by Karen Briscoe
May 16, 2018
Fundraiser Supporting 1st Stage
June 12, 2018 in McLean, VA
Join HBC Group’s Community Charity Champions to support 1st Stage on Tuesday, June 12. The event takes place from 5 to 8pm at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean. Enjoy dinner and know that approximately 70% of the proceeds from food and drink will go directly to 1st Stage, as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event. Click here to view and print the flyer.
1st Stage is dedicated to delivering artistic excellence and strives to bring diverse, quality productions to the Tysons area. Money raised through fundraisers and donations help 1st Stage continue to provide dynamic and relevant stories to our community.
“1st Stage is so grateful for the support of the HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty, Pulcinella, and our Northern Virginia community. Funds from this event directly support 1st Stage's 10th Anniversary Season. As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season, our community is at the center of our thoughts. It is only through your love and care that we’ve reached this milestone. Together, we present world-class theatre, right here in Tysons. Thank you for supporting this event!” – 1st Stage Representative
Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Kevin Dougherty of Pillar to Post, Kathy and Justin Neal of The Neal Team/US Bank, Jim Harris of BOWA, The McLean Chamber of Commerce, and Moe Jebali with Pulcinella Italian Host.
About 1st Stage
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, 1st Stage Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Tysons, Virginia. The company serves as a cultural hub for the community producing first-rate theatrical productions as well as hosting professional musicians, orchestras, and visual artists, and providing educational opportunities for the community. Awards include the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company award, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play in 2017 and Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Lead Actor in 2015, and the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company in 2010. 1st Stage artists and productions have been nominated for 10 Helen Hayes Awards in 2018. 1st Stage is a member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy class of 2016-2017. In September 2016, The Wall Street Journal called 1st Stage “one of America’s most impressive smaller regional companies.” The Washington Post named 1st Stage’s production of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train among their list of the “10 Best Washington Theater Productions in 2017.”
About HBC Community Charity Champions
To date, Community Charity Champions has raised over $74,000 for the local non-profits and organizations. The HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty launched Community Charity Champions in 2012 as a venue to fundraise for local nonprofits. As good corporate citizens, Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy were searching for a means to support charities in the community. The event is held on Tuesday evenings at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean where a portion of the diner(s) is contributed to the charity of the month. Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy were honored with the Corporate Social Responsibility award in 2012 by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce for the work HBC’s Community Charity Champions has done and continues to do for nonprofits in the area.