The National Character Awards is an opportunity to honor the individuals who have committed themselves to living out character-driven lives.

By shining a light on these character heroes, we are able to bring attention to the positive happenings in the world while bringing together people from all over the globe for one night of celebration and fundraising.


Mike Rowe


Community Game Changer Award


Workplace Lifetime Achievement Award

Bray Barnes


Community Lifetime Achievement Award

Our Host


Esteban Gast

With his background in comedy and his years in the classroom, Esteban is a gifted communicator who loves breaking down complex issues.

Esteban is also a co-founder of Scriptd, a script database and story platform that elevates underrepresented creators. Most recently, he was the star of the TV show Jungletown, airing on VICELAND.


Stay tuned for a list of our generous sponsors.
If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dean D’Ambrosi for more information.


We hope you will join us for this memorable night in honor of character and those who embody it.


Located on 16 scenic acres in Woodley Park, the historic Marriott Wardman Park is a favored destination among both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is situated steps from the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro station, putting the White House and Renwick Gallery a quick metro ride away. A walk from the hotel is the National Zoo, Adams Morgan, and Rock Creek Park. Your adventure in the Nation’s Capital awaits at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument
Washington D.C. Houses
Lincoln Memorial

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