The Ambassadors Ball!
Last night we also headed to the Marriott Marquis for the 37th annual Ambassadors Ball benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, bringing together the worlds of business and politics for a great cause. We snapped Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers with her husband, the evening's co-chair, Brian Rodgers.
A highlight of the annual event is the international silent auction featuring vacation packages and unique items from around the world. Here, event co-chair Erica Castro with her husband, HUD Secretary Julian Castro.
Honorary Event Chair and former US Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall, Board member Cristina Antelo, film producer Joe Jenckes, and his mother, Board member Linda Jenckes.
This premier event has raised almost $20M for the MS Society. Here Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer, his wife, Ginny Devine, Ritz-Carlton Director of Social Catering Annie Boutin-King, Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, and his wife, Laura Denise Bisogniero.
Political Solutions International's John Gore with his wife, Antonia Gore, and the new Egyptian Ambassador Yasser Reda and his wife, Nahla Reda.
At the VIP reception in the atrium: US-Indonesia Society president David Merrill, Embassy of Indonesia DCM Arto Suryodipuro, and his wife, Duewi Suryodipuro.