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Another memorable dinner at The Library of Congress! We love it when fall colors are back—check out the detail and warmt...
09/16/2022

Another memorable dinner at The Library of Congress! We love it when fall colors are back—check out the detail and warmth brought out in this dinner earlier this week, inspired by the book "River of Doubt." 📸: Pixelme Studio

We have a new team member—welcome Kanin Clark! Originally from Southwest Virginia, Kanin graduated from Emory & Henry Co...
09/12/2022

We have a new team member—welcome Kanin Clark! Originally from Southwest Virginia, Kanin graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2021 with a B.A. as a mass communications and history double major. Prior to graduating, he interned at the White House Historical Association in addition to managing NPR’s Southwest Virginia member station. Kanin comes to The Dufour Collaborative after working as an estate manager for S&R Evermay, a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. We are thrilled to have Kanin as an important part of our process at the Dufour Collaborative!

It was a privilege to partner with The White House Historical Association to produce a historical evening celebrating th...
09/09/2022

It was a privilege to partner with The White House Historical Association to produce a historical evening celebrating the unveiling of the Obamas' portraits, hosted at the National Museum of American History. 📷: Tony Powell

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Check out these highlights from last week's Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Hip-Hop ...
08/19/2022

Check out these highlights from last week's Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Hip-Hop Block Party! Happy one-year anniversary on the Anthology of Hip-Hop & Rap! We had the best time dancing in and outside the museum as we celebrated hip-hop's impact and influence. 📸: Pixelme Studio

Our team is growing—welcome, Maryam Banyahmad, our new Senior Graphic Designer! Maryam holds two BFAs in graphic design,...
08/18/2022

Our team is growing—welcome, Maryam Banyahmad, our new Senior Graphic Designer! Maryam holds two BFAs in graphic design, one from Tehran Azad University and another from UMBC. She joins us by way of Mapware Company, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Shakespeare Theatre Company. We are proud Maryam has chosen the Dufour Collaborative for the next step in her career and are excited for her to be a part of our creative process.

The Library of Congress remains one of our favorite places in D.C. to work. Check out this gorgeous cape cod inspired di...
08/12/2022

The Library of Congress remains one of our favorite places in D.C. to work. Check out this gorgeous cape cod inspired dinner! Regardless of the event, it's always one of the most majestic backdrops in this town. 📸: Pixelme Studio

Congrats to our President & Creative Director  on joining  National Council on White House History. From Philip, “Earlie...
07/29/2022

Congrats to our President & Creative Director on joining National Council on White House History. From Philip, “Earlier this year I had the distinct privilege of joining the White House Historical Association's National Council on White House History. I am so thankful for this awesome opportunity. Yesterday was our annual luncheon that is traditionally held on First Lady Jackie Kennedy's birthday. As members, it is our shared honor to continue Mrs. Kennedy's vision for this committee of ambassadors by raising its profile nationally and advocating for our efforts in the areas of protection, preservation and public access. Forever the kid from Louisiana, I'm truly humbled by this additional opportunity to serve my country in a way I hadn't previously dreamt possible.”

We're seeing red, white & blue! Wishing everyone a safe and festive Independence Day! 🇺🇸
07/04/2022

We're seeing red, white & blue! Wishing everyone a safe and festive Independence Day! 🇺🇸

Last month the Keystone Policy Center held its 2022 Leadership Awards at the  Kogod Courtyard. We are thankful for the o...
07/01/2022

Last month the Keystone Policy Center held its 2022 Leadership Awards at the Kogod Courtyard. We are thankful for the opportunity to produce another one of these award dinners that honors those who have made a sizable positive impact in areas of public interest.

Crossing off another outstanding event with our friends, ! The  gala at  raised over $1 million to continue their work i...
06/28/2022

Crossing off another outstanding event with our friends, ! The gala at raised over $1 million to continue their work in our local community. Congratulations to Nationals Founding Managing Principal Owner Theodore N. Lerner, who was honored with the Power of Baseball Award. 📸: Pixelme Studio

What an honor to produce last week's opening celebration and ribbon cutting of the Molina Family Latino Gallery—currentl...
06/23/2022

What an honor to produce last week's opening celebration and ribbon cutting of the Molina Family Latino Gallery—currently on exhibit at the . This gallery gives a taste of what's to come from the . We were proud to play a part in this celebration that is ushering in a more diverse representation of America via the Smithsonian. We are so looking forward to the official opening of the National Museum of the American Latino! 📸:

We are thrilled to announce that after years as a friend and collaborator in our network, Lorena Mann will be joining th...
06/22/2022

We are thrilled to announce that after years as a friend and collaborator in our network, Lorena Mann will be joining the executive team as Senior Vice President, Event Strategy + Storytelling at the Dufour Collaborative! Lorena brings her extensive experience managing high-profile clients, overseeing operational budgets, and driving both the content and production of major events.

We are thrilled to announce that after years as a friend and collaborator in our network, Lorena Mann will be joining th...
06/22/2022

We are thrilled to announce that after years as a friend and collaborator in our network, Lorena Mann will be joining the executive team as Senior Vice President, Event Strategy + Storytelling at the Dufour Collaborative! Lorena brings her extensive experience managing high-profile clients, overseeing operational budgets, and driving both the content and production of major events.

Lorena’s career highlights include Executive In Charge of Production & General Manager for Women In The World Media/Tina Brown Live Media spearheading the execution of multiple national and international high-profile events, including the 10th anniversary celebration of the award winning Women In The World New York Summit at Lincoln Center in New York City. Other notable achievements include Executive Producer and Stage Director of The Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary Celebration at The Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Executive Producer of Global Citizen’s first annual PRIZE Dinner and NOW Summit, one-of-a-kind virtual galas hosted by Tom Hanks and Savannah Guthrie, for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. And, Showrunner/Executive Producer/Stage Director for Katie Couric’s “Going There” 9-city book tour co-produced with Live Nation. Lorena has also held positions with The Recording Academy (The GRAMMY Awards), EMI Music Publishing and MTV Networks.

Most recently Lorena has been behind several of our live, virtual and hybrid events, perfectly aligning her creative vision with precise technical execution. Please join us in officially welcoming her to the team!

In April we had the distinct privilege of producing the 2022 Concordia Lexington Summit. This dynamic, hybrid virtual/in...
06/03/2022

In April we had the distinct privilege of producing the 2022 Concordia Lexington Summit. This dynamic, hybrid virtual/in-person event advanced civil discourse and understanding around the different socioeconomic communities in the U.S. by convening voices across the political spectrum and various sectors (and , too! 🎶)

Thank you for choosing to help you bring to life. 📸:

In April we had the distinct privilege of producing the 2022 Concordia Lexington Summit. This dynamic, hybrid virtual/in...
06/03/2022

In April we had the distinct privilege of producing the 2022 Concordia Lexington Summit. This dynamic, hybrid virtual/in-person event convened voices across the political spectrum and across sectors to advance civil discourse and understanding between the different socioeconomic communities that makeup the U.S. Thank you for choosing to help you bring to life. 📸:

Throwback to a few weeks ago with .everythingwireless hosting a fantastic ! This event was an exciting time to convene l...
06/02/2022

Throwback to a few weeks ago with .everythingwireless hosting a fantastic ! This event was an exciting time to convene leaders from business and government, and we were thankful to produce it! 📸:

We love it when an event comes together! 🤩 Swipe to check out how we transformed the  for the DC premiere of : A New Era...
05/26/2022

We love it when an event comes together! 🤩 Swipe to check out how we transformed the for the DC premiere of : A New Era. It's always a joy to produce another event with our friends at and . 📸: David Hartzman,

Earlier this month, hundreds of women leaders, partners, and allies gathered for the historic 3-day opening festival of ...
05/25/2022

Earlier this month, hundreds of women leaders, partners, and allies gathered for the historic 3-day opening festival of the Vital Voices Global Headquarters, a first of its kind global embassy for women. We have partnered with for years, and are beyond honored to have partnered to open their new HQ.

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Our 12th  after party with ! We were honored to bring this dazzling event back to life for  weekend—a stand-out party am...
05/03/2022

Our 12th after party with ! We were honored to bring this dazzling event back to life for weekend—a stand-out party among the weekend lineup.

The White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend celebrations are back! We're still glowing from a busy few days of events...
05/02/2022

The White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend celebrations are back! We're still glowing from a busy few days of events surrounding the . First up, the Funny Or Die X People party—bravo on their first WHCD event, which filled the The Kennedy Center with a little glamour and a lot of laughs. We're always grateful for the opportunity to help partners navigate this town and make a splash! Photo Credit: Pixelme Studio, Joy Asico/Shutterstock, and Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock

🌎 Happy Earth Day! 🌎 How can the events industry help communities reach Sustainable Development Goals? Read more about t...
04/22/2022

🌎 Happy Earth Day! 🌎 How can the events industry help communities reach Sustainable Development Goals?

Read more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Tonight we are thrilled to be producing the  virtual program honoring the groundbreaking judicial work of Justice Ruth B...
03/30/2022

Tonight we are thrilled to be producing the virtual program honoring the groundbreaking judicial work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the ’s Great Americans Medal. Justice Ginsburg was a brilliant jurist who worked tirelessly to create a more just and compassionate future for all Americans. This posthumous award will be accepted by the Justice’s son and daughter who also will be donating objects representing their mother’s Supreme Court career. Join us via the registration link in bio.

Join our team! The Dufour Collaborative is looking for a talented designer to expand our team of innovative event profes...
03/15/2022

Join our team! The Dufour Collaborative is looking for a talented designer to expand our team of innovative event professionals. Check out the available position at the link in our bio.

It was inspiring to see such a deserving and talented artist like  with the honor of singing the National Anthem before ...
02/14/2022

It was inspiring to see such a deserving and talented artist like with the honor of singing the National Anthem before the Super Bowl last night—which she did beautifully! We had the privilege to hear Mickey up close at the Summit last fall when her voice captivated guests during a rooftop reception on a perfect evening overlooking the National Mall. 📸





12/22/2021

That's a wrap on 2021! It wouldn't have been possible without the partners, clients, vendors, and attendees who bring our events to life. We are thankful for each of you and look forward to making more memories in 2022. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Each year our team is thrilled to donate to and produce the  Tiny Heroes Winter Wonderland—a beloved annual tradition th...
12/13/2021

Each year our team is thrilled to donate to and produce the Tiny Heroes Winter Wonderland—a beloved annual tradition that embodies the spirit of the holidays by giving back to military families and kids. 📸 ✨❄️

Please join us in welcoming Lisa Tucker to the Dufour team—our newest Project Manager. 🍾 Lisa came from years of non-pro...
12/06/2021

Please join us in welcoming Lisa Tucker to the Dufour team—our newest Project Manager. 🍾 Lisa came from years of non-profit fundraising and events, focused on the environment, politics, and the arts. She is a native of the Chicago suburbs but spent her college years in Washington state. Post-college, she won the coveted Watson Fellowship, where she traveled the world studying the politics of urban gardening. Upon her return, she sharply pivoted to her love for people, events, and experiences and is incredibly excited to be a part of the Dufour Collaborative.

Our hearts go out to our friend Senator Elizabeth Dole and her family over the loss of Senator Bob Dole. Over the many y...
12/05/2021

Our hearts go out to our friend Senator Elizabeth Dole and her family over the loss of Senator Bob Dole. Over the many years of valued partnership with we have seen up close the kindness and humble leadership that defines the Doles—a commitment to uplifting American families, which will be but a part of his indelible legacy on our nation.

From Wednesday—une nuit parfaite at ! It was such a treat to be able to produce this event celebrating season 2 of 's . ...
12/04/2021

From Wednesday—une nuit parfaite at ! It was such a treat to be able to produce this event celebrating season 2 of 's . Merci à 📸

This week we were honored and delighted to help the Fulbright Program celebrate 75 years of impact at the . It was an ev...
12/03/2021

This week we were honored and delighted to help the Fulbright Program celebrate 75 years of impact at the . It was an evening filled with incredible stories and distinguished alumni. Shout out to for the stunning arrangements that filled the space, and for the beautiful stage, and and for a flawless show. 📸

In the spirit of the holidays, we can't help but  for so many clients, vendors and partners who continue to count on us ...
11/29/2021

In the spirit of the holidays, we can't help but for so many clients, vendors and partners who continue to count on us for the important moments. Next from our fall highlights is the Summit from late October that opened with an absolutely idyllic autumn evening overlooking the monuments. 📸 , , , , ,

In the spirit of the holidays, we can't help but  for so many clients, vendors and partners who continue to count on us ...
11/27/2021

In the spirit of the holidays, we can't help but for so many clients, vendors and partners who continue to count on us for the important moments. Next from our fall highlights is longtime partner, , who recently hosted another successful National Summit on Adult Literacy and National Celebration of Reading. , , , , ,

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