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John P. Drew and Barbara Schaefer McDuffie to Lead Corporate Efforts to Revitalize the National Mall
The Trust for the National Mall
Thursday, September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2012) – The Trust for the National Mall, the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, announced today that John P. Drew, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trade Center Management Associates, and Barbara Schaefer McDuffie, Director at Baker Tilly, have been named its 2012 – 2013 Corporate Committee Co-Chairs.
The Corporate Committee plays an essential role in the Trust’s campaign by creating and sustaining partnerships with corporations in the Washington region and across America. This year, the Committee raised almost $900,000 in corporate sponsorships. As Co-Chairs, Drew and McDuffie will raise funds for the Trust through special events and programs that engage corporate sponsors.
“John and Barbara’s passion and commitment to restoring the National Mall makes them fantastic advocates for the Trust’s work” said Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall. “Under their leadership, we are confident that the Corporate Committee will continue to grow and their enthusiasm will build the critical support for this important cause.”
John P. Drew is the President and CEO of Trade Center Management Associates, a subsidiary of the Drew Company and the private sector building management and hospitality service provider for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Drew has served on the Corporate Committee since 2010, and has been a sponsor of the Trust’s annual Benefit Luncheon.
Barbara Schaefer McDuffie is the Director of Business Development and Real Estate at Baker Tilly, a full-service accounting and advisory firm. McDuffie previously served as the Corporate Committee’s Recruitment Chair. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), is a founder and co-chair of the Lombardi Foundation Women & Wine annual dinner benefiting breast cancer research, and has served on the advisory boards for DC CREW, Historic Charleston Foundation and the National Museum for Women in the Arts.
Since it was founded in 2009, the Trust’s Corporate Committee has raised nearly $4 million and engaged more than 175 corporate sponsors for the Trust’s annual Benefit Luncheon and Ball on the Mall.
The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, while providing new educational and volunteer opportunities that connect the park’s 25 million annual visitors to the Mall’s rich history. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visit www.nationalmall.org.
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