Diplomacy Gala 2017

November 4: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Diplomacy Gala 2017

November 4: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us at the 2017 Diplomacy Gala, “Global Entrepreneurship + Public Diplomacy: A New Venture.” Our annual fundraiser is a unique celebration of the impact of public diplomacy in San Diego.

This year we will highlight our professional exchange programs which connect local social and traditional entrepreneurs with their international counterparts to build mutual understanding, share best practices and form lasting business relationships. While trade has long been used as a catalyst for diplomacy, global social entrepreneurship is the next chapter in this narrative. At the 2017 Diplomacy Gala, we will celebrate social entrepreneurship as a new diplomacy tool to address some of the most intractable global challenges.

The event will feature a sit-down dinner with entertainment, unique keynote speakers, a live auction and the bestowment of the Hostler Diplomat of the Year Award, Partner Agency of the Year Award and Member of the Year Award. In addition, the cocktail hour offers a great opportunity for silent auction bidding and networking for our 200+ guests, that include diplomats, elected officials, business and civic leaders. Click HERE to Register. 


Keynote Speaker

Scot Chisholm, CEO of Classy
Scot is the CEO & Co-Founder of Classy, a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising tools for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate global social impact. Since 2011, fundraising on the Classy platform has doubled each year—resulting in thousands of nonprofits collectively raising over half a billion dollars.

Based in San Diego, CA, Classy partners with organizations of all sizes and has raised $53 million to-date in growth capital. Classy was selected by Fast Company as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies in Social Good,” and recognized on the “100 Brilliant Companies” list by Entrepreneur Magazine. Most recently, Scot was recognized by Glassdoor as a Highest Rated CEO in 2017.

Outside of Classy, Scot is an active advisor and angel investor. He’s also part of the founding investor group and on the Board of Directors at San Francisco City Football Club, the country’s first social enterprise semi-professional soccer club.


Entertainment

DJ Kutz, Resident GoPro DJ
GoPro Resident DJ, DJ Kutz, lives to create and mix music that crosses racial, social and ethnic borders. He spins largely EDM/Progressive/Electro House, mixing it with hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, House, Funk, Soul, & Latin. Originally a New Jersey native, DJ Kutz first started DJing at the famous Skate 22 in Union, NJ. He has played all over the Tri-State area, across NYC’s boroughs, throughout the U.S. and even in Hyderabad, India. His mixtapes have traveled the world from the United Kingdom to Zimbabwe, Bermuda to China, and everywhere in between. He is currently the resident DJ for GoPro at their Carlsbad office. His passion is to make people dance and have a great time, using music to unite people across cultures.

Voices of Our City Choir
“Serving and Advocating for the Homeless Community Through Music, Poetry and Art”
As seen on KPBS and ABC10, Voices of Our City Choir is committed to transforming the perception and experience of homelessness through the healing power of the arts. Formed by Steph Johnson and Nina Leilani, the choir builds bridges to connect diverse communities in positive ways through musical performance, advocacy, and education. Their purpose is to uplift and heal those involved, to offer friendship to our men, women and children living on the streets and in shelters, and to provide a space every Friday to sing and work towards their live performances. (Photo shared by Michele Zousmer).


Sponsors

Our evening would not have been possible without the in-kind support of many individuals and businesses in the community including:

Sempra IntlMany thanks to Sempra Energy for its sponsorship at the Platinum Diplomat Level

 

Chinyeh HostlerMany thanks to Chinyeh Hostler for her Gold Diplomat Sponsorship

Many thanks BD for their support at the Gold Diplomat level

Sureride LogoThank you to SURERIDE for their Silver Diplomat Sponsorship.

Many thanks to Takeda Pharmaceuticals for theirSilver Diplomat sponsorship.

 

Sponsorship Levels

$5,000 – Platinum Diplomat: Premier table for eight with wine, one-year SDDC membership for eight, banner with logo, logo displayed on all available print material, recognition on website and in other publicity.

$2,500 – Gold Diplomat: Complimentary tickets for four (4), free 1 year membership for four (4), logo displayed on all available print material, recognition on website and in other publicity.

$1,000 – Silver Diplomat: Complimentary tickets for two (2), logo displayed on all available print material, recognition on website and in other publicity.

$2,500 – Cocktail Hour Sponsor- Complimentary tickets for four (4), free 1 year membership for four (4), logo displayed on all available print material, recognition on website and in other publicity.

$1,000 – Valet Parking Sponsor- Complimentary tickets for two (2), logo displayed on all available print material, recognition on website and in other publicity.

$750 – Dessert Sponsor- One (1) complimentary ticket, logo displayed on all available print material, recognition on website and in other publicity.

 

Click HERE to Register 

Details

Date:
November 4
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, KIPJ-134
San Diego, CA 92110 United States