Past Galas

Gala 2014: Access and Opportunity

Event was held Monday, September 29, 2014 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Support this Event

In 2014, The Washington Center raised $490,000 in event sponsorships. Sponsorships are primarily designated for scholarships, providing bright and talented college students from across the country and around the world access to Washington, D.C.-based college-to-work preparation such as the academic internship programs and seminars TWC offers.

Gala 2015

Gala 2015: 40 & Forward

In its 40th year, The Washington Center will celebrate TWC’s enduring legacy, continuing impact, and share a bold vision for the future.


To celebrate the impact, we will honor individuals and accomplishments from each of our key stakeholder groups that have contributed to TWC’s success:


The Annual Gala

The Annual Gala

The Washington Center’s Annual Gala is its largest and most important fundraising event. Proceeds fund more than two million dollars in scholarships that TWC provides to 85 percent of its students annually. In 2014, the Gala raised more than $490,000 to benefit TWC’s scholars and programs.


Roundtable on Philanthropy & Social Responsibility

Mar 12, 20121:00 PM to 2:30 PM
1005 3rd Street, NE, Washington, DC
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TWC’s Residential & Academic Facility (RAF)



The Washington Center invites you to join in conversation with some of the most important leaders in today’s private philanthropic community for the Roundtable on Philanthropy and Social Responsibility. Together we will explore new avenues for addressing our most pressing problems and advancing our national project of forming a more perfect union here and around the world.



Katherine B. Bradley


CityBridge Foundation


Herb Tillery

Executive Director

College to Success Foundation


Alison Derbenwick Miller

Director of Corporate Citizenship

Oracle Education Foundation


Douglas Wood

Program Officer

Ford Foundation


Lori Smedley—Moderator

Senior Vice President

The Washington Center


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Graduate School Fair

Apr 16, 20121:00 PM to 3:30 PM
1005 3rd Street NE Washington DC 20002
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The Residential and Academic Facility



This event is mandatory for Business and Global Trade, International Affairs, and Political Leadership Programs.


More information to come.

Partnership with Massachusetts Networking Reception

Nov 14, 20116:00 PM to 8:00 PM
60 School Street, Boston, MA
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The Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street, Boston, MA


Welcoming Remarks

The Honorable Rob Consalvo

Boston City Councilor and Alumnus


Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Stephen Kulik

Vice Chairman, House Committee on Ways & Means

Massachusetts State Legislature



Visit TWC's Online Alumni Community to RSVP

Online registration fee $10 (until Nov. 10)

$15 admission fee at door

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided



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Alumni Luncheon

Nov 14, 20111:00 PM
1333 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC
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Please arrive by 12:45pm.



TWC Headquarters, 214/215

The Roundtable on Philanthropy and Social Responsibility - The Alan K. Simpson-Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series

Oct 24, 20111:00 PM to 2:30 PM
1005 3rd Street, NE, Washington, DC
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Please arrive by 12:45pm. Dress code is business professional



The Residential and Academic Facility, Auditorium, 1005 3rd Street, NE, Washington, DC map



Chris Park


New York Life Foundation



Anna A. Flores

Vice President, Consumer & Community Affairs

American Express Company


Ed Goldberg

Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Macy’s, Inc.


John Marks


Search for Common Ground Foundation


Perry Yeatman

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and President

Kraft Foods Foundation


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The public sphere in America is currently undergoing a profound evolution.  Whereas the federal government was once the single central hub in virtually all networks of power, today it is only one hub among many in a vast web of relationships and networks.  We still look to the federal government, of course, to help with our biggest problems.  But today we are less confident in its ability to solve them on its own, and we look increasingly to other kinds of entities and networks to be a part of the solutions.


Today’s concepts of corporate citizenship and philanthropy are also evolving.  The private sector—including corporations, foundations and individual philanthropists—has growing influence in shaping our lives.  We look to the private sector to create jobs, individual philanthropists transform communities, and when disaster strikes private organizations are often the first on the scene with the expertise and capability to fix things.


The Washington Center invites you for a chat with professionals in the private philanthropic community for the Roundtable on Philanthropy and Social Responsibility.  We will explore ways in which philanthropy is addressing pressing societal problems in the United States and abroad.


About the SMLS series

Leadership Forum

Jun 27, 20113:00 PM
Yates Auditorium US Department of Interior, 1849 C Street, NW

Private Sector Philanthropy and Community Engagement Panel