Thursday, October 20, 2022

Planet Word
925 13th St NW, Washington, DC

Reception and Seated Dinner  |  Online Auction  |  Cocktail Attire
Presentation of the 10th Annual Peter Fox Award

Join us at Sitar Arts Center's 2022 Benefit Gala to celebrate DC's children, teens, and young adults who Create Change within themselves and their communities through the arts.

All guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before attending. Sitar will abide by and continue to monitor guidelines and safety protocols as mandated by Washington, DC. Additional requirements may be shared prior to the event. 

Please reply by October 4, 2022.

Gala Committee

Charles DeSantis and David McDermott

Be Dismond Sweet

Maureen Corrigan
Lonnie Graham
Julie Kent
Iyanla Vanzant

Greg Albright and Wes Combs 
Quanda Allen
Rhonda Buckley-Bishop
Samantha Dean and Robert Mileff
David DeSantis and Todd Malan 
Carroll Dey
Mario Garcia Durham and Craig Horness
Ellen Fern and Brett O’Brien 
Jill Herscot
Grace Hong and David Olsen
Sara and Chris Lange
Im and Peter Lynde
Kristan McMahon
Jaya Saxena and Viyas Sundaram
Vivek Srivastava
Chris Stacey and Sam Stebbins
Christopher Wingert


CHANGE mural made by Arts with Purpose students, Camp Sitar, summer 2021.


About Sitar Arts Center

Sitar Arts Center's Annual Benefit Gala & Auction raises essential funds for equitable arts education and year-round out-of-school-time activities for DC's children, teens, and young adults. 80% of Sitar's students are from households with low income and 84% are Black, Hispanic, Latinx, or Multi-racial.

Sitar Arts Center is a leader for community arts education and youth workforce development in Washington, DC, removing financial barriers to artistic development through an innovative business model of primarily volunteer faculty and a socio-economically, culturally diverse community. Sitar offers its multidisciplinary arts programs to students from birth through young adulthood on a sliding-fee scale.



Sitar Arts Center
1700 Kalorama Rd NW, Suite 101
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-2145 |
Tax ID # 52-2113471

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