The 42nd Annual Ambassadors Ball

September 30, 2020 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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MS won't stop because of Covid-19, and neither will we.

The National MS Society stands to lose $60 million in vital funding due to the COVID-19 crisis. That means services for people with MS are at stake. MS research is at stake. And vital advocacy is at stake.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference!


Join us for a special virtual program of the Ambassadors Ball! Register now to receive a link to join the streamed program at 7pm EDT on September 30 from wherever you are.

Honorary Co-Chairs: Ambassador of the European Union to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis and Mrs. Phoebe Kapouano

Emcee: Dave Johnson, WTOP Sports Anchor and Voice of Washington Wizards

The annual National MS Society Ambassadors Ball, a premiere event in the Washington, D.C. fall social season for the past 41 years, has raised more than $21 million to support the National MS Society. The 42nd Ambassadors Ball welcomes Congressional Members, Ambassadors, business and philanthropic leaders and their spouses to honor the Diplomatic Corps for their charitable activities and humanitarian endeavors. 


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists because there are people with MS. Our vision is a world free of MS. Everything we do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. 

 Thank you to our 2020 Executive Committee

Cristina Antelo, Ferox Strategies
Grant Barbosa, Emergent BioSolutions
Amber Smith-Burton, BurtonHoekstra
Luis-Ernesto Clavijo, First Citizens Bank
Chris Davis, Cigna
Antonia Gore
Christina Haley, Akin Gump
Loren Hoekstra, BurtonHoekstra
Judy Mulcahy, Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Frank Ragone, Cintas
Victor Shiblie, The Washington Diplomat
Katelyn Williams, Edison Electric Institute



Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities available include recognition benefits such as ads in the e-program sent out to all registered attendees, commercial played during the broadcast, invitations to VIP networking calls and in-person events (once it is safe to gather), inclusion in email blasts, and more. Sponsorships are customizable- contact Amanda Snellings at to learn more.


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!




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National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Washington DC
Questions? Contact Amanda (Herman) Snellings

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