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Noche de Amistad 2019 Gala

Friday, September 27, 2019, 1:00 AM

Join us for our annual Noche de Amistad® Gala , featuring Mexico City on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. The Gala raises funds for cultural activities and college scholarships for students from both San Antonio and Mexico.  This year’s Gala will feature Mexico City, the largest city in North America, and a hub of social and economic growth in Mexico. From food to fashion, Mexico City brings new ideas to the world while creating cultural change and delivering technology and innovation to its neighbors. San Antonio benefits from this growth through tourism, art, and education. Each year 1.7 million people from Mexico visit San Antonio, hitting home the strong ties that bind San Antonio and Mexico. The Gala will also include the official announcement by the City of San Antonio of a major 50-year retrospective exhibit of renowned Mexican sculptor Sebastián. He has generously donated a piece of his collection to be auctioned at the Gala. Plus, guests will enjoy a fantastic menu prepared by some of Mexico City’s most exceptional chefs as well as enjoy a fashion show featuring Mexico City designers. We will also recognize and honor community leaders who work tirelessly toward our mission. Mr. Eddie Aldrete, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at IBC Bank, has been nominated by our Board of Directors to receive the Amistad Award in recognition of his tireless work in advocating for strong U.S.-Mexico relations. SAMFCO established the Amistad Award in 2000 to recognize an individual or an organization that personifies the mission of the Council. Recipients of the Award distinguish themselves by their dedication to strengthening and promoting the cultural and historical ties shared by the citizens of San Antonio and Mexico. The Noche de Amistad® Gala is hosted by the San Antonio-Mexico Friendship Council (SAMFCO), a non-profit organization created in 1996 by a group of key leaders in the community to strengthen and promote the shared cultural ties between the citizens of San Antonio and Mexico. SAMFCO supports a myriad of cultural, academic and civic activities coordinated by the Mexican Consulate and its Cultural Institute, and also provides scholarships for college and university students of Mexican origin in the San Antonio area. In 2018 thanks to the partnership between the Mexican government, six local universities and SAMFCO, $170,000 in scholarships were granted to 70 students. Purchase your tickets or visit our website for more information! www.SAMFCO.org

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noche-de-amistad-2019-gala-tickets-69152333491?aff=aff0eventful

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