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Reading is Fundamental’s 50th Birthday Bash!

IMG_8203To be honest… I didn’t think sharing some personal stories about how important reading has been in my life would be that interesting. Then there was dead silence. One of the stories I told was about my mom Chin. I talked about how she struggled with the language barrier but insisted on reading to me when I was a child. I don’t remember the words she didn’t know or sometimes skipped. I never cared that some sentences were incomplete or didn’t make sense at all. All I remember is that it was me and her. She surrounded us with books. When she opened them with her broken English she still read them like she wrote them.

The reality is that experience is a luxury. Two thirds of children living in poverty in our Country.. in the USA have NO books. For the last half century Reading is Fundamental has worked to change that. Giving more than 412 million books to tens of millions of children nationwide. After tonight, many more kids will be introduced to the magic of reading. What will they feel? Hope, happiness, liberation, adventure? You better believe a book can change someone’s life.  Books have power.

I was thrilled to meet many of the more than 400 literacy lovers who gathered at the Four Seasons in Georgetown to celebrate RIF’s 50th Anniversary. I had the true honor of emceeing the Eric Carle themed birthday bash. Even the VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR  showed up. Word has it …he came for the food!

It was great to meet Margy McNamara Pastor, the daughter of RIF’s founder. Scholastic’s President Dick Robinson also shared some really funny and historic anecdotes from the beginning of RIF.Dick’s father founded Scholastic and teamed up with RIF from the beginning.  Also spotted in the crowd, Author Kitty Kelley. The best part… the night raised more than $150,000 dollars just in the live auction alone!

 

RIF President and CEO Carol H. Rasco, center, poses for a photo with the Legacy of Literacy Honorees at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

RIF President and CEO Carol H. Rasco, center, poses for a photo with the Legacy of Literacy Honorees at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday cake at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday cake at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

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Left to right, Jack Remondi, Chairman RIF Board of Directors; Carol B. Sisco; RIF President and CEO Carol H. Rasco; Lynda Johnson Robb; and Margy McNamara pose for a photo at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

Left to right, Jack Remondi, Chairman RIF Board of Directors; Carol B. Sisco; RIF President and CEO Carol H. Rasco; Lynda Johnson Robb; and Margy McNamara pose for a photo at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

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Left to right, Margy McNamara, Lynda Johnson Robb and Carol B. Sisco read a goodnight story at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

Left to right, Margy McNamara, Lynda Johnson Robb and Carol B. Sisco read a goodnight story at the Reading Is FundamentalÕs 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

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Journalist Angie Goff hosts the Reading Is Fundamental 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

Journalist Angie Goff hosts the Reading Is Fundamental 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash Gala Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Reading Is Fundamental)

Helping the innocent

In my job I have seen some pretty unbelievable things. Many of them involve children. Physical, mental and sexual abuse is happening in homes all around us. It’s hard to think about but for the innocent children it cannot be ignored. When I learned about Safe Spot and how it provides a safe haven for young victims in Fairfax County I knew it was a group I had to support. They are so passionate about helping these victims. In my eyes, they are real heroes. I was honored to emcee their annual Passion for Fashion charity fashion show at Bloomingdale’s at Tysons Corner. Safe Spot is always looking for people to join their mission. Get more information here at safespotfairfax.org (Photos by Jan Miller)

Pecos is a service dog that helps children feel at ease at the center.

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The Safe Spot crew– AMAZING women!

 

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My awesome girlfriends Amy and Kristen! So great to see them there!

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Stunning looks provided by Bloomingdale’s

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PROJECT: ARBOR DAY (Save Our Cherry Blossoms)

PROJECT: ARBOR DAY

This is an OMG favorite this week. I’m so excited to emcee this event and hope you too will join me for Project Arbor Day.  Ten local artists including my friend and extraordinary sculptor Don Patron have united to do cherry blossom artwork to raise funds to restore and revitalize the damaged trees on the National Mall.  All proceeds from this event benefit The Trust for the National Mall: http://nationalmall.org.

OPEN BAR 6-7PM FOR ALL ATTENDEES

Thursday April 29th 6-11PM
District (2473 18th St NW)
$20 – General Admission Tickets ($30 at the Door)
$50 – VIP Tickets (Includes access to VIP section for premium open bar, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres and a special goodie bag)

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT: http://www.projectarborday.com

Host Committee: Angie Goff, David Alanson, Don Patron, Eric Lund, John Fischer, Katy Adams, Krista Johnson, Maggie O’Neil, Mathew Hebert, Nicole Siobal, Ran Borgerson, Rodger Schultz.

Leukemia Ball brings out who's who in blue

OMG TV:  WUSA9 For March 31, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports on the Washington Post Peep Show Contest, millions raised at DC’s Leukemia Ball co-emceed by Andrea Roane, Laura Evans, Lindsay Czarniak and Alison Starling. Also, reality star and author Lauren Conrad signs her new book ‘Sweet Little Lies’ for fans in Fairfax, Virginia.

Reliable Source: Lunchin’ with the Newsbabes

Slideshow: Peeps Show Contest Entries  

Watch OMG on WUSA9 From This Morning Below. Includes National Buzz too!

Oh Snap! Tigerlily is fierce

It may be March Madness but Washington got wild about the football stars who turned out to support the ‘Tigerlily Kick-Off for Breast Cancer’. Redskins Jason Campbell, Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston spoke from the heart to a crowd packed Josephine on Vermont. The ladies of the night: Tigerlily founder and breast cancer survivor Maimah Karmo & dentist Dr. Alex Naini who planned the party that will help so many young women from the metro area!
[Pictured Right: Jonathan Norris & Friend]

Dr. Alex Naini, Jason Campbell, Maimah Karmo and Angie Goff

Jose Fernandez and wife Jackie Fernandez 

Kristina D’Ambrosio, Jesse Wilson & Carissa Maguire

Moshe Zusman with Jason Mandel

[Photo Credit: Michael Domingo]

Oh Snap! Cancer survivors, pets rule catwalk

Critters and Couture for the Cure 2010 brought cancer survivors and their pets to the runway at Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase. The event raised money to help uninsured or underinsured women in the DC area get the cancer treatment they need that’s not covered by the government. Emceed by Kate Michael the night honored doctors who have changed the lives of so many women in our area. Watch coverage on WUSA9’s morning show and see a photo recap courtesy Samantha Strauss of Metromix.com  

Polka dots and pets!

Newsies Angie Goff, Anita Brikman, Craig Melvin & Sue Palka

Clancy Kress, founder of Critters for the Cure

Justine Dombrosky and Brittany Van Ness of RGI Events

Krista Johnson & Bloomingdale’s Heather Guay

 

Jason Campbell, Redskins team up for Tigerlily

We’re having a party and you’re invited. Redskin QB Jason Campbell and more of your favorite Redskins are hosting the Tigerlily Kick-Off event March 25th. I’ll be emceeing the inspirational evening that promises great company, media heads, food, drinks and entertainment.

March 24th 6-10PM
Josephine Lounge, 1008 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Tickets must be bought in advance, for there will be no ticket sales at the door. Donations vary from General to VIP admission. Get tickets here. Visit the Facebook Invite

Regular admission includes entrance and a 1 hour open bar & hors d’oeuvres from 6-7pm: $45.

VIP admission includes open bottle service & hors d’oeuvres in special VIP separate area, luxury swag-bags, and mingling with event celebrities (including Redskins Players & Local TV and Radio Personalities): $85.

[Pictured: Tigerlily founder and breast cancer survivor Maimah Karmo with daughter]

Vote for my OSCAR Night dress

Choice #1: BCBG in Purple

SATURDAY UPDATE: Thank you so much to all who voted for what I should wear Sunday night for the big viewing party (You can still get tix to join us- see below!) Looks like by an overwhelming number of votes Choice #1 is the winner! Stay tuned for coverage of Oscar’s big night and may the best movies win! xxAngie

Oscar Night is BIG in DC and there’s only one official Academy sanctioned viewing party in town.  You’re invited to join us for the viewing of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and VOTE for my dress to wear to the party by leaving your choice as a comment below. Choose 1 or 2. Voting ends Saturday at noon.

1) Purple Knot dress shown in Green

2) Sugar Cookie Grecian Gown below

Join us for the party Sunday to see the winning dress! (my friend Pamela Brown from WJLA is emceeing) Best part your ticket benefits the American Red Cross.

Tickets: http://redcrossncr.kintera.org/oscarnight2010

WHEN & WHERE: 

Sunday March 7th at 7PMChoice #2: Sugar Cookie Dress
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20005-3970

TICKETS:
General Admission – $100
VIP Admission – $175, includes VIP section with premium bar, official 82nd Academy Awards program and swag bag.

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Pink Fashion Rocks, Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer, Gold Cup, GWFCC Gala, Corcoran Ball… so many fabulous excuses to get a new dress this Spring. Look who’s making it easier. It’s Betsey Johnson’s way  of supporting Pink Jams while saving you some stylish $!  Pink Fashion Rocks is this Wednesday and we’re almost sold-out but last check you can still get tickets now.

I’m so excited about co-emceeing this event. My colleague Anita Brikman and friend Ginuwine are coming to show the support. Along with a great show that celebrates fashion will be LIVE music.

We look forward to rockin’ out with you Wednesday night. If there’s one event to be at this week let me help make up your mind. Think and Rock the Pink.  We promise it’ll be a memorable and entertaining time!

xxAngie

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