Taste of The South of Washington, D.C. names The Center its Featured Charity for 40th Annual Gala

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Photo of large group of people enjoying concert at a Taste of The South past gala.

Taste of the South of Washington, D.C., the annual black-tie gala that raises funds to support southern-based nonprofit organizations, has named The Center for Women and Families the featured charity for its 40th annual event.

In addition to raising funding for and awareness about The Center’s programs, the 2023 Taste of the South gala, as is the tradition, will also benefit 13 other organizations in the same area of focus. Charities are selected from the home states of its all-volunteer planning committee, including its adopted home state of Washington, D.C.

“We are so thankful to Taste of the South for granting us this immense honor,” said Elizabeth Wessels-Martin, president  and Chief Empowerment Officer at The Center. “Placing our ongoing work to combat domestic/intimate partner violence and sexual assault in the national spotlight brings much needed attention to the prevalence of these crimes in our communities and the help we still need to ensure survivors receive safe, free and confidential emergency shelter, trauma-informed advocacy and supportive services. This generous support will help ensure the longevity and effectiveness of our programs and encourage others to get or stay involved in this battle to co-create violence free lives, families, and communities.”

This year’s gala, which will be held July 15 at The Anthem at District Warf, is already sold out. To learn more about the history and mission of Taste of The South as well as all the charities that will benefit from the fundraiser, please visit www.tasteofthesouth.org