12th Annual Blue Jeans Ball

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Event Info

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
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Date and Time
Sunday, April 26, 2015
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Come out and join the Capital Area Food Bank for D.C.’s exclusive charity and tasting event, the Blue Jeans Ball. Recognized for the past seven years as one of the top charitable events in the area, this is a gala you don’t want to miss! We are excited to welcome Chef Co-Chairs Jeff Buben and Eric Ziebold and announce that this year’s event will take place in a new location – the new Marriott Marquis Hotel.  The highlight of the evening will be the recognition of The Bedford Falls Foundation, a private charitable trust established by Bill and Joanne Conway in 1997. Mr. Conway, who is a founding partner of the Carlyle Group, will attend on behalf of the Foundation. So get ready to rock your favorite denim while supporting hunger relief.



Meet the 2015 Blue Jeans Ball Chef Co-Chairs 

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(From left to right) Jeff Buben, chef-owner of Vidalia, Bistro Bis and Woodward Table; and Eric Ziebold, chef-owner of Kinship



Do you have a taste for change? Click here (PDF) to become a sponsor of the 2015 Blue Jeans Ball. Complete the form and return it to events@capitalareafoodbank.org or via fax at 202-529-1253.

Tables are limited. Get yours now while they are still available.

Thank you to our 2015 Blue Jeans Ball sponsors! 

TD Bank (Donation)

$10,000 – Custom Fit
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Giant Food
Michael Beriss & Jean Carlson

$5,000 – Dark Blue
Altamirano Consulting
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Diane & John P. Hynes, Jr.
Harris Teeter, LLC
John Hynes
Marla and Peter Schnall
Marriott International
Ratner Companies
Southern Company

$2,500 – Stonewashed
Adam Shapiro Public Relations
Central Union Mission
Deloitte LLP
Dunn Associates
Fleming NationaLease
Frank Demarais
Lincoln Park Strategies
Pete Jones
PNC Bank
Protiviti, Inc.
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
Wells Fargo

$1,000 – Classic Fit
Bob’s Discount Furniture
Bruce Haslam and Carolyn Peery
Central Farm Markets
Charles and Candace Cowan
Evolution Finance
Olga and Barry F. Scher
Policy Solutions
Washington Hispanic


Click here (PDF) to participate as a restaurant or vendor. Complete the writeable form and return it to events@capitalareafoodbank.org or via fax at 202-529-1767.

Thank you to our 2015 Blue Jeans Ball restaurant sponsors!

  • Berliner Specialty Distributors
  • Cabot Creamery Cooperative
  • Captain Cookie & the Milk Man
  • City Perch Kitchen + Bar
  • Congressional Seafood Co.
  • Dean & DeLuca
  • Del Campo
  • Distillery Lane Ciderworks
  • Gypsy Soul
  • The Hamilton
  • Jack Rose Dining Saloon
  • Kinship
  • MGM Roast Beef
  • Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
  • The Palm Restaurant of Tyson’s Corner & DC
  • Pinch Dumplings
  • Policy Restaurant & Lounge
  • ProChile – Embassy of Chile
  • Ripple
  • Sodexo – Howard University
  • Table
  • Vidalia/Bistro Bis/Woodward Table
  • Young Harvests
  • Zeke’s Coffee of DC

Auction Items

As part of the Blue Jeans Ball, we hold a live and silent auction featuring unique items and experiences. Click here to donate (PDF) an item to the Live or Silent Auction.

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Master of Ceremonies

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Scott Thuman, co-anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon