for the Washington Humane Society
Saturday, June 20, 2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Washington Hilton 

The Washington Humane Society’s 28th annual black-tie gala will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Washington Hilton. This event is the only black-tie event where movers and shakers of Washington DC can bring their canine companions as their dates. The Bark Ball draws many of the area's most illustrious residents and their four-legged friends, all in honor of the programs and services of the Washington Humane Society. The guest list always includes leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, sports, and business worlds.

There will be a reception followed by an extensive silent and live auction, dinner, program, dancing, and special surprises.

If you cannot attend the Bark Ball, but would like to make a donation, please click here.


Washington Hilton
(International Ballroom)

1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

*Check-in will be located in the Terrace Lobby (at the T Street hotel entrance)*


6:00 PM:
Reception, Silent Auction,
& Bark Bar

7:00 PM:
Dinner, LIVE Auction, 
Program & Dancing




For event information:
Sarah Cook
(202) 735-0324

Special Events Manager

For media information:
Zenit Chughtai
(202) 735-0321

Oniline Communications Specialist 

Please Note:
Dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes please).

All proceeds will directly benefit the
animals and programs of WHS.

In Recognition of Our Team

View the 2015 WHS Team Members who will be honored at the 28th Annual Bark Ball for their commitment to our organization.

 Bark Bar Provided By:


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Event Parking Supports WHS!

WHS has partnered with Parking Panda to provide parking options for our event guests! Download the app today, or CLICK HERE to find and pre-purchase parking online to ensure an easy trip downtown! A portion of revenue will be donated back to WHS after the event. 

Use Promo Code: 


Click here to view photo's from the 27th Annual Bark Ball.


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General Tickets: $250

Young Professional Tickets: $150
(for those 35 and under)

Tables: $2,500
(each table seats 10 guests)

All ticket and table purchases include:
Reception, a 3-course seated dinner, presentation, auction, and dancing
(and a Bark Bar for the pups).

Sponsorship Opportunities
Want to be a sponsor of the 28th Annual Bark Ball -

CLICK HERE to view our Sponsorship Packet!

*Please note that all ticket, table, sponsorship, ad, and donation 
transactions are non-refundable.*

Silent Auction

More information coming soon!
Auction will be live online June 8 (10:00 AM) - June 20 (8:00 PM).


*You don't need to attend Bark Ball to bid.

 Master of Ceremonies

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Larry Michael

Senior Vice President/Executive Producer of Media
Washington Redskins 


Honorary Co-Chairs

Terri Fariello, Beth Viola, and Michael Wascom

2015 Bark Ball Committee

Cathy Arevian
Kedrin Simms Brachman
Drew Briscoe
Mariana Gallo
Caroline Harris
Sam Lancaster
Aimee Steel Lubin
Sarah Makin
Francine McMahon
Melinda Medlin
Nicole DeSibour Rodgers
Royal Roth
Elissa Scannell
Leigh Stapleton
Jonathan Taylor
Shannon Taylor
Natalie Thomas
Alison Weiss

Honorary Host Commitee

Representative Ralph Abraham
Representative Alma Adams
Chip & Sall Akridge
Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander
Councilmember Charles Allen
Bruce & Kiersten Allen
Representative Brad Ashford
Senator Kelly Ayotte
Representative Joyce Beatty
Robert S. & Ellen Bennett
Representative Ami Bera
Representative Diane Black
Representative Marsha Blackburn
Honorable William M. Deeda Blair, Jr.
 Representative Rod Blum
Representative Earl Blumenauer
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Senator Roy Blunt
Councilmember Anita Bonds
Mayor Muriel Bowesr
Representative Robert Brady
Donna Brazile
Representative Susan Brooks
Senator Sherrod Brown
Representative Julia Brownley
Representative Ken Buck
Senator Richard Burr
Representative Cheri Bustos
 Representative Lois Capps
Representative Tony Cardenas
Senator Benjamin Cardin
Representative Earl L. Buddy Carter
Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Councilmember Mary M. Cheh
Representative Judy Chu
Representative Katherine Clark
Representative Emanuel Cleaver
Senator Thad Cochran
Representative Mike Coffman
Representative Steve Cohen
Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman
Representative Barbara Comstock
Representative John Conyers
Representative Ryan Costello
Representative Ander Crenshaw
Representative Elijah Cummings
Representative Danny Davis
Representative Rodney Davis
Representative Susan Davis
Representative Peter DeFazio
Representative Diana DeGette
Representative Rosa DeLauro
Representative Debbie Dingell
Honorable Bob Dole &
Honorable Elizabeth Dole
Senator Joni Ernst
Representative Elizabeth Etsy
Councilmember Jack Evans
Representative Blake Farenthold
Representative Sam Farr
Representative Chaka Fattah
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Representative Deb Fischer
Representative Michael Fitzpatrick
Gordon Peterson & Anne Flemming
Representative Lois Frankel
Senator Cory Gardner
Donald Hoffman & Johanna Gerber
Representative Garret Graves
Representative Raul Grijalva
Anissa & Larry Grossman
Councilmember David Grosso
Representative Luis Gutirrez
Representative Richard L. Hanna
Representative Alcee L. Hastings
Representative Joe Heck
Representative Jim Himes
Representative Richard & Renee Hudson
Representative Jared Huffman
Representative Bill Huizenga
 Representative Duncan Hunter
Representative Darrell Issa
Representative Lynn Jenkins
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson
 Representative Sam Johnson
Representative Henry C. Hank Johnson, Jr.
Representative Walter Jones
Representative David Joyce
Senator Tim Kaine
Representative Robin Kelly
Representative Derek Kilmer
Senator Angus King

Representative Ann Kuster
Representative Jim Langevin
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative Barbara Lee 
Ted & Lynn Leonsis

Mark & Judy Lerner
Representative Zoe Lofgren
Representative Alan Lowenthal
Representative Ben Lujan
 Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham
Representative Tom MacArthur
Representative Carolyn Maloney
 Representative Tom Marino
Senator Edward Markey
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson
Representative Doris Matsui
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Representative Betty McCollum
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
Representative Jim McGovern
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Representative Jerry McNerney
Representative Martha McSally
Senator Robert Mendez
Representative Jeff Miller
Representative Seth Moulton
Representative Patrick Murphy
Representative Tim Murphy
Senator Christopher Murphy
Senatory Patty Murray
Councilmember Brianne Nadeau
Representative Donald Norcross
 Representative Frank Pallone
Representative Bill Pascrell
 Representative Erik Paulsen
Representative Ed Perlmutter
Representative Scott Peters
Senator Gary Peters
Representative Chellie Pingree
Delegate Stacey Plaskett
Representative Mark Pocan
Representative Bruce Poliquin
Representative Mike Pompeo
Senator Rob Portman
Representative Mike Quigley
Democratic Leader Harry Reid
Representative Reid Ribble
Representative Kathleen Rice
Senator Pat Roberts
Representative Phil Roe
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Representative Dennis Ross
Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard
Representative Ed Royce
Represntative Raul Ruiz
Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Representative Bovvy Rush
Representative Linda Sanchez
Representative Loretta Sanchez
Representative Mark Sanford
Representative Steve Scalise
Representative Jan Schakowsky
Senator Brian Schatz
Representative Adam Schiff
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Representative Brad Sherman
Representative John Shimkus
Councilmember Elissa Silverman
Representative Albio Sires
Representative Lamar Smith
Dan and Tanya Snyder

Representative Jackie Speier
Representative Eric Swalwell
Representative Mark Takano
Representative Dina Titus
Representative Paul Tonko
Senator Patrick Toomey
Representative Michael Turner
Representative Fred Upton
Honorable Chris Van Hollen

Representative Mark Walker
Representative Jackie Walorski
Representative Mimi Walters
Senator Mark Warner
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Representative Randy Weber
Representative Edward Whitfield &
Connie Harriman Whitfield
Senator Roger Wicker
Representative Rob Whittman
Al Hunt & Judy Woodruff
Representative Kevin Yoder
Representative David Young 



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