FEA Annual Gala

We invite you to The City Club in Washington, DC on Thursday,

December 1, 2022 for the return of our Annual Gala!

Registration is now open for the FEA Annual Gala.

We are thrilled to reconnect with our scholars, donors, and supporters in-person for the first time in three years. It’s been so long since we’ve gotten together with everyone that we’ve decided this year’s gala will be a PARTY! There will be more music and dancing than ever before, all set to the beautiful backdrop of The City Club of Washington.

Click the button on the right to buy a ticket for yourself (and all your friends).

Check out our sponsorship opportunities!


And reminisce on the last FEA Gala in 2019 to start getting excited!


Presenting the Fritz Kaufmann Award

A lawyer by training, journalist and professor of economics, Professor Fritz Kaufmann fled his native Austria during World War II and ultimately, settled in the United States. In 1948 he created The Marshall Plan in Action, a 250 member study abroad tour of Europe to evaluate the political and economic effects of the Marshall Plan. His personal experience of the war and its devastating impact inspired a lifelong devotion to advancing cross-cultural understanding through international educational travel, multicultural awareness and language training, leading to the founding of the Association of Academic Travel Abroad in 1950.


FEA honors his legacy, awarding the Fritz Kaufmann Award each year at its fall Scholar Gala to an individual who embodies his resilience and dedication to advancing cross-cultural understanding.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2022 Fritz Kaufmann Awardee is LaNitra Berger.

LaNitra M. Berger is an award-winning scholar, educator, and social justice advocate working towards making higher education accessible to low-income, first-generation, and minority students. Her scholarly interests are in art and social activism in the African and Jewish diasporas. For over 15 years, her work as an educator focuses on creating and expanding education abroad opportunities for underrepresented students, particularly in international education. As a social justice advocate, she supports student activism through her teaching, advising, public speaking, and research.