About the Global Honors Evening
Each year since the early 1980s, the IRC has recognized individuals and organizations for contributions to foreign policy and global affairs, international commerce, or the Kansas City community. In 2018, we’re pleased once again to celebrate a range of individuals and groups that make Kansas City a shining global community, this time with a special evening on the Kansas City Plaza. The celebration will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, live entertainment, special recognitions, and the chance to meet some of Kansas City's most notable and beloved global citizens. Please join us!
Distinguished Service Award for International Statesmanship – Ambassador Bill Burns
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, and current president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Award for Contributions to the Community – The City of Kansas City, Missouri
Schedule for the Evening
5:30 Registration and reception with cocktails and appetizers. Meet-and-greet reception for VIP guests.
7:00 Program with keynote by Ambassador Bill Burns – theatre-style seating (no tables)
8:30 Coffee and dessert reception
Individual Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities
Registration is now open for individual tickets and event sponsorships. We encourage your business or organization to consider sponsoring this special event, whose proceeds benefit the work of the International Relations Council, at one of the levels below. Thank you in advance for your generous support.
- General Admission Ticket – $100: General admission reception with a complimentary beverage
- Student Rate – $75: General admission ticket for students age 25 and under
- VIP Ticket – $200: VIP meet-and-greet reception, valet parking, premier seating, and an additional complimentary beverage
- Platinum Sponsor – $6,000: 10 VIP tickets, 10 general admission tickets, logo on website and event signage, verbal acknowledgment from stage, a full-page program ad, and the opportunity to introduce an awardee
- Gold Sponsor – $3,500: 6 VIP tickets, 4 general admission tickets, logo on website and event signage, verbal acknowledgment from stage, and a full-page program ad
- Silver Sponsor – $2,500: 4 VIP tickets, 6 general admission tickets, logo on website and event signage, verbal acknowledgment from stage, and a half-page program ad
- Bronze Sponsor – $1,500: 2 VIP tickets, 8 general admission tickets, logo on website and event signage, and verbal acknowledgment from stage
- “Table of Ten” – $1,000: 10 general admission tickets and acknowledgment as an event sponsor. (Please note that program seating is theatre-style.)
Contact Matthew Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org » or 816-423-2632 with any sponsorship inquiries.
Please note, we are unable to issue refunds after Thursday, September 13, and people who register but don't attend will be billed.
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