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Cancelled: Annual Reception
April 28, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hostage US 2nd Annual Reception
April 28, 2020, Washington, DC, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Hostage US has cancelled its 2nd Annual Reception on April 28. If you bought a ticket and would like a refund, please contact Arielle at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful that so many of our sponsors have insisted we keep their money to support our vital mission.
Please rest assured, as an organization we do most of our work remotely so our care and support for American hostages and their families continues as normal. For now, let’s all focus on looking after ourselves, our loved ones and our teammates.
Our 2nd Annual Reception will bring together senior representatives from across public and private sectors along with former hostages and their families. The evening is kindly hosted by Sidley Austin LLP.
The following are our esteemed speakers:
Face The Nation Moderator and CBS News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Former Director of National Intelligence
Col. Chris Costa (Ret.)
Executive Director of the International Spy Museum
Former hostage held in Iraq
Honorary Organizing Committee
We are grateful to the following distinguished individuals on our Honorary Organizing Committee:
|John Bellinger, Former Legal Advisor to the US Department of State and the National Security Council||John Burnham, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense||Jim Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence||Chris Costa, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism at NSC|
|Lisa Monaco, Former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Barack Obama||Michael Morell, Former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency||Jim O’Brien, Former Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs to President Barack Obama||John Pistole, Former Administrator TSA and former Deputy Director, FBI|
|Nick Rasmussen, Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center||Ambassador Susan Rice, Former United States National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama||Fred Ryan, Publisher and CEO, The Washington Post||Frances Townsend, Former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President George W. Bush|
Leadership Sponsors – $40,000+
Platinum Sponsors – $20,000+
Brahmaputra Foundation and Coca-Cola
Gold Sponsors – $10,000+
The Boeing Company, Dell, Verizon Wireless
Silver Sponsors – $5,000+
Anonymous, BAE Systems, Hilton, McDonald’s, Northrop Grumman, Orbis Operations, PepsiCo
Bronze Sponsors – $2,500+
Evolve Technology, Focus Point International, ISMA, The International Spy Museum, The Walt Disney Company, WilmerHale
Please note that our guarantee to appear in printed materials, including banners is April 6, 2020.
Details & Individual Tickets
Government employees wishing to attend the reception, please email email@example.com for ticket and payment information. We will get back to you with payment information.