Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2014) – The Trust for the National Mall, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and preserving the National Mall, today announced that the 7th Annual Benefit Luncheon will feature remarks from The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The Benefit Luncheon has raised more than $7 million in the past five years to restore America’s Front Yard and advance the Trust’s Campaign for the National Mall. Each year more than one thousand of the nation’s top business and political leaders come together for this premier philanthropic event.
“We are thrilled that Secretary Jewell is taking part in our Luncheon,” said Trust for the National Mall President Caroline Cunningham. “Her commitment to making our national parks both sustainable and relevant to future generations echoes the Trust’s efforts to preserve and improve America’s most visited national park.”
Prior to her appointment as 51st Secretary of the Interior in 2013, Secretary Jewell served as president and CEO of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). Under her leadership, REI’s annual revenue increased to $2 billion while the company was consistently ranked one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 best companies to work for.
The inaugural History, Heroes and Hope Award will also be announced as part of this year’s Benefit Luncheon program. The Award is bestowed upon an individual or organization embodying the visionary American spirit that is exemplified on the National Mall.
The Luncheon is supported by dozens of corporate partners, including Platinum Sponsor General Dynamics, and hosted by the Trust’s Women’s Leadership Committee.
The 7th Annual Benefit Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Madison Drive at Thirteenth Street, NW on the National Mall. To reserve your tickets today, visit www.nationalmall.org/2014benefitluncheon.
About the Trust for the National Mall
The Trust for the National Mall is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, while providing new educational and volunteer opportunities that connect the park’s 29 million annual visitors to the Mall’s rich history. For more information on The Campaign for the National Mall, please visit www.nationalmall.org.