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SAVE THE DATE!

July 17, 2014 is the next
American Summer Experience!



IVC HONORS
- 2014  IVC & Philadelphia's Sister Cities Program and Tianjin, China share U.S.-China Sister Cities Award for Youth Programming 

- 2013  IVC named by Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia a "Dare to Understand Community Organization Partner"

- 2012 Temple University Global Philadelphia Award  

- 2011 Independence Charter School's Global Citizen Award

- 2009 Preservation Alliance's Community Action Award (for our work on the Chinatown Friendship Gate)

- 2005 Consular Corps Global Leadership Award

2004 Human Rights Award from the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission

Did you know that the network of 95 IVC's across the U.S. was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for its work with
the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program @StateIVLP.

 
 

 


You can check out other international activities in the region in our 'corner'


PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BELOW...

Join us for the Summer's best party!
July 18th, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the College of Physicians
(22nd Street between Market and Chestnut) 

& it's air-conditioned and mosquito-free!!

WHAT TO WEAR?  See photos from previous July parties.

Be a part of IVC's unique international relations work.  Joinus to meet people from all over the world, including Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan!  We've planned lots of ways for you to meet people easily, and have some new things in store, too:

1.  At S-p-e-e-d  Networking you'll meet lots of people in seconds - 27 seconds to be precise!  You get just 27 seconds to introduce yourself before the annoying whistle signals it's time to move on to the next person.  You'll enjoy the fast pace and then can relax and spend the rest of the evening getting to know them better.  It's how IVC works - building relationships one person at a time.

2.  I Don't Know Anyone Tables.  Don't you just hate going to a party where you really don't know anyone?  You'll love coming to this party because it's the friendliest in town with tables where you can introduce yourself to meet new people and welcome others who might not know anyone, too.  You'll feel comfortable the moment you arrive!

3.  Artisans' Beer Garden.  NEW this year is our special Artisans' Beer Garden, with Daily News Columnist, beer expert and Philly Beer Week founder, Don Russell.  He's rounded up some friends who love to talk about beer, and will feature local beers from Flying Fish Brewing Company and Yards Brewing Company.  Other local beers are from our long-time friends at Philadelphia Brewing Company who also have a cider that a big hit for our attendees looking for gluten-free drinks.

4.  Gluten-Free Selections.  ALSO NEW.  We're sensitive to more than just cultural differences.  So, in addition to no pork at any IVC event, we'll also have plenty of tasty gluten-free foods for you to choose from.  And if you read #3 you saw that Philadelphia Brewing Company offers Commonwealth Ciders for anyone looking for gluten-free drinks.   Our great caterer, Catering By Design, will make sure that there's something for everyone

If you can't join us but want to make a donation in any amount, just go here.  All donations are greatly appreciated and help promote positive U.S.-foreign relations as well as a more accurate U.S. image abroad. 

Tickets are $100 'day of' for everyone!

To see the list of our 14 great restaurant packages, click here.  As of July 17th just 107 tickets for 14 prizes have been sold, so your chances of winning are really great!!!

 

 

 

 

 

    Price:
    $

    TOO LATE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE.  JUST SHOW UP & WE'LL MAKE UP YOUR NAME BADGE.

    TICKETS ARE $100 EACH.

    Tickets are $100 today for everyone.  If you purchased your tickets in advance, your name badge will be waiting for you and serves as your ticket.  

    Thank you for supporting IVC's international relations work!

    Price:
    $25.00

    TOO LATE TO BUY THEM ONLINE!

    One ticket to possibly be among the 14 winners of the Restaurant Packages with 46 great restaurants!  Each winner gets at least three restaurants!

    Price:
    $60.00

    TOO LATE TO BUY THEM ONLINE!

    Purchase three tickets to raise your chances to be among the 14 winners of the Restaurant Packages with 46 great restaurants!  Each winner gets at least three restaurants!

    Price:
    $100.00

    TOO LATE TO BUY THEM ONLINE!

    Purchase five tickets to raise your chances even more to be among the 14 winners of the Restaurant Packages with 46 great restaurants!  Each winner gets at least three restaurants!  Some have even won more than one package!  You could be dining out all year long!


         PLATINUM SPONSORS

    Beth Cohen, Esq.
    Suzanne & Christopher Garber
    Nancy Gilboy & Philip Harvey
    Ron & Linda Henry
    Ronald Rubin
    Mary & Buck Scott
    Marciarose Shestack
    Rick Shnitzler & Jan Yager
    William Yancey, Ph.D.
      & Patricia Wisch, Ph.D.


       GOLD SPONSORS

    Eugene & Cissy Block
    Adam H. Davis, Esq.
    Dr. Vail Garvin
       & Ron Unterberger

    Henry J. Holcomb
    Nancy Kammerdeiner
    Hon. John J. Medveckis
    Margo C. Rosenblatt
    Susan Sherman

    CITIZEN DIPLOMACY
            SPONSORS

    Marlene Andrews-Gilboy
    Helen Arabskyj/Green Studio
    Richard Atkins, Esq.
    Alfred N. Basilicato
    Hon. E. Harris Baum, Esq.
    Gail Bower
    Lee & Sally Bowie
    Joseph Burke
    Sandy Cadwalader

    Adrienne Carpenter
    Sharon Carruth
    Bill Celenza
    Jennifer Clinton, Ph.D.
    D. Walter Cohen, D.D.S.N
    Norman & Suzanne Cohn
    Charles Croce & Anne Callaghan
    Karen M.
      & Edward M. D'Alba
    Ronald D'Alonzo
      & James Schad
    Mahinda de Lanerolle

    Jessica Drake
    John Domzalski, J.D.
    Ned Donoghue
       & Peggy O'Donnell
    Mary H. Dunn
    Rosemary Esposito
    Dale Foote
    Laura Foster
      & Aaron Goldblatt

        CITIZEN DIPLOMACY
                SPONSORS

    Toni Alperin Goldberg
    Peter J. Gonzales, Esq.
    John Grady
    Wm. Stewart Graham 
    Greta & Alan Greenberger
    Alicia Gribben & Stewart Oberfeld
    Elaine Grobman
    Nydia Han
    William J. & Molly Hill
    Jun Huangpu, Ph.D.
    Susan Kellogg & Dick Hoffman
    Jaime Khoo Leblanc
    David M. Kipphut
    Josephine Klein
    Meg Shope Koppel
    Amy Kurland 
    Anthony LaRosa
    Rachel Spang Lawton
    Richard D. Levy, Ph.D. 
    Mireia Lizandra, Ph.D.
    Hon. Debbie M. Majka
    Richard A. Mass
    Sharifah Masten
    Randall M. Miller, Ph.D.
    Stephen W. Miller, Esq.
    Dr. Cathleen T. Moore
    Barbara O’Brien
    Mel & Denise Payne
    Valerie Pearce

           CITIZEN DIPLOMACY
                    SPONSORS

    Denise Portner
    Siobhan Rearson

    Joan Curtis H. Reese

    Gabriella Romani
      & David Adam Yanoff

    Theresa Romanowski

    Bernard Salera

    Jeffrey & Joan Schwartz
    Mary & Buck Scott

    Mark Segal

    Bart & Sandy Silverman

    Daniel Suchenski

    Andrew Swinney       

    Geri Swift

    Hon. Christine M. Tartaglione

    Hon. Marian B. Tasco

    Ginny & David Toliver
    Coxey Toogood

    Hon. Erik Torp

    Ella Torrey

    Andrew Toy

    Norma Van Dyke

    Ignatius C. Wang, AIA

    Xilin Wang

    Joe Warner

    David M. Webster

    John F. Whealin

    Rick & Mollie Wheeler

    Wendy & Tommy Williams

    Sallie Winter

    Carol Wong

    Cecilia Moy Yep

    SUMMER PARTY COMMITTEE

    Nia Adee
    Dick Atkins, Esq.
    C. Baird Brown
    Adrienne Carpenter
    Bill Celenza
    Beth Cohen, Esq.
    Karen M.
       & Edward M. D'Alba
    David Kipphut
    Ned Donoghue
    & Peggy O'Donnell
    Jessica Drake
    Edward M. Dunham, Jr., Esq.
    Michael Feighan
    Stephen J. Forte
    Laura Foster
       & Aaron Goldblatt
    Robert Frye
    Suzanne Garber
    Dr. Vail Garvin & Ron Unterberger
    Angela D. Giampolo, Esq.
    Nancy Gilboy & Philip Harvey
    Roberta Ginsburg

    SUMMER PARTY COMMITTEE

    John W. Goldschmidt Jr., Esq.
    Joe Gordon
    Stewart Graham
    Alan & Greta Greenberger
    Ed Grose
    Raquel N. Guzmán, Esq.
    Colleen & Christopher Hardimon
    C. Alan & Suzanne Hatfield
    Kimon Hatza, Esq.
    Ronald Henry, Esq.
    Nancy L. Hohns
    Jack Housley
    Thomas Jennings, Esq.
    Jun Huangpu, Ph.D.
    Vatche Kaloustian
    Nancy Kammerdeiner
    Gersil Kay
    Stephen P. Kelly
    Amy Kurland, Esq.
    Elizabeth Litten
    Jason Maki
    Sharifah Masten
    Laura McCluskey
    Jennifer McGinn Ennis & Andrew Ennis 
    Maria Mills-Torres

    SUMMER PARTY COMMITTEE

    Lissa Morinsky
    Sessalli Obasuyi
    Anne O'Callaghan
    David C. Palm
    Denise Portner
    Brian A. Rankin, Esq.
    Claire Riggs
    Margo Rosenblatt
    Marciarose Shestack
    Myriam Siftar
    William Spang
    Ann L. Stauffer
    Kim Tisa
    Carolina Torres
    Andy & Pat Toy
    Xilin Wang
    Robert Washington
    David M. Webster
    Roberta West
    Warwick S. Wheeler
    Wendy Williams
    Julia Yanoff


    IVC is the Philadelphia region's official host for U.S. Government-sponsored visitors.
    IVC promotes mutual understanding through citizen diplomacy.  It is part of a national network of Councils that was nominated for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

     

    A copy of IVC's official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

    Name Change for 60th Anniversary!
    Check here for suggestions we've received
    (Last updated 1/17/14)

    Follow us on Twitter @IVCPhila for updates on delegations & who they met here.  Check out #IVLP and @StateIVLP for more on the State Department's top exchange program.

    Click above for the 2012 Annual Report released April 2013

    Citizen diplomacy engages citizens in international relations. Meeting counterparts and experiencing everyday American life provides an authentic & more accurate view of the "real" U.S.


    Restaurants participating
    in our 
    2014 
    Summer Experience! 
    -Bliss
    -Bistro St.Tropez
    -Capital Grille
    -City tap House
    -Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
    -Fork
    -The Good King Tavern
    -Indeblue
    -Ladder 15
    -Melograno
    -Ocean Prime
    -Positano Coast
    -The Prime Rib
    -Seasons 52
    -Serafina
    -Square 1682
    -Stella Rossa
    -Tir Na Nog
    -Valley Green Inn
    -Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
     
    Restaurants that participated in 2013
    -Amuse at Le Meridien
    -Aqua
    -Asia on the Parkway
    -Bistro St.Tropez
    -Bliss
    -Brauhaus Schmitz
    -Bridget Foy's
    -Capital Grille
    -Chabaa Thai Bistro
    -Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
    -City Tavern
    -D'Angelo's Ristorante
    -Davio's Steakhouse
    -Fork
    -Fratelli's Italian Bistro
    -Jack's Firehouse
    -Jane G's
    -La Fontana Della Citta
    -Luke's Lobster
    -Marmont Steakhouse
    -Mexican Post (2 certificates)
    -Moshulu
    -Ocean Prime
    -Opa
    -Oyster House
    -Panorama Ristorante 
    -Percy Street Barbecue
    -Pod
    -Porcini
    -Positano Coast
    -The Prime Rib
    -Raw
    -Ristorante La Buca
    -Route 6
    -Russet
    -Seasons 52
    -Serafina
    -Spring Mill Cafe
    -Square 1682
    -Starr Restaurants
    -The Swann Lounge
    -Tir Na Nog
    -Valley Green Inn
    -XIX (at the Bellevue)