Giving Circle of Hope's Spring Mingle / by Ed Shanahan

Wednesday evening I had the opportunity to photograph the Giving Circle of Hope's Spring Mingle. Here are a few of my favorites of the photos. The GCH is a local non-profit, funded by its members that awards grants for high impact initiatives designed to make the lives of people in Northern Virginia better. GCH also organizes a large local fundraiser called Empty Bowls whose proceeds are turned over to Food for Others. Empty bowls is heavily supported by Floris United Methodist Church, local restaurants, the girl scouts and many other groups. You can find out more about this event at