Meridian Ball

The Meridian Ball is one of the most prestigious annual events in Washington, D.C. Now in its 49th 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.

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Ball Committees

Individual Sponsors

DIPLOMAT’S CIRCLE

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba and Mrs. Abeer Al Otaiba
Heather and Andrew Florance
The Honorable Beatrice Welters and Mr. Anthony Welters
Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin

CRESCENT CIRCLE

Robin & Brian Baker
Governor James Blanchard and Mrs. Janet Blanchard
The Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez and Mrs. Edilia Gutierrez
Ms. Lee Satterfield and Mr. Patrick Steel

TERRACE CIRCLE

Katherine and David Bradley
The Honorable John Delaney and Mrs. April McClain Delaney
The Honorable Mark Gilbert and Mrs. Nancy Gilbert
The Honorable James R. Jones
Manisha and Roy Kapani

The Honorable Tom C. Korologos and The Honorable Ann McLaughlin Korologos
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas F. McLarty III
The Honorable Lee Verstandig and Mrs. Toni Verstandig

Corporate Sponsors

Ambassador’s Circle
Bayer
Chevron
Gallup
Diplomat’s Circle
BGR Group
DLAPiper
Hess
Long & Foster
Linden Circle
Boeing
Walmart
Williams & Connolly LLP
Crescent Circle
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
ConocoPhillips
Fluor
Microsoft
The Coca Cola Company
The Harbour Group
U.S. Trust
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Terrace Circle
3M
Advanced Advocacy
AKA
Avenues Strategies
Children's National
Cushman & Wakefield
Direct Selling Association
Discovery Communications
Madison Group
Mastercard
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pinnacle West
Principal to Principal
RTI International
S&P Global
The Glover Park Group
Time Warner
Visa
In-Kind
America's Beer Distributors
Awards Limousine Service, Inc.
Pernod Ricard
The Coca Cola Company
Tiny Jewel Box
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
With Special Thanks to our Design Partners
Design Cuisine
Philippa Tarrant
Syzygy

Embassy Patrons

Meridian International Center is grateful for the generous support and hospitality of:
AFGHANISTAN His Excellency Dr. Hamdullah Mohib The Ambassador of Afghanistan and Mrs. Lael Mohibb
ARGENTINA Minsiter Sergio Perez Gunella Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Argentina and Mrs. Corina Lehmann
AUSTRALIA His Excellency Jodeph Hockey The Ambassador of Australia
AZERBAIJAN His Excellency Elin Suleymanov The Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Mrs. Elin Suleymanov
BELGIUM His Excellency Dirk Wouters The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium and Mrs. Katrin Wouters
CANADA Mr. Martin Loken Minister, Political Affairs, Embassy of Canada and Mrs. Marianne Loken
COLOMBIA His Excellency Camilo Reyes Rodriguez The Ambassador of Colombia and Mrs. Gloria Ritter
DENMARK His Excellency Lars Gert Lose The Ambassador of Denmark and Mrs. Ulla Ronberg
FINLAND Her Excellency Kirsti Kauppi The Ambassador of the Republic of Finland
GERMANY His Excellency Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah The Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana and Mrs. Dinah Adjei-Barwuah
GHANA His Excellency Dr. Peter Wittig The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mrs. Huberta von Voss-Wittig
IRAQ His Excellency Dr. Fareed Yasseen The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq
KOSOVO Her Excellency Vlora Çitaku The Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo
LIECHTENSTEIN His Excellency Kurt Jaeger The Ambassador of the Principality of Liechtenstein
LUXEMBOURG Her Excellency Sylvie Lucas The Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
MEXICO His Excellency Gerónimo Gutiérrez-Fernández The Ambassador of the United Mexican States
MONACO Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle The Ambassador of Monaco
OMAN Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy The Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman
PAKISTAN His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United Statesn
PANAMA His Excellency Emanuel Gonzalez-Revilla Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the United States of America and Mrs. Luciana Miro de Gonzalez-Revilla
PERU His Excellency Carlos Pareja The Ambassador of Peru and Mrs. Consuelo Salinas
PORTUGAL His Excellency Domingos Fezas Vital The Ambassador of Portugal and Mrs. Isabel Fezas Vital
SINGAPORE His Excellency Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs. Gouri Mirpuri
SOUTH AFRICA Mrs. Nomaswazi Mahlangu Spouse of H.E. Mninwa Mahlangu, Ambassador of South Africa
and Mr. Thilivhali Ratshitanga Political Counsellor at the Embassy of South Africa
SWEDEN Her Excellency Karin Olofsdotter The Ambassador of Sweden
SWITZERLAND His Excellency Martin Dahinden The Ambassador of Switzerland and Mrs. Anita Dahinden
TUNISIA Mrs. Hanene Tajouri Bessassi Minister Plenipotentiary Hors Class Embassy of Tunisia
SPECIAL
THANKS TO
Constance J. Milstein
The Jefferson Hotel

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