The annual dinner in honor of the John Paul II Award for the New Evangelization is held towards the end of October at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Recipients of the John Paul II New Evangelization Award demonstrate an exemplary commitment to proclaiming Christ to the world.

Last year’s annual dinner was held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

This year, the CIC was proud to honor Arthur C. Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July of 2019, he served for ten years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the world’s leading think tanks. Through his writings, leadership, and public engagement, Arthur has been a persistent witness to the Lord’s command that we love one another as He loves us, and to the inherent dignity of every human person. He is an exemplar of the evangelical mission of the Church as envisioned by St. John Paul II.

Moments from 2020

For more content from the 2020 John Paul II New Evangelization Award Dinner click here.


A block of rooms at the Mayflower Hotel have been reserved for our guests at a special rate. When this block opens to reservations, we will notify the public and place a link with instructions here.

The closest metro station to The Mayflower Hotel is the Farragut North station (red line). Valet parking is available at The Mayflower Hotel for $30 per car. There is also a PMI parking garage, adjacent to the Hotel – located on DeSales Street, which offers both self-parking and valet options.


After Dinner Reception sponsored by the Leonine Forum

Black tie optional

Yes, when tickets or tables are sold out please contact Angelica Tom at You will be contacted via email should a ticket or table become available.

Media Inquires
To arrange for press credentials at the award dinner or for an interview with the CIC or the awardee, contact Rosemary Eldridge at 202.783.2062 or