By DANA LIEBELSON
Attention Washington, D.C. folks: POGO is hosting a special fundraising party on Friday, June 1, called Casino Night. Maybe you’re a poker genius who could give Mike ‘the mouth’ Matusow a run for his money. Maybe you’re not an expert, but you know your way around a bluff or two. Or maybe you wouldn’t head to Las Vegas if someone paid you $10 million in cold, hard cash. No matter your reasoning, here’s why this fundraiser is so important to POGO.
Funds raised next Friday will help honor the legacy of POGO friend and longtime colleague, Beth Daley. Beth passed away in 2010 after a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer. After Beth’s passing, her friends, family, and fellow good government advocates honored Beth by setting up the Beth Daley Memorial Impact Fund to create a fellowship in her name.
As the inaugural Beth Daley Impact Fellow, I’ve had the opportunity to continue Beth’s important work in busting corruption and championing good government. Those who follow our blog have seen my writing on everything from whistleblower issues and lobbying, to national security and contract oversight. I couldn’t have been able to do this crucial work without the generosity of the Beth Daley Impact Fund; and I have no doubt that the next fellow will accomplish great things.
I encourage you to get tickets and join us for the fundraiser—not just because it’s a great date idea or a fun night out with friends, but because it will fund a recent grad who might not otherwise have an opportunity to make a difference.
That’s definitely not a guarantee Vegas can make.
Dana Liebelson is POGO’s Beth Daley Impact Fellow. Get your tickets to POGO’s Casino Night now for an early bird discount!Follow @dliebelson
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