51st Annual Meridian Ball


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Honorary Chair

First Lady Melania Trump

Congressional Co-Chairs

The Honorable Neal Dunn
and Mrs. Leah Dunn
Senator Joe Manchin
and Mrs. Gayle Manchin

Corporate Chair

Global Engagement Chair


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Honorary committee

The Honorable Alma Adams
The Honorable Robert Aderholt and Mrs. Aderholt
Senator Lamar Alexander and Mrs. Alexander
The Honorable Charles Allen
The Honorable Don Bacon, Brig. Gen. USAF (Ret) and Mrs. Bacon
The Honorable Karen Bass
The Honorable Joyce Beatty and Mr. Otto Beatty Jr.
The Honorable Amerish Bera and Dr. Bera
The Honorable John Bergman and Mrs. Bergman
The Honorable Donald S. Beyer, Jr. and Mrs. Beyer
The Honorable Earl Blumenauer and Mrs. Margaret Kirkpatrick
Senator Roy Blunt and Mrs. Blunt
The Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester
The Honorable Kevin Brady and Mrs. Brady
The Honorable Anthony Brown
The Honorable Julia Brownley
The Honorable Vernon Buchanan and Mrs. Buchanan
The Honorable Theodore Budd and Mrs. Budd
The Honorable Cheri Bustos and Mr. Gerry Bustos
Senator Maria Cantwell
Senator Shelley Capito and Mr. Charles Capito Jr.
Senator Ben Cardin and Mrs. Cardin
The Honorable André Carson
The Honorable Earl Carter and Mrs. Carter
The Honorable Matthew Cartwright and Mrs. Cartwright
Senator and Mrs. Bob Casey
Senator Bill Cassidy and Dr. Cassidy
The Honorable Judy Chu and Mr. Michael Eng
The Honorable William Clay Jr.
The Honorable James E. Clyburn and Mrs. Clyburn
The Honorable Stephen Cohen
The Honorable Tom Cole
The Honorable Gerald Connolly and Mrs. Connolly
The Honorable J. Luis Correa and Dr. Reynoso
The Honorable James Costa
The Honorable Charles Crist Jr.
The Honorable Jason Crow and Dr. Deserai Anderson Crow
The Honorable Elijah Cummings and Dr. Maya Cummings
The Honorable Madeleine Dean and Mr. PJ Cunnane
The Honorable Diana DeGette
The Honorable Rosa DeLauro
The Honorable Suzan DelBene and Mr. Kurt DelBene
The Honorable Ted Deutch and Mrs. Deutch
The Honorable Debbie Dingell
The Honorable Lloyd Doggett II and Mrs. Doggett
The Honorable Mike Doyle and Mrs. Doyle
The Honorable Thomas Emmer and Mrs. Emmer
The Honorable Eliot Engel and Mrs. Engel
The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo
The Honorable Ron Estes and Mrs. Estes
The Honorable Jack Evans
The Honorable Charles Fleischmann and Mrs. Fleischmann
The Honorable Elizabeth Fletcher and Mr. Scott Fletcher
The Honorable Virginia Foxx and Mr. Tom Foxx
The Honorable Lois Frankel
The Honorable Michael Gallagher
The Honorable Sylvia R. Garcia
The Honorable Jenniffer González Colón
The Honorable Norvell Granger
The Honorable Raúl Grijalva and Mrs. Grijalva
The Honorable Vicky Hartzler and Mr. Lowell Hartzler
Senator Margaret Hassan and Mr. Tom Hassan
The Honorable Alcee Hastings
The Honorable Jody Hice and Mrs. Hice
The Honorable French Hill and Mrs. Hill
The Honorable Katie Hill
The Honorable James Himes and Mrs. Himes
The Honorable Stuart W. Holliday and Mrs. Holliday
The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
The Honorable Henry C. “Hank” Johnson and Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson
The Honorable William Keating and Mrs. Keating
The Honorable Fred Keller and Mrs. Keller
The Honorable Mike Kelly and Mrs. Kelly
The Honorable Derek Kilmer and Mrs. Kilmer
Senator Angus King and Mrs. Mary Herman
The Honorable Peter King and Mrs. King
The Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi and Dr. Priya Bala
The Honorable Ann Kuster and Mr. Brad Kuster
The Honorable Darin LaHood and Mrs. LaHood
The Honorable Brenda Lawrence and Mr. McArthur Lawrence
The Honorable Alfred Lawson, Jr. and Mrs. Lawson
The Honorable Barbara Lee
The Honorable Zoe Lofgren and Mr. John Marshall Collins
The Honorable Barry Loudermilk and Mrs. Loudermilk
The Honorable Alan Lowenthal and Dr. Deborah Malumed
The Honorable Nita M. Lowey
The Honorable Stephen F. Lynch and Mrs. Lynch
The Honorable Sean Maloney and Mr. Randy Florke
Senator Edward Markey and Dr. Susan Blumenthal
The Honorable and Mrs. Brian Mast
The Honorable Doris Matsui
The Honorable Betty McCollum
The Honorable Aston McEachin
The Honorable James McGovern and Mrs. McGovern
The Honorable Mark Meadows and Mrs. Meadows
Senator Bob Menendez
The Honorable Grace Meng and Mr. Wayne Kye
The Honorable Carol Milller and Mr. Matt Miller
Senator Lisa Murkowski and Mr. Verne Martell
The Honorable Stephanie Murphy and Mr. Sean Murphy
The Honorable Daniel Newhouse
The Honorable Eleanor Norton
The Honorable James Panetta and Mrs. Panetta
The Honorable Christopher Pappas
Senator Rand Paul and Mrs. Kelley Ashby Paul
The Honorable Donald M. Payne, Jr. and Mrs. Payne
The Honorable Scott Peters and Mrs. Lynn Gorguze
The Honorable Chellie Pingree
The Honorable Stacey Plaskett and Mr. Jonathan Buckney Small
The Honorable David Price and Mrs. Price
The Honorable Amata Radewagen and Mr. Fred Radewagen
The Honorable Jamie Raskin and Mrs. Raskin
The Honorable Kathleen Rice
Senator James Risch and Mrs. Risch
Senator Pat Roberts and Mrs. Roberts
The Honorable Harold Rogers and Mrs. Rogers
The Honorable Francis Rooney and Mrs. Rooney
Senator Jacklyn Rosen and Mr. Larry Rosen
The Honorable Harley Rouda and Mrs. Rouda
Senator Mike Rounds and Mrs. Rounds
The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard and Mr. Edward Allard
The Honorable C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
The Honorable Mary Gay Scanlon and Mr. Mark Stewart
The Honorable Janice Schakowsky and Mr. Robert Creamer
The Honorable Adam Schiff and Mrs. Schiff
Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer
Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Mr. Bill Shaheen
The Honorable Mikie Sherrill
The Honorable John Shimikus and Mrs. Shimikus
The Honorable Albio Sires and Mrs. Sires
The Honorable Adrian Smith and Mrs. McDaniel
The Honorable Abigail Spanberger and Mr. Adam Spanberger
The Honorable Peter Stauber and Mrs. Stauber
The Honorable Elise Stefanik and Mr. Matthew Manda
Senator Daniel Sullivan and Mrs. Sullivan
The Honorable Thomas Suozzi and Mrs. Suozzi
The Honorable Mark Takano
Senator Thom Tillis and Mrs. Tillis
The Honorable and Mr. Dina Titus
The Honorable Paul Tonko
Senator Patrick Toomey and Mrs. Toomey
The Honorable David Trone and Mrs. Trone
Senator Christopher Van Hollen and Mrs. Van Hollen
The Honorable Juan Vargas and Mrs. Vargas
The Honorable Marc Veasey and Mrs. Veasey
The Honorable Jacqueline Walorski and Mr. Dean Swihart
Senator Mark Warner and Ms. Lisa Collis
The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz
The Honorable Bonnie Watson Coleman and Reverend Dr. William Coleman
The Honorable Randy Weber and Mrs. Weber
The Honorable Joe Wilson and Mrs. Wilson
The Honorable Donald Young and Mrs. Anne Garland Walton

51st Meridian Ball Committee Leadership

Chairman's Circle

Roy and Manisha Kapani

Manisha and Roy Kapani

Linden Circle


Terrace Circle

Dilek Barlas and Aydin Hayri
Lisa Barry and James Gale
Sela and Art Collins
Ashley and Alan Dabbiere
The Honorable John Delaney and Mrs. April McClain-Delaney
Elizabeth and Michael Galvin
The Honorable Alphonso Jackson and Mrs. Marcia Jackson
The Honorable Thomas F. McLarty III and Mrs. Donna McLarty
The Francis and Kathleen Rooney Foundation
Karen and Bill Sonneborn

Ball Committee

Rory and John Maxon Ackerly
Loran and Robbie Aiken
Suzan Aramaki and Alec Christoff
Ami and Lou Aronson
Bank of America
Tracy and Adam Bernstein
The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Mrs. Wilma Bernstein
The Honorable Don Beyer and Mrs. Megan Beyer
Dr. Niteesh Bharara and Ms. Rina Shah
Patrice Brickman
Collette and Anthony Bruce
Dr. Jill Bruno and Dr. James Bruno
Timothy Carney and Vicki Butler
The Honorable Michael Chertoff and Mrs. Meryl Chertoff
The Honorable Timothy Chorba and Ms. Ruth Wimer
Robert Cole
Jordan and Jesse Colvin
Robert T. Coonrod
The Honorable R. Clarke Cooper and Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Marin
Aaron Cutler
The Honorable Walter L. Cutler and Mrs. Didi Cutler
Nathan Daschle and Leah Campos
Ashley Davis and Joel Frushone
Alexandra de Borchgrave
Debbie Driesman and Frank Islam
Nancy and Marc Duber
Claire Dwoskin
Marjan Ehsassi and Todd Horst
The Honorable Mark Feierstein and Ms. Tiffany Stone
FHI 360
Stephanie Fischer
Stephenie Foster
The Honorable Laurie Fulton
Shelly and Joseph Galli
Dr. Matt Gavin and Ms. Holidae Hayes
The Honorable Mark Gilbert and Mrs. Nancy Gilbert
Antonia and John Gore
Mei and Stephen Greer
The Honorable David Gross and Mrs. Betsy Gross
Karina Gutierrez
The Honorable Fay Hartog-Levin
Ingrid and Chris Henick
The Honorable Fred Hochberg and Mr. Tom Healy
Paula and Edward Hughes
Dr. Deborah E. Jessiman and Mr. Alistair Jessiman
Dr. Richard Jonas and Mrs. Katherine Vernot-Jonas
Cindy and Evan Jones
Natalie Jones and Patrick Hallahan
Barbara Hawthorn
Dr. Chad Kahl and Mrs. Allison Laudicina Kahl
Andy Keiser
The Honorable Tom C. Korologos and
The Honorable Ann McLaughlin Korologos
Jacob J. Lahr
Leslie and Bruce Lane
Susanne and Eric Larsen
Bonnie A. Larson
Philip C. Lauinger, Jr.
Stephanie and Keith Lemer
Christina Gungoll Lepore and John Lepore
Randi Charno Levine and Jeffrey Levine
Molly Levinson and Josh Wachs
Beth Libow
Hongxia Liu
Thomas Lloyd
Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Masud Akbar
Natalia Luis and Antonio Monterio
Kristen and George Lund
Karyl Charna Lynn
Dr. Ainsley MacLean and Dr. David Bruce Wollman
Shahin Mafi
Shaista and Ray Mahmood
Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Joel and Princess Ariana Makonnen
Sharon Marcil and Tom Monahan
Thomas J. Maronick, Jr., Esq. and Vanesa Arias
Lauren Mason
Keith Mason
Anita and Tim McBride
Jodie McLean and Pierre de Lucy
Alexandra Migoya
Judith and Richard Morrissey
The Honorable Sam Nunn and Mrs. Colleen Nunn
Sara and Peter O’Keefe
Pilar and Bill O’Leary
Adela and Vladimir Petrovic
Robin Phillips
The Honorable John Phillips and Ms. Linda Douglass
Ashley and Steven Quamm
The Honorable Franklin Raines and Ms. Denise Grant
Amy Raskin and Joel Saferstein
Sanitas International
The Honorable Charles Rivkin and Ms. Susan Tolson
Frank Saul
The Honorable Rhonda Schmidtlein and Mr. John Schmidtlein
The Honorable Anikó Gaal Schott and Mr. Nash Whitney Schott
The Honorable Theodore Sedgwick
Erika and Kevin Sheridan
Annie Simonian Totah
Karen St. John
Christine and Jonathan Terrell
Jill and Rock Tonkel
The Honorable Ann Stock and Mr. Stuart Stock
The Honorable Lee Verstandig and The Honorable Toni G. Verstandig
Jayne Visser
Robb Watters
Lisa and Tim Wyman
Mei Xu and Alessandro Rebucci

Embassy Patrons

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
The Embassy of the Argentine Republic
The Embassy of the Commonwealth of Australia
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
The Embassy of the Republic of Colombia
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark
The Embassy of the Republic of Finland
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
The Embassy of Hungary
The Embassy of the Republic of Iceland
The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
The Embassy of Jamaica
The Embassy of Japan
The Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The Embassy of the State of Libya
The Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
The Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
The Embassy of the United Mexican States
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman
The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
The Embassy of the Republic of Peru
The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
The Embassy of the State of Qatar
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden
The Embassy of the Swiss Confederation
The Embassy of the Tunisian Republic
The Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



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