The Halcyon Awards recognize and honor talented arts icons, successful social entrepreneurs and public policy visionaries—change-makers and trailblazers who’ve dedicated their lives to pushing past traditional boundaries to create a movement, lead an organization, or impact the world.
Previously known as the Washington Awards Gala, the 2017 inaugural Halcyon Awards Gala promises to be one of the most innovative annual events in the DC area. This special evening celebrates the most recently named Halcyon Awards winners with a program including world-class dining, an exciting auction, incredible performances, and lots of fun.
New for 2017
The 2017 Halcyon Awards Gala will debut a set of awards that reflect the range of groundbreaking work Halcyon supports:
- Arts Icon Award spotlighting an icon of artistic and social impact
- Business Luminary Award honoring a global pioneer in social enterprise
- Policy Visionary Award celebrating innovators in public policy
We are honored and thrilled to announce Chef José Andrés as the inaugrual Arts Icon awardee, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben&Jerry's Homemade, Inc., as the inaugural Business Luminary awardees, and Congressman John Delaney as the inaugural Policy Visionary awardee!
This unforgettable evening is one of the many ways Halcyon gathers the top minds in innovation, social enterprise and the arts.