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Mae Ferguson, President/CEO
Danielle McCown, Exchanges & Outreach Associate
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS THRIVE IN FORT WORTH
Fort Worth, TX – Sister Cities Launches Community CampaignFORT WORTH, TEXAS (Feb. 15, 2021) – Fort Worth Sister Cities International has brought international attention to Fort Worth with its nine sister cities in China, Eswatini, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico since 1985. Today we launch the public campaign of the Members Circle of Giving by announcing Charlie Powell, President of Ciera Bank, as the 2021 Campaign Chair. “Due to the generosity of corporate and individual donors, $190,000 has already been pledged and Sister Cities is well on its way to meeting its $250,000 goal,” said Powell. The Members Circle of Giving is a thriving network of individuals, organizations, corporations and community leaders committed to expanding global relationships for peace and prosperity at home and abroad. Lead donors to this year’s campaign will be recognized at the Mayor’s International Dinner & Global Awards on Nov. 11. “In an increasingly divided world, Sister Cities brings individuals, cultures and countries together for the benefit of all,” said Becky Renfro Borbolla, Board Chairman.“While international travel has stopped, that doesn’t mean global relationship building has. We are still producing effective global education, creating cultural competence and there’s more work to be done.” Funding and in-kind support from the City of Fort Worth (4% of Sister Cities’ budget) play a key role in its mission, but most of its work is made possible through public support like that received through the Members Circle of Giving. 100% of the Sister Cities Board of Directors are members and invite the community to join them in making Fort Worth a more culturally diverse city. For more information about Fort Worth Sister Cities visit www.fwsistercities.org
###Fort Worth Sister Cities International is dedicated to expanding international dialogue by providing cultural education and experiences promoting Fort Worth to the world and enriching the city through international education, exchange and commerce. Mae Ferguson, President/CEO and Protocol Officer Texas State Representative Fort Worth Sister Cities International P.O. Box 17879, Fort Worth, TX 76102 817.632.7104 work 817.229.5079 mobile www.fwsistercities.org CONNECTING GLOBALLY. THRIVING LOCALLY. To continue social distancing, Fort Worth Sister Cities staff are working remotely at this time. I can be reached by cell phone at 817-229-5079 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.