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CONNECT 2018 – Silent Art Auction & Benefit Cocktail Party

September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States
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This year, CONNECT 2018 silent art auction fundraising & benefit cocktail party is about CONNECTing our hearts through the arts to help women medically underserved with gynecological cancers.  CONNECTing fine arts to the art of giving through a silent auction fundraiser in the D.C. community helps raise money for Latino women suffering from cancer who can not afford proper health care. Through Nueva Vida, these women and their families are informed, supported, and exposed to state of the art health care and services that would otherwise be beyond their reach.

Under the curatorship of Gaby Mizes, this year the art silent auction will feature art pieces by local and international contemporary art artists with solid careers in the art world, having shown their work at galleries, art fairs, art centers and museums locally and internationally. CONNECT 2018 will also serve as a platform for emerging artists to exhibit their work while doing good to others.

CONNECT guests enjoy a lovely, cultural and fun evening animated by music, complimentary drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and, of course, the company of friends and family. 

Details of the CONNECT 2018

  • Date: September 22, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Check-in starts at 6:45 pm
  • VIP Meet & Greet Hour: starts 6:00 pm
  • VIP Meet & Greet Check-in: 5:45 pm
  • Location: Mexican Cultural Institute
  • Address: 2829 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC
  • Admission Ticket is required per person – https://events.handbid.com/auctions/connect-2018
  • Hashtags: #L4LConnet, #L4LConnect2018,

Acquiring Your Admission Ticket for CONNECT 2018

Your admission tickets can be obtained online by clicking here: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/connect-2018

  • Early Bird Admission Tickets: $85
  • General Admission Ticket: $95
  • Last Call Admission Ticket: $105
  • VIP Meet & Greet Hour: $120

The Early Bird Admission Tickets will end on August 19, 2018.  Please hurry up and don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets.  VIP Meet & Greet Tickets are available now until a few hours before the event, provided they have not sold out.

A percentage of the ticket price is tax-deductible.  Please consult your tax accountant to find out the percentage.

CONNECT 2018 Host Committee

  • Michelle Bernard
  • Kenya and Jerry Pierce
  • Nadia Scharen-Guivel and Sergio Monaro
  • Emile and Aradhana Saab
  • Astrid Jimenez

The Cause & Campaign of CONNECT 2018

Take a moment learn more about our campaign Raising Funds for Medically Underserved Latin Women with Cancer in the DC Area through Nueva Vida and why we are doing this fundraiser.

Raising Funds for Medically Underserved Latin Women with Cancer in the DC Area

Can’t Attend But Still Want to Contribute Anyway

In the event you cannot attend the event, but still want to contribute in some way, please consider making a donation by check payable to Latinas 4 Latinas and send it to the following address:

Latinas 4 Latinas
P.O. Box 11377
McLean, VA 22102-1377

Or make the donation online here:

Beneficiary – Nueva Vida

A percentage of the cash donations of this community event will go directly to Nueva Vida, community-based charity organization that helps Latino woman battling GYN cancer navigate them through the healthcare system, from diagnosis to treatment to post-treatment care.  Most of these women have no knowledge of the disease, and most importantly, have no means to pay for the adequate treatment.   

Handbid Mobile Bidding App

The silent art auction will be done on the Handbid® App, a mobile bidding platform that makes the bidding process much more accurate, efficient, and enjoyable experience for our guests. We highly encourage you download the Handbid®App on your smart device, get familiarized with the App, and register so that you can also live track how many bids the artwork you love is getting. Please refer to the little cheat sheet about How to Get Started with Handbid® App for a quicker registration at L4LConnect.com.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities

Latinas 4 Latinas is honored to have the following local businesses and large corporations to be our sponsors in this event:

  • Zoom Latino
  • Great Day Washington, WUSA9
  • Macchu Pisco – VI Hour
  • Lebanese Taverna – VIP Hour
  • Dr. David Hughes Orthodontics
  • Minuteman Press of Tysons Corner
  • The Bonsai Family Foundation

For sponsorship inquiries, please write to us at [email protected] or click here: CONNECT 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Kit


Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue Name: Mexican Cultural Institute
Address: Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States

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Phone: (202) 728-1628
Website: <a href="http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org" target="_self" rel="external">View Venue Website</a>


Organizer Name: Latinas 4 Latinas