Peggy Cooper Cafritz To Be Honored, Artworks To Be Auctioned by Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. at First Annual Art for Humanity Event March 29

Mar 06, 2012, 10:24 ET from Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being announced by Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.


Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) will host its first annual Art for Humanity Auction and Cocktail Reception on March 29, 2012. This event is being held to raise funds in support of DC Habitat's mission to build and rehab affordable housing solutions in our nation's capital.  Peggy Cooper Cafritz will be honored with an award for her work as an advocate for the arts and education in Washington, D.C. 

More than 40 prominent artists from the local, national and international communities have donated artworks to the event, including William Wegman, Frederico Uribe, Terence Koh, Do-Ho Suh, Hank Willis Thomas and many more.  Music will be performed by The Washington Jazz Arts Institute Ensemble.


Peggy Cooper Cafritz, President of Art Sales, PC Cafritz Associates
Susanne Slater, President & CEO, DC Habitat
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Alexis Herman, Molly Raiser and other benefit committee members
DC Habitat staff, board members and supporters


Thursday, March 29, 2012

6:30 p.m. – Event begins
7:30 p.m. – Presentation of award to Peggy Cooper Cafritz
8:00 p.m. – Live auction begins


Woolly Mammoth Theatre
641 D Street NW
Washington, D.C.


Funds raised will support DC Habitat's current construction of more than 20 new and rehabilitated homes in the Ivy City community of Northeast Washington, including six highly efficient, super-insulated passive houses.  The event is sponsored by artnet auctions, City First Bank of DC, the DC Habitat Ambassadors, Sparking Design, US Airways and Zavos Architecture & Design.  Tickets may be ordered online at

About Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. believes that everyone deserves a house they want to call home.  That's why we work to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation's capital by building affordable, energy- and resource-efficient homes for people in need.  DC Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in order to sell them to families who are ineligible for conventional financing. Visit us at for more information.

Heather Phibbs
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.
(202) 882-4600, ext. 233


SOURCE Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.