AmCham Thanksgiving Charity Dinner 2022
In 2022 we will celebrate Thanksgiving in person for the first time in three years.
AmCham Bulgaria has been hosting the traditional Thanksgiving Charity Celebration for 19 years now. Each Fall we address our great community to help less fortunate and disadvantaged people to change their lives for better. This year we will do good together again!
Traditionally over 250 individuals – AmCham members representatives, U.S. citizens and guests – attend the event and contribute to the charity initiative. Last year we had had a very successful virtual auction.
This year we raise funds for “Get Ready to Succeed” and “Support Women Victims of Domestic Violence” Programs of the BCause Foundation (AmCham member). AmCham and its members are among the long-lasting contributors to both programs.
|18:30 – 19:15||Welcome drink and networking|
|19:15 – 19:40||Opening Session|
|MCs:||Angela Rodel, Executive Director, Fulbright Bulgaria &|
Yana Nikolova, International News Editor, NOVA TV
|Olivier Marquette, President, AmCham Bulgaria|
|Special Guest||H.E. Herro Mustafa, U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria|
|Moments of Inspiration||Elitsa Barakova, Executive Director, BCause|
|Elena Stefanova, 5-year scholarship holder|
|Yuliya Andonova, P.U.L.S.E. Foundation|
|19:40 – 20:20||Live music||Militsa Gladnishka & Mihail Yosifov Sextet|
|20:20 – 20:35||Ballet Performance||Boriana Dance|
|20:35 – 21:10||Open Bid Session||Bid Session MCs:|
Ivan Mihaylov, CEO, AmCham Bulgaria
Daniel Kiryakov, Communications and Public Affairs
Manager, AmCham Bulgaria
|21:10 – 21:50||Live music||Militsa Gladnishka & Mihail Yosifov Sextet|
Get Ready to Succeed Program
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.
They are entirely provided by donations.
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 17 years now we have awarded 1,748 scholarships of over BGN 2,536,000, all provided by private donors – companies and individuals.
Women Victims of Domestic Violence Fund
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.
Women and their children receive security and protection, emotional recovery and social rehabilitation. In order to get out of the vicious cycle of violence and to continue their lives outside, they need encouragement and faith in themselves and in their capabilities. Every fourth woman has been a victim of domestic violence.
One out of four women has been a victim of domestic violence.
5 Ways to Support the Charity Dinner and our Causes
1. Choose a corporate sponsorship package – 3 options plus buying a corporate table
2. Direct public personal or corporate donations to the funds – from the BCause Platformata
3. Provide auction items in favor of charity causes
4. Buy a corporate table
5. Corporate or personal participation in the auction bidding for an item during the dinner
Participation fee is 250 BGN, VAT incl. for the AmCham members and 300 BGN for non-member guests. Kindly register below until November 18th to attend. Note that no-shows or late cancelations will not be refunded.