2017 Halcyon Awards

Previously known as the Washington Awards Gala, the 2017 inaugural Halcyon Awards was one of the most innovative, annual events in the D.C. area.

This special evening celebrated the most recently named Halcyon Awards winners while guests enjoyed a world-class dining experience, incredible performances and endless fun. Take a look at our 2017 inaugural awardees below. 

The night continued with Halcyon's Neon Speakeasy, the official Halcyon Awards After-Party. Guests channeled the smoky, secret rooms of 1920s deco Americana and celebrated the iconic neon lights of a timeliness Ocean Drive in a party-meets-after-party event held in Union Station's Presidential Suite. This was the after-party where creativity didn't sleep, where custom tailored suits met finely tailored DJ sets and where endless entertainment met endless inspiration. 

A huge thank you to our guests, sponsors, 2017 Halcyon Awards committee and 2017 Halcyon Neon Speakeasy Committee for making this night a reality. 

Couldn't make it? Check out our gallery.

Awardee Biographies

Chef José Andrés

Arts Icon Awardee

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

Business Luminary Awardees

Congressman John Delaney

Policy Visionary Awardee

2017 Halcyon Awards Gala Committee

Co-Chairs: Teresa Carlson and Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg

  • Charo Abrams
  • Connie Carter
  • Tammie Collins
  • Lizette Corro
  • Bitsey Folger
  • Gigi Hafizi
  • Mary Haft
  • Rodney Hood
  • Judy Holland
  • Kay Kendall
  • Cindi Lackey
  • Piper Larson
  • Jodi Macklin
  • Lyn McFadden
  • Jacqui Michel
  • Marsha Muawwad
  • Yoshie Ogawa
  • Dr. Michael Olding
  • Andrea Rinaldi
  • Rebecca Sanders
  • Jayne Sandman
  • Luis Serrat
  • Joe Sternlieb
  • Catherine Thompson
  • Annie Totah

2017 Halcyon Awards Gala Sponsors

We are proud to be supported by a wonderful community of individuals and organizations that, like us, value creativity and believe in its power to shape the world. View sponsor levels and benefits here. If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or have any questions, please contact David Corson at 202-796-4240 or d.corson@halcyonhouse.org.

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