Grameen Foundation 2012 NYC Benefit
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Cocktail reception • Dinner • Entertainment • Silent Auction
To benefit Grameen Foundation's poverty-fighting programs
Individual tickets are being sold for $1,000 per person. Table sponsorships, which include 10 seats, are available for $75,000, $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here.
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Dress code is cocktail and business attire.
Above: Photos of tables from our benefit in 2011, and Paul Maritz, chairman of our Board of Directors, addressing the audience at the event.
On Thursday, April 19, Grameen Foundation friends, partners, and staff from across the world will gather to celebrate 15 years of providing transformative small loans and technology solutions to help struggling families break the cycle of poverty. With the support of generous people like you, our ability to help the poorest has grown significantly since our founding in 1997. What started with $6,000 in seed funding from Professor Muhammad Yunus and the entrepreneurial spirit of President and founder Alex Counts has become one of the world’s most innovative microfinance and technology-for-development organizations, empowering millions of the world’s poor.
This event will bring together leading philanthropists, corporate CEOs, bankers, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and dedicated volunteers from New York City and beyond for a night of inspiration and celebration. The opportunity to meet some of the most passionate philanthropists and top strategists in the world of microfinance and technology-for-development will make this an evening to remember. This memorable evening will include remarks from Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm, who will be receiving Grameen Foundation’s Humanitarian Award on behalf of Qualcomm's Wireless Reach™ initiative. Entertainment will be provided by BollyArts Dance Troupe, which recently performed at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009!
For more information contact Kate McElligott at 202-628-3560 x180, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend this fundraising event but would still like to support our work to empower the world's poorest through microfinance and technology, please click here to make a gift to Grameen Foundation.
At Grameen Foundation our goal is simple – we want to see poor people, especially the poorest and those living in hard-to-reach areas, have access to microfinance and technology and, as a result of access to these services, move themselves out of poverty. We envision a world where the poor have broken the generational chain of poverty and lead lives of respect, dignity and opportunity.