AAI’S 70th Anniversary Awards Gala

In 2023, AAI will celebrate its 70th year of enriching the social fabric of humanity by connecting students and leaders across sectors, facilitating access to reliable information about Africa, and transforming the way we understand Africa and its worldwide diaspora.

To mark this momentous milestone, on September 26th, 2023 at Cipriani 42nd St, New York, AAI will be hosting our 70th Anniversary Gala – A celebration of our most prominent Alumni, including those who are currently sitting Heads of State, our historic programs, partners and future direction.

Since 1984, the AAI Awards Gala has been the most anticipated African-centered event in New York City. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the AAI Gala convenes dignitaries—Heads of State, diplomats, domestic, and international government officials—philanthropists, business leaders, journalists, and scholars for a night showcasing the success of Africa and the Diaspora.

We do hope that you will join us for this historic occasion – sign up now for additional information on our honorees, ticket sales, and sponsorship.

For more information, please contact AAI’s Chief Development Officer, Jourden Warren at jwarren@aaionline.org

Highlights from AAI’s 2022 38th Annual Awards Gala

About the AAI Awards Gala

Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly, the Annual Awards Gala is held to support AAI as it strives to enrich the social fabric of humanity by connecting students and leaders across sectors, facilitating access to reliable information about Africa, and transforming the way we understand Africa and its worldwide diaspora. For the past six decades, AAI has provided over 23,000 scholarships and fellowships to African Students. Proceeds from the Annual Awards Gala will fund AAI’s programs and initiatives including AAI Scholarships, its School Services Program, and the State of Education on Africa Conference.

2022 Awards Gala Sponsors

LEADERSHIP SPONSOR

Catalyst Sponsor

Innovation Sponsor

CHAMPION SPONSORS

Scholars Sponsors

Ghebre Selassie Mehreteab

Custom Sponsorships

Supporters

Media Partners

Gala Photos – view the full gallery here.