United Surgeons for Children: VIP Cultivation Dinner

Challenge

United Surgeons for Children (USFC) is a nonprofit organization that works to provide access to medical and surgical care for children in over 25 countries around the world. This organization is relatively new to the United States, and their goal is to develop strong ties with American donors.  

Solution

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Faircom New York helped United Surgeons for Children organize and host their first in-person event in the United States – in compliance with safety requirements amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The event was a VIP dinner, held at the French Consulate in New York, under the high patronage of Jérémie Robert, Consul General of France in New York.  As the U.S. affiliate of the French nonprofit La Chaîne de l’Espoir, hosting the event at the French Consulate was an important nod to United Surgeons for Children’s history and their intention to strengthen Franco-American friendship through American support.  

During the evening, United Surgeons for Children shed a spotlight on their work in Afghanistan during a fireside chat between La Chaîne de l’Espoir’s President, Dr. Eric Cheysson, and Dr. Najeebullah Bina, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the French Medical Institute for Mother and Child in Kabul, Afghanistan.  

The event also included speeches from Lee Hilling, President of United Surgeons for Children, Anouchka Finker, CEO of La Chaîne de l’Espoir and Director of United Surgeons for Children, and Prof. Dominique Jan, United Surgeons for Children Board Member and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Montefiore Children’s Hospital.  

Results

The event was a great success. It created an opportunity for United Surgeons for Children to meet donors and supporters in person, to learn more about them, and to share more information about their programs. The dinner also helped strengthen relationships with certain US-based supporters who have since committed to be ambassadors for United Surgeons for Children.  

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