The 15th Annual Drapers Little Puff Weekend Raises Over $60K For Charity

Little-Puff-2013-Save-the-DateWashington, DC – September 29, 2014 – W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist, the District of Columbia’s oldest retail tobacconist, announced today that it’s signature fundraisers The 15th Annual Drapers Little Puff and The 6th Annual After Puff Recovery Lunch Presented by CAO Cigars, (held last Friday and Saturday, respectively) raised over $60,000 for various charities.

The events, known collectively as The Drapers Little Puff Weekend, benefitted the following local and out of state charities:

  • Pat Krimm Scholarship Fund at Dematha High School
  • Erik Kristensen Scholarship at Gonzaga High School
  • DC Central Kitchen
  • House of Ruth
  • Judy Greenwald Fund
  • The Anderson Family Scholarship Fund at Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO)
  • E. Ann Berman Scholarship at The University of Wisconsin

The 16th Annual Drapers Little Puff is scheduled to take place Friday, September 25, 2015 on The Terrace at 101 Constitution. The 7th Annual After Puff Recovery Lunch is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Civil Cigar Lounge (5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW). Tickets for the 2015 events go on sale in August and are available exclusively at

About Drapers
W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist was founded in 1887 by William Curtis Draper. It is the oldest full service tobacconist in the District of Columbia and the third oldest in the United States. Proprietors John Anderson and Matt Krimm offer a full array of cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco, snus and smoking accessories to an international clientele. The shop has been profiled in numerous media outlets including: Bloomberg, Cigar Aficionado, Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger and The China Daily.

In 2011, Anderson and Krimm opened a second Drapers location in Bethesda, Maryland. In December 2012, the pair opened Civil Cigar Lounge, a premium cigar lounge and small plate eatery concept, in the District’s Friendship Heights neighborhood. For more information visit and

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