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Foundation SCA's 7th Annual Benefit
at the Polish Embassy on Friday, October 9th!

Highlighting Klub Filary Warsaw, Poland

Date and Time:
Friday, October 9, 2015 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland 2640 16th Street NW, Washington, DC.

Business or Cocktail Attire

Free Valet Parking is available!

To raise money and awareness for the Klub Filary and girls/women's programs in Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Cameroon, Kenya, Guatemala, Philippines, Argentina, and the USA.

Registration for the Benefit is Now Closed

Tax-deductible Tickets:
$150 single; $250 couples

The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Schnepf are sponsoring SCA's 2015 Benefit at the beautiful Polish Embassy in Washington, DC!

SCA will highlight our support for Klub Filary, a dynamic Warsaw-based program for girls and young women.

Klub Filary Director Ana Brajnovic is coming from Poland to give us a brief presentation on the program's activities.

Mrs. Helena Metzger will be honored for her years of support for Foundation SCA programs for girls and women.

Classical pianist and Chopin scholar Christopher Schmitt will provide musical entertainment. A VERY special evening!

Delicious Polish cuisine, beer, and wine will be served.

Questions? Email Event Chair Brenda Royden

Our wonderful Host Committee

An event like this would not be possible with the support of women and men who believe in the important work that the Foundation SCA is doing to help girls and women in need around the world.

Maria Sophia Aguirre
Maria and Giuseppe Cataldo
Mary and Jerome Breed
Brendy and Robert Esmond
Anna and Attila Freska
Maricel and Charles Heeter
Laura and Philip Henri
Mary Ellen and William Kirst
Elizabeth Lee
Eileen and Richard Loria
Franco Madan
Mary and James McDeavitt
Helena Metzger
Germana and Gerard Mitchell
Monica and Carlo Molano
Lita Molinari
Roger and Carol Naill
Mary Njai
Patricia Becerra and Vicente Notario
Belita and Ramon A.P. Paterno
Brenda and Barry Royden
Teresita Sulit

The Foundation SCA thanks the above donors for their generous sponsorship of this benefit and the impact they have made on changing women's lives in a meaningful way for generations to come.


who we are

The Foundation for Social and Cultural Advancement (SCA) helps girls and women around the world live with dignity and build brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.  We address the needs of the whole woman—not just a limited aspect of her existence—by bringing to light her full potential in the cultivating roles that she undertakes.

Women are the key to successful cultural transformation, so the programs we partner with support this concept, fostering their comprehensive dignity.  

Across the globe, we engage with local institutions that address at the grassroots level the specialized needs of their communities while promoting their holistic enrichment. By giving these women the necessary tools of education and expertise, we are empowering them to reverse their plight—and that of generations to come—because of the multiplying effect that women have in society.


Latest News from SCA

SCA's 2014 Sixth Annual Benefit
On October 17th, we celebrated our Sixth Annual Benefit in a very special evening at the Residence of His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States and Madame Maria Victoria J. Cuisia.   During the event, Benefit Chair Mrs. Belita Paterno shared her inspiring first hand experience of the hard work of our Philippines Kabataan partner.  Learn more about Kabataan.  

The 2014 Special Honor Award was given to Mr. and Mrs. Gerard E. Mitchell in recognition of their outstanding, faithful commitment to SCA in support of girls and women's programs.

2014 Benefit

With your help and generosity, we have influenced 86,500 women, girls and their families.

SCA's 2014 Newsletters Available

Read about our Benefit 2014 highlighted program and testimonials from both donors and beneficiaries in the Summer 2014 Building Bridges newsletter. You can download it from our Newsletters page.

Call for new 2015 Grant Applications is Closed.

The application deadline for renewal grants is January 15, 2015. Thank you to all who have applied. For more information, please visit our Grants page.


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Foundation SCA is a 501 (c) 3 Federal Tax Exempt Non-Profit Public Charity legally incorporated in Washington, D.C.





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