An Evening of Luv

Thursday, November 21, 2024
Bethesda Country Club

Event Details

SAVE THE DATE! – The Luv u Project’s annual event, An Evening of Luv will be held Thursday, November 21st at Bethesda Country Club in Bethesda, MD.  Event guests will enjoy an evening filled with great food and wine, special awards, live auction and updates from The Luv u Project work.

Rich Mattingly with Honorees, Chad and Doreen Moore

2023 Event Program highlights included:
• Award-winning comedian, Lewis Black, introduced this year’s An Evening of Luv honorees, Chad and Doreen Moore
• Presentation of the 2023 Carolyn C. Mattingly Mental Health in the Workplace Awards
• The first ever, Luving Heart Award, was presented to Helen Johnson
• Comedian and friend of The Luv u Project, Jeff Stilson was the event emcee

For questions about the 2024 event, please contact Leah Bell at [email protected].



Available Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2024 Event:

Presenting Sponsor

$25,000 (tax-deductible:  $23,750)

  • Company name/logo on pre-event promotional materials – including Save the Date, social media posts, invitations and all other materials
  • Company logo and link to company website on The Luv u Project website
  • Full page acknowledgement in event program book
  • Company recognition during event program
  • One reserved table (10 tickets) in prime location – company name will be displayed on table
  • Opportunity for The Luv u Project representative to speak at company hosted event

 Reception Sponsor

$10,000 (tax-deductible:  $8,750)

  • Company logo on signage at event reception
  • Company recognition during event program
  • Company name on The Luv u Project website
  • Company name listed in event program book
  • One reserved table (10 tickets) – company name will be displayed on table

Table Sponsor

$3,000 (tax-deductible:  $1,750)

  • One reserved table (10 tickets)
  • Company/group name will be displayed on table

General Ticket

$300 (tax-deductible:  $175)

  • One event ticket

If you or your organization would be interested in sponsoring our annual event, please contact Leah Bell at [email protected] for more details.



The Luv u Project was proud to recognize the 2023 An Evening of Luv Honorees, Chad and Doreen Moore.  Chad and Doreen are dear friends of The Luv u Project and have been supportive over the years of all LUP programs and events.

Chad and Doreen Moore

Chad and Doreen have donated their time and resources to The Luv u Project and have brought many new supporters to the organization.  Their generosity and kindness are felt in all we do.  Chad, Doreen and the entire Moore family care deeply about supporting mental health.

Chad and Doreen were introduced at An Evening of Luv by award winning comedian, Lewis Black.  Lewis was the 2022 An Evening of Luv Honoree and has been friends with Chad Moore for over 20 years.

Travel Information

Thank you to all guests who are making arrangements to travel for An Evening of Luv!  A link to book rooms will be available soon for the 2024 event.

Hotel Accommodations: coming soon!

Transportation from Hotel to Event:

A shuttle will be provided for guests staying at the preferred event hotel to the Bethesda Country Club for An Event of Luv.  The shuttle will also bring guests back to the hotel at the conclusion of the event.

Nearby Airports:

Reagan National Airport (DCA) – 23 miles from hotel

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) – 26 miles from hotel

Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) – 36 miles from hotel


Event Emcee

An Evening of Luv 2023 Emcee:

Jeff Stilson

Jeff Stilson has been nominated for 14 Emmys and has won two. He also
directed the documentary “Good Hair,” which won the Special Jury Prize
at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and received a 2010 WGA screen
nomination for outstanding achievement in a documentary screenplay.
Stilson began his career in show business as a stand-up comedian after
graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts
degree. Besides having his own comedy specials on HBO and Comedy
Central, Stilson, who is the descendent of Finish circus performers, has
made regular appearances on Letterman, Ferguson, Conan, and Leno, as
well as the Australian show “The Panel.” He was also featured as a
correspondent on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He has received his 14
Emmy nominations for comedy writing and producing on “Late Show With
David Letterman,” “TV Nation,” “Politically Incorrect,” “The Chris Rock
Show,” “The Osbournes,” and “Da Ali G Show.” In 1999 and 2002 Stilson
was honored with Emmys for his work on “The Chris Rock Show” and
“The Osbournes.”

Live Auction

An Evening of Luv 2023 Live Auction Items – Stay Tuned for 2024 Live Auction Items Coming Soon!

Lewis Black Customized Experience

If you love Lewis Black, this is the experience for you!  Enjoy two tickets and meet & greet passes to see Lewis Black at ONE of his performances in 2024.  (Continental U.S. only and location based on ticket

availability).  The package also includes a two-night stay at a Marriott property, a three-day car rental in the city of the selected show, and a case of Lewis Noir – Lewis’s own pinot noir wine (not otherwise available)!  This is a winner’s choice package!

Donated by Lewis Black, Benjamin Brewer, Michelle Ashton and Drew McCoy


Experience Hollywood Like an Insider

The winner of this once in a lifetime package will experience Hollywood behind the scenes!  Luv u Project Board Member, Drew McCoy, and his wife, actress Amy Aquino, will personally give you a customized tour of Hollywood, including tickets to see a sitcom taping or a TV drama filming.  Every effort will be made to see the show of the winner’s choice, based on the availability of shows in production at the time. Also included, is the Warner Brothers VIP Studio Tour with lunch at the studio commissary, dinner at Musso & Frank Grill (the oldest restaurant in Hollywood), a $1,000 Fairmont Hotel Gift Card for a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles and a three-day Avis car rental!

Hollywood visit valid to 12/1/2024.

Donated by Drew McCoy, Amy Aquino, Helen Johnson and Michelle Ashton


Wine Lovers Instant Cellar

Wine lovers will be thrilled with this package donated by Gus Kalaris – Kalaris Family Vineyard, a luxury Napa Valley wine brand.  The Kalaris brand evolved from Gus’ love of the great wines of Burgundy and his passion for producing California wines reflective of the uniqueness and beauty of their terroir. The winner of this package will receive 3 Axios 2017, 3 Worthy 2017, 3 Kalaris Merlot 2014, 3 Kalaris Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, 2 Kalaris Pinot Noir 2014, 2 Kalaris Chardonnay 2018 and 2 Philotimo 2015.  Winner will also receive an Instant wine cellar including 18 wine temp-controlled unit.

Donated by Gus Kalaris


Behind the Scenes of Nashville

The winner of this incredible experience will enjoy a tour of Nashville by award-winning singer/songwriter, Victoria Shaw.   Victoria will take the winner and their guest to Music Row, Downtown B’way, Leiper’s Fork in Franklin and The Opryland Hotel.  This adventure can be customized based on what the winner wants to see in Nashville.  There will also be some special experiences Victoria can give the winner depending on when the trip is taken!  You never know – but you might get to enjoy the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum or maybe even the Opry or Bluebird Café!  The winner will also enjoy an amazing Southern dinner with Victoria Shaw and Robin Treadway at Monell’s.  The package includes a two-night stay at a Hilton or Marriott property in downtown Nashville and a three-day Avis car rental.

Dates subject to availability of Victoria Shaw.

Donated by Victoria Shaw, Robin Treadway and Michelle Ashton


Golf at Congressional

Get ready for a once in a lifetime experience – golf on Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course.  This private golf club has a rich history in the Washington DC area and has been open since the 1920’s.  Congressional has been home to many PGA Tour events over the years.  In addition to representing America for the 2036 Ryder Cup, Congressional will host five Major Championships and two National Championships over the next two decades.

The winner of this package will receive the opportunity to bring two guests along to play on Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course.  The winner’s threesome will play with member, JC Stanton.  This is a golfer’s dream!

Dates subject to availability of the member host.

Donated by JC Stanton

Thank you to the 2023 Sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2024

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor