Program for the 2017 CRFB Annual Gala

We’re excited to announce the program for the Annual Gala on September 12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.

The pre-dinner reception will be held in the Thornton Room on the 11th floor. Dinner will be in the Capitol Room on the Lobby Level. CRFB staff will be on hand to direct our guests.

5:30 pm Cocktail Reception

A chance to mingle with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, budget experts and business executives. As Washington returns from summer recess for a busy fall, we’ll have passed hors d’oeuvres, drinks and more, including a special recognition of Fix the Debt’s 2016 “Fiscal Heroes”.

7:00 pm Seated Dinner and Speaking Program
  • Newsmaker Conversation with Secretary Leon Panetta and John Dickerson, Host of Face the Nation

A conversation with the former Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, White House Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Chairman of the House Budget Committee and John Dickerson, Host of Face the Nation on CBS News, the political director of CBS News, and Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News.

  • Special Tribute to William Frenzel

A remembrance of Congressman Frenzel, longtime co-chair and friend of CRFB and many others in the budget world.

  • Dessert Reception
Please be sure to stay after dinner for a standing dessert reception.