US Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm (right) helped kick off the festivities for the launch of the Romanian “Friends of Alianta’ non-profit association in Bucharest, designed to facilitate stronger bonds with Romania-based supporters. Amb. Klemm is joined by US Embassy trade rep Monica Eremia (center) and Alianta board chair, and former Amb. to Romania Jim Rosapepe.
Alianta volunteers recognized in Bucharest
Alianta Board Chair Jim Rosapepe (left), along with board members Radu Georgescu (2nd from left) and Chang Oh Turkmani were on hand at the ‘Biutiful’ terrace in Bucharest July 3, welcoming some 80 guests. Also on hand were all three of our Gala Vice-Chairs, Wajia Haris (center-right), Dana Tolici (second from right) and Alex Vasilescu. Co-founders of the association included Georgiana Toader (right), Marcel Vulpoi of VTM, Radu Florescu of Centrade-Chiel (center left), and Radu Georgescu of Gecad Ventures.
For some time, we’ve wanted to make it easier for individuals and companies in Romania to get involved, and to grow our network of leaders who want to see a stronger relationship between the U.S. and Romania, and more networking opportunities for Romanians and Romania-supporters wherever the location. Romanian Friends of Alianța will organize networking and business events in Romania, about 3-4 times a year, to which members will have access. Now, if you’re based in Romania, all donations and sponsorships will be tax and VAT- deductible, in accordance with Romanian law concerning non-profit entities.