Donor of the Year


The 4th Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make A Difference" Gala Assisting Those Living With Cancer was held October 22, 2011 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC. Proceeds from this event will benefit Life with Cancer and Smith Farm Center. For more information, please visit:

We thank all of this year's donors for their generous support of our program! With your support, Life With Cancer and the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts will be able to improve the lives of those living with cancer:

2011 Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • The Marion and Robert Rosenthal Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

  • RRR Automotive — Richard Patterson and Robert G. Hisaoka

Gold Sponsors

  • The Board of Directors, Life with Cancer
  • Bradley Charitable Fund
  • Robert Moon and Sonja Simmons
  • The Patterson Family
  • The Peterson Family Foundation
  • Shapiro, Lifschitz and Schram, PC

Silver Sponsors

  • Carl M. Freeman Foundation
  • Total Wine and More
  • The Davies Foundation


  • Acumen Solutions, Inc.
  • BB&T
  • Cartier
  • Chopard
  • Raul and Jean-Marie Fernandez
  • Richard and Rebecca Kay
  • Ted and Lynn Leonsis
  • Gary and Kelly Nakamoto
  • In Memory of Liliane Nikitine
  • Dwight and Martha Schar
  • Barbara Smith Fund


  • ABDO Development
  • Friends of Paula and Bob Hisaoka
  • Jennifer and Gary Day
  • Grenville and Lucinda Emmet
  • FinishMaster
  • Foxhall Surgical Associates, PC
  • John Holmes
  • Liljenquist and Beckstead
  • Papadopoulos Properties
  • Seyfeddin Roustamov and Marina Kotova
  • The Seitz Group at Merrill Lynch
  • Gabriela and Doug Smith
  • Smith Center for Healing and the Arts Board /
  • Capital Campaign Committee
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Andrew A. Viola
  • The Warranty Group
  • Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association


  • Morton and Grace Bender
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • The Mody Foundation


  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • BG Products and Services
  • Chesapeake Petroleum & Supply Co., Inc.
  • DARCARS Automotive Group
  • Alan and Amy Meltzer / The Meltzer Group
  • Saks 5th Avenue Tysons Galleria
  • Sprint
  • Courtney and David Straus
  • Annie and Sami Totah
  • William C. Smith + Co.


  • Fitzgerald Auto Malls
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robin & Terry Lineberger
  • RFI Foundation/Josh Rales
  • Sami and Annie Totah
  • Alexandria Hyundai
  • Central Parking System
  • George L. Doetsch, J r. / Apple Ford Lincoln
  • Deborah and Steven Epstein /
  • Epstein Becker & Green, PC
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Sue Falk and Randall Odeneal
  • Bob and Lynda Johnson
  • Julyan & Julyan
  • Wendi and Gregory Keilwert
  • Abbas Khademi
  • Damon Lester
  • McGuireWoods LLP / Michael W. Graff, Jr.
  • Alberto Mora and Susan Talalay
  • Gerry and Jackie Murphy
  • RSM McGladrey, Inc.
  • Vicky and Bill Sabo
  • Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
  • Titan Dealer Solutions
  • U.S. Trust
  • Randy and Mimi Whalen

Robert G. Hisaoka and the Executive Committee would like to thank the organizations and individuals whose support has helped to make this evening possible:

Media Sponsor

  • Washington Life Magazine

Web Designer

  • Jerome Smith, brandEvolve

Program Printer

  • Steve Slovan, SMS Productions


  • Christopher J. Spielmann, Spielmann Studios


  • Ron Carter

Auction Movers

  • Ken and Faye Morrissette, Interstate Van Lines Worldwide Relocation Services

We regret any errors or omissions, sponsors listed in program were received by the print deadline October 3, 2011.