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CLPS is dedicated to Pro Bono causes and is helping to assist in this year's annual FCBA Charity Auction to be held in Washington D.C. on November  12, 2009 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sphinx Ballroom at the Almas Temple, 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

The 20th Annual Charity Auction will benefit Bright Beginnigns and FCBA Foundation. Founded in 1991 the Bright Beginnings foundation ( is a D.C. non-profit that provides free full-day year round daycare to infants, toddlers and children whose parents live in shelters or transitional centers. Click here for the donation form.

As in the past, prizes are expected to include vacation packages, consumer electronics products, tickets to various sporting events (including Redskins and Nationals games), Verizon Center events, theater tickets, dinners, lunches, spa packages, and gift certificates from area businesses.

Over the past 19 years, the FCBA Charity Auction has raised more than $915,000 for D.C.-based organizations, including Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care, Inc., the D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center, The Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Children’s Law Center, STEP/I Have a Dream, College Bound/Beacon House, the Spanish Education Development Center, The Charitable Coalition for Children with Cancer, Kid's Enjoy Exercise Now - Greater D.C., Fair Chance, and Kid-Power DC, which last year received over $100,000 in auction proceeds.


Donations made from business or individuals will be auctioned. All donations are tac-deductible. In the past donations have been a wide variety of gift certificates, merchandise, behind-the-door scene tours, invitations to exclusive events and more. As a donor you will recieve the following:

-Acknowledgement of the ceratin donation in the Auction Prize Book

-Recognition in the FCBA's newletter which is distributed to over 2,500 professionals

-Use of donor table for advertisements, and other advertising arrangements that may be made with the FCBA


To make a tax-deductible donation please fill out the Auction Donation Form and return it, with the donated gift to Kerry Loughney at the FCBA, 1020 19th Street, , N.W., Suite 325, Washington D.C.  20036 or email

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