Save the Date

Saturday, April 26, 2025

The Wharf | District Pier & The Anthem

Children's Ball logo 2025

    A gala to celebrate the future of children's health

    A bidder raises their paddle at the Children's Ball.


    Children’s National Hospital’s annual black-tie gala brings together business and community leaders to raise critical funds that support our patients and families.


    Your generous sponsorship of the Children’s Ball advances our world-class pediatric care and groundbreaking research that leads to new treatments and cures.

    Photo of The Wharf in D.C., a waterfront building featuring a facade filled with windows.


    The Wharf, District Pier & The Anthem in Washington, DC

    Children's Ball attendees embrace.


    Join the celebration! Support Children’s National Hospital. Become a sponsor of Children’s Ball.

    Event Details

    Sponsorship and event information coming September 2024.
    Children's National Ball venue
    Date & Time

    Saturday, April 26, 2025

    6 p.m.-midnight

    The Wharf | District Pier & The Anthem  
    Complimentary valet parking 

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    Event Schedule
    Sponsorship and event information coming August 2024.

    Leadership Committee

    Please check back for updates on the Children’s Ball 2025 Leadership Committee. If you would like to learn more about committee opportunities, please contact Stephen Roche.
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    Sponsor Benefits and Opportunities


    There are many ways to support Children’s Ball 2025, including a gift today. We will post sponsorship details and information for the 2025 gala  on this page in September 2024. For questions  or to discuss custom sponsorship or ticket packages,  please contact Stephen Roche (Senior Associate Director, Special Events) or Samantha Frankel (Senior Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships).



    Donate Today

    Children’s Ball donations provide critical support for Children’s National Hospital through the Fund for Every Child. This fund helps us provide world-class care to every child and family in need, creating greater health equity in our community. It positions us to attract pediatric talent and advance promising research that leads to new treatments and cures. The Fund for Every Child delivers resources across the hospital to elevate the patient experience. Support for special programs and services like art, music and pet therapy, and spaces designed just for kids, help them find joy and heal.

    Our Sponsors

    Thank you to our Children’s Ball 2024 sponsors.
    *As of April 15, 2024.

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      Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia logo
      Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
      Verizon logo
      The Wharf DC Hoffman and Madison Marquette logos


        View photos from Children's Ball 2024. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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        Anthem signage presenting Children's National Ball 2024

        Children's National was grateful to The Wharf and The Anthem for hosting Children’s Ball for a third year.

        Presentation slides showing on a large TV

        Children's Ball 2024 raised crucial funds for the Fund for Every Child to advance world-class care and the discovery of new treatments and cures.

        Mara Glaser McCahan and Daniel McCahan

        Mara Glaser McCahan and Daniel McCahan chaired Children’s Ball 2024

        Guest enjoying cocktail hour.

        Sponsors and guests enjoyed a beautiful cocktail hour on the District Pier.

        Orchestra playing music

        The American Pops Orchestra, led by Founder and Music Director Luke Frazier, serenaded the audience all evening.

        Mason performing a saxophone solo.

        Mason, our patient ambassador, kicked off the show with a saxophone solo.

        Horacio Rozanski greeting the guests.

        Horacio Rozanski, Booz Allen President and CEO and Chair of the Children’s National Board of Directors, greeted guests.

        Michelle Riley-Brown  presenting at Children's Ball 2024

        Children's National President and CEO Michelle Riley-Brown, MHA, FACHE, spoke about new beginnings and brighter futures ahead.

        Children's ball guests holding up auction paddles.

        More than 850 guests helped raise over $720,000 during the auction and call for donations.

        Children's Ball table scape with a itinerary pamphlet.

        Save the Date for Children's Ball 2025 — Saturday, April 26, 2025 at The Anthem and The Wharf.