Annual Congressional Dinner

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The 74th Annual Congressional Dinner Promises 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 a 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.  

A sold-out audience of journalists and their congressional guests are expected to attend this first dinner of the season to hear lawmakers share the lighter side of working together in a not-always-so-convivial Washington, D.C.   Thank you to last year's speakers, 2018 guests will be announced here soon.

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 for the 2018 dinner are available for news organizations and their Capitol Hill guests.  To reserve your table, send an email to  For non-media organizations interested in becoming a sponsor please visit our sponsorship page for more information.  

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors for the event include BP, Toyota, CQ Roll Call, The Hill, Toyota, UnitedHealth Group,  Ford Motor Company, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce,  the National Beer Wholesalers Association, The National Retail Federation, The Walton Family Foundation and Twitter.  

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Reviews of past dinners......

The Washington Post

The Hill

Roll Call

Comedy Central

The Salt Lake Tribune

 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 recent dinners or previous events visit our facebook page  or click on the links below

Archive Photo Gallery

Videos of previous dinners:

2016 72nd Annual Congressional Dinner

2015 71st Annual Congressional Dinner

2014 70th Annual Congressional Dinner

2013 69th  Annual Congressional Dinner

2012 68th Annual Congressional Dinner Video

2011 67th Annual Congressional Dinner video

2010 66th Annual Congressional Dinner video