Get your tickets now! – 2017 Celebration of International Friendship

Get your tickets now! – 2017 Celebration of International Friendship

IOGALA-2017-bannerA Celebration of International Friendship

Sept. 29, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts • 1601 Broadway • Kansas City, Mo. 64108

Get your tickets now!

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Since 1895 international military officers from around the world have  come to Fort Leavenworth to study military art and science at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College. Come help us celebrate and welcome the new class of officers in a black tie event at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in this fourth annual “Celebration of International Friendship.” This year’s class includes 119 officers representing 91 countries!

This black tie event will begin at 7 p.m. with a reception followed by a program that will include on-stage introductions of the Command and General Staff College International Students by country, guest speaker remarks and a special performance by the U.S. Army Chorus. We’re fortunate to once again have KMBC-TV’s Rob Hughes as our master of ceremonies for the evening. Rob anchors the morning news show on KMBC-TV (ABC, Channel 9) in Kansas City and is also an officer in the National Guard. Kansas City’s Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner and Brig. Gen. Scott L. Efflandt, Army University Provost/CGSC Deputy Commandant, are our guest speakers.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Get your tickets online on the Kauffman Center website
or call the Kauffman Center box office at 816.994.7222.

For more information contact the CGSC Foundation, Inc. – phone: 913-651-0624  email:


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2 thoughts on “Get your tickets now! – 2017 Celebration of International Friendship

  1. This is a lovely, festive event that we’ve enjoyed both years of our sponsorship. However, the reception in 2016 was drastically different than that of 2015. In fact, it was a disappointment. That first year featured a huge, beautiful display of gourmet meat, cheese, veggies, dips, spreads and fruit. Last year, there was no food offered other than a small bite of something from an occasional waiter meandering by. We invited another couple to join us, assuring them that the cost justified the program and the accompanying spread. The only visible food on display was trays of cookies at the bar following the program. We were disappointed and embarrassed.

  2. Karin- Sorry you missed the appetizers last year, but I assure you it was there. The “huge” display of food all mixed together the previous year was a cultural problem, so the organizers had to take a different approach the and separate items more carefully.

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