The Washington Center Celebrates Education at 2013 Annual Gala


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The Washington Center Celebrates Cross-Cultural Education at Annual Gala

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Esteemed CNN journalist, Dana Bash serves as Master of Ceremonies for Gala 2013: Global Leaders


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Each year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars hosts a black-tie gala to recognize the nation’s most influential leaders and political advocates of experiential education. Held this year, Oct. 7, 2013, at the National Building Museum, the gala is also The Washington Center’s single, largest fundraising event of the year. This year the event successfully raised $475,000 that will fund scholarships for 80 percent of its students in the coming years.


The Honorable Senator John Boozman (R-AR), the Honorable Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Samuel G. Rose, founding partner of Greenebaum & Rose Associates, will be recognized at the gala for their leadership in strengthening and advancing internship experiences.


Frequent guest speaker at The Washington Center, Dana Bash the Chief Congressional Correspondent for CNN, will lead the event as Master of Ceremonies.


“As president of The Washington Center, I have seen the impact of bringing students from around the globe to Washington, D.C. to live, work and learn together,” said Mike Smith, president of The Washington Center. “No matter where they come from originally, these students are challenging assumptions and helping each other plan a career path against the backdrop of their respective vantage points and experiences. Tonight we honor the public figures that have publically supported the value of experiential education and made that transformative experience a reality.”


More than 550 guests are expected to attend Gala 2013: Global Leaders. Ford Motor Company is the event’s presenting sponsor, continuing a more than 20-year tradition of support from the company. More than 15 corporations, 25 colleges and universities and alumni joined Ford Motor Company in supporting the event. For more information on the event, please contact Korenna Cline via email at or by phone at 703-299-3404.


About The Washington Center


The Washington Center for Internships and Academic seminars is an independent, nonprofit organizationthat serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has over 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations  around the world. It was established in 1975.

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