A wonderful evening was had by all present for the Foundation SCA’s 7th Annual Benefit at the beautiful Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 9.

The Foundation SCA and Klub Filary give grateful thanks to the following people for making our dream come true to highlight the great work being done for girls and women at Klub Filary in Warsaw, Poland.

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf and Mrs. Dorota Schnepf for hosting the benefit at the Embassy. We are extremely grateful to Mrs. Schnepf for her vibrant talk about the progress of women’s advancement in Poland and her support of the Klub Filary’s goals.

Minister Maciej Pisarski, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Polish Embassy for his warm words of welcome to all present.

Counselor Dr. Slawomir Zagorski for his unparalleled support and guidance in Benefit planning.

Polish Embassy Officer Edyta Walkuska for her superb assistance throughout.

Klub Filary

Ms. Ana Brajnovic, Project Development Director for coming from Warsaw to remind us all that we are a TEAM and showing us how your support has a huge effect on the girls and young women in Poland.

2015 Special Honor Award

Mrs. Helena Metzger for her support of girls and women’s programs since SCA’s founding in 2008.

Musical Entertainment

Mr. Christopher Schmitt, PhD Candidate at the Juilliard School of Music for his gifted ability at the piano and volunteering his service in support of the SCA and Klub Filary.


Mrs. Eileen Loria and Ms. Annette Babione for the luscious flower arrangements that graced the buffet table and reception rooms.


Ms. Lylian Peraza, Catholic University of America for technical work on all aspects of the evening’s program.

Student Volunteers from CUA

Student Volunteers, Catholic University of America Thank you for greeting guests as they arrived both outside in the pouring rain and at the registration tables.

Host Committee for the 7th Annual Benefit

Mary Ellen and William Kirst

Helena B. Metzger

Maria Sophia Aguirre
Mary and Jerry Breed
Brendy and Robert Esmond
Anna and Attila Freska
Maricel and Charles Heeter
Eileen and Dr. Richard C. Loria
Mary and Dr. James McDeavitt
Germana and Gerard Mitchell
Monica and Carlo Molano
Mary Njai
Belita and Ramon A.P. Paterno
Brenda and Barry Royden

Patricia Becerra and Vicente Notario
Laura and Philip Henri
Elizabeth Lee
Franco Madan
Maria Mallo and Giuseppe Cataldo
Lita Molinari
Teresita Sulit

Ambassador Jose Cuisia and Mrs. Victoria Cuisia
Jackie Finn
Divinagracia Ingo
Carol and Roger Naill
Joyce Young


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.

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.


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





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