Please join us in lifting up journalism around the world this year at the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Annual Benefit Gala. The Gala will be held Thursday, September 5, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., from 6–9 p.m.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Stuart Eizenstat has accepted our invitation to serve as Honorary Chair of the Gala. Ambassador Eizenstat’s cherished memories of Al Friendly as a mentor during his early years in Washington have inspired him to join our efforts toward a successful Gala and the strengthened continuity of our program, the realization of Al’s vision.

Major Garrett, Chief Washington Correspondent at CBS News AND an alumnus of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, will be Master of Ceremonies of the evening’s program.

Thanks to YOUR involvement and contributions, the Gala is not only a highlight of the year for our Fellows, donors and friends but also an essential source of support for future fellowships.

We look forward to seeing you in September when, once again, the words of our Fellows themselves will remind us of the personal and global importance and impact of “Lifting Up Journalism Around the World.”

Please reserve your tickets here.