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25th Annual Gala of The Africa-America Institute To Be Held This Fall



THE AFRICA-AMERICA INSTITUTE'S 25TH ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
Monday, September 21, 2009
Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
Two West Street

Cocktail Reception 6:00 pm
 Dinner and Awards Ceremony 7:00 pm

 


HONOREES

AAI AFRICAN NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The People of Ghana
accepted by
H.E. John Evans Atta Mills
President of the Republic of Ghana
 
AAI AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY
Vartan Gregorian
President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

AAI AWARD FOR CHAMPIONING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Nicky Oppenheimer
Chairman, De Beers
 
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Femi Oke, The TakeAway, WNYC Radio

 
BENEFIT COMMITTEE
Sean Barlow
President & Executive Producer
World Music Productions

Betty Bigombe
Visiting Scholar
The Johns Hopkins University - SAIS

Mahen Bonetti
Executive Director
African Film Festival, Inc.

Anna Getaneh
Managing and Creative Director
African Mosaique

Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari
Under-Secretary General & Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Iraq Compact

Florence Howe
Publisher Emerita and Founder
The Feminist Press

Donald Payne
Member of Congress
House of Representatives

Most Reverend Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus

Rosa Whitaker
President and CEO
The Whitaker Group


List in formation
GRAND SPONSORS
Constant Capital Partners
Chevron

GLOBAL SPONSORS
The Coca-Cola Company
De Beers
Tullow Oil plc
Shell International

INTERNATIONAL SPONSORS
Exxon Mobil Corporation

CONTINENTAL SPONSORS
AFSCME
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
Lisa Opoku
Schlumberger Limited
Zephyr Management


AUCTION
Amaridian is pleased to partner with AAI to present the Silent Auction at the 25th Annual Awards Gala.

For a preview of auction items, click here. Check back often as the preview book will be updated as new items are added to the auction.

GALA RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION

For more information, visit www.benefitoffice.org/aai
or contact AAI at aai@benefitoffice.org
or +1 (888) 483-0653.
 


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