Event Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

3-Star Ball Logo


The 3 Star Ball engages young professionals looking to support the cause for voting representation and full equality for the District, while partying with DC’s hippest guests and celebs. The event included live music, DC-themed hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.



Democracy All-Star: Nancy Bagley, Washington Life Magazine

Nancy Bagley headshot

Nancy R. Bagley is president of the Arca Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing social justice and equity. She is also the editor-in-chief of Washington Life Magazine. Nancy previously worked in the entertainment industry, first at Saturday Night Live/Broadway Video, later in the music industry in corporate communications for B.M.G. Entertainment/Bertelsmann. At the height of the Clinton administration’s efforts to address health issues, Nancy worked on health care reform, first in the White House Office of Public Liaison then at the Democratic National Committee. Nancy is also the vice president of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.




Raising the Bar Award: DC Brau Brewing Co

DC Brau

Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock met while DJ’ing. Both avid music fans, frequent bar goers, and enthusiastic men-about-town, the two D.C. residents also were acutely aware of the empty tap handle or store shelf where a local beer ought to be found in their city. In 2009, they combined their years of experience in both brewing and beverage distribution to found the DC Brau Brewing Company. The partners opened DC Brau on Tax Day in northeast Washington, DC, with the intention of brewing beers within the city limits, available citywide, for DC residents to call their own.






José Andrés
Chef / Owner, ThinkFoodGroup

Vinoda Basnayake
Patton Boggs, LLP

Dannia Hakki
Co-Founder & Principal, MoKi Media

Donald Sherman
DC Vote Board Member (2010 - 2013)

Edward Smith
We the People Project Board Member


Patton Boggs, LLC • DMI • DC Brau Brewing Co. • GRC Direct • Dough: A District Bakery • Trilogy Interactive • Washington City Paper •  Dannia Hakki • Donald Sherman • Edward Smith • Elevate • The Howard Theatre • Jonathan Kuhn Architect • Sarah Aburdene • Steve French • Vinoda Basnayake