About the Gala

The Annual Gala & Awards is a time for members and their guests to celebrate ONE's accomplishments. This past year's gala theme was PEOPLE. PASSION. PURPOSE. It is our PEOPLE who drive our successes, our PASSION that binds us together as a community, and our sense of PURPOSE that inspires us to make a difference every day.

During the evening, the winners of the two ONE Awards were announced for “Member of the Year” and “Chapter of the Year.” Nominations are made for these two awards leading up to the event and voted on by the ONE Council of Officers.


2016 ONE Award Winners

  • Member of the Year:   Derek Wood (Orlando)

  • Chapter of the Year:   Portland, OR


The Mayflower Hotel was host for the evening, located in the heart of Washington DC:  1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036


  • Valet parking available for a fee

  • Farragut North (Red) / Farragut West (Blue, Orange, Silver) Metro Accessible

  • Coat-check will be available