Ball for the Mall: Rubenstein Honored, Blitzer will MC, Tickets are $1000

The Trust for the National Mall announces Thursday, May 11, 2017 as its date to host the BALL for THE MALL to benefit America’s Front Yard-a public space that evokes the pride and patriotism of our nation.

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the program, which will include a celebration of accomplishments to date and a look ahead to continued progress.

The event will honor businessman and philanthropist, David M. Rubenstein, with the “History, Heroes, & Hope Award” for his dedication and continued support in restoring and improving the National Mall and visitor experience.

Award-winning author and historian Douglas Brinkley will present Rubenstein with the honor. The benefit gala will also include a VIP reception, seated dinner with guest speakers and live music and entertainment. Tickets start at $1000. More information is available at