2016 Gala Dinner Highlights

Check out these wonderful highlights from our 2016 gala dinner.

Distinguished Speakers

Ellen Malcom
Ellen Malcolm
Chairwoman, Board of Directors
Debra Ness
Debra Ness
President, National Partnership
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator
Bob Moritz
Bob Moritz
U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner at PwC LLP
Secretary Sylvia Burwell
Sylvia M. Burwell
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Senator Barbara Mikulski
Barbara A. Mikulski
U.S. Senator, Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Video Highlights

Event Photos

Senator Barbara Mikulski
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

Senator Barbara Mikulski
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski with National Partnership Senior
Advisor Judith Lichtman, President Debra Ness and Board
Chairwoman Ellen Malcolm

Bob Morizt and Sylvia Burwell
PwC Chairman Bob Moritz, National Partnership Board
Chairwoman Ellen Malcolm, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell
and National Partnership President Debra Ness

Debra Ness
National Partnership President Debra Ness

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
National Partnership President Debra Ness and U.S. Senator Kirsten

Senator Barbara Mikulski
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski and National Partnership President
Debra Ness

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Event Quotes

“For 45 years ... the [National] Partnership helped me govern. From the very first day that I walked into the United States Senate, the [National] Partnership was my think tank. It helped me come up with the right ideas, to do the right action, to put the right coalitions together to advance that agenda.”
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

“Today, 20 million Americans have health care coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. … Millions now have access to preventative services like contraception at no extra cost. And families no longer have to worry about losing their coverage because of an illness. This kind of progress didn’t just happen. Those families can breathe a little easier because the people in this room and the National Partnership had the courage to fight for them.”
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell

“I want to congratulate the National Partnership on an amazing 45 years. … Back in 1971, in most families, the world was really different. ... But today, I believe we can have a national paid leave plan!”
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

“Thank you to the National Partnership for everything that you’ve done over the last 45 years because, through your efforts, we’ve been able to make the changes necessary to make our worlds possible.”
PwC LLP U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner Bob Moritz

Event Video

Our Generous Supporters

partial listing

Corporate Chair: PwC LLP

Pacesetters: AmeriHealth Caritas | Bayer | BlueCross BlueShield Association | Brainerd Communicators | Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Hogan Lovells US LLP | General Electric | Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | Nina B. Matis | Microsoft | Pfizer Inc. | PhRMA | WilmerHale

Underwriters: AARP | Aetna | Anthem, Inc. | BD | Edith Dee Cofrin | Citi | Covington & Burling LLP | Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | DLA Piper LLP (U.S.) | Edelman | Ferring Pharmaceuticals | iStar Inc. and Jay Sugarman, Chief Executive Officer | Johnson & Johnson | King & Spalding LLP | MEDNAX, Health Solutions Partner | MTV’s Look Different Campaign | Northrop Grumman Corporation | Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Pacific Gas & Electric Company | PWR | Service Employees International Union | UnitedHealth Group

Distinguished Supporters: ABIM Foundation | AFSCME | American Nurses Association | Brunswick Group | Clifford Chance US LLP and Kathleen L. Werner | CVS Health | EMILY’s List | FleishmanHillard | Humana | National Education Association | National UAW Community Action Program | Perkins Coie LLP | Planned Parenthood Action Fund | Ruth and Stephen Pollak | Premier, Inc. | Richard P. Rome | Sidley Austin LLP | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Mary Ann Stein | The Steptoe Foundation | UPS | Williams & Connolly LLP