FTI Consulting Returns as JustWorld’s Annual Gala Presenting Sponsor FTI Consulting Returns as JustWorld’s Annual Gala Presenting Sponsor FTI Consulting Returns as JustWorld’s Annual Gala Presenting Sponsor

Wellington, Florida – For the second year in a row, FTI Consulting, Inc. will be the presenting sponsor of JustWorld International’s Annual Gala.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this year’s event takes place on Friday, January 18, 2013, in Wellington, Florida.

“Through our sponsorship, our firm is able to help bring positive change to developing countries and contribute to the success of this important fundraising effort,” said Dennis Shaughnessy, Chairman of FTI Consulting.  “We are delighted to once again be a part of this fantastic event.”

Held at Maria Newman’s stunning Belle Herbe Farm in Grand Prix Village, guests will delight in the 18th century Venetian masquerade theme.  Guessing the identities of the many masked attendees, which will include the who’s who of the Wellington equestrian and social scene, will be part of the evening’s fun.  A special prize will be offered for the best disguised guest.

The masquerade theme will be reflected through food, drinks and specialty entertainment created for the evening by renowned event planners, Dazzle Creative Events, with the help of fellow event sponsors Whole Foods and Regency Party Rental & Productions.  The evening is sure to be memorable as JustWorld International celebrates a historic 10 years, highlighting its past successes and fundraising for future accomplishments.

In addition to an impressive list of highly sought-after items featured in the silent and live auctions, guests will be treated to a showcase of the new line of JustWorld Casco co-branded helmets and JustWorld Pilla Sport co-branded performance eyewear.  Pilla Sport also joins FTI Consulting in supporting the 10th Annual Gala as its bar sponsor.

“What really excites me about the partnership is that Pilla Sport and CASCO have made a conscious decision to partner with an organization that is exemplary in its quest to provide demonstrable change to better someone’s life,” said Philip Pilla, CEO of Pilla.  “The entire revenue structure of our organization is supporting Just World’s mission.  We are not pledging a fixed contribution, but are creating an organization that can provide JustWorld with on-going contributions as the entire Pilla Sport family of equestrian products will help drive opportunities to provide support.  We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to partner with JustWorld International and to be an integral part of the engine to provide necessary funds to accomplish its goals.”

A sell-out every year since its inception 10 years ago, the JustWorld International Annual Gala supports JustWorld’s project sites in Brazil, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Honduras. This year’s event would not be possible without the hard work of the JustWorld Gala Committee comprised of Maria Newman (Chair), Aly Beaumont, Kristen Carollo, Carole Clarkson, Heidi Greene, Hilary Oswald, Kathryn Quirk, Arlette Rigby, Jennifer Santana, Liz Schroeder, Cathy Zicherman and Carlene Ziegler.  Honorary committee members include Joan Kalman, Teri Kessler and Caryl Philips.

To buy tickets or tables for this year’s fundraising gala, please call +1 561 333-9391 or e-mail jwinfo@justworldinternational.org.  Several sponsorship levels including Title, Presenting, Platinum, Gold and Patron level are available.  Benefits and further details can be found on the JustWorld website homepage, www.justworldinternational.org.

Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Brazil.  There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have raised in excess of $5.4 million to date.  For more information on JustWorld International, or how to support the ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.