The Legacy of Innovation Gala

The Legacy of Innovation Gala celebrates the contribution of one of America’s greatest innovators and teachers, Alexander Graham Bell. Dr. Bell was not only father of the modern telecommunications industry, he also dedicated his life’s work to the deaf and hard of hearing. Proceeds from the Legacy of Innovation Gala benefit the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Please join us at our gala dinner as we celebrate our anniversary and honor

Gilbert M. Grosvenor

Former President and Chair of the National Geographic Society

with the presentation of the AG Bell

Lifetime Achievement Award

for his work and service to AG Bell and the National Geographic Society


 Rep. Lois Capps
  Rep. Brett Guthrie

Rep. Lois Capps
Rep. Brett Guthrie

with the presentation of the

AG Bell Award of Distinction

Representatives Lois Capps and Brett Guthrie, both esteemed Members of Congress, have championed essential legislation for early intervention and newborn hearing screening. Due to their work in the United States House of Representatives, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act is on track for re-authorization in 2016. AG Bell will be awarding both Representatives with the AG Bell Award of Distinction at the 2016 AG Bell Gala in honor of their work to further positive outcomes for children who are born with hearing loss.