September 14, 2011 - National Multiple Sclerosis Society 33rd Annual Ambassador's Ball
What: One of the first events on Washington's fall social calendar. Hosts members of the Washington Diplomatic Corps, Congressional leaders, and a variety of local and national celebrities.
Where: Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
When: September 14, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM
Beneficiary: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Honoree(s): Senator Johnny Isakson, Senator Kay Hagan, Representative Barbara Lee, Representative Kevin McCarthy,
Founders: Sylvia Lawry
Executive Director: J. Christopher Broullire, Chapter President
Staff: Becky Putens, Executive Assistant to the Chapter President
Sponsors: Walmart, at&t, biogen idec, Boeing, Dominion, Duke Energy, EMD Serono, Exxon Mobile, GE, GM, Novartis, TE, TEVA Neuoscience, Verizon, Altria, Amway, bp, Bloomberg, Momenta, NEI, Pfizer, PG&E, PHRMA, Prudential, S & R, Southern Company, Time Warner Cable, USSteele
Board of Directors: Mindy B. Alpert, John Bjornson, Michael A. Bognonoff, Esq., Ronald D. Boire, Jim E. Cantalupo, Doug Coy, Peter A. Galligan, William C. Gillispie, Jr., Lily Jung Henson, MD, MMM, FAAN, Julius W. Hobson, Jr., Vanessa G. Hodges, Mary Hughes, MD, Julie Kaufer, Esqu., Richard Knutson, Fred D. Lublin, MD, Craig T. Lynch, Daniel Messina, Aaron E. Miller, MD, William T. Monahan, Kevin R. O'Sullivan, Bruce N. Pfau, Kimberly Phillips, Brad W. Robbins, Eli Rubenstein, John A. Simonetti, Richard B. Slifka, Robert L. Sowinski, Peter G. Tarricone, James M. Tidwell, Malcolm P. Wattman, Esq., Jeffrey Wessel
Blacktie Photos by: Jen Cubas
The Ambassadors Ball is one of the first events on Washington's fall social calendar. While raising vital funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the black tie gala hosted members of the Washington Diplomatic Corps, Congressional leaders, and a variety of local and national celebrities who enjoyed this unique international silent auction, a wonderful dinner, and a night of dancing.
Over the past 32 years, the Ambassador's Ball has raised more than $14 million for the Society's movement toward a world free of Muscular Dystrophy.
The Ambassadors Ball Silent Auction featurs a unique, internationally flavored collection of items and experiences that you can't find anywhere else.
Ambassadors and their spouses donated items from their home country, including travel packages, artwork, wines and even group dinners at the Embassies, auctioned off raising funds for the Society. Auction items also serve to showcase the unique beauty of each Ambassador's home country.