Charity in Chocolate

Event Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
RSVP Required
Included Items: 
LIMITED NUMBER OF $65 TICKETS AVAILABLE! More than 50 local chefs will offer sweet and savory tastings and gravity-defying chocolate sculptures.

The Washington Post's Capitol Deal has an offer for tickets to the event for $65! Quantities are limited and more information is available here:

Award-winning chefs will unveil their mastery of cocoa and couture at the decadent Charity in Chocolate benefit event, featuring DC’s only Chocolate Fashion Show. 

Charity in Chocolate is hosted by  the Heart of America Foundation®(HOA), a DC-based nonprofit that combines volunteer service and literacy to support the needs of at-risk children in the D.C. area as well as nationwide.

Event attendees will be able to sample creations from the area’s top chefs – ending the night with Chocolate Fashion Show, featuring 15 models dressed in chocolate and edible accessories.  

-Honorary Chair: Kaya Henderson, Chancellor, DCPS

-Event Chair: Marcia Bullard, President and CEO, (Ret), USA WEEKEND

-Emcee: Leon Harris, WJLA-TV

-More than 50 local chefs will offer sweet and savory tastings and gravity-defying chocolate sculptures

-15 models dressed in chocolate couture walking the runway.

Price: General Admission: $116.49 (includes ticket fee), VIP: $263.49. Discounts for GA tickets in group of 10 or more:

To see pictures from last year's chocolate event, click here.

To see Anita's write up of the 2009 chocolate event, click here.


6:00–8:00 p.m. – Tasting stations, open bar, silent and live auctions

8:00–8:30 p.m. – Awards presented for Principal of the Year TBD and National Hero of the Heart Award, presentation to Leah Gansler, Founder of CharityWorks

8:30–9:00 p.m. – Chocolate Fashion Show

With a fresh, new event name and the same commitment to the education of D.C. area children living in poverty, HOA will host its 15th annual chocolate fashion show at the beautiful National Building Museum. Recognized as one of Washington DC’s Top 15 events, Charity in Chocolate showcases more than 50 award-winning chefs offering sweet and savory bites, with more than 900 guests and a highly anticipated chocolate fashion show. Proceeds from the event support HOA’s Books From The Heart™ programwhich provide books to DC children living in poverty.

About The Heart of America Foundation:
The Heart of America Foundation®, a national nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., uniquely promotes volunteer service and literacy.  The organization inspires acts of service and a love of reading by building community and providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference.  Committed to education and volunteerism, The Heart of America Foundation® engages volunteers through putting books into the hands of children who need them the most. Through the Books From The Heart® and READesign® programs, The Heart of America Foundation® revitalizes school libraries and reading spaces in under-resourced communities into vital and vibrant centers of learning that become the heart of a school.  Since 1997, The Heart of America Foundation® has provided children living in poverty with over two million library and take-home books. And, the organization has engaged volunteers in more than one million hours of service to communities nationwide.