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September 28, 2018, Friday - Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Gala at Nicollet Island Pavilion

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power Street

Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Gala

Join Books For Africa supporters from near and far to celebrate having supplied more than 41 million books throughout the entire continent of Africa.

The event features an African inspired meal, live music, an African marketplace and fashion show, and the chance to connect with BFA supporters from around the world.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States

Emcee: Jearlyn Steele

African Ambassadors and Embassy Representatives in attendance:

  • H.E. Dr. Bafuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of Ghana to the U.S.
  • H.E. Carlos dos Santos, Ambassador of Mozambique to the U.S.
  • H.E. Edward Y. Sawerengera, Ambassador of Malawi to the U.S.
  • H.E. Santa Mary Laker Kinyera, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Uganda
  • Her Excellency Michele Marie-Claude Benzot, Counselor, Embassy of the Central African Republic
  • Jackson K. George, Honorary Consul General, Liberia
  • Tarek Ben Yosef, Senior Policy Officer, Embassy of the African Union

Cost: $100/person*; or $1,250 for a table sponsorship (a table seats 10 guests - contact to purchase a table)

*$50 of your ticket purchase is tax deductible.

Event Itinerary:

 Registration (note: complimentary valet service is available for all guests)

6:00 - 7:00 Social Hour (passed hors d'oeuvres, African Marketplace, cash bar, photo opportunity)

7:00 Dinner & Program (including live auction and Fund-A-Need opportunity)
Dessert and Entertainment to follow

Help Books For Africa celebrate how far we have come, and re-commit to 30 more years of improving access to quality education for students throughout Africa.