The registration period is from Friday March 1, 2024 12:00AM to Sunday April 28, 2024 11:59PM

2024 Pan American Day Celebration & Scholarship Luncheon

Tuesday April 30, 2024 11:30AM - 1:30PM

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

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The Pan American Association of Philadelphia is delighted to announce the 2024 Pan American Day and Annual Scholarship Luncheon. During the annual luncheon, the Association also will award nearly $20,000 in college scholarships and recognitions to area university students majoring in Latin American and related studies.

The Pan American Association is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to advancing the concept of “Panamericanismo” among the residents of the Greater Philadelphia region. Today, the Philadelphia region is home to more than 500,000 residents who trace their roots to Latin America and the need for greater cultural understanding expressed by our founders has become increasingly important.

We eagerly await your attendance at our April luncheon! We expect an audience of more than 200 policymakers and leaders from business, cultural and academic institutions in the Greater Philadelphia region with an interest in Pan-Americanism. The event will begin at 11:30 AM with a networking reception followed by lunch at 12:15 PM.



Keynote Speaker

Hon. P. Michael McKinley
Former United States Ambassador to Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Afghanistan

Ambassador P. Michael McKinley (Ret.) is a senior counselor at The Cohen Group, where he provides strategic advice to companies on global geopolitical realities that impact their operations. He supports entry into new markets, government engagement strategies, and interpreting policy and regulation shifts domestically and internationally. He also heads the Latin America Practice.

Ambassador McKinley joined The Cohen Group in 2020 after a 37-year career at the Department of State. He held senior leadership positions in missions in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan and concluded his career as senior adviser to the Secretary of State. As a four-time Ambassador, he led some of the largest US embassies in the world including Peru (2007–2010), Colombia (2010–2013), Afghanistan (2014–2016), and Brazil (2017–2018). Ambassador McKinley helped conclude free trade agreements with Peru and Colombia, and the Open Skies Agreement and the revival of the Defense Industry Dialogue with Brazil. He has also had extensive experience with regional conflicts and peace negotiations across three decades on three continents, to include as Ambassador in Colombia and Afghanistan.

Ambassador McKinley joined the US Foreign Service in 1982. Earlier assignments included Bolivia, the United Kingdom, Mozambique, Uganda, and Belgium in addition to positions at the State Department in Washington. Across these postings, he worked on conflicts in Central America, Southern Africa, and East Africa. As Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the US Mission to the European Union from 2004–2007, he helped conclude the EU-US accord on transatlantic air travel security and supported the expansion of cooperation on economic and regulatory issues affecting US trade and investment. As Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees from 2001–2004 in the aftermath of 9/11, Ambassador McKinley oversaw policy and programming for almost $700 million in annual USG assistance to the refugee resettlement program in the United States and to refugee populations in Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

Ambassador McKinley earned a PhD from Oxford University in 1982. His book on colonial Venezuelan history is an acclaimed study of the period and has been published in both English and Spanish. His numerous articles on foreign policy have appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Politico, the Financial Times, and other publications. He is a non-resident senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ambassador McKinley speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and French. 



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Sponsorship Levels

Gold Sponsor
$ 8,000
Reserved prominent luncheon table (10 seats) and prominent mention in all event marketing, including online broadcast materials. Logo to be included in the event program booklet and posted on Pan American website page for the event. Opportunity to make remarks and to distribute appropriate materials.

Silver Sponsor
$ 4,500
Reserved prominent luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all event marketing, including online broadcast materials. Logo to be included in the event program booklet and posted on Pan American website page for the event.

Bronze Sponsor
$ 2,250
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all event marketing, including online broadcast materials. Logo to be included in the event program booklet and posted on Pan American website page for the event.

Table Sponsor
$ 1,000
Reserved luncheon table of 10 and mention in the luncheon program.



Make a Donation

While our virtual program is free to attend, we ask you to consider making a donation of any amount to support the scholarship programs of The Pan American Association of Philadelphia.

Go to the Online Donation Form





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