As the clock struck six on the evening of June 12, 2017, the doors of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Roof Terrace Restaurant opened. Guests presented their silver ticket to enter a hallway of gratitude to a handful of continuous donors. The friendly face of President & CEO of Carroll, Beth Blaufuss, greeted each attendee as they entered into the 25th Annual Spring Benefit. The first hour was filled with reconnecting with Carroll family over the sounds of The Exclusives, a live jazz band. Former classmates greeted each other with the classic, “I haven’t seen you in years,” and, “Do you remember…” that accompanies the reuniting of old friends. Many gathered under blue skies on the terrace that overlooks Washington, DC, and has a view of the Washington Monument in the distance. Chatter continued in between bites of salmon, steak, potatoes, and vegetables until two students took the stage to deliver When You Believe by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
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