Monday, September 15, 2014 | Cipriani Wall Street, New York City
You are invited to attend IIE’s annual gala benefit dinner on September 15, 2014 in New York City. At the gala, IIE will honor the Shawn Carter Foundation with the inaugural IIE Generation Study Abroad Award. IIE is honoring the Foundation to recognize its growing scholarship program in partnership with IIE and the U.S. Department of State’s Gilman International Scholarship Program to launch the Shawn Carter-Gilman International Scholarships to increase access to higher education for underserved students and provide opportunities for these students to study abroad as a critical part of expanding their horizons as they prepare for successful careers. The IIE Generation Study Abroad Award recognizes individuals and organizations that encourage purposeful, innovative action to get more Americans to undertake an international experience by supporting IIE’s "Generation Study Abroad," a 5-year initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade.
IIE will also present its Corporate Leadership award to Chrysler Group and its Chairman & CEO Sergio Marchionne, who is an example of an exceptional, internationally educated global leader. IIE will honor Mr. Marchionne and Chrysler Group LLC for the company’s global leadership, international reach and return to prominence in the world economy.
IIE’s annual Gala is a very special celebration attended by more than 500 prominent business, civic, and philanthropic leaders, and provides a wonderful venue to honor and celebrate individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary leadership in international education.