Georgetown Village event to honor Tom Birch


The Georgetown Village organization’s annual “Party on the Potomac” fundraising celebration this year will honor the achievements of its vice president and neighborhood leader Tom Birch.

The event will take place Thursday, May 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the rooftop of Washington Harbour at 3000 K St. NW. The celebration, with tickets starting at $100 for village members and volunteers, will include a silent auction and refreshments from Leopold’s Kafe.

Birch, this year’s honoree, was a member of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E in Georgetown for 14 years before deciding not to run for re-election. He has served as a board member for many local charities and institutions, including Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Vestry of Christ Church, Georgetown, according to the village website. Now retired, Birch spent his career as a legislative counsel to nonprofits working on public policy, child welfare advocacy, human services and cultural affairs.

The celebration supports Georgetown Village’s volunteer-run operations helping seniors age in place. Various ticket and membership options are available at A single ticket for a non-member of the village is $150.