President Ts. Elbegdorj will visit Philadelphia on Friday, September 23, after participating in the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly and related events in New York City. His visit is at the invitation of the Mayor and City Council of Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and adopted, and the world-famous Philadelphia Orchestra , which will visit Mongolia for performances and workshops in early June 2017. The President will deliver a speech at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) at 4:00 PM on September 23, free and open to the public. Other opportunities for participation in the visit are also available through events described below to raise funds to support the orchestra’s Mongolia trip.
Mongolian Ambassador to the US Bulgaa Altangerel and the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), which has its US headquarters at UPENN, have played key roles in arranging this visit. The President’s itinerary on September 23 includes:
12 Noon — Luncheon in his honor with government, business, civic and media leaders, at which the President will speak, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street; US Senator Bob Casey, other members of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation and other government officials are expected
2:00 PM — Philadelphia Orchestra matinee concert at the Kimmel Center, Chopin Piano Concertos, first performance of a sold-out season at the Kimmel Center; the President will leave after the first 40 minute set for meetings prior to his UPENN lecture. The Kimmel Center and UPENN are ten minutes apart via taxi.
4:00 PM – The President delivers a lecture at UPENN (exact campus venue TBA) to students, faculty and guests; no charge, first come first served.
Upon his arrival in the morning, the President will be officially greeted by the Mayor and City Council of Philadelphia, then travel by motorcade to City Hall for the reading of a proclamation in his honor. After his UPENN lecture, the President will make a private visit to Independence Hall, guided by the National Park Service.
The following two contribution-based options are offered by the Philadelphia Orchestra. All contributions to the Philadelphia Orchestra, a 501c3 charitable organization, are tax-deductible by American taxpayers to the extent allowed by law. Space is limited; first-come first-served. RSVP and payment required by September 7.
Package A – Invitation to luncheon with the President and assigned front row seats for the UPENN lecture – $275 per person. RSVP required by September 7.
Package B – Seating at the President’s table for the luncheon, plus box seat at the Philadephia Orchestra concert followed by backstage photos with the President, plus assigned front row seats at the UPENN lecture; first-come first-served — $2500 per person or US$3000 for two people. RSVP required by September 7.
As noted above, the President’s lecture at UPENN is free. Other branded sponsorship opportunities are also available; if interested; contact Mr. Ari Mittleman for further details (see below). RSVP required not later than Wednesday, September 7 – For logistical and security reasons, September 7 is the hard deadline for RSVPs. Space is limited, first-come, first served. To sign up, directly contact Mr. Ari Mittleman, Amittleman@philorch.org or 202-744-7170. Identify the package you want.