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Gala 2009: Event Information

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The ones among dat e and t i m e
Monday, October 19, 2009
you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. 6:00 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
A lbert Sch w eitzer

L o c at ion
The Washington Center’s Gala 2009: In Service of a Nation recognizes the many ways in which individuals can impact National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
nations and society through civic engagement, one of the organization’s three pillars. It pays tribute to the democratic Washington, DC 20001

principles that the power of a nation lies within the hands of its citizens and that participation is both the promise
M a st e r of C e r e mon i e s
and responsibility of citizenship. It will honor special individuals who have devoted their lives to the service of their Bob Schieffer, CBS News

fellow citizens for the betterment of our society. Among the awardees will be some whose contributions have enriched
Honor a ry Di n n e r C o - c h a i r s
The Washington Center’s programs this year, especially our Political Leadership Program; Advocacy, Service, and Mr. & Mrs. William C. Ford, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Y. Mineta
Arts Program; “Presidential Inauguration” seminar; and “The Obama Presidency: First 100 Days” seminar.

Gala 2009 will take place at the renowned National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., a prominent and vital venue C on tac t
Jackie McConville, Senior Coordinator
for informed, reasoned debate about the built environment and its impact on people’s lives. Phone: 202-238-7909
Fax: 202-238-7700

Proceeds from Gala 2009 will provide essential program support and scholarships that make our program accessible

to students regardless of their backgrounds. We thank Ford Motor Company for

being the presenting sponsor of Gala 2009: In Service of a Nation.

The Washington Center’s Gala 2009 is presented by Ford Motor Company.

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