It’s that time again – time to get dressed to the nines for a night of bidding, imbibing, and banter all for a good cause.

Pull up your calendars and mark Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 for the 28th Annual FCBA Charity Auction hosted by the FCBA Young Lawyers Committee. This event is the place to be and since attendance is free, there’s no reason not to go.

But if that’s not enough, proceeds from the auction will benefit two awesome organizations. One beneficiary, Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL), is a nonprofit that supports and empowers LGBTQ youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Another beneficiary is the FCBA Foundation which supports a number of communications-related and educational projects, including providing scholarships for high school students to attend college.

Needless to say, going to this event is a great way to have a fun night while supporting two amazing organizations. And there’s several ways you can help boost their coffers.

Every year, the FCBA raffles off a handful of awesome prizes. This year’s grand prize is a 55-inch LG OLED TV with 4K Ultra HD. What better way to catch up on Game of Thrones or Insecure? Here’s the best news – you can buy raffle tickets right now from a representative in your office or by contacting Emilie de Lozier at for more details.

If that got you excited, just wait until you hear about prizes on deck for the live and silent auction at the event. While many of them are still being kept hush hush, we got an inside scoop on some awesome prizes you’ll have a chance to bid on, including: a dinner with National Public Radio’s host (and occasional singer with the band Pink Martini) Ari Shapiro; tickets to a taping of the Daily Show with Trevor Noah; and a weekend getaway to Charleston, South Carolina.

Needless to say, if these prizes are any indication of the prize caliber, we’ll be saving money in our piggy banks to bid high on auction night.

Per tradition, the party will be going down at The Sphinx Club at the Almas Temple (location at 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the festivities will continue until 10:00 p.m. Dress is business attire.

Not going to be in D.C. on November 2nd? Have no fear! You’ll be able to bid online for a number of prizes at

See you there!