Meridian Ball

The Meridian Ball is one of the most prestigious annual events in Washington, D.C. Now in its 50th year, this event brings together members of the public and private sector to celebrate Meridian’s ongoing efforts to prepare leaders for a complex global future. The Ball is well-attended by public officials including Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, prominent media figures, foreign ambassadors, and representatives from the international business and cultural communities. Guests have the option of choosing between an intimate Ambassador-hosted Dinner or the White-Meyer Dinner on Meridian’s campus. Following the dinners, guests from both the Ambassador-hosted Dinners and White-Meyer Dinner gather for dancing, dessert, and conversation at Meridian House.

Earlier in the day, all guests are invited to the Meridian Global Leadership Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The Meridian Global Leadership Summit is the leading convening of diplomatic, business and government leaders in a neutral, nonpartisan forum to exchange ideas and collaborate on solutions to the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly globalizing world. This year the Summit will focus on Technology and Innovation Across Borders.


Olivia Dorieux, Director of Donor Relations | (202) 939-5892 | odorieux@meridian.org

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