Majors James and Leisa Hall, Area Commanders for The Salvation Army, are pleased to announce Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States, as Honorary Committee Chairperson of the Diamond Gala, an extraordinary evening to support The Salvation Army’s new anti-human trafficking program for the Greater Washington DC region. The Diamond Gala takes place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, beginning with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. inside The National Press Club located at 529 14th Street NW in downtown DC.

The black-tie optional signature fundraising event features special guest speaker Elizabeth Smart and master of ceremonies Major Garrett, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent. In addition to Second Lady Karen Pence’s role as Honorary Chair, the following individuals have been named as members of the Diamond Gala Honorary Committee:

Karen Pence
Second Lady of the United States
Honorary Chair of the Diamond Gala

Marc & Shaza Andersen

The Honorable Don Beyer
United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Benjamin Cardin
United States Senate

  Mr. & Mrs. Jacques & Rakel Cohen
Watergate Hotel

The Honorable Barbara Comstock
United States House of Representatives

Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Marriott, Jr.

Cindy McCain

Lyn & Mark McFadden
Washington Fine Properties

The Honorable Bill Nelson
United States Senate

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton
United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Chris Van Hollen
United States Senate

The Honorable Mark Warner
United States Senate

The Diamond Gala is the first major fundraising event for The Salvation Army’s new program designed to combat human trafficking. Phase one of the program will provide emergency support to individuals identified as the victims of human trafficking. Long-term plans include expanding the program into three stages and providing comprehensive treatment to the survivors of human trafficking that will guide them on a journey of personal growth and freedom.

Sponsorships and tickets for the 2018 Salvation Army Diamond Gala are currently available by visiting or by directly contacting Donielle Griffin at 202-756-3910.

About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army assisted 80,219 people last year through a wide array of services. We offer emergency rental, utility, and food assistance, a homeless nutrition program, transitional living for young mothers and their children, comprehensive addiction treatment, disaster relief, youth enrichment through music and arts education, and opening soon a new program to help the survivors of human trafficking across the Greater DC region. To make a donation or find help for yourself or someone you know, visit or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube using keyword SalArmyNCA.