Events, Plantings & News
2015 Benefit Hosted by Netherlands Ambassador
The Netherlands Ambassador, H.E. Rudolph Bekink, and Mrs. Gabrielle de Kuyper Bekink hosted a cocktail reception to honor Restore Mass Ave at the Ambassadorial Residence on May 7. Their stunning, Renaissance-style mansion overlooks S and 24th Streets and the federal triangle park on Massachusetts Avenue dedicated to Irish patriot Robert Emmet.
Special thanks go to John Peters Irelan, Benefit Chairman, who did so much to make it a huge success. Those who came donated; so did others who could not attend, as it was a busy May evening. Key supporters:
Honorary Arborists ($1,000)
Robert & Ellen Bennett Mrs. Eugene B. Casey
Bobbie Brewster Robert & Mary Haft
Tree Planters ($500)
Sanders & Sally Berk Marcia Mayo
Melinda Bieber & Norman Pozez Kim & Patrick Nettles
Bonnie & Louis Cohen Dan & Irina Rapoport
Carole Feld & David C. Levy Delores E. Wolf
C. Boyden Gray John & Jeanett Yonemoto
Photos are Jillian Fishman/RMA unless otherwise noted.
Our April, 2013 Benefit was hosted by Her Excellency Muni Figueres, Ambassador of Costa Rica, at her elegant Residence at 2324 Massachusetts Avenue. This event was helped by our first-ever Benefit Committee and two corporate sponsors. See coverage in Washington Life.
2013 Benefit Committee
Darryl W. Carter Patrick & Kim Nettles
Nancy M. Folger & Sidney Werkman Sylvia Ripley & Chris Addison
John Peters Irelan Mark J. Scott
Hugh Newell Jacobsen & Simon Jacobsen John & Jeanett Yonemoto
Alex Venditti / Sotheby’s International Realty The Northern Trust Company