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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!


Ambassador Table Sponsor

ELAP Services, LLC        

Dessert Sponsor

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    

American Airlines

Citrin Cooperman and Co., LLP   

Drexel University

 – Office of International Programs

Fox Rothschild LLP

Italy-America Chamber
of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Brian A. Rankin

Turner Construction Company

Volpe and Koenig, P.C.

Table Sponsors  

Chubb & Son

Courtyard by Marriott

Raquel N. Guzmán

Tom & Kathy Jennings

JR Resources

MillCrest Law LLP

SERVE Philadelphia VISTA Corps  

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JOIN US on July 22nd


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?  

Support CDI's 

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.
Phone: 1-215-683-0999
Fax: 1-215-683-0998

To contact a member of CDI's staff: