On a quiet Wednesday evening this month, Washington’s elite did what they do best– gather, for a night of pomp and circumstance.
Nearly 400 guests made their way to the Four Seasons Hotel in D.C.’s posh Georgetown neighborhood for Harvard Business Club of Washington, D.C’s Third Annual Leadership Gala. The gala raised money for the HBS Club Social Enterprise Scholarship. Recipients are leaders of local nonprofits, with funds directed to a six-day executive education program designed to strengthen their capacity to manage in ever-changing times.
Chris Bosh, Wilbur Ross, Sean Spicer Among Guests
The guest list brought together athletes, political juggernauts, and even royalty.
Here’s a list of just a handful of notable guests: Steven Mnuchin, 77th Secretary of Treasury; Barbara Franklin, 29th Secretary of Commerce; John Dalton, 70th Secretary of Navy; Sean Spicer, WH Press Secretary; Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne Williams Bosh; Caroline Day; Mohamed Massaquoi; Ethiopian Crown Prince H.H. Ermias Sahle-Selassie and Ethiopian Crown Princess HH Saba Kebede; and more than a dozen Ambassadors, as Washington’s party-loving high society.
The evening was MC’d by Margaret Brennan, who currently serves as the moderator of Face the Nation on CBS News. Guests enjoyed enjoyed craft cocktails and a seated dinner by Four Seasons Hotel. The evening ended with dancing, mingling, and a toast. Jeffrey Immelt, former Chairman & CEO of GE and current venture partner at New Enterprise Associates, received the a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. And Trump Administration U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Class served as chair of the event.
HBS Club of D.C. is on the list of Washington’s many invite-only members clubs that command some of the biggest names in every industry around the world. Their list of events are available online here.