53rd Global Gala: Colors of Brazil

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Saturday 5/17
6:30 pm
$250 SOLD OUT!

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For more than 50 years, International House Philadelphia has held a Global Gala, during which a different country or region of the world is celebrated. Last year, we travelled to the Eurasian country of Armenia, a nation rich in cultural heritage and tradition, as well as a contemporary culture that includes riotous fun music, beautiful artwork, and inspired cuisine.

International House Philadelphia’s 53rd Global Gala: Colors of Brazil is channeling the rhythm of Carnaval for its main event on May 17th, and there is no better time to celebrate this amazing country! In the past year alone, Philadelphia took part in a Brazilian trade mission, which successfully brought new Brazilian business to our region while introducing Brazil to our historic city of Brotherly Love. With a direct flight from Philadelphia to Brazil on US Airways starting this year, its not a moment too soon as Brazil will host the World Cup this summer, and in two short years, the Summer Olympics. Brazil has long been the jewel of South America, and now it is opening itself up to the rest of the world.

Please join the IHP Board of Trustees, Community, Business, Civic, Government Leaders, and other Distinguished Guests for a festive cocktail hour, black-tie dinner, silent auction, entertainment, and dancing.

Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30 pm
Formal Dinner 7:30 pm
Entertainment, Live Music & Dancing 8:45 pm

We'll be dancing the night away to the Afro-Brazilian party grooves of Dendê & Band!


For partnership opportunities and information, please contact Clara de Bustamante Sà Fomich at 215.895.6561 or ClaraF@ihphilly.org.

The Global Gala Committee thanks Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Leblon CachaçaBrazil Productions, Progressive Business Publications, and University of Pennsylvania for their early support. 

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