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Benefit to Support the Women’s National Suffrage Monument on the National Mall!

Support the Women's National Suffrage Monument on the National Mall

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As part of our 25th Anniversary celebration, Washington Photo Safari is pleased to announce a exciting new partnership with the Women’s National Suffrage Monument Foundation that will help raise money to build the first national monument dedicated to American women’s history on the National Mall.

The Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation was authorized by Congress in Public Law 116-217 to lead the effort to fund, design, develop, and construct the Women’s Suffrage National Monument, which will serve as a lasting legacy of the longest political movement in American history and honor the generations of women who lobbied, marched, picketed, and protested in their decades-long fight for equality. For more information visit

The Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation is driven by the generous financial support of donors. Like most monuments and memorials, the Women’s Suffrage National Monument will be funded in its entirety through private donations, and it needs public support to tell the stories of generations of women who waged and won the battle for the ballot. Demonstrating its bipartisan support, all the living First Ladies – Republican and Democrat – have signed on as Honorary Chairpersons of the Foundation.

This special benefit safari, led by Washington Photo Safari director and professional architectural photographer E. David Luria, is designed specifically for smartphone users and will take place – appropriately – on Mother’s Day, May 12th, 2024, at 2:30 PM to 4:30 pm in the Constitution Gardens area on the National Mall that has been proposed as a site for the monument.

The safari – limited to the first 24 people who register – begins with an orientation on smartphone photography and on composition, with an emphasis on how to take professional-quality pictures of people and places when you travel and how to get the best use out of your smartphone camera. (Participants with DSLR and mirrorless cameras are also invited to attend!)

With over 46,000 customers from all 50 US states, DC, Guam, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and from 72 countries as far away as Azerbaijan, Fiji, and Turkmenistan, Washington Photo Safari – established in 1999 – is one of the largest and most popular instruction programs for amateur photographers in the United States. Hundreds of 5-star reviews have caused over 15,000 clients to return as repeat customers on its 7,000+ photo tours. More information is at .

To participate, we ask that you contribute a minimum of $100 (more of you can!) to this worthy cause that honors the importance of women’s right to vote and to the women’s national suffrage monument. Register on the website for the Benefit Safari and make your tax deductible payment in one of the following ways. Here is the process:

1. Register for the Safari as you normally would, but there is no payment required during the registration process.
2. Indicate in your registration if you are planning on attending the photo safari or just making a donation by choosing “Photographer” to attend the safari or “Donor” to just make a donation.
3. Indicate in your registration info the amount you are contributing. $100 is the minimum, more than that is even better!
4. Make your donation – there are 4 options for payment:
– By personal check made out to Women’s National Suffrage Monument Foundation, with a note on the memo line specifying it is for the Women’s Suffrage Memorial.
Mail to:
Washington Photo Safari
4545 Connecticut Ave NW #418
Washington DC 20008
(allow 4-5 days for delivery)

– By Zelle to 202-669-8468 with a note in memo line that is donation for the Women’s Suffrage Memorial
– By Venmo to EDavid-Luria with a note in memo line that is donation for the Women’s Suffrage Memorial
– By PayPal to with a note in memo line that is donation for the Women’s Suffrage Memorial

Every contribution will be acknowledged. At the conclusion of the safari, all contributions received will be turned over to the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization.

If you are donating but cannot attend the safari, we will send you – with our compliments – a two-page set of very useful tips on smartphone photography. This is the handout given to all attendees of smartphone workshops like this one. Watch your inbox!

Washington Photo Safari is not charging any fee for this safari, and the instructors have volunteered their time. We thank you in advance for your support!

This safari follows a tradition of fundraising safaris conducted by WPS over the past 20 years to benefit victims of major earthquakes, floods, fires, tsunamis, and to assist such causes as Ukrainian refugees fed by World Central Kitchen and the rehabilitation of damage done to Notre Dame Cathedral and to Washington National Cathedral.

Here is a sampling of the images we will teach you to get with your phone on this safari

Constitution Gardens Scenes

Mr. Luria himself, a Holocaust survivor, has volunteered his company to conduct this safari to honor the memory of his mother, Estela de Lima Luria, whose persistence, determination, and love of freedom saved the lives of her Jewish sons and husband by arranging for the Luria Family to escape Nazi Germany on one of the last ships to leave Hamburg for New York City in December of 1938, one month after Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass.

Honor your own mother and the voting rights struggle made by women over the past 176 years by joining us on Mothers Day on the National Mall on May 12th to learn how to get the best use out of your smartphone when you travel or take pictures of your friends and family. If you are not able to attend, we will still appreciate your donation to the Women’s National Suffrage Monument Foundation. Our goal is to raise $4,000, and we can do so with your help!