2019 ACBH Gala

ACBH 2019 GALA - April 13, 2019 - Washington, DC



Sarajevska Pivara


The City of Sarajevo

Olympia Capital Partners (OCP)


Dayton Delegation

E.J.A. Trucking

2019 ACBH Gala

April 13, 2019 at the Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036




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.

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, ACBH will provide donation receipts following the Gala for your sponsorship. Proceeds raised from the Gala will directly benefit the important work of our organization and will be used to strengthen the Bosnian American voice in Washington, D.C. and in advocating for a united, multi-ethnic and democratic BiH. With a combined audience of over 20,000+ international affiliates through our website, mailing lists, and social media, ACBH cordially invites you to join us as an official sponsor and partner of our 2019 Gala. We believe this will be an excellent opportunity to promote your company and services to a high net worth community in the U.S., and globally.

If you have any questions concerning your sponsorship benefits and/or our organization, please do not hesitate to contact us at gala@acbih.org.

2019 Gala Honorees

The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) is proud to present a list of honorees for this year’s gala dinner that once again 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, the former U.S. Ambassador to Austria who served during the war of aggression against BiH and was intimately involved in American policy toward the Balkans; Ambassador Maureen Cormack, the former and first female U.S. Ambassador to BiH who showcased great leadership under challenging circumstances. She focuses on important issues such as the rule of law and under her leadership, the United States sanctioned Milorad Dodik, member of the BiH tripartite Presidency for violating the Dayton Peace Accords, as well as SNSD politician Nikola Spiric for corruption; Major General Linda L. Singh, the 29th Adjutant General of Maryland. The Maryland National Guard has a state partnership with BiH, and this partnership has become integral to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s post-war military integration and in its ongoing NATO accession process; Captain Maida Kalic Zheng, a U.S. Marine Corps Captain who came to the United States a a refugee from Brcko, BiH and wanted to give back to the U.S.; and Dr. Mahira Tanovic, a distinguished Bosnian American plastic surgeon who operated on civilians in her hometown of Mostar during the war in BiH. After coming to the U.S. as a refugee, she become one of the top plastic surgeons in New York and continues to help her native homeland by providing free medical care (complex surgical procedures) to underprivileged citizens of BiH. She is also involved in helping various organizations through her philanthropic efforts. All of these women have showcased immense courage, dedication, and leadership and they most certainly deserve our thanks.

Furthermore, we are delighted and very honored to have with us distinguished guests from Bosnia and Herzegovina: President Zeljko Komsic, member of the BiH tripartite Presidency and the Mayor of Sarajevo, Abdulah Skaka who will join us in celebrating this special occasion. We hope that you will join us in welcoming our special guests and thanking this year’s honorees on April 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Cannot attend?

If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, donate below.

Paying by check?

If paying by check, please make the check payable to “Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina” and have it be sent to the address below.


1510 H Street, NW, Suite 900

Washington, D.C. 20005

ACBH is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; donation receipts will be issued for your sponsorship. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit ACBH’s advocacy and educational programs. Thank you!