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Thursday, June 6, 2019 , 5:30 PM to 9 PM

The Lucy by Cescaphe, 231 S Broad Street  Philadelphia, PA 19107

2019 CITIZEN DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR
ROBERT A. SWIFT

In support of Philadelphia’s place as a national leader in democracy and justice, Citizen Diplomacy honors Robert A. Swift, a pioneer in human rights litigation, for his groundbreaking work in pursuit of justice for human rights victims around the world.

For more than 30 years, Swift has worked to secure justice for victims of human rights abuses, including people murdered during the Holocaust; people tortured and disappeared by former president of the Philippines, Ferdinand E. Marcos; and Korean forced laborers from World War II. He has been recognized by his peers on numerous occasions both locally and nationally. In 1995, the National Law Journal named him one of the 10 best trial attorneys in the United States and in 2013, the University of Denver's Law School presented him with a prestigious human rights awards for his achievements in human rights jurisprudence. He has also served on the boards of Haverford College and Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education.

You can read more about his passionate career  here and his own writings on the groundbreaking 1986 case against Marcos here.

Philadelphia welcomes over 1,200 international exchange visitors each year. Democracy and human rights justice are two of our most popular programs. 2019 is Citizen Diplomacy’s 65th year and along with honoring Robert Swift, we are highlighting Philadelphia’s place as a national leader for democratic ideals, rule of law and free press.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

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$10,000

SILVER
$5,000

BRONZE
$3,000

PARTNER
$1,500

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Deadline for Sponsorships and ads to be included in the event invitation is 3/31/2019.

Deadline for inclusion in the event Program 5/15/2019.


Questions? Call Andrea Silva, Director of Development at 215-683-0993 or andrea.silva@cdiphila.org


Watch the video of our 2018 Citizen Diplomat of the Year Dr. Stephan Grupp or click here to see a photos from the 2018 event!

    Citizen Diplomacy International is the Philadelphia region's premier international relations organization. We work in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the City of Philadelphia to make friends for our country and region, and to connect our region's institutions and people to others around the world.

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

    Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

    CITIZENS SOIREE SPONSORS

    Presenting Sponsor
    ELAP Services

    GOLD
    Steve and Susan Kelly
    MidDay Foundation

    SILVER
    The Beneficial Foundation
    Ryan Igbanol and Tasha Taylor-Igbanol 
    Thomas J. and Katherine Jennings
    Kohn Swift and Graf, P.C.
    PWP Video
    Wendy and Thomas J. Williams and JR Resources

    BRONZE
    PNC Bank
    RSM - Greater Philadelphia Region
    Bill and MaryLou Spang and Spangles Custom Jewelry Designs

    PARTNERS
    AECOM
    Bradley & Bradley Associates, Inc.
    Christopher and Betsy D'Angelo
    William G. Daniels and Martha Sharples
    Office of International Programs at Drexel University
    Fox Rothschild
    Raquel N. Guzmán
    Hogan Lovells International
    Malcolm J. Ingram
    Malou Innocent Koch
    MBlock Chain Inc.
    George H. Nofer, Esq.
    Parx Casino
    Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau 
    Brian and Soozung Rankin
    Stevenson Advocacy
    Gabriella Vaca and Luca Favaro
    Volpe and Koenig
    Water Street Partners
    White and Williams

    FRIENDS SPONSORS
    1225 Raw
    The Capital Grille
    City Tavern
    Club Quarters
    William G. Daniels
    and Martha Sharples
    Elap Services
    Field House Sports and Beer Hall
    Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
    The Late Show with Stephan Colbert 
    Melograno Restaurant
    Museum of the American Revolution
    National Constitution Center
    The Notary/Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown 
    North Bowl
    Pennsylvania Ballet
    Philadelphia Liberty One Observation Deck
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Philadelphia Magic Garden
    Philadelphia Union
    R2L
    Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
    Volpe and Koenig
    Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
    Wawa
    The Windsor Suites

    SPECIAL THANKS TO
    The Citizen Diplomacy Board of Directors for going above and beyond to
    achieve our Soiree sucess!
    2019 Citizens Soiree Committee: Co-Chairs - Ryan Igbanol and Malou Innocent Koch,
    • Daniel Berger, Sarah Sullivan and Svetlana Milutinovic
    • HughE Dillon and Andre Flewellen, Society Photographer @PhillyChitChat
    • Dominic Settembrino, President & CEO of DJ Sound & Lighting
    • Our UArts musicians: Ravi Seenarine (saxophone), Scott Blanke (trombone), Raph Krause Palit (guitar), Dan McCain (bass) and Kevin Blanke (drums)
    • Alex Peltz of Peltz Creative
    • Cara Reaves and Marisa Burns @CescapheBlack
    • Robert Swift Photos in the Phillipines by Tony Oquias
    • Wendy Williams and JR Resources for our personalized Citizen Diplomat of the Year Crystal Globe Award