Join us as we celebrate 25 years of global friendship and educational transformation! Buy your ticket now!
We’ve dedicated 25 years to inspiring empathy, linking diverse communities, and catalyzing social action all over the world. We’ve inspired thousands of volunteers to travel to dozens of countries, complete hundreds of community-driven projects, forge lasting friendships, and learn to see the world differently. We’ve developed an amazing network of globally-minded, socially-conscious humans who are dedicated to building a more just planet together.
An occasion this big deserves a serious celebration! This is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser you’ll want to experience for yourself. We don’t want to give too much away just yet, but here are the basics: you’ll dine with guests from all over the world, hear inspiring speeches from members of the Amizade network, and dance the Nacht away. Oh! and keep an eye out- there might even be a chance to encounter a majestic, furry guest… We hope you’ll join us.
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When and Where?
The success of Amizade 25 largely depends on corporations, foundations, universities, nonprofits, and individuals who trust in Amizade’s long history of achievements. Find out how to become a sponsor here.
Underwriter Level Sponsor:
Walter and Betty Lou Weiss
Friendship Level Sponsor:
Erin Blache-Cohen & Friends
Partner Level Sponsor:
Week of Activities
Along the week before our big celebration, Amizade will host its site directors from around the world and will engage them in different activities in Pittsburgh. We invite our network of alumni, educational and community partners, and supporters to join us.
- Friday, Sep 20th
9 am – Amizade Site Directors Summit @ The Alloy Studios (Closed to the public)
Our site directors coming from around the world are gathering in Pittsburgh to revisit Amizade’s best practices during programs.
1 pm – Facilitated Reflection Immersion Workshop @ The Alloy Studios
This 4-hour immersive workshop invites you to experience first-hand the power of simple structures to make reflection highly purposeful, participatory, and engaging. Sign up for this event here.
6 pm – Amizade Pittsburgh Youth Celebration @ Repair the World Pittsburgh
Our network will celebrate the success of the Hill District Global Engagement Coalition after return from their service trip overseas. Join us to hear their stories, lessons learned abroad, and what the next steps are for the participants of this groundbreaking initiative.
- Saturday, Sep 21st
9 am – 12pm – Amizade Site Directors Summit, Part II @ The Global Switchboard (Closed to the public)
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Amizade 25th Anniversary & Fundraiser @ Teutonia Mannerchor
- Monday, September 23rd
4 – 6 pm – Water is Life: Forum @ University of Pittsburgh, 1st Floor, Posvar Hall
Amizade Site Directors Keller Allen (Pine Ridge) and Mr. Brown (Jamaica) will participate in this event organized by the PittGlobal to explore regional and global challenges to water equity.
Suggested Lodging in Pittsburgh
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
223 Federal St
1.1 miles from the event
The Strip District
Homewood Suites by Hilton
1410 Smallman St
0.8 miles from the event
1320 Centre Ave
1.8 miles from the event
123 N Highland Ave
4.6 miles from the event
* Prices only estimated.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Amizade team with any questions about the event, sponsorship levels, accommodation in Pittsburgh, or anything else! We would love to have you join us, and we’ll do what we can to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. 412.586.4986 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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