On April 13, 2019, the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) will be hosting a gala dinner at the Whittemore House in Washington, D.C. The gala is expected to draw over 170 guests from throughout the world, and include high-level officials from the United States and BiH, diplomats, business elites, and members of the media.
For over a decade, ACBH has been the most effective U.S. non-governmental organization promoting BiH and the interests and needs of Bosnian Americans. It is through the support of our donors, partners and volunteers that ACBH has been able to strengthen and assert the Bosnian American advocacy in front of policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Being the first-ever Bosnian American organization to open an office in Washington, D.C. just a block from the White House, ACBH has collectivized efforts representing Bosnian causes, including the U.S. recognition of the genocide in Srebrenica through the passing of two resolutions in U.S. Congress, founding of the first-ever Congressional Caucus on Bosnia in U.S. Congress, arranging and executing three successful Congressional trips to BiH, organizing over 60 events related to BiH in front of the Washington policymaking community, aiding in over $220,000 in humanitarian relief efforts in BiH, providing scholarship opportunities for Bosnian Americans to intern on Capitol Hill and countering genocide denial and revision of history through various educational programs.
Current ACBH President Ajla Delkic is doing a great job in her position and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization. Her previous experience includes working at a law firm, non-profit organizations, and with the women’s center Krajina Tear in Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina where she focused on women’s and children’s rights.
2019 Gala Honorees
The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) is presenting a list of honorees for this year’s gala dinner that features longstanding friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the Bosnian American community.
In celebration of strong women leaders and the 70th anniversary of NATO, ACBH plans to honor: Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Ambassador Maureen Cormack, Major General Linda L. Singh, Captain Maida Kalic Zheng, and Dr. Mahira Tanovic. All of these women have showcased immense courage, dedication, and leadership.
Furthermore, ACBH is delighted and very honored to have distinguished guests from Bosnia and Herzegovina in attendance: President Zeljko Komsic, member of the BiH tripartite Presidency and the Mayor of Sarajevo, Abdulah Skaka who will join the organization in celebrating this special occasion. For more information visit their official site: https://www.acbih.org/gala/