July 22 is THE DAY!
American Summer Experience
It's a garden party -bring a hat!
It's S-p-e-e-d Networking!
It's great food, French & Italian wines
It's beer from around the world!
It's a Restaurant Package Drawing!
It's dancing & it's not to be missed!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING OUR WORK THROUGH THE AMERICAN SUMMER EXPERIENCE (bbq)
Ambassador Table Sponsor
ELAP Services, LLC
MFR Consultants, Inc.
Minister Table Sponsor
The Boeing Company
Spangles Custom Jewelry Designs
Temple University Fox School of Business – CIBER
Christopher J. Vargo
White and Williams LLP
Consul Table Sponsor
Citrin Cooperman and Co., LLP
– Office of International Programs
Fox Rothschild LLP
of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Brian A. Rankin
Turner Construction Company
Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
Chubb & Son
Courtyard by Marriott
Raquel N. Guzmán
Tom & Kathy Jennings
MillCrest Law LLP
SERVE Philadelphia VISTA Corps
Click above image for 2014 Annual Report released March 2015
JOIN US on July 22nd
HELP US SHATTER STEREOTYPES & BUILD INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING
Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd for the best event of the Summer & support our international relations work.
Philadelphia's AMERICAN SUMMER EXPERIENCE - which this year is also a Garden Party!
It's more than a great event. It's a positive American experience we create - with your help - for guests from abroad.
AND, it's our only fundraiser for the year. You can purchase your tickets here. Here are our great sponsors:
It's in the garden (wear your favorite hat or go without), and it's indoors, downstairs & upstairs at the College of Physicians.
How many organizations do you know raise funds and actually perform their mission at the same time? We're not biking for a cause or racing for a cure. Our event actually does what we're about - it's a wonderful "American experience" that builds mutual respect and understanding throughout the event - while raising money to support it throughout the year.
So join us and be part of our special evening - you'll have a great time and feel good about it, too!
Support international understanding - one person at a time.
Go HERE to purchase your tickets to the event!
Purchase drawing tickets for great restaurant packages HERE
Make a donation for any amount HERE
How long before it happens?
CITIZEN DIPLOMACY FIRST
Funds raised will support CDI's "Today I Met" Education Program,
our State Department & Sister Cities Exchange Programs
& all of our other Exchanges that make friends around the world
for our country and region.
CDI is a designated United Way recipient. Our number is 00685.
You can read the CDinfoletter here!
We're separating the First Thursday email and will now be updating you
with dinner hosting and homestay opportunities, as well as opportunities to
travel abroad through the Sister Cities Program, and much more!
NOTE: If your link to the Business Tips was broken, click here.
Make friends. Make peace.
It's really that simple.
BE A PART OF THE NATION-WIDE NETWORK - the Global Ties U.S. Network - that was nominated for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. Join the movement that promotes a more positive and accurate image of the U.S. and the Philadephia regiona through one-on-one interaction with important guests visiting through U.S. Department of State exchanges and Philadelphia's Sister Cities Program.
You can EXPAND YOUR WORLD and be personally involved in international relations through our Citizen Diplomacy work. Our goal is to engage you, and as many others as we can, to help us build friendships around the world. By meeting with our guests from abroad you can change perceptions created by a negative world media. You can welcome guests from abroad into your office to share your expertise, or into your home to share a more personal American experience over dinner.
Making friends leads to peace. And you can play an important role in it. Join today here.
Make a donation today to CDI's Citizen Diplomacy First Fund. DONATE HERE.
At CDI we welcome strangers... and send home friends.
Make friends. Make contacts. Make peace.®
CDISM - Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia
formerly the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia
1515 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1594 U.S.A.
To contact a member of CDI's staff: