Ambassadors of the Future to Host 2021 Gala Benefitting the Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarship Fund

Washington, DC – The Ambassadors of the Future 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will host a benefit Gala on November 14, 2021, at the historic Cicada Club in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

The proceeds of the event will be awarded to intellectually gifted but financially challenged international students to support their studies through the Ambassadors of the Future Scholarship Awards. In addition, for the fourth year, the Gala will also provide support for the Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarship Fund (BFHSF), which provides financial assistance to qualified Hungarian university students studying in Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, and the United States.

Eva Konkoly, Director, Ambassadors of the Future Board, Eva E. Voisin, Esq. Honorary Consul and Board Member of the Hungarian American Coalition and Adam Beres, President, Ambassadors of the Future at the Bognar Family Scholarship presentation at the Ambassadors of the Future Gala on November 30, 2019

The Hungarian Scholarship Fund (HSF) was established in 1999 by the late Dr. Béla and late 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 Bognár family approached the Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) with the request to rename the fund and take over administrative duties for the program, including fundraising, selecting scholarship recipients and program evaluation.

Since its inception, the scholarship fund has awarded more than $700,000 to 270 Hungarian students in the US and the Carpathian Basin raised from members of the Hungarian American community; churches; organizations; the Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF), directed by Mrs. Doris Buffett; and recently, by the Ambassadors of the Future. 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 formed in 2017 by Adam Beres, along with his parents, Zsuzsa Pekarovics, MD, and Attila Beres, Ph.D., and many other community members in Los Angeles, CA. The organization encourages young people to participate in philanthropic activities, to foster international student exchanges and to help disadvantaged children coping with diabetes and obesity. At their third fundraising event in 2019, the Foundation raised $40,000 to directly fund the international education of exceptionally talented but underprivileged students, and awarded $10,000 in support of BFHSF.

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. Electronic donations are available through Venmo (@ambassadorsofthefuture). For further information to participate or sponsor the Gala please call 310-476-9941.

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