November 7, 2023

2023 Robert M. Ball Award 

The National Academy of Social Insurance is pleased to announce two recipients of the 2023 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance: 


"The National Academy of Social Insurance is thrilled to honor Angela Glover Blackwell and David Blumenthal as our 2023 Robert M. Ball Award recipients," said William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer. "Each has dedicated their extraordinary careers to public service and the development of sound social insurance and related policies. They continue to be actively involved in key issues of economic and health security and racial justice. We greatly look forward to honoring them in November".


Learn more about this year's honorees.

This event will take place at The REACH at the Kennedy Center, River Pavilion*

Refund Policy: All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships for the 2023 Ball Award program support the Academy’s core educational and policy research programs, including COVID-19 initiatives. In case of event postponement or cancelation, unused tickets and other sponsorship benefits will be converted to a donation to the Academy. For ticket purchases only (not sponsorships): As requested, a 50% refund for ticket purchases will be issued in the event of full cancelation or postponement of the in-person event beyond fall 2023.

*This event is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

November 7th, 2023 from  5:00 PM to  7:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
Event Sponsorship
Lead Sponsor $50,000.00
Policy Innovator $25,000.00
Policy Leader $10,000.00
Research Patron $5,000.00
Research Sustainer $2,500.00
Collaborator $1,500.00
Friend $500.00
Regular Registration $300.00
Make a donation in recognition of the awardees. $1.00
Contact Name Ariella Jailal
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