Daffodils & Diamonds

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35th Annual Daffodils & Diamonds Luncheon and Fashion Show 

March 10, 2016
Columbia Country Club
7900 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Fashion Show Provided by Julia Farr

The 34th Annual Daffodils and Diamonds Luncheon succesfully took place on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD. The event started with wine & champagne and a silent auction in the Columbia Seasons Lounge at 10:30 am, followed by a fashion runway event, sponsored by Julia Farr Collection, of Washington, D.C.,  and then concluded by a luncheon and a speech by Dr. Esther Chang from Georgetown University.

WJLA-TV 7 Anchor Alison Starling, a strong supporter, once again emceed the event.

The Daffodils and Diamonds Luncheon was founded by Bethesda’s Alice-Anne Birch in honor of her mother and sister, both of whom succumbed to the disease.  The luncheon is held to raise funds for National Foundation for Cancer Research, specifically for breast and ovarian cancers.

The Daffodils and Diamonds Committee is a group of strong and accomplished women who have resolved to move forward together in the fight against cancer. Thanks to their hard work and generosity, hundreds of thousands of life-saving research dollars have been generated for NFCR’s advanced cancer research.

2015 Committee Members:

  • Chair: Mrs. Anne Muir
  • Mrs. Charles W. Baker III
  • Mrs. Anthony Laws Birch
  • Mrs. John L. Bohraus
  • Miss Caroline Flood Cole
  • Mrs. Nancy Flood Cole
  • Mrs. W. Douglas Davidson Jr.
  • Dr. Sara Squires Davis
  • Mrs. George H. Denison
  • Mrs. Michael J. Doyle
  • Miss Mary Jane Edwards
  • Mrs. Henry Harold Elliott Jr.
  • Ms. Carole Cavanaugh-Fettig
  • Mrs. James Edward Fitzgerald
  • Mrs. Sarah M. Funt
  • Mrs. Charles H. Hopkins, Jr.
  • Dr. Leslie Jewett
  • Ms. Jane Kneessi
  • Ms. J. Lynn Lawson
  • Mrs. Powell Smith Lindsay
  • Mrs. H. Van Deventer Lurton
  • Ms. Carrie Mann
  • Mrs. Henry Williams Morgan III
  • Ms. Claudia H. Neal
  • Ms. Lynn Meier Novelli
  • Ms. Fran Perpich
  • Miss Gail Markham Peterson
  • Mrs. John Edward Powell
  • Mrs. Walter Edward Rogers Jr.
  • Mrs. Lawrence M. Rouse III
  • Ms. Melissa Siegel
  • Mrs. Harrison Somerville
  • Mrs. James Soltesz
  • Mrs. John F. Sturm
  • Mrs. Kristina Koones Veirs



Our committee has decided to support National Foundation for Cancer Research. Proceeds from this luncheon are designated for NFCR’s breast and ovarian cancer research programs. For more information, email Daffodils2015@aol.com