News Feed Item

2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball Proceeds to Benefit Causes Focused on Improving & Empowering Young Lives

With a diverse audience consisting of hundreds of dignitaries, executives and special guests, event planners expect to make considerable contributions to established beneficiaries of the ball

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As inauguration draws near, the host committee for the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball presented by GrupoMex (to be held at the Carnegie Library - directly adjacent to the official Inaugural Ball & Commander In Chief's Ball) has released details on the planned use of proceeds from the massive event. 

"Just as the rest of the country is abuzz with excitement over inauguration day, we are overflowing with anticipation - with many wonderful events being intertwined to celebrate where we've come from - as well as where we're going," said Mr. Robert Shumake, Business Chair of the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball, and founder of event sponsor ShuFund Capital.

"On Monday, we will be celebrating our future with the second term of the nation's first African-American president, while also remembering an invaluable man (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), who helped to make this future possible," Shumake added.

The inaugural ceremonies and other events will take place on MLK Day due to the official inauguration date falling on a Sunday.

Keeping in mind the historic relevance of the day, event organizers are mindful of those who will come up next; which is why they are dedicating our Ambassadors Inaugural Ball to making a difference, and providing more than just encouraging words, but financial support - to a group of organizations that are committed to bringing about change for generations to follow, not just locally, but around the globe.

According to Robert Shumake; "ShuFund Capital has always been about the double bottom line; making a profit and making a difference, this unique event epitomizes this mantra."

The organizations that are to benefit from the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball proceeds include, Ms. USA Nana Meriwether's The Meriwether Foundation (which focuses on stabilizing the health & economics of lives in South Africa), the Kid Entrepreneurs Need Opportunities (KENO) Foundation (an organization that trains, grows and nurtures businesses formed by young entrepreneurs) and AthleTECH (a Microsoft supported program, under the direction of Anthony Egbuniwe, a Microsoft executive).

Mr. Egbuniwe of Microsoft said, "sports are a universal language that can connect children and promote diversity, AthleTECH allows kids to be exposed to cutting edge technology that demonstrates how they can connect with others and learn about the things that matter to them across the globe."

About ShuFund Capital:
ShuFund Capital is a pioneer of the world's first and largest Global Electronic Mobile Micro-finance (GEMM) technology platform and home of the ShuMoney Mobile Micro-finance Network. Our core competency is moving money fast and providing micro financial services throughout the world to our clients.

ShuFund Capital is an affiliated company of SGP International Holdings L3C. Shufund Capital operates in the high tech mobile micro financial services sector and offers products positioned under the ShuMoney brand.

About The KENO Foundation: @KENOFund
Kid Entrepreneurs Need Opportunities (KENO) Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization co-founded by businesswoman, Adrienne Lance Lucas and her son, Keno Lucas II in 2010. (KENO) fosters, grows and nurtures businesses formed by kid entrepreneurs. KENO teaches youth around the world leadership, business and financial literacy, legacy wealth creation, and business stewardship. A co-sponsor of a Youth Ambassador & Humanitarian Program, KENO offers high school and college age students an opportunity to gain first hand experience of the economy, culture and society of another nation.

KENO is proud to continue to take steps to lead youth to self-sufficiency and mutual understanding between one another that will aid in eradicating global poverty and building global communities that can change the world for good.

About Meriwether Foundation: @MeriwetherFDTN
The Dr. W. D. and N. Meriwether Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 international non-profit charitable organization. It operates health, HIV/AIDS, agriculture, food security, water, sanitation and sustainable economic empowerment programs in rural and peri-urban areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. The mission of the Meriwether Foundation is to improve health, empower communities, and alleviate poverty, with special emphasis on underserved rural and peri-urban areas.

About AthleTECH: @Athle_TECH
As part of Microsoft's commitment to providing opportunities for youth, AthleTECH was created by employees in the Public Sector MACH (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) program, which is an accelerated career development program designed to recruit and hire top-performing graduates. MACH employees Anthony Egbuniwe, Tinsley Sumrell, Bijan Machen, Jason Johnson, and Bradley Way developed AthleTECH to give local youth the opportunity to play while receiving digital skills training to help prevent summer learning loss.

About the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball: @AmbassadorBall 
The first of its kind hosted exclusively by the international Ambassadors community, this ball will be attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps, United States Congress, appointees and other luminaries of politics and business. 

The event provides an excellent means to contribute to the worldwide humanitarian efforts being supported by the event including; human trafficking, global warming, AIDS, food security and lack of medical care. 

For information about the Ambassadors Ball and sponsorship packages, contact Event Manager Elite Socialite Events, LLC at (202) 594-3151 or [email protected].

Tickets may be purchased at http://ambassadors-ball.eventbrite.com/ 

Visit the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball website to learn more at http://www.ambassadorsinauguralball.com/ 

Contact Ms. Trea Davenport, the official Communications Director for the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball at 678-327-8281 or [email protected].


SOURCE 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availabil...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
DevOps theory promotes a culture of continuous improvement built on collaboration, empowerment, systems thinking, and feedback loops. But how do you collaborate effectively across the traditional silos? How can you make decisions without system-wide visibility? How can you see the whole system when it is spread across teams and locations? How do you close feedback loops across teams and activities delivering complex multi-tier, cloud, container, serverless, and/or API-based services?
Today every business relies on software to drive the innovation necessary for a competitive edge in the Application Economy. This is why collaboration between development and operations, or DevOps, has become IT’s number one priority. Whether you are in Dev or Ops, understanding how to implement a DevOps strategy can deliver faster development cycles, improved software quality, reduced deployment times and overall better experiences for your customers.
In the 21st century, security on the Internet has become one of the most important issues. We hear more and more about cyber-attacks on the websites of large corporations, banks and even small businesses. When online we’re concerned not only for our own safety but also our privacy. We have to know that hackers usually start their preparation by investigating the private information of admins – the habits, interests, visited websites and so on. On the other hand, our own security is in danger bec...
The Internet of Things (IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today.
Enterprises have been using both Big Data and virtualization for years. Until recently, however, most enterprises have not combined the two. Big Data's demands for higher levels of performance, the ability to control quality-of-service (QoS), and the ability to adhere to SLAs have kept it on bare metal, apart from the modern data center cloud. With recent technology innovations, we've seen the advantages of bare metal erode to such a degree that the enhanced flexibility and reduced costs that cl...
Donna Yasay, President of HomeGrid Forum, today discussed with a panel of technology peers how certification programs are at the forefront of interoperability, and the answer for vendors looking to keep up with today's growing industry for smart home innovation. "To ensure multi-vendor interoperability, accredited industry certification programs should be used for every product to provide credibility and quality assurance for retail and carrier based customers looking to add ever increasing num...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his session at @DevOpsSummit 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will show how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyon...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, will discuss how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team a...