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Gala 2016

: Leadership & Legacy

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Gala 2016: Leadership & Legacy

Join us for a special evening of recognition and celebration at TWC’s Gala 2016: Leadership and Legacy — honoring the legacy of President Mike Smith on the occasion of his retirement, and launching a new era of leadership as Christopher Norton takes the helm.


The Awards Gala is TWC’s largest and most prestigious event, where leaders of business, government, and higher education gather to enjoy a night of musical entertainment, remarks by figures of national prominence and the presentation of TWC’s highest honors – the Pillar Awards for Leadership and Professional Development.


Don’t miss this celebration of The Washington Center’s enduring commitment to student opportunity and success through experiential education. All proceeds from the Gala support vital student scholarships.


Event Schedule

Monday, September 26, 2016

5:30 p.m. College & University pre-reception networking event
6:00 p.m. General reception
7:30 p.m. Awards Dinner


National Building Museum401 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


Program EmceeJanet Rodriguez

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and White House Correspondent for Univision Network News



The Honorable Claudia Pavlovich Arellano

Governor, State of Sonora, Mexico

Pillar Award for Civic Engagement


The Honorable Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

United States House of Representatives

Pillar Award for Professional Achievement


The Honorable John Katko (R-NY)

United States House of Representatives

Pillar Award for Leadership

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