Annual Congressional Dinner

Photos from the 69th Annual Congressional Dinner,  held February 6, 2013

Join us for the 70th Annual Congressional Dinner to Kick Off Washington's "Prom Season" with a Roar.

A long standing Washington tradition, the Annual Congressional dinner brings Capitol Hill and the media for an light hearted evening together, a departure from partisan politics and the issues of the day.  The jabs are lighthearted quips from the podium and the only business at hand is a convivial, across the aisle congeniality.  

The Foundation has chosen two members to address its dinner on February 5, 2014 and to share the lighter side of working together in a not-always-so-convivial Washington, D.C.  They are: Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona elected last fall after five terms in the House, and Rep. Donna Edwards, a Democrat from Maryland serving her third full term in the House. 

The Congressional Dinner is the major fundraising event that supports the work of the WPCF. Originally an event hosted by the Women's National Press Club, it remains the place for those who make the laws and those who cover them to share an evening of good-natured fun.  Funds from the event help important journalism initiatives including oral history projects documenting pioneering female reporters and annual summer internships in Washington bureaus to foster diversity in newsrooms.

Tickets are available for news organizations and their Capitol Hill guests, send an email to  For non-media organzations interested in becoming a sponsor please  visit our sponosorship page for more information.  

Current sponsors for the event include Toyota, CQ Roll Call, The Hill, MediaDC, UnitedHealth Group,  Ford Motor Company, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce,  the National Beer Wholesalers Association and The National Retail Federation.  

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Reviews of past dinners......

The Washington Post

The Hill

Roll Call

Comedy Central

The Salt Lake Tribune

The 70th Congressional Dinner will be held in February of 2014, details will be announced later in the year.  If you would like information on how to become an event sponsor and be invited by the Foundation to also purchase seats at the dinner please contact the Foundation's Executive Director, Suzanne Pierron, at   

For photos of the 2013 dinner or previous events visit our facebook page  or click on the links below

Photo Gallery

Washington Life Magazine Coverage of the 69th Annual Congressional Dinner

2012 68th Annual Congressional Dinner Video

2011 67th Annual Congressional Dinner video

2010 66th Annual Congressional Dinner video