When and where will the gala be held?
The NFID 50th Anniversary Gala will be held on September 14, 2023, at the Willard InterContinental DC, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

What time will the event begin and end?
The event will begin with a reception and silent auction at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and a program at 7:30 PM, and will end with a dessert reception and silent auction at 9:30 PM. The evening events will conclude at 10:30 PM.

Do I need a ticket to attend the event?
All attendees must register to attend the NFID 50th Anniversary Gala. Tickets must be purchased in advance and onsite registration will not be available.

What is the refund policy?
As the premier fundraising event for the organization, NFID is unable to offer refunds on any donations or ticket purchases. All ticket sales are final. Tickets may be transferred until August 24, 2023.

Are ticket purchases tax deductible?
All purchases, less $250 per seat, are tax deductible under applicable laws

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
Any dietary requests, including food allergies, must be sent via email to awards@nfid.org by August 24, 2023. Requests received after the deadline may not be accommodated.

What is the dress code?
The dress code for the event is black tie attire

Is there a discounted rate for hotel reservations?
NFID has reserved a block of rooms for the evening of September 14, 2023. Attendees must be registered for the gala in order to receive the discounted group rate. Hotel reservations may be made online or through the reservations department by phone (800.424.6835) by August 24, 2023 (using the code NF5) to receive the NFID discounted group rate.

What is the deadline to submit guest names for table purchases?
All guest lists for table purchases must be sent via email to awards@nfid.org by August 24, 2023

Can I request to sit with other attendees?
NFID may consider seating requests, but cannot guarantee accommodation. All requests must be sent via email to awards@nfid.org by August 24, 2023.

Will masks or COVID-19 tests be required?
NFID is committed to protecting the health and safety of all attendees and will strictly follow local laws and venue regulations at the time of the event. All attendees are expected to be up to date on recommended vaccinations. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination status is not required. Face masks will not be required unless local laws are in effect at the time of the event.

How can I nominate someone for a 2024 award?
NFID presents annual awards to outstanding individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to public health through scientific achievement, philanthropy, and/or policy work. NFID will begin accepting online nominations for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award and the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement in early 2024.

Other questions?
Contact NFID via email at awards@nfid.org