IHP's 54th Global Gala: Korea

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Saturday 5/9
6:30 pm
$2500 Table of 10
$450 Couple
$250 Individual ($175 for IHP Alumni)
$50 After-Party ($5 for IHP Residents)

Tickets Also Available From the IHP Box Office, in person or by phone: 215-387-5125 Tue-Sat from 4pm-8pm. (or, from one hour before showtime until one hour after.)

Join us for an evening of festivities, networking, cuisine, art, and music as we celebrate Korea's rich cultural traditions and ride the Korean wave, the Hallyu, at International House Philadelphia.


Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30 pm

Formal Dinner 7:30pm

After-Party featuring Dessert, Performances, Open Bar, & Dancing 9:00 pm


Black Tie or Traditional Dress Encouraged

Complimentary Valet Parking

3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


The Global Gala is International House’s largest fundraising event of the year and a wonderful way to network and engage with leaders and innovators in the fields of business, government, philanthropy, science, academia, and the arts. It is also an exciting opportunity to meet some of our young international residents, who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Don’t miss your chance to celebrate Korea’s rich history and culture through multiple events leading up to, and including, the Global Gala!  

For more information, please contact Elina Cher at 215.895.6528 or Elina@ihphilly.org


Honorary Committee

The Office of the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York

The Honorable Michael Nutter Mayor of Philadelphia

E. Harris Baum, Esquire Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Korea

Richard J. Song Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia

James Joo-Jin Kim Amkor Technology

Eugene Y. Park Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, Director, James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Jasmine Choi Flutist


Host Committee

Michael & Julie Choe Society of Young Korean Americans

Melissa Jen DiFrancesco Associate Director,

James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Phuong Nguyen Manager of Development & Communications, Asian Arts Initiative

Hye-Jung Park Associate Director & Program Manager, Scribe Video

Ludo C. P. Scheffer, PhD* Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program, Drexel University

Peter Van Do Pan-Asian American Community House at the University of Pennsylvania


Gala Committee

Jim & Kim Balaschak

Jeff Benoliel & Amy Branch

Leslie Benoliel & Alex Hamilton

Bruce Braunewell CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Christopher Bryan

Alice Chase

Ms. Im Ja P. Choi

Peter & Victoria Dachowski

Nancy Gilboy & Philip Harvey

Chandrakant “Chuck” Gupta* & Margot Rowley

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Hearsey*

David Jacobson CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Zoltan Kerekes Phoenix IP Ventures

Josephine Klein

Youngbin Lee, MD

Mr. & Mrs. Jason P. Lisi

Emily C. Riley

John M. Scott

John & Susan Smith

Tanya Steinberg


*IHP Alumni


Corporate Partners