The VSA Arts International Night Gala was held in May to raaise funds to support International programmes of VSA Arts around the world. The evening had a Saori theme and the Gala Committee included ambassadresses from several other countries to Washington including the Italian Ambassadress.
The Chronicles of Courage annual award was also presented during the evening. This award was established to celebrate leaders in the international community who uniquely recognise that the economic and social development of nations cannot be fully achieved without the full and equal opportunity for its citizens to learn from.
As a part of the international theme, numerous embassies generously donated national dishes and desserts to the Gala.