Guest of Honor
We are delighted to announce the 2019 Guest of Honor:
Martina Hund-Mejean, Chief Financial Officer of Mastercard Worldwide, has graciously accepted our invitation.
As preparations for the 2019 Quadrille Ball are going into full swing, we want to thank all of you who made the 2018 ball such a great success. With the proceeds of the 58th Quadrille Ball, we are able to support twenty-six graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at American and German universities and German teachers in their studies.
Meet some of the New Stipend Recipients
Jennifer Hewitt, a doctoral student in Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, will work at the Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Aging in Cologne. Matthew Hall, Ph.D. candidate in Modern History at the University of California, San Diego, will work at the Institute for Social Movement at Ruhr University, Bochum. These two fellows were chosen in collaboration with the German and U.S. Fulbright organizations.
The German Department of Columbia University selected sixteen students from twenty-four applicants to attend a four week long intensive German language instruction course at the Freie Universität, Berlin. Living and learning in Berlin is a life altering opportunity for the young participants.
Together with the University of Heidelberg, we awarded three stipends to non-native German teachers and instructors to attend a professional development course in Heidelberg. This cooperation began in 2015, when the university’s president, Dr. Bernhard Eitel, first donated stipends for this purpose as that year’s Guest of Honor. He has generously continued his support.
In addition, the Germanistic Society of America will grant five Bridge Stipends to German students pursuing master’s degrees in the U.S.
Sponsorships and Tickets Available
The Quadrille Community invites you to support the stipend fund with your corporate or personal sponsorship, by placing an ad in the Quadrille Journal, or by becoming a Benefactor or Patron of the 59th Quadrille Ball. Your generosity will be appropriately acknowledged during the ball, in the ball Journal and – if we receive your commitment by November 16 – on the Quadrille Ball invitations. For more information on the sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, please visit www.quadrilleball.org.
Invitations to the ball will be mailed in the coming weeks. If you would like to receive a printed invitation or if your address has changed, please click here to provide your contact information.
New Quadrille Video
And finally: We are proud to introduce the recently revealed new Quadrille video. Please take a look here.