2019 Silent Auction

A Cultural Connection: 9th Annual Silent Auction

Celebrate Kosovo and Albania 

In October, we will welcome 200+ guests for our 9th annual Silent Auction in Washington, DC. The annual event highlights unique regions of the world where we work while raising money for scholarships. This year, we invite you to learn more about our work in Kosovo and Albania, while supporting and promoting scholarships for emerging leaders of both countries.

The Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) and the Master’s and Internship Program (MIP) extend merit-based graduate fellowships to deserving Kosovars and Albanians, respectively, to study and train in the US for two years. Alumni of these outstanding programs include an ambassador, Kosovo’s current Minister of Economic Development, a BAFTA-award winning film producer, the Albanian Deputy Minister of Culture, analysts for the World Bank and USAID, and other professionals committed to furthering social and economic prosperity in Kosovo and Albania.

Become a Sponsor
Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities or contact Huma M. Shamsi for custom sponsorships or in-kind donations.

General admission: Early bird tickets are $40 through Sept. 22. After Sept. 22, tickets are $50. Doors open at 6:30PM.

VIP admission: A limited quantity of VIP tickets are available for $75 until tickets sell out. Discounts are not available for these tickets, which include exclusive access to food, wine, early auction items, and cultural performances. Doors open at 5PM.

VIP Performance by:

Epos Dance



AADF    Biberaj Foundation

American Councils joined the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) as an implementing partner in 2018. The Biberaj Foundation is a co-sponsor of the MIP Program.

The Kosovo-American Education Fund (KAEF), an initiative of USAID, is now supported by private contributions.

Event Partners

Stone Castle Winery

 Skylink Travel


Gold Sponsor

Corporate Synergies



Silver Sponsors


World of Dance and Music InstituteFarmatech

Adriatik Agency    Shape

Can't attend? Please consider making a donation instead.

Event Date
October 30, 2019 06:30–08:30 pm

American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036