Journos and Lawmakers Golf for a School’s Survival

By Betsy Rothstein 


On Monday a number of journos around town will slack off and head to the golf course to help ensure the survival of a school. A few lawmakers (Reps. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Tom Latham (R-Iowa) are scheduled to play.)

Cornerstone School is a private school in NE D.C. run by Clay Hanna, younger brother to Autumn Hanna VandeHei (wife of Politico’s Executive Editor Jim VandeHei, a volunteer). Most students who attend the school are there on scholarship. Politco‘s Mike Allen is said to be a faithful volunteer. Susanna Quinn will co-chair the event with Autumn V. Susanna will attend the event with her husband, Jack Quinn (of Quinn Gillespie & Associates); both plan to play for the cause. (Shockingly, House Minority leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), a golfing fiend, will not be there to work on his infamous tan.)

Media types expected at the event
Jim VandeHei- Politico (attending)
Mike Allen – Politico (attending)
Betsy Fischer – NBC (attending)
Norah O’Donnell and husband Geoff Tracy – NBC (possible)
Ed Henry – CNN (golfing)
Tommy McFly – MIX107.3 (golfing)
Jonathan Martin – Politico (attending)
Jonathan Karl – ABC (attending)
Brett Baier – FNC (golfing)
Patrick Gavin – Politico (golfing)
Emily Miller – TWT (attending)
Dee Dee Myers – former WH press sec (possible)
Ron Bonjean – blogger, U.S. News & World Report (possible)

Note to readers: There’s still time to sign up and they need and want spectators.

More info
Space is limited, RSVP required.
Contact Lauren Black at 202.575.0027
by Friday May 14th.

More information regarding sponsors and donations after the jump…

John Rogers and Goldman Sachs gave a sizable donation.
Washington Life Magazine is sponsoring the event.
Jessica Kimbell (wife of lobbyist Jeff Kimbell) donated her graphic design services.

Other attendees
Former Rep. Marty Russo (D-Ill.) (golfing)
Stacy Kerr – the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (attending)