AmCham Bulgaria Thanksgiving Charity Dinner 2023

AmCham Bulgaria Thanksgiving Charity Dinner 2023


6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Joint celebration of Thanksgiving and our members’ success

Dear Members and Guests,

We are happy to announce that this year AmCham Bulgaria will present the AmChampion Awards 2022 during the traditional Thanksgiving Charity Celebration.

Looking for synergies and adding more value to our members and increasing the benefits to our stakeholders, we decided to merge our 20-year rich celebration of this traditional family holiday in North America with the initiative that recognizes the most active members of our community.

Again, our goal for that glorious night is to help less fortunate and disadvantaged people change their lives for the better. This year we will do good together again!

We expect over 250 individuals – AmCham members representatives, U.S. citizens, and guests – to gather together to celebrate the holiday and to open their hearts to support our causes. This year we have a record to beat: in 2022 we collected BGN 64,000 for both causes.

Can we do much more in 2023 together?

5 Ways to Support the AmCham Thanksgiving Charity Dinner 2023

  1. Choose a corporate sponsorship package
  2. Direct public personal or corporate donations to the funds – from the BCause Platform
  3. Provide auction items in favor of charity causes
  4. Secure your seat
    • Buy a corporate table.
    • Buy a single seat:
      • Members and US citizens – BGN 250 / Non-Members – BGN 300;
      • Adolescents/12-18 y.o. – BGN 120, VAT included). Please register below.
  5. Corporate or personal participation in the auction by bidding for an item.

Our Causes

It is expected that for a consecutive year, we will support two programs managed by our member BCause Foundation: “Get Ready to Succeed” and “Support Women Victims of Domestic Violence”. AmCham and its members are among the long-lasting contributors to both programs.

Get Ready to Succeed Fund

Get Ready to Succeed
 is a scholarship program, founded by BCause Foundation, supporting excelling students who have lost one or both their parents and have been raised in institutions or by relatives. The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

The AmCham members are generous and long-term contributors to the program, not only with their financial support but also in providing them with opportunities for internships and career options.

For 18 years now we have awarded 1,877 scholarships of over BGN 2,842,800, all provided by private donors – companies and individuals.

Fund to Support Women Victims of Domestic Violence

The Fund to Support Women Victims of Domestic Violence by BCause Foundation is targeted at organizations that provide legal, psychological, and social consultations and support crisis accommodation centers.

The types of activities to be supported are:

  • Psychological and social counseling, mediation in contact with other institutions, counseling with lawyers and lawsuits under the Law on Protection from Domestic Violence, and Hotline for Victims.
  • Mobile work with open reception in small settlements, so that women from the most remote villages can gain access to support in a situation of violence.
  • Grants are distributed through competitions among organizations working in the field.
  • Food, including baby food, medicines, clothes, shoes, and accommodation.
  • Professional courses in manicure, pedicure, hairdressing, and waitresses. The fund is powered by corporate and private donations.
  • Medical care – a large part of the injured are uninsured and have no income to pay for a medical examination and a medical certificate


18:30 – 19:00 Welcome drink and networking
  • Tony McMurray, AmCham Bulgaria Board Member and General Manager, Ingram Micro Bulgaria
  • Marina Tsekova, Anchor, Nova TV

19:00 – 19:15 Official Opening
  • Olivier Marquette, AmCham Bulgaria President
19:15 – 19:45 Live Music Session
  • Nora Karaivanova, Music Idol Bulgaria ’08 Runner-up

19:45 – 20:15 AmChampion Awards Ceremony

20:15 – 20:30 Music Performance
  • Introducing: Anton Kottas as Elvis Presley

20:30 – 20:45 Moments of Inspiration
  • Elitsa Barakova, Executive Director, BCause Foundation
  • Yuliya Andonova, P.U.L.S.E. Foundation 
  • Elena Stefanova, 5-year scholarship holder and volunteer
  • Introducing: Enia-Asena Delcheva, American College of Sofia, Philanthropy Hub New York Scholarship Holder
20:45 – 21:15 Open Bid Session

Moderated by:

  • Elena Stefanova, 5-year scholarship holder and volunteer
  • Daniel Kiryakov, AmCham Bulgaria

21:15 – 22:15 Live Music by
Vlado Mihaylov and REWIND!

Sponsorship and Support to the Causes


Corporate Tables

Registration is closed. For further information, please contact the AmCham office at [email protected]