$125 – $500

Exclusive Charity Dinner with The Center for Election Science

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Downtown Philadelphia Restaurant (Named after your RSVP)

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Join us for an exclusive dinner for three guests hosted by The Center for Election Science (CES), a nonprofit working to advance smarter voting methods to empower voters with a meaningful ballot.

During this intimate dinner, you will have the opportunity to learn more about CES and our recent work, including a nationally-representative poll comparing alternative voting methods in the 2016 election and a campaign to strategically implement approval voting in targeted cities such as Fargo, North Dakota. You will also have the opportunity to meet our executive director Aaron Hamlin, board member Jon Gosier, and other CES supporters.


Aaron Hamlin is the executive director for The Center for Election Science. He has consulted on voting procedures for small to large organizations and publicly elected officials in several states. He's written articles for publications such as Deadspin, Democracy Chronicles, and Independent Voter Network. He's also been featured in Popular Mechanics, NPR, and MSNBC.

Aaron is a licensed attorney. He received his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. He has additional graduate degrees in the social sciences from Indiana University and Miami University. His bachelor's of science is from Northern Kentucky University.

Jon Gosier is a board member for The Center for Election Science, and has consistently been ranked as one of the most influential technologists of Black/African descent by publications like TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, Business Insider, Pitchbook, MIPAD and Black Enterprise. His 2014 TED Talk cited the inequities of technology and how to design tech for better societal outcomes. His career has spanned from Tech to Venture Capital to Humanitarian Response and more. He's founded or led VC backed companies in various areas of fin-tech, artificial intelligence, big data, media and ad-tech.

He's led an array of projects as a consultant to Jefferson Health, Nielsen, EMC, Google, Facebook, FEMA, InQTel, Intuit, The Web Foundation, The World Bank, U.S. Department of State, Wounded Warriors, Department of Defense, and Lockheed Martin. His work has been recognized with awards totaling in the millions from the Knight Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, the Harvard Initiative for Global Health, and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF).

He is perhaps best known for working to establish a tech and innovation network across Africa that now reaches 90 African cities. In 2008 he founded East Africa's Appfrica, a tech consultancy that serviced the continent and that went on to stimulate over $80M in new economic activity and job creation with various partners including the U.S. Department of State. Other initiatives he's been a part of include Ushahidi, AfriLabs, and HiveColab, which each continue to play a role in attracting over $400 million in new venture capital deal flow to the continent.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions, e-mail contact@electology.org.

Is my meal included?

No, for tax deduction simplicity, attendees pay for their own food, which is around $20/plate depending on your order.

Is this tax deductible?

Yes, The Center for Election Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. You may consider this a donation. Our EIN is 45-2334002.

Where is the charity dinner?

The restaurant is in downtown Philadelphia near the marker on the map. You will be given the name of the restaurant by e-mail following your RSVP.

How many will be at the dinner?

There will be up to five total: our executive director, a board member, and three additional guests.

What's the best way to give further?

You can donate through our website. If you have special considerations, please speak with Aaron Hamlin at the event. He has expertise in more complex charitable giving.

Is my ticket refundable?

No, your ticket purchase is considered a charitable donation and is not refundable.

Is the restaurant vegan and vegetarian friendly?

Yes, you will have a number of vegan and vegetarian options at this restaurant.

May I bring a guest?

Yes, but each ticket is for one person. You will have to RSVP for your guest in addition to yourself or have your guest RSVP for themselves. This is necessary due to limited seating.

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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