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Celebrate another year of dynamic work with LGBTQ youth in the DC area!
The Fall Brunch Co-Chairs Jocko Fajardo and Rebecca Miller, SMYAL Executive Director Sultan Shakir, and Board Members invite you to this year's Fall Brunch fundraiser. 

SMYAL's premiere event, the annual Fall Brunch, includes a cocktail reception featuring the Nellie's Bloody Mary and Screwdriver Bar and Duplex Diner Mimosas, a fabulous silent action, a three course brunch, and a chance to hear from some of our community's most inspiring leaders. 

Join the SMYAL Community along with Keynote Speaker Schuyler Bailar.

DC native Schuyler Bailar is the first openly transgender NCAA Division I swimmer and the first publicly documented NCAA D1 transgender man to compete as a man in any sport. 

Join us Sunday, November 13, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel!

Registration opens at 10:30: Cocktail reception and silent auction featuring the Nellie's Bloody Mary and Screwdriver Bar and Duplex Diner Mimosas 

12:00 pm: Seated brunch program featuring an inspirational program of both community leaders and SMYAL youth.
Mandarin Oriental 
1330 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Every year, the Fall Brunch brings together LGBTQ and allied community members, friends, and families, in support of the inspirational youth SMYAL works with every day. 

This year we are bringing the online auction to you! Don't miss out on the chance to bid on unique experiences, travel, and local products before the morning of Fall Brunch. Whether you're joining us at the event or not, you can use this website to bid on items donated by supportive businesses and organizations. We will announce the auction kick-off date soon!