A Baltic Celebration The U.S.- Baltic Foundation 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 6:30pm
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC

VIP Reception at Danish Ambassador’s Residence, Friday, March 4 at 7:00pm

Ticket reservation attached and available at www.usbaltic.org

For more information call 202-393-3338 or email gala@usbaltic.org

Featuring Invited Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker

Lennart Meri, President of the Republic of Estonia (1992-2002)

With Special Award Presentations To


  • Vygaudas Usackas, Lithuanian Ambassador to the U.S.


  • Roberts Grava, Member of the Board, Bank of Latvia


  • Daniel Bain, President of Galvex


The event will be filmed for national broadcast on Estonian TV



  • Preview of new documentary film “Estonia’s Singing Revolution” by James & Marueen Tusty<>/li
  • Live performance on the sensational new ESTONIA brand grand piano, Forbes called “great piano”, by Julliard graduate Indrek Laul


  • Spectacular Silent Auction featuring exciting travel, hotel/spa and restaurant packages, and original art from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania


  • Dinner menu featuring cuisine designed by Baltic celebrity chef


Gala guests are also invited to attend the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) Baltic Conference to be held the same day at the Washington Marriott Hotel. Call for details or visit JBANC online at www.jbanc.org

Sponsorship Packages & Silent Auction Donations

If you or your company would like to learn about sponsorship opportunities or the Silent Auction please contact Jeff Nelson at 202-393-3338 or jeff@usbaltic.org or visitwww.usbaltic.org



  • Attire: Black-Tie


  • Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC


  • Tickets (a portion of each ticket price is tax-deductible. See www.usbaltic.org for details):
    • $250: includes Reception and Gala Dinner program, plus VIP reception at Danish Ambassadors residence on March 4
    • $175: includes Reception and Gala Dinner program

    Special Hotel Rates, mention “JBANC Conference/USBF Gala”:

  • $129/nightat Wyndham Hotel, reservations 202-429-1700 or 866-850-4088
  • $159/night at Marriott Hotel, reservations 202-872-1500 or 800-228-9290
  • Special rates at Ritz-Carlton, call 800-241-3333 or 202-835-0500 (USBF Gala)


About USBF

The U.S. Baltic Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit institution founded in 1990 to strengthen democracy and free markets in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. USBF unites all American friends of the Baltics to support worthwhile charitable causes. Proceeds from the Gala support USBF programs, including the Ambassadors Council speaker series in the U.S. Capitol. Contributions to USBF are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Save the Date: March 5, 2005
A Baltic Celebration
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC

Jeff Nelson, Executive Director
Investing in the Future of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
733 15th St NW Suite 1026
Washington, DC 20005
Tel 202-393-3338. Fax 202-393-3388