Message from our President


Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Time: 7pm-10pm

Location: Saint Yves - 1220 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is pleased to announce their 5th Annual Masquerade Ball!  This year we will be honoring Ellie’s Hats as our beneficiary. We would like to invite you to participate in this year’s event as a sponsor.


Ellie’s Hats, based out of South Riding, Virginia, donates hats to children battling cancer and much more.  They send children care packages called a “Hero Bag”, of hats and other items to help bring a smile to the child battling cancer.  Families are often given gift cards or monetary donations to help with costs from having a child battling cancer. Ellie, the inspiration behind Ellie’s hats, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the Spring of 2013.  By the time she entered kindergarten she had lost most of her hair so she was wearing a hat to school every day.  Her teacher, Jay Coakley and founder of Ellie’s Hats, noticed her affinity for “fun and cheery hats” so he organized a hat drive to provide young Ellie with a broader selection of hats to wear – launching Ellie’s Hats! This organization has provided hats to thousands of kids across the country. Ellie’s Hats has donated $20,000 to Hospitals and Support Funds with the focus of pediatric oncology.  Join us in raising awareness for childhood cancer and applauding the encouragement that Ellie's Hats have brought to so many children.

For questions regarding sponsorship packages or other ways to give, please contact
Rebecca Penno at or (703) 859-9749


Walk the red carpet at our private event in DC’s newest lounge!
Enjoy an open bar from 7pm-8pm while bidding on wonderful items in our silent auction (100% proceeds go to Ellie’s Hats!).
Food, drinks and a DJ await you at our annual event!
***   Masks are Mandatory ***
-- Cocktail Attire --

Pics from Previous Events: Capitale DC

IFDA-DC 5th Annual Masquerade Ball 2018

Benefiting Ellie's Hats


Masquerade Ball Sponsors


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