The night after the Bethesda Green Gala, the lori hill event productions team was back to work for the first Life Pieces To Masterpieces Strong Men...STRONGER Gala. Life Pieces To Masterpieces (LPTM) created the Strong Men...STRONGER Awards to honor three men who embody LPTM's core values and are representative of exemplary "gentlemen, scholars, artists, and athletes."
Wendell Pierce, of HBO’s The Wire as well as Treme, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Gala and was a true pro and delight.
lori hill event productions partnered with Amy Harbison of Open Window Creative Strategies LLC to help LPTM with the creation of key messages for the event as well as garnering media coverage which included a half hour segment on NBC 4's Viewpoint, coverage on NBC4 10 pm news, and placements in The Washington Post The Root, Capital Business, WTOP Radio, and Scene Bisnow. Fabulous work, Amy!
The Strong Men…STRONGER Gala was held at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, in the heart of Washington, DC, right on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. For those of you familiar with this very elegant, upscale venue, you may not realize that The Willard is a very green hotel! I learned years ago about their landmark green initiatives and was excited that I was able to produce an event on their property. Recently awarded the International Hotel & Restaurant Association's Environmental Award for Sustainability, the Willard has embarked on a Responsible Business program. This holistic plan is comprised of numerous interwoven sustainable projects designed for a luxurious urban hospitality experience in harmony with social and ecological consciousness. Read more here.
LPTM is an after school program designed to serve young, underserved, African American males living in the nation’s capital. Each day after school, over 90 apprentices engage in a rigorous, unique and effective arts-based character building curriculum which guides all of their programming.