The fall chill in the air must mean one thing – and no, it’s not just pumpkin spice lattes! It’s time to go out for a night of bidding, imbibing, and banter all for a good cause.

Pull up your calendars and mark Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 for the 29th Annual FCBA Charity Auction hosted by the FCBA Young Lawyers Committee. This event is the place to be and, since attendance is free and you get one free drink just for showing up, there’s no reason not to go.

We recently got an inside scoop on some awesome prizes you’ll have a chance to bid on, including: a signed copy of “Appetites: A Cookbook” by the late Anthony Bourdain; a weekend getaway to Asheville, North Carolina; autographed Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods items; and tickets to a taping of the Stephen Colbert Show — all in addition to sports tickets, spa days, wine tastings, dinners at Michelin-starred restaurants, fabulous women’s handbags, and more!  If these prizes are any indication of the overall prize caliber, we’ll be saving money in our piggy banks to bid high on auction night.

As in years past, the FCBA also raffles off a handful of great prizes – and this year’s raffle is top-notch. This year’s grand prize is a 65-inch LG OLED, 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range TV, courtesy of LG Electronics, USA. And you can get in on the action right now by buying raffle tickets from a representative in your office or by contacting Emilie de Lozier at for more details.

Proceeds from this year’s Charity Auction will benefit two great local charities—New Endeavors by Women (NEW) and the FCBA Foundation.  Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, NEW partners with homeless women in the DC area to empower them to recognize their own worth.  By providing housing, fostering the development of life skills, and promoting education and employment, NEW transforms women’s lives by working to break the cycle of homelessness.  Nearly 30 years later, NEW’s programs and services are even more vital and urgently-needed, as homeless women and children in the District face the most daunting climb out of homelessness ever seen in recent history.  Funds raised from this year’s Charity Auction will support NEW’s Youth Enrichment Program (YEP!), which provides school help and a summer enrichment program for children.  The FCBA Foundation will use proceeds from the Charity Auction to support its annual scholarship programs.

Needless to say, going to this event is a great way to have a fun night while supporting two amazing organizations.

Per recent tradition, the party will be at The Sphinx Club at the Almas Temple (location at 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). As the saying goes – bid early, bid often! 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 1st? Have no fear! You’ll be able to bid online for a number of prizes at

See you there!