A Credit Union Event Benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals



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Event Details

A Capital Affair
A Capital Affair is brought to you by Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc., also known for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run. All proceeds from both events go directly to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the Mid-Atlantic region.


Location and Time 

Union Station — Presidential Suite
(Main Level, far east side of building – this is a private entrance to the east of the main entrance to Union Station – look for the red carpet on the sidewalk)
50 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002

Arrival begins at 6:15 p.m., Cocktail Reception begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. 


Dress Code
Business or Cocktail Attire


Directions and Valet Parking
Complimentary Valet Parking will be provided at the entrance of Union Station.  When approaching the roundabout at Union Station, veer to the right of the building on the east side. You will be met by valet attendants.
Parking is also available in the Union Station garage, if you prefer that. Please note:  you will need to enter the garage off of H Street, entrance to parking off of Massachusetts Avenue is currently closed.


Raffle Prize
As an additional fundraiser for CMN Hospitals, we will be raffling off a Hamilton Gift Package – a weekend for 2 in NYC to see Hamilton with dinner and hotel.  Raffle tickets will be $100 each and we will accept cash or credit cards – please support CMN Hospitals!  Best of all – if you don’t want to go to NYC or want to see another show, you can use this raffle prize to build your perfect weekend – the prize will consist of an $800 Ticketmaster gift card and $1,200 VISA gift card for travel, hotel and dinner…or whatever!


Other Important Details

After Party
New this year! CO-OP Financial Services is generously sponsoring an after party.  The after party will take place at Union Station and will start at 10 p.m. at the conclusion of the gala.  You won’t want to miss it!


There are still rooms available in Credit Union Miracle Day’s block at the Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel.  If you haven’t yet reserved a room and would like to, please use this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/CUM .  This room block expires on Wednesday, October 25th.


Don’t forget to get your picture taken in front of our PSCU/CUNA Mutual Group step-and-repeat banner and be sure to share the evening’s fun on all your social media. #ACapitalAffairGala

A Brief History of the Presidential Suite

In response to President James A. Garfield’s assassination at the B&O Railroad station in Washington D.C., The Presidential Suite was built at Union Station and used as the United States President’s waiting and reception room until the 1950s. The Presidential Suite was designed to be completely separate from the main waiting room to provide more security for the President. President Taft was the first president to use the room as he waited to depart from Union Station.  Over the years, many other notable people used this room, including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, King Albert I of Belgium, King Prajadipok of Siam, Queen Marie of Rumania, and King Haasan II of Morocco.  After World War II the President wasn't using the station as much, and the room was turned over to the USO for use as a servicemen's lounge. President Eisenhower was the last president to utilize the suite for travel purposes, but in 1989 President George Bush used it during an Inaugural Ball.


Additional questions? Contact Ronda Polhamus at rpolhamus@mddccua.org or 443-325-0778.