|By PR Newswire||
|January 18, 2013 10:28 PM EST||
With a diverse audience consisting of hundreds of dignitaries, executives and special guests, event planners expect to make considerable contributions to established beneficiaries of the ball
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As inauguration draws near, the host committee for the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball presented by GrupoMex (to be held at the Carnegie Library - directly adjacent to the official Inaugural Ball & Commander In Chief's Ball) has released details on the planned use of proceeds from the massive event.
"Just as the rest of the country is abuzz with excitement over inauguration day, we are overflowing with anticipation - with many wonderful events being intertwined to celebrate where we've come from - as well as where we're going," said Mr. Robert Shumake, Business Chair of the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball, and founder of event sponsor ShuFund Capital.
"On Monday, we will be celebrating our future with the second term of the nation's first African-American president, while also remembering an invaluable man (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), who helped to make this future possible," Shumake added.
The inaugural ceremonies and other events will take place on MLK Day due to the official inauguration date falling on a Sunday.
Keeping in mind the historic relevance of the day, event organizers are mindful of those who will come up next; which is why they are dedicating our Ambassadors Inaugural Ball to making a difference, and providing more than just encouraging words, but financial support - to a group of organizations that are committed to bringing about change for generations to follow, not just locally, but around the globe.
According to Robert Shumake; "ShuFund Capital has always been about the double bottom line; making a profit and making a difference, this unique event epitomizes this mantra."
The organizations that are to benefit from the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball proceeds include, Ms. USA Nana Meriwether's The Meriwether Foundation (which focuses on stabilizing the health & economics of lives in South Africa), the Kid Entrepreneurs Need Opportunities (KENO) Foundation (an organization that trains, grows and nurtures businesses formed by young entrepreneurs) and AthleTECH (a Microsoft supported program, under the direction of Anthony Egbuniwe, a Microsoft executive).
Mr. Egbuniwe of Microsoft said, "sports are a universal language that can connect children and promote diversity, AthleTECH allows kids to be exposed to cutting edge technology that demonstrates how they can connect with others and learn about the things that matter to them across the globe."
About ShuFund Capital:
ShuFund Capital is a pioneer of the world's first and largest Global Electronic Mobile Micro-finance (GEMM) technology platform and home of the ShuMoney Mobile Micro-finance Network. Our core competency is moving money fast and providing micro financial services throughout the world to our clients.
ShuFund Capital is an affiliated company of SGP International Holdings L3C. Shufund Capital operates in the high tech mobile micro financial services sector and offers products positioned under the ShuMoney brand.
About The KENO Foundation: @KENOFund
Kid Entrepreneurs Need Opportunities (KENO) Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization co-founded by businesswoman, Adrienne Lance Lucas and her son, Keno Lucas II in 2010. (KENO) fosters, grows and nurtures businesses formed by kid entrepreneurs. KENO teaches youth around the world leadership, business and financial literacy, legacy wealth creation, and business stewardship. A co-sponsor of a Youth Ambassador & Humanitarian Program, KENO offers high school and college age students an opportunity to gain first hand experience of the economy, culture and society of another nation.
KENO is proud to continue to take steps to lead youth to self-sufficiency and mutual understanding between one another that will aid in eradicating global poverty and building global communities that can change the world for good.
About Meriwether Foundation: @MeriwetherFDTN
The Dr. W. D. and N. Meriwether Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 international non-profit charitable organization. It operates health, HIV/AIDS, agriculture, food security, water, sanitation and sustainable economic empowerment programs in rural and peri-urban areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. The mission of the Meriwether Foundation is to improve health, empower communities, and alleviate poverty, with special emphasis on underserved rural and peri-urban areas.
About AthleTECH: @Athle_TECH
As part of Microsoft's commitment to providing opportunities for youth, AthleTECH was created by employees in the Public Sector MACH (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) program, which is an accelerated career development program designed to recruit and hire top-performing graduates. MACH employees Anthony Egbuniwe, Tinsley Sumrell, Bijan Machen, Jason Johnson, and Bradley Way developed AthleTECH to give local youth the opportunity to play while receiving digital skills training to help prevent summer learning loss.
About the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball: @AmbassadorBall
The first of its kind hosted exclusively by the international Ambassadors community, this ball will be attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps, United States Congress, appointees and other luminaries of politics and business.
The event provides an excellent means to contribute to the worldwide humanitarian efforts being supported by the event including; human trafficking, global warming, AIDS, food security and lack of medical care.
For information about the Ambassadors Ball and sponsorship packages, contact Event Manager Elite Socialite Events, LLC at (202) 594-3151 or [email protected].
Tickets may be purchased at http://ambassadors-ball.eventbrite.com/
Visit the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball website to learn more at http://www.ambassadorsinauguralball.com/
Contact Ms. Trea Davenport, the official Communications Director for the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball at 678-327-8281 or [email protected].
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