Greetings from Washington DC, where last night we had a great turnout for the midway point of peHUB Across America. Lots of good conversation, tasty grub and an open bar (including Yuengling on tap, which made me nostalgic for my college days in Philly). Oh, and first-class sponsors in Dechert LLP and Grant Thornton.
We also raised over $1,700 from ticket sales, which will go to the Rockville Pregnancy Center. The prior night’s event in Chicago raised over $1,800 for the local chapter of the American Lung Association. At each event, we ask attendees to write the name of a favored charity on the back of a biz card, and then we pick one at random. We’ll be giving away over $2k tonight in New York, and more than $3k tomorrow night in Boston.
Tonight’s event remains sold out, although some waiting list folks will get emails later this morning about gaining entry. If you don’t get one I apologize, but the list is now nearly 300 people long. As for the Friday finale at Fenway, I have opened a limited number of extra tickets. You can get them by going here.
It’s been a blast seeing so many readers turn out, even if I briefly forgot what airport I landed in yesterday (I remembered upon spotting a store selling only Obama and McCain paraphernalia). Got a sneaking suspicion we’ll be doing it again at some point…