Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Consuls Ball 2014!
Spring has (almost) sprung in Boston, and that means its time for UNA-GB’s premier annual gala, Consuls Ball 2014!
Every year, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston honors the Consular Corps of Boston with an evening of elegance, entertainment, and dancing. This high-spirited evening gathers 350-400 local leaders in business, academic, cultural and nonprofit communities to enjoy an evening of networking and socializing. The Consuls Ball is Boston’s premier international gala of the year, celebrating the uniquely global community of Boston while raising funds for UNA-GB’s global education programs for local youth.
Not convinced yet? Here are some reasons why we think you should join us for this exciting event!
1. This year’s focus country is Turkey!
Turkey’s rich history and cultural diversity have long provoked interest in the country’s politics, history, and culture. The country is also increasingly recognized as a regional power due to its economy and diplomatic initiatives. The Consuls Ball will include cultural elements, food, decoration, and entertainment inspired by the Turkey. Better yet, one of our raffle prizes this year is a trip to Istanbul, courtesy of Turkish Airlines and Hilton Hotels and Resorts! In a recent survey conducted by TripAdvisor, Istanbul came out on top as the world’s best tourist hotspot – even trumping Paris and Rome! Would you like to visit this top-ranked city? Now is your chance!
2. Hob nob with globally-minded professionals, consuls, and other individuals who are dedicated to promoting the founding principles of the United Nations!
Consuls Ball brings together members of the Consular Corps of Boston, members of UNA-GB and other Boston organizations, and professionals of all ages for an evening of delicious food, stimulating conversation, dancing, and terrific prizes – all in the name of supporting UNA-GB’s education programs! Discuss anything from the UN Millennium Development Goals to Boston’s wacky weather with friends new and old! This is an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded individuals who support the work of the United Nations.
3. Exciting prizes are at your fingertips!
Feeling lucky? The Jetway Raffle for a trip to Istanbul isn’t the only prize up for grabs! Consuls Ball attendees have the chance to go home with a wide array of winnings – from dinner reservations at some of Boston’s finest restaurants, to a trip to the Azores, to Red Sox tickets! All profits go towards supporting UNA-GB’s programs for local Boston youth, and you may just get a special treat! What could be better?
4. It’s the perfect excuse to get fancy!
What better place to show off your classy side than the Fairmont Copley Plaza – Boston’s luxury landmark hotel? The international ambiance of Consuls Ball is enhanced by guests in black tie/traditional dress, dancing to music with a global touch! Feel free to join us in your classy attire, or in traditional dress that expresses your country/nationality’s culture! And don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
5. Your attendance supports UNA-GB’s programs, which aim to educate today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders!
As always, Consuls Ball raises funds for UNA-GB’s community programs and global education programs for local youth. Funds raised from raffle ticket purchases, donations, auction items, and cost of attendance directly support UNA-GB’s community events and Model-UN program, which serve more than 5,000 participants annually in greater Boston. We rely on the support of donors like you to keep these programs running, and to help broaden the globally-focused educational opportunities for Boston’s youth – thank you for your generous contributions!