31st Annual Ambassadors' Ball

December 3, 2021

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31st Annual Ambassadors' Ball

In Honor of Italy
hosted by chairs:

The Hon. Silvia Chiave, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles

Alfredo J. Molina, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Spain

Glenn Williamson, Honorary Consul of Canada

Dinner Chairman: Steve Chucri, Honorary Consul of Estonia

and vice-chairs:

Valeria Rumori, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles

Roberta Gentili-Purcell, Honorary Consul of Italy in Arizona


benefiting the:

Diplomatic Corps of Arizona Scholarship Fund

and the Students at Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU


Honoring 2021 Arizona Ambassadors of the Year

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, CEO, Dean and Director General

Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU

Dr. Diana Bowman-Khagram, Associate Dean

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU

December 3, 2021

Event Details

Join us for an evening of exceptional cuisine, fine Italian wines from the Batasiolo vineyards, world-class music and distinguished dignitaries.

Attire is Black Tie or Formal National Dress.

For further information, call 602.955.2055.

  • Date & Location

    Friday, December 3, 2021

    6 p.m. Cocktails
    7 p.m. Dinner and Dancing

    Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU
    401 North 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Event Emcee

Clarissa Burt

Clarissa Burt is an internationally acclaimed award-winning media personality/producer/director, writer, author, public speaker and former supermodel and winner of the Celebrity Survivor show! With hundreds of television and film credits to her name, this “Who’s Who” of International and American Women brings over 35 years of entertainment industry experience in both International and American markets.


Pasquale Esposito

Contemporary Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito pays homage to the acclaimed opera singer ENRICO CARUSO to celebrate his 100TH ANNIVERSARY.

Performance organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles with the Diplomatic Corps of Arizona. 


Guy Pennacchio

Guy Pennacchio strives in keeping his performances authentic and connecting with the audience. Comedic and candid highlights make every show unique, featuring the same amazing talent. Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Guy Pennacchio loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike.

Diplomatic Corps of Arizona

Fostering awareness & relationships between Arizonans & our international friends since 1961.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Ruby Sponsor

Sapphire Sponsors

Cultural Partner