On the 16th of September, we celebrated the success of the 14th Saigon Summer Ball, which saw the participation of over 200 notable guests, including high-profile business leaders, diplomats, and celebrities. This annual enchanting charity event is always a significant occasion that drives saigonchildren’s mission forward, ensuring that we can continue to assist children in need and that our long-term support remains unaffected by unforeseen events.
This year, Runner-Up Miss Vietnam 2016, Thùy Dung, and Anh Mai, an alumnus of Thang Long School, once again were co-hosts, keeping the guests engaged throughout the event. In addition to fine champagne, an elegant dining experience exclusively crafted by highly skilled chefs from Park Hyatt Saigon, the ball featured stirring musical performances by Singer Trọng Khương, Amy Minh Hạnh Corey, DanCenter, Chosen Band, and especially a captivating stage collaboration by the 135 Band and Thăng Long kids, which includes one of its members who is a student and teacher.
Mr. Damien Roberts, Executive Director of Saigon Children’s Charity, said, “The Saigon Summer Ball has two purposes: the first is to have a great time and celebrate all the young lives that have changed for the better because of your generosity; and the second purpose is to commit ourselves to continuing to help Vietnam’s most disadvantaged children in the year ahead so they can have a chance to make a better life for themselves. Tomorrow, I want you all to have the memory of an enjoyable and entertaining evening with friends, and to feel proud that you took this opportunity to give children a safer, happier and more prosperous future.”
Saigonchildren have also dedicated our efforts to the renovation of Thăng Long School, where structural degradation has reached a point that poses a significant risk to the safety and well-being of disadvantaged students and young adults, and also the support for the Getting Ready to Work program through the fund raised. We have achieved nearly half of our journey to support the school and its work, and will continue to strive towards our ultimate goal. In doing so, the students will be soon provided with a safe learning environment to follow their dreams and have brighter futures.
The Saigon Summer Ball 2023 served as a celebration of our deep gratitude towards our generous, long-standing supporters. It also reaffirmed our commitment to improving the lives of underprivileged children across Vietnam through education. We would like extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors, patrons, artists, and the dozens of enthusiastic volunteers whose incredible support and participation helped create countless wonderful moments throughout this long-established charity ball.
Our Catalyst sponsors:
Our Spark sponsors: EZLand, Saigon Baigur Gin, AIA, Au Parc Saigon, DanCenter, Heart of Darkness, Huish Outdoors, Huỳnh Thiện Family, La Mekong Spa, Mon Cannelé, Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, Oriflame, The Studio Saigon, ViX Dental Clinic, Wendelbo, và Zannier Hotels Bāi San Hô.
Our Inspiring sponsors: The Access Group, Alma Resort Cam Ranh, ARARAT Brandy, Art by Alexandra Smith, Azerai La Residence, Hue, Bandido Saigon, Bloom Groom, Bep Vo Kitchen, ByNature, CLAY Saigon, Claire Binkley Evans, Desino Leather Goods, El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse Vietnam, English Sports Club, Fox Adventures Vietnam, Fusion Suites Sai Gon, Fusion Suites Vung Tau, Glo365 Medical Group, Hervé Dining Room, Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport, Ipa-Nima, Ivan Shenevskiy Artist, Kashew Cheese, L’Apothiquaire Artisan Beauté, L’Usine, Lam Bungalow Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, Lâm Sơn Thân, Maia Resort Quy Nhon, Mandala Wellness, MAROU, Faiseurs de Chocolat, Danang Marriott Resort & Spa, MaSa – French Tapas & Wine Saigon, New World Saigon Hotel, OKRA FoodBar, Oxalis Adventure, Park Hyatt Saigon, Perlamuse, Philip Genochio Photography, Pizza Hut, Quan Nem Restaurant, Quince Saigon, RED APRON, robin.mouquet, Saigon Boat Company, Saigon Whiskey Society, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, So Sexy Wines, The Brix, Tom Hricko, Tomatito Saigon, Union Jack’s Fish & Chips, và Zwilling J.A Henckels.
Design sponsor: Shuttlerock
Photography and videography sponsors: Éclair Joli and Timmy Huynh Photography