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Upwardly Global's New York Leadership Council Benefit Bash


Upwardly Global's Benefit Bash

Saturday, September 28, 2013
409 W 14th St (between 9th Ave. & Washington), New York City

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Only $95 in advance ($120 at the door)

Get your tickets today!

All proceeds will be donated to Upwardly Global.
Tickets are non-refundable and are considered a charitable donation to Upwardly Global.
The full ticket price, less $30, is a tax deductible charitable donation.

You're invited to Upwardly Global's Benefit Bash, hosted by the New York Leadership Council at SL nightclub.  We look forward to you helping us celebrate and support Upwardly Global's mission to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce.

Join us to support a great cause, while enjoying:

  • Premium Open Bar (liquor, wine, beer, champagne)
  • Music and Dancing - featuring DJ Analytic & Dr Unos & Dubs
  • Hors d'Oeuvres

This year, we're expecting 300 friends and supporters to have a fabulous time in New York City's Meatpacking District and raise funds for Upwardly Global.

Purchase your ticket here before we sell out!

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to Upwardly Global or sponsor a current job seeker to attend.

  • $95 Advanced Ticket - Includes: 4-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres, DJ'ed music, dancing, and raffle prizes
  • $500 LIMITED Valued Donor Package - Includes: four (4) tickets, reserved table seating, choice of one (1) bottle Grey Goose, one (1) bottle Johnny Walker Black Label, or two (2) bottles champagne, 4-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres, DJ'ed music, dancing, and raffle prizes

ABOUT UPWARDLY GLOBAL: A Resource for Skilled Immigrants. An Opportunity for America

We are an award-winning, internationally recognized non-profit. Our mission is to eliminate barriers for skilled yet unemployed or underemployed immigrants and refugees (our clients). Our clients were engineers, doctors, lawyers, and nonprofit professionals in their home countries, yet in the U.S. they are employed as cab drivers, dishwashers, and security guards, if they can find work at all. Upwardly Global provides professional U.S. job search training for our clients via one-on-one mentoring, resume workshops, mock interviews, and soft skill development in order to integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce.

Upwardly Global's New York Leadership Council is a group of dedicated and mission-driven young professionals who envision a United States where skilled new Americans are a recognized and valued source of talent. We work to further Upwardly Global's mission through fundraising, outreach, advocacy, and volunteering.

To learn more or get involved in Upwardly Global's mission, please visit or email Kunal Das, president of the New York Leadership Council at

2013 New York Leadership Council

..........Crosby Cook                Michael Diamond          Tammi Ling                   Seema Shah
..........Kunal Das                    Matt Elkus                     Gautam Malhotra          Eleonora Sokolsky
..........Louis Desforges           Shuang Li                     Chris Moore                  Nishant VeSrma

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