Join us for our July, August & September 2015 Events:

Buy your tickets  for our very first Gala on Thursday September 17, 2015 


Join us for this sports-themed evening of networking, food and auction to benefit the mission of the DC Metro Business Leadership Network, at our

Grand Slam Gala

It’s Ability That Counts!

September 17, 2015

6:30- 9:00pm

SunTrust Bank

1445 New York Avenue

Washington, DC 20005

Featuring Curtis Pride

Former major league baseball player with the Expos, Tigers, Red Sox, Braves, Yankees, and Angels, diagnosed at 9 months as being profoundly deaf. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, Curtis became the first full-season deaf player in the modern history of major league baseball. Now Head Coach at Gallaudet University, proving again “it’s ability that counts!” Hear his incredible story of talent, ability, and determination resulting in a successful career with multiple honors, including the Tony Conigliaro Award, presented to players who overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, courage, and determination.

Silent Auction Items Include: Golf and Football Outings, Kennedy Center tickets, Autographed Photos, Balls and Bats, Weekend Getaways, and More…

Business Attire

$85 Early Bird Tickets only available through 31 July 2015


Grand Slam Sponsor $10,000 (two) with ten tickets

Home Run Sponsor $5,000 (five) with five tickets

Base Hit Sponsor $2,000 (ten) with two tickets

Your support will enable the DC Metro BLN, provide outstanding subject matter programming and further our outreach to youth, college, young professionals and veterans with disabilities.

Contact Katherine McCary) for Sponsorship Information


Welcome to the DC Metro Business Leadership Network!

Businesswoman sittinng in a wheelchair

The DC Metro Business Leadership Network is an employer led non-profit that uses a business-to business model offering education, training programs and resources to change attitudes and address concerns of businesses so that they learn how to proactively include people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supplier diversity meeting diversity and compliance goals. Our mission is to engage, educate and inform.  Programs are held in Suburban MD, Northern VA and the District of Columbia. For additional information download our current DC Metro BLN Brochure.

The DC Metro BLN is a proud affiliate of the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®). The USBLN® is the national disability organization that serves as the collective voice of over 60 Business Leadership Network affiliates across North America, representing over 5,000 employers and helps build workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are respected for their talents, while supporting the development and expansion of its BLN affiliates. The USBLN® recognizes and supports best practices in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities; the preparedness for work of youth and students with disabilities; marketing to consumers with disabilities; and contracting with vendors with disabilities through the development and certification of disability-owned businesses. As an affiliate, the DC Metro BLN is recognized as “THE” DC Metro Area’s business resource for enhancing the employment of people with disabilities.

Why Join? Employers join BLNs to have the opportunity to engage with like-minded businesses to learn how to progress in the journey toward inclusion of diverse talent who happen to have disabilities.

We believe that all qualified people should be given the opportunity to compete for employment. Our region is committed to assisting your business with this workforce strategy.