Some familiar faces from your local news station gathered Friday night at the Kendra Scott boutique in Bethesda to shop. But this wasn’t your average anchors’ night out. The crowd was there supporting WUSA9 anchor Lesli Foster’s Girlfriends Give Back annual event, which introduces women to “everyday philanthropy.” Proceeds from the evening went to the Anchor Fund, which provides emergency resources to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. All that Christmas shopping ka-ching raised nearly $6,000.


From left, Laura Evans, former Fox 5 anchor and current chief executive of Laura Evans Media; WUSA9 investigative reporter Andrea McCarren; WUSA9 anchor Lesli Foster; and WUSA9 reporter Marcella Robertson attend Girlfriends Give Back at the Kendra Scott store in Bethesda on Dec. 15. (Sandy Adams/Outdoorvizions)

At far right, Rosie Allen-Herring, president and chief executive of the United Way for the National Capital Area, shops with, from left, daughter Leah Herring, Kendra Scott Community Relations and Events Manager Mary Sander and daughter Nala Herring. (Sandy Adams/Outdoorvizions)

Amy Goldberg, right, is co-founder and executive director of the Anchor Fund. (Sandy Adams/Outdoorvizions)

Shoppers listen at the Girlfriends Give Back event at the Kendra Scott store in Bethesda. (Sandy Adams/Outdoorvizions)

Lesli Foster hugs a friend at the Girlfriends Give Back charity event. (Sandy Adams/Outdoorvizions)