Stone Mountain said Friday that it’s no longer a sponsorship of the annual White House correspondents dinner, and said the company had “no influence over the event.”
Stone Mountain spokesman Josh Wigler said in an email that the company does not sponsor the annual dinner and that it was a separate sponsorship from its advertising and sponsorship efforts for the annual event.
Stone Mountain has sponsored the annual annual dinner in previous years, including at the 2013 White House.
Stone was the first major American company to sponsor the dinner, which was founded in 1794 by Thomas Jefferson and first held in Washington, D.C., in 1837.
The dinner’s sponsors include a number of corporations including Boeing, Intel and Coca-Cola.
The event, which draws about 1,500 people annually, features speakers from around the world, including the presidents of France, China, Italy, the U.K. and the U,S.
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and former President Bill Clinton.
In a statement, Stone Mountain President and CEO Richard R. Stone said that the White Houses annual dinner “has been one of the most successful events in the history of the dinner and our company was always committed to helping the event succeed.”