TWC Honors Leaders and Advocates at 2012 Annual Gala


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The Washington Center Honors Political Leaders and Advocates of Academic Internships at Annual Gala

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Esteemed journalist, Cokie Roberts serves as Master of Ceremonies for Gala 2012: Celebrating 50,000 Alumni

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 academic and political advocates of experiential education. Held Oct. 1, 2012 at the National Building Museum, the gala is also The Washington Center’s single, largest fundraising event of the year, contributing to the $2 million in scholarships the organization distributes to 80 percent of its students annually.


The Honorable Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), the Honorable Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Nancy Jacobson, founder and CEO of No Labels Project, will be recognized at the gala for their leadership in strengthening and advancing internship experiences.


Legendary journalist and current commentator for ABC News, Cokie Roberts will lead the event as Master of Ceremonies. She is a longtime friend of The Washington Center, having spoken to TWC students at numerous events and seminars on the topic of politics and the media.


“Being an adopted Washingtonian and coming from a long line of family members who live and breathe politics and news, I know The Washington Center well for the internship programs and seminars that instilled among young people the ideals of public service,” said Roberts. “Graduating 50,000 alumni is an impressive milestone and I am pleased to join in this celebration.”


More than 450 guests are expected to attend Gala 2012: Celebrating 50,000 Alumni. Ford Motor Company is the event’s presenting sponsor, continuing a more than 20-year tradition of support from the company. Sixteen corporations and twenty-five colleges and universities are joining 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 organization that 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 close to 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world. It was established in 1975.

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