09/15/2011 02:35 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

Washington, D.C.'s Glamorous Gala List


Photo Credits: Grace Bender, LUNGevity's Musical Celebration of Hope Gala; Patricia Estrada,Harman Center for the Arts Gala; Barbara Hawthorn, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington Women's Leadership Group Icon Gala; Brooke Carnot, Choral Arts Society 31st Annual Holiday Concert and Benefit; Kate and Vincent Burke III, Sibley Hospital's "Celebration of Hope & Progress" Gala; Mary Ourisman, Meridian Ball and Trust for the National Mall's 2012 Luncheon; Fletcher Gill, founder, Luke's Wings; J.C. Hayward, Arena Stage Season Opening Celebration; Front Row: Michelle Freeman, AfterDark@THEARC. Photo by: Clay Blackmore, Hair and Makeup by: Marcella Urioste

The start of the 2011-2012 social season in Washington D.C. has officially begun. It's a when politicos, philanthropists, socialites, celebrities and our local movers and shakers step out in Black Tie to support their favorite worthy causes. From the National Symphony Season Opening to the Foundation for the National Archives Gala, Washington Life magazine has the scoop on the Capital Region's most glamorous galas and events, from the schedule of events to who you can expect to see. Plus meet some of this season's top chairmen and women. Whether you are trying to decide which balls to attend or want a peek into our city's social scene, read Washington Life Magazine's exclusive 2011-2012 Balls and Galas list.