2013 Annual Dinner Events

Washington Policy Center held its largest Annual Dinner to date last September in both Seattle and Spokane. Over 2,000 guests from across the state joined us at the Seattle Sheraton and the Spokane Convention Center, attending the Seattle, Eastern Washington and Young Professionals dinner events.

This year, WPC honored Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with the 2013 Columbia Award and Dr. Benjamin Carson with the 2013 Champion of Freedom Award, both of whom keynoted the gala.

If you missed our dinner, please click here to watch Gov. Walker's keynote address online.


Statewide Speaker
Dr. Ben Carson

Statewide Speaker
Gov. Scott Walker

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ben Carson more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans, and many other prestigious organizations. He sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University. He was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Council on Bioethics.

Gov. Scott Walker, is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party who currently serves as the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Walker had served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, and also as the County Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.


A special thank you to all of our 2013 Annual Dinner sponsors and the over 100 table purchasers!

At the event, Governor Walker thanked us for the important work we do in this state and “the inspiration [we give] to other think tanks around the country.” He continued by saying “[WPC] is incredibly helpful because good policy is good politics, and the politics should not come first, the good policy should and the rest will take care of itself.” We are encouraged by the Governor’s message as we continue to make a difference and increase our impact in our state!