Dear FriendI have exciting news: Leadership Initiatives will be hosting our sixth annual Gala for Global Change at the Nigerian Embassy on February 17th celebrating Nigeria’s 51 years of independence. This is the first time Leadership Initiatives history that we have been selected as the opening event for the Nigerian embassy’s event season. In 2010, Leadership Initiatives hosted the largest attended event at the Nigerian Embassy with over 300 participants, a record we plan to beat in 2012. This year, Leadership Initiatives has tapped diverse talents to create a beautiful showing of local and professional artists and artisanal producers from around the world to enhance this special event. Join international dignitaries, US officials and local celebrities at the Nigerian Embassy for a dazzling night of artisanal food and cocktails, a silent art auction with several surprise live auction items, and Leadership Initiatives 1st Annual Service Awards ceremony.Leadership Initiatives Sixth Annual Gala For Global Change Date: February 17th, 2012Time: 6 p.m. V.I.P. Preview $1007-9 p.m. General Admission $35Where: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 3519 International Court NW Washington, D.C. 20008 Please bring friends, dates, parents, potential supporters and professionals. Your attendance will help Leadership Initiatives expand on the successes of 2011, notably the launching 24 new business initiatives in the fields of mechanics, carpentry, electronic repair, tailoring, farming and transportation. New leaders were created as graduates reinvested in Leadership Initiatives programs along with our first orphan care program, providing the communities’ first outreach, job training, care and education program for disadvantaged orphans. This year's event is being hosted by the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, the honorable, Dr. Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, who will be in attendance. V.I.P Preview tickets are available to allow a small group of attendees to have a more intimate experience with the attending diplomats and artists. More information and tickets are available on the Art Gala website at:
www.LIgala.orgWe hope you will join us as we celebrate a momentous year of growth and development both here and in Nigeria. Sincerely, Marshall Bailly, Lynsie Hall and Khalifa LawanExecutive Director, Gala Committee Chair and Field Programs Manager-Nigeria
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