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Timeline: Gala History

2012 Fashion of Goodwill

The 2012 runway show showcased quality, vintage and contemporary fashions available at Goodwill Retail Stores. The theme was La Passione di Milano (The Passion of Milan) which immersed the audience into Italian influenced fashion and contemporary dance.

2008 Fashion of Goodwill

In 2008 Fashion of Goodwill® Runway Show & Auction was also broadcast over the World Wide Web. All items featured in the virtual fashion show were auctioned off on Goodwill of Greater Washington’s eBay store. However, the virtual show also premiered a live runway show and reception at La Maison Francaise (French Embassy). The theme “Under Paris Skies” displayed many fashions featuring a distinct French influence.

2007 Fashion of Goodwill

In 2007, A podcast of the Fashion of Goodwill Virtual Runway Show and Online Auction was broadcast across the globe on the non-profit agency’s website, In conjunction with the virtual fashion show, Goodwill of Greater Washington also launched the DC Goodwill Fashionista fashion blog.

2006 Fashion of Goodwill

The evening featured a fast paced and distinctive runway show, live music, a unique silent auction featuring amazing vacations, rare antiquities and memorabilia. After the cocktail reception, unsurpassed four course dinner and one-of-a-kind fashion show, guests were retire to the main ballroom inside the International Trade Center for a Saturday night filled with smiles, laughter and dancing to the fantastic sounds of live entertainment featuring Nightsong!

2005 Fashion of Goodwill

The evening featured a distinctive runway show, highlighting the quality apparel available at Goodwill Retail Stores. In addition to this exclusive program, the evening was filled with live music, a unique silent auction featuring rare antiquities and memorabilia such as an autographed copy of Ronald Reagan’s autobiography and a vintage 1895 piano!

2013 Gala Sponsors & Supporters