Dear friend of Romania,

Please find enclosed a post event press release for our fourth Alianta Gala that took place on September 22.

President George W. Bush, Lt. General Ben Hodges, Commander of U.S. Army in Europe, and Professor Dennis Deletant of Georgetown University were awarded for their leadership and important contribution to the Romanian-American relations.

The event took place at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.  The gala also featured a fashion show with leading Romanian designers, such as Doina Levintza, Carmen Secareanu, Andra Țurcanu, and Cosmina Englizian.

The pictures attached are with :

  1. Ambassador Mark Gitenstein, President of the Board;
  2. Chang Oh & Ambassador J.D. Crouch, accepting President Bush’s award;
  3. Ambassador of Romania to U.S.A. George Maior, LTG. Frederick (Ben) Hidges, Ambassador of U.S.A. to Romania Hans Klemm;
  4. Professor Dennis Deletant & Ambassador Mark Klemm;
  5. Alianta board of directors & ED: Chang Oh, Radu Tatucu, Allan Cruse, Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, Daniela Kammrath, Ambassador Mark Gitenstein, Ambassador Hans Klemm, Corina Rebegea, Chris Worman,  Prosser Stirling, Dan Dimancescu;
  6. Models at the end of the fashion show.

Alianta is a charity organisation established as a nonpartisan alliance of Romanian and American organizations and professionals.  The founding members of Alianta include former U.S. Ambassadors to Romania Mark Gitenstein (ret.) and  Jim Rosapepe (ret.), and Dan Dimancescu, Honorary Consul of Romania to Boston.

Please let me know if you would be interested in information about the event or more pictures.

I appreciate your time and interest on the subject.

Best regards,



Daniela Kammrath

Executive Director

Alianta, Washington DC