AMPA cordially invites you to join hundreds of our nation’s LGBT service members, veterans, military spouses, and allies from across the country and around the world for the 5th Annual AMPA National Gala, proudly presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and USAA. The largest LGBT military event of the year, the AMPA National Gala honors our modern military families for their service and sacrifice to our nation.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:30pm – Reception
7:30pm – Program & Dinner
10:00pm – After Party

In town on Friday evening? Join us for a special VIP Reception at 6:00 PM. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive event to kick-off the weekend (Gala tickets purchased separately).

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Additional Event Information:

Attire: Dress Uniform/Formal/Black Tie optional

Hotel Accommodations: For a limited time, a discounted rate of $139 per room is available at the Washington Hilton. To make your room reservations, click here. (Please note, gala tickets must be purchased separately).

Childcare: Onsite childcare provided by Elegant Event Sitters for $35 per child. Please reserve in advance.

Parking: Discounted self-parking rate for event guests of $22 per vehicle or event valet parking at $40 per vehicle, based on availability.
Metro: The Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line is the closest Metro Station to the event — approximately four blocks.

Facebook Event Page:
Find out who else is going to #AMPAGala2018. Click “going” in the Facebook event page here.

The 5th Annual AMPA National Gala is expected to sell out, so purchase your tickets early. All ticket sales are final.

Click “going” in the Facebook event invite to stay connected with other guests and the latest #AMPAgala2018 updates!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Community Sponsors:

National Advertising Partner: 

Sponsorship opportunities:

Sponsoring the 5th Annual AMPA National Gala will connect your brand to thousands of military families from across the country and around the world — military families who are committed to supporting those who support our community. With over 50,000 members and supporters, AMPA is the nation’s largest non-profit organization of LGBT military spouses and their families. Our annual gala honors our modern military families for their service and sacrifice to our nation and is attended by hundreds of service members, veterans, spouses, and allies as the largest LGBT military event of the year. Contact us at for more information on sponsorship packages.