The Idealism in Action Gala celebrates the year's accomplishments, recognizes Idealists of the Year, and recognizes this year's honoree, Frank LaPrade, with the Lifetime of Idealism Award. We invite you to join us for this special evening!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Complimentary Valet Parking
Corporate table sponsorships and individual tickets are available:
- Individual tickets: Purchase your individual tickets here or contact Mitch Crispell for more information.
- Corporate sponsorships: Click here to learn about sponsorship levels and benefits. Contact Lauren Miner with any questions.
Lifetime of Idealism Award
This year, City Year is proud to recognize Frank LaPrade, Chief Enterprise Services Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO at Capital One, with the 2013 Lifetime of Idealism Award. Please see below for more information about our honoree.
Idealist of the Year Award
In addition to honoring Mr. LaPrade, City Year Washington, DC will recognize the 2013 Idealists of the Year.
Idealists of the Year are employee volunteers from your corporate family who embody the spirit of idealism—seeking to improve the community, nation, and world. The idealists we recognize show a commitment to improving the Washington, DC region by making a difference in the life of one person, an organization, or an entire community.
All table sponsors have the opportunity to honor an Idealist from their organization who will be publicly recognized at the event. Idealists will also be featured in a May issue of National Journal magazine. Click here for more information about honoring an Idealist of the Year.
About our Honoree
Frank G. LaPrade is a member
of Capital One’s Executive Committee and serves as the company’s Chief
Enterprise Services Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO.
Capital One is a Fortune 200 financial services company
headquartered in McLean, Virginia
and was recognized as one of America’s
top five most community-minded companies in the inaugural Civic 50 survey. Mr. LaPrade’s responsibilities as Chief Enterprise
Services Officer include the management of Information Technology, Brand
Marketing, Corporate Development, and Digital banking. In his capacity as Chief
of Staff, Mr. LaPrade is a senior advisor to the CEO and performs a wide variety
of operational duties to ensure alignment of the company’s strategy.
| Since joining Capital One in 1996, Mr. LaPrade has been engaged in numerous philanthropic, policy, and community activities on behalf of the company. He has been a vocal champion and tireless advocate of Capital One’s Investing for Good efforts to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and businesses in our local communities and prepare them for robust economic futures. This holistic approach utilizes philanthropy, lending and investing, volunteerism and sponsorships to achieve impact. Mr. LaPrade currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and on the Board of Directors for Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization that helps build strong, high-performing nonprofit institutions that boost the opportunities of children and youth of low-income families in the National Capital Region.
For his steadfast commitment to charitable and community engagement, City Year is proud to honor Capital One's Frank LaPrade with City Year Washington DC's 2013 Lifetime of Idealism Award.
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Jeffrey and Carolyn Leonard