The Meridian Ball is now in its 44th year of bringing together policy makers, private sector and cultural leaders, and the diplomatic corps to celebrate Meridian’s ongoing efforts to strengthen international understanding through the exchange of ideas, people and culture.
This October 12, you can attend the Meridian Ball courtesy of the Young Professionals Committee for late night dessert, champagne and dancing.
Since 1969, the Meridian Ball has been one of Washington’s most celebrated events, attended by public officials including Cabinet members, Supreme Court justices and members of the U.S. Congress, as well as foreign ambassadors and representatives from the international business and cultural communities. Traditionally held in October, the evening begins with intimate dinners hosted by foreign Ambassadors at their residences and embassies, as well as a dinner at Meridian’s White-Meyer House. After dinner, all guests convene for dancing, dessert and lively conversation at Meridian House, an architectural treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Meridian House is a residential jewel, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, who designed the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art (West Building) and the National Archives.
The rear and side gardens largely retain their original design. The pebbled courtyard has 40 linden trees, imported from Europe when the house was built. The statues throughout the garden are original to the house, as are the statues at the four roof-line corners.
Each year the Ball plays a key role in helping Meridian generate awareness of and support for its mission. Proceeds from the Ball support Meridian’s global leadership exchanges, cultural activities, conferences and seminars.
WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2012
1630 Crescent Place, NW
TICKETS: Contact Young Professionals Committee