The American Society of Bogotá
Initiate and promote goodwill, understanding, and community spirit
among Americans and Colombians with emphasis on Americans residing in Colombia.
It has been said, through our lives, we leave footprints on the sands of time. Through our personal accomplishments, professional careers, various travels, acts of kindness and generosity, our compassion and strength of character, we affect the lives of others. As such, we feel quite proud to be associated with the American Society of Bogota which has positively impacted and changed the lives of over 800 Colombian Children. The American Society of Bogotá - 66 year History The American Society of Bogotá was established in May 1939 to promote Goodwill, Understanding and Community Spirit among Colombians and US Citizens residing in Colombia. In the early years, The American Society of Bogotá held activities in the Jockey Club, Hotel Tequendama, and Colegio San Carlos. In 1956, the Society held its first Independence Day Dance in the “Salon Rojo Del Hotel Tequendama” and, that same year, published its first year book. Since its inception in 1939, the American Society has had over 50 Presidents. Many of whom have been associated with International and Multinational companies such as General Electric, Westinghouse Electric, Phillips Petroleum, The First National City Bank, Bristol Laboratories, Otis Elevator, Sears & Roebuck, Lucent Technologies, Coca-Cola, Mobil, Banco de Crédito-Helm Financial Services, Texaco and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1972, The American Society of Bogotá began its scholarship program for underprivileged children of Colombia. Since then, over 800 children have been educated with funds raised through our Annual Dinner Dance, Golf and Tennis Tournaments, the US Embassy Picnic, as well as other fund raising activities. Currently, the Society sponsors over 125 children in various Elementary, High Schools and Technical Colleges located throughout Bogotá. We, the Board of Directors, thank you for your loyal support.
American Society of Bogotá
Carrera 4 #69-06
Tel: +571 540-4443
Mobile: +571 235-0645
AAC Member since February 2006