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Borgen Project’s 2017 Speaker Series Kick-Off Charity Gala

*created for proof of concept only* May 6, 2017

Pitch:

The Borgen Project is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations to sponsor an educational and inspirational summer speaker series. To celebrate this partnership and to kick off our speaker events, The Borgen Project and the Council on Foreign Relations are hosting a charity gala on May 6, 2017.

Background:

The Borgen Project, an innovative campaign platform that seeks government reform to aid the world’s poor, believes that their new partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations will be revolutionary in the field of foreign assistance. All proceeds from the gala and speaker series will go directly to foreign aid assistance programs such as UNICEF and other United Nations-backed programs. Celebrity speakers at the gala include George Clooney, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.

Facts:

  • The Kick-Off Gala will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday May 6, 2017 Dress is black tie
  • Tickets start at $1,000 per attendee, with tables of 10 selling for $8,500
  • Celebrity speakers at the gala include George Clooney, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright
  • For more information, please contact Chloe Mansell at media@borgenproject.org or visit us at www.borgenproject.org/summerspeakerseries

Quote from CFR:

“Access to high-profile speaker events is a privilege of membership to the Council on Foreign Relations. However, we recognize that education is an invaluable asset to policy reform and are excited to share our connections with the world.” – Lisa Shields, Vice President Communications and Media Relations for the Council on Foreign Relations

Quote from The Borgen Project:

“There are over 8,000 charities in Washington. What sets our organizations apart is our unwavering commitment to help those in need, and being able to do so by hosting inventive and stimulating events like this gala and our speaker series.” – Clint Borgen, founder of the Borgen Project

Media:

Copy of the invitation sent to gala invitees.
 

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