The 6th Annual Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021. This event honors those who make a difference in our community by being Prepared. For Life. In 2020, we had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Anthony Fauci as our keynote speaker and Citizen of the Year Award recipient.

We will recognize Roger Dow, President & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association with the John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award honoring the legacy of John Graham, founder and past chair of the Gala and NCAC Board PresidentGreg Ferrara, President & CEO of the National Grocers Association will receive the Hospitality Good Scout Award, Karen Alderman Harbert, President & CEO of the American Gas Association will receive the Energy Good Scout Award, Holly Sullivan, Vice President of WW Economic Development with Amazon will receive the Economic Development Good Scout Award and Matthew Jones, President & CEO Of Leading Authorities, Inc. will receive the Communications Good Scout Award. Maggie Smith, a local Scout leader will receive the Baden Powell Volunteer Award, for her dedication as a volunteer of Scouting programs that teach character, citizenship and leadership to local youth.

October 20th, 2021

Reception 6:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Program 7:30 pm


$50,000 – Presenting Sponsor

$35,000 – Benefactor Sponsor

$25,000 – Patron Sponsor

  • Bobby Burchfield
  • Tom Donohue

$15,000 – Table Sponsor

$7,500 – Friend of Scouting Sponsor

Past Honorees:

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases- Citizen of the Year Award
  • Thomas Kuhn, President of EEI – John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award 
  • Katherine Lugar, President & CEO of the American Beverage Association- Hospitality Good Scout Award
  • Mike Sommers, President & CEO of the American Petroleum Institute- Energy Good Scout Award
  • Dr. J. Stephen Jones President and CEO of Inova Health System- Health Services Good Scout Award
  • Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, Enviromental Protection Agency
  • Charlie Tate, Partner, Tate & Tryon
  • Leslie Sarasin, President & CEO, Food Marketing Institute
  • Dave McCurdy, President, The American Gas Association
  • Samuel Schreiber, President, Chain Bridge Bank
  • Greg O’Dell, President & CEO, Events DC
  • Thomas R. Kuhn, President, The Edison Electric Institute
  • Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., President, The Global Financial Markets Association
  • Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Park Hotels & Resorts
  • Jack Gerard, President & CEO, API
  • Dan O’Neill, President Mid Atlantic Division, SunTrust
  • Stephen J. Caldeira, President & CEO, The Household & Commercial Products Association
  • Senator John Hoeven, Senator of North Dakota
  • Governor Frank Keating, President & CEO, American Bankers Association
  • Dawn Sweeney, President & CEO, National Restaurant Association


  • The Honorable John D. Dingell, MI, Congressman, US House of Representatives
  • Elliott Ferguson, II, President & CEO, Destination DC


  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, AK, Ranking Member, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Woody Sutton, President & CEO, The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • Roger Dow, President & CEO, US Travel Association


  • Rep. Fred Upton, MI, Chairman, The House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Rob Nichols, President & CEO, Financial Services Forum


  • Rob Nichols, President & CEO, Financial Services Forum
  • Sen. Jeff Bingaman, NM, Chairman, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee


  • Paul G. Haaga, Chairman, Capital Research and Management Company


  • Paul Schott Stevens, President & CEO, Investment Company Institute

Past Galas: