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2014 Sugar & Champagne Affair

February 5, 2014

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

6:00-8:00 P.M. VIP Chefs' Tasting Room

7:00-9:00 P.M. General Reception 

Hosted by Chef Todd Gray & Ellen Kassoff Gray
Equinox Restaurant, Muse at the Corcoran Gallery of Art & Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg, VA

Presented by Trade Center Management Associates


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Dr. Katy Nelson

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2014 Humane Hero Award Recipients

Every year, the Washington Humane Society honors our community's "Humane Heroes" who have had a positive impact on the lives of animals in the District and who have shown tremendous support for our programs and services. These award recipients have proven their commitment to and support of WHS and we truly appreciate their dedication to our mission.

Corporate Citizen

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WHS will honor the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Corporate Citizen Humane Hero Award. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been a wonderful friend and great partner to WHS.  From hosting our mobile adoption vehicle, Adopt Force One, at its headquarters across from the White House for regular adoption events, to providing teams of volunteers to help in numerous ways, to being a significant financial sponsor, our friends at the Chamber are always there for WHS when we need them! We are delighted to call the U.S. Chamber of Commerce one of our closest partners, and are honored to present them with this award.

Media Personality

Dr. Katy Nelson

WHS will honor Dr. Katy Nelson with the Media Personality Humane Hero Award. Dr. Nelson is a true animal advocate and consistent champion for WHS. She regularly features WHS and available WHS animals on her News Channel 8 program, “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” as well as on her regular appearances on “Let’s Talk Live.” In addition, Dr. Nelson has been integral to the success of the WHS Fashion for Paws event, serving as the Executive Chair for the Advisory Board in 2013, and participating as a fundraising "F4P Super Model" for the event for the past three years. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Katy Nelson will be joining us as co-emcee for the 2014 Fashion for Paws fundraiser with fellow WHS advocate, ABC7’s Scott Thuman.

Field Services

Diane Groomes, Assistant Police Chief, Metropolitan Police Department

WHS will honor Assistant Police Chief Diane Groomes with the Field Services Humane Hero Award. She is an ally and an advocate for the animals and citizens of the District, demonstrating a strong willingness and desire to helping WHS achieve its goals and vision. Chief Groomes has an active relationship with the WHS Field Services Department; she can be relied on to assist at a moment’s notice, no matter the hour. The Chief has been instrumental in maintaining clear lines of communication and team work between our WHS and the Metropolitan Police Department.


Senovia Hurtado, Guidance Counselor, Brightwood Education Center

WHS will honor Senovia Hurtado with the Education Humane Hero Award. As a Guidance Counselor at Bruce-Monroe Elementary School, Hurtado was instrumental in bringing the WHS Humane Education Program to her students. This relationship grew to include group and summer programs for various grades, and outreach to Latino students. Now at Brightwood Elementary School, Hurtado brought the WHS Humane Education with her to her new students. Through her work with WHS, Hurtado has strengthened her role as a community advocate for animals, regularly speaking to others about proper animal care and vegetarianism. 


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Sponsors Equinox

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Media Sponsors

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