The 7th Annual Prepared. For Life Gala will be held on Tuesday, September 27th. This year’s gala will honor individuals that have made impactful contributions to the local community and their industries, while highlighting how Scouting trains youth today so that they can become future skilled leaders.
We will recognize Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of Household & Commercial Products Association with the John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award honoring the legacy of John Graham, founder and past chair of the Gala. Matt Shay, President & CEO of the National Retail Federation will receive the Hospitality Good Scout Award, Maria Korsnick, President & CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute will receive the Energy Good Scout Award, and General David Rodriguez will receive the Military Good Scout Award. David Schneeman will receive the Baden Powell Volunteer Award, for his dedicated volunteerism in Michael’s Woodshop at Camp Snyder.

September 27th, 2022

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

J.W. Marriott 
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004 


$50,000 – Presenting Sponsor

$35,000 – Benefactor Sponsor

$25,000 – Patron Sponsor

$15,000 – Table Sponsor

$7,500 – Friend of Scouting Sponsor

Past Honorees:

  • Roger Dow, President & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association- John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award 
  • Greg Ferrara, President & CEO of the National Grocers Association- Hospitality Good Scout Award
  • Karen Alderman Harbert, President & CEO of the American Gas Association- Energy Good Scout Award
  • Holly Sullivan, Vice President of WW Economic Development with Amazon- Economic Development Good Scout Award 
  • Matthew Jones, President & CEO Of Leading Authorities, Inc- Communications Good Scout Award. 
  • 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: