Question and Answer: 2020 Leadership Awards Dinner Postponement

Why are you postponing the dinner?

We have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Leadership Awards Dinner scheduled for March 26 to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19. We are complying with recommendations from DC Health released by the Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser (’13) on March 11, 2020 which state:

DC Health recommends that non-essential mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions, be postponed or canceled. Mass gatherings are defined as events where 1,000 or more people congregate in a specific location. We also recommend that any social, cultural, or entertainment events where large crowds are anticipated to be reconsidered by the organizer. This recommendation is in effect through March 31.

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When will the dinner be rescheduled?

We do not yet have that determined and we will provide continued updates as soon as they are available. We will continually monitor the spread of COVID-19 as we determine the best course of action.

What does this mean for my ticket or sponsorship?

Tickets and sponsorships will be honored at the rescheduled date. Purchased tickets are eligible for transfer to another individual if the purchaser has a conflict with the new date. Further details about transferring or donating tickets will be announced once we determine the new date. 

Is a portion of my ticket or sponsorship still tax-deductible?

For the 2020 Leadership Awards Dinner, the fair market value of goods and/or services is $240 per ticket. Under current tax laws, the amount of your contribution which exceeds the stated fair market value is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.