It was a busy weekend in Washington, D.C., as politicians and celebrities gathered to attend the annual White House Correspondents Weekend, which is made up of a number of events, both before and after the official dinner, highlighting journalistic excellence and causes that are making a significant different in people’s lives.
This year’s Annual Garden Brunch highlighted two causes important to many individuals in the Nation’s Capitol, Dog Tag Bakery and Blue Star Families. Connie Milstein, a Washington, D.C. local, businesswoman and philanthropist, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Blue Star Families and is a founding partner of Dog Tag Bakery. Father Curry, a professor in the Catholic Studies Department at Georgetown University is the bakery’s other founding partner. Guests were asked to make a contribution to Dog Tag Bakery, which will open its first location in Georgetown this year.
Dog Tag Bakery is an organization that will support and educate disabled veterans and their spouses and help them make the often difficult transition back into normal life. The 4,200 sq. ft. building will include a retail location for the bakery and café, a production and baking area, meeting and training rooms, and office space. Participants in the program will take entrepreneurship and businesses management classes at Georgetown University in addition to the hands-on-education at the bakery.
“I’m proud of the work we’re doing to launch this exciting project,” Connie wrote, “and I was honored to have our efforts recognized over the weekend at the Garden Brunch to celebrate White House Correspondents Weekend in Washington, D.C. It was great to be a part of an event that pays tribute to the men and women who serve our country during this high profile weekend.”