Since 1988, the Washington Business Hall of Fame has recognized the professional and philanthropic contributions of outstanding business leaders in our region who have made Greater Washington the city that it is today. The annual gala benefits Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and its innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship K-12 programs that inspire the next generation of leaders to navigate their path to the American Dream.
This year’s laureates are:
Chef/Owner, ThinkFoodGroup & minibar by José Andrés
Donald A. Brown, Joseph B. Gildenhorn, and Benjamin R. Jacobs
Founding Partners, The JBG Companies
Mark D. Ein
Founder & CEO, Venturehouse Group, LLC
Dr. Sachiko Kuno
Founder & Chair, Halcyon
The laureates will be honored at a black-tie gala and awards ceremony, chaired by Grant Thornton Partner in Charge, Markets, Industries, and Clients – Atlantic Coast Region, Richard P. LaFleur on Wednesday, November 28 at the National Building Museum. At this year’s gala, more than 1,200 business and civic leaders will come together to honor this year’s laureates and raise more than $1.4 million to support Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s K-12 programs and their work to inspire over 66,000 students in our region annually to be financially capable, tenacious, and equipped with the tools to manage risk effectively, solve problems creatively, and welcome opportunity in an increasingly complex modern economy. The gala is presented by Capital One and Grant Thornton.
To reserve a table and for event and sponsorship details, please visit www.WashingtonBusinessHallofFame.org.