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Ambassadors of the Future hosts benefit Gala honoring the Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarship Fund

Washington, DC – The Ambassadors of the Future 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will host a benefit Gala honoring the Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarship Fund (BFHSF) on September 23, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel’s Le Grand Trianon Ballroom (Beverly Hills, CA). The proceeds of the event will be awarded to BFHSF, which provides monthly financial assistance to qualified Hungarian university students studying in Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, and the United States.

The Hungarian Scholarship Fund (HSF) was established in 1999 by Dr. Béla and April Bognár to help outstanding Hungarian students finish their educations in their own countries or in the United States, and to remain or return to their home countries to provide leadership in their communities. In 2014, the Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) took over administrative duties for this program, including fundraising, selecting scholarship recipients and program evaluation.

Since its inception, the scholarship fund has awarded more than $685,000 to 212 Hungarian students in the US and the Carpathian Basin raised from members of the Hungarian American community, churches, organizations, and the Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF), directed by Mrs. Doris Buffett.

Scholarship recipients must have an excellent academic record, outstanding recommendations from teachers, mentors, clergy or community leaders, and a proven financial need.

The Ambassadors of the Future is a registered charitable organization that was recently formed in Los Angeles, CA, to encourage young people to participate in philanthropic activities, to foster international student exchanges and to help disadvantaged children coping with diabetes and obesity. Their inaugural fundraising event is joining forces with the Bognár Fund under the auspices of the Coalition.  The Gala was made possible with the active participation of a number of teenagers and adults to support intellectually gifted but financially challenged students from the Carpathian Basin to prosper with their studies in the US.  This fundraising effort can be supported by purchasing tickets, sponsorships, advertisements or offering items for silent auction. 

We encourage our members and supporters to attend the Ambassadors of the Future Gala. The electronic invitation and the reply card of the event are available here. Please help us spread the word by sharing this press release or our Facebook post that you can reach here. For further information to participate or sponsor the Gala please call 310-476-9941.

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