Featuring members of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble

Seated Dinner


  • William J. Arnone
    Board Chair, National Academy of Social Insurance


  • Reverend Vernon C. Walton
    Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Vienna

Reflections on the Honoree

  • The Honorable Bobby Scott
    U.S. House of Representatives – 3rd District of Virginia
  • Jason Furman
    Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisors
  • Hugh Price
    Former President, National Urban League
  • Julianne Malveaux
    Former President, Bennett College
  • Maya Rockeymoore, 
    President/CEO, Global Policy Solutions
    Co-Chair, 2016 Event Committee
  • Richard Trumka (Video)
    President, AFL-CIO
    Co-Chair, 2016 Event Committee

  • The Honorable Elijah Cummings
    U.S. House of Representatives – 7th District of Maryland


Presentation of the Award

  • William J. Arnone

Keynote Speech

  • William Spriggs
    2016 Ball Award Recipient
    Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
    Professor of Economics, Howard University

Celebratory Toast

  • Howard Fluhr
    Chairman, The Segal Group

Closing Benediction

  • Reverend Vernon C. Walton