Please Join Us!
thursday, september 21, 2017

Please Join Us!
thursday, september 21, 2017

The Media Research Center Gala is a one-of-a-kind, star-studded event in our nation’s capital. Featuring prominent politicians, pundits, and television and radio hosts, the Gala draws a Who’s Who of the conservative movement. Join us this year, as we travel back in time to the year 1930, at the National Building Museum Speakeasy, and help us celebrate 30 years of the Media Research Center’s history of making life miserable for liberals in the media. It will be a night you won’t want to miss!

Watch the Teaser Trailer Here

special guests

One of the most highly anticipated Gala attractions is the parade of special guests who show every year to accept an award or to make a special presentation. This year will be no different; we’re going to have special guests who we are not quite ready to reveal. Past guests have included some of the biggest names in the conservative movement, including William F. Buckley, Jr., Justice Clarence Thomas, Senator Jim DeMint, Charles Krauthammer, and Senator Mike Lee. Stay tuned as we announce this year's guests!

These conservative giants help make the Gala a truly special event.

L. Brent Bozell iii

MRC President & Founder

Cal Thomas

Master of Ceremonies

Brigitte Gabriel

Chris Plante

Joe Piscopo

Rep. Mark Meadows

Rush Limbaugh

Greg Mueller

Mollie Hemingway


bronze level

give a little or give a lot

If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities, would like to support the MRC's Annual Gala or are interested in learning more, please download our

Sponsorship Information Brochure

For any questions or further information regarding sponsorship, please contact:

Meghan Lee at or 571-267-3500

A special thank you to all of our supporters over the last 30 years. We cannot do what we do without your continued faith, support and encouragement.


A room block has been reserved for guests of the MRC's Gala at the Washington Grand Hyatt Hotel until August 20th or until the block sells out. Be sure to make your reservations before then. Please mention the 'Media Research Center' when booking your reservations.


1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 582-1234

event date

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • 6:00 pm Reception
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Program
  • Be sure to stay for this year’s after-party!

for more information

Contact Meghan Lee at: or 571-267-3500


  • The National Building Museum
  • 425 G Street NW
  • Washington, DC 20001
  • (Judiciary Square is the nearest Metro stop)
  • Valet Parking - FREE

frequently asked questions

    how much are general admission tickets?

  • This year's General Admission ticket cost is $500.00 per person.

    what is the theme of the 2017 mrc gala?

  • This year, we’re traveling back to the year 1930 and turning the National Building Museum into the MRC’s very own Speakeasy and we will spend the night celebrating 30 years of our history making life miserable for liberals in the media.

    what is the gala dress code?

  • Since we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary, dress code is formal Black-tie. We are inviting all of our guests to embrace the MRC Speakeasy theme and to come in formal period attire, if they choose.

    when is the gala reception time?

  • Doors open to ticket holders at 6:00 PM. The formal dinner begins at 7:00 PM.

    is there parking at the gala?

  • We have made complimentary valet parking available to our event ticket holders at the National Building Museum. This service will be available at the G Street NW entrance. Also a complimentary bus will be leaving the Grand Hyatt on Thursday at 5:45 PM, and will be making multiple trips between the hotel and the venue until 6:30 PM. This complimentary transportation service will begin for return trips at 10 PM.

    are there any discount codes available for gala tickets?

  • This year there are no discount codes available for General Admission tickets. Discounted tickets are available to our Associate Level and Board of Trustee Level donors.

    i am a sponsor, can i change out a name for the gala?

  • Gala tickets are transferable, until September 13th and must be presented at the door to gain admittance to this year’s event.

    is there a founders' night bus?

  • A bus will be leaving the Grand Hyatt on Wednesday at 5:45pm and will return after the event. There is no parking at the Founders’ Night venue; however, garages are available nearby. Please note that only those who have RSVP’d by the invitation deadline will be able to attend this event. If you believe that you should have received an invite for this event please contact Meghan Lee at to verify your invitation status.

    what is the founders' night dress code?

  • The dress code for this event is business or cocktail.

    how can i get an invite to this year’s founders’ night events?

  • Founders’ Night is an exclusive event for our donors at the Trustee and above giving levels. Please contact for more information about becoming a MRC Trustee donor.