The American Society of São Paulo
The American Society of São Paulo often known as AmSoc is a civil, non-profit association founded on May 10, 1950.
AmSoc acts as a liaison and a promotor of friendship and philanthropy between our membership and a variety of organizations, including the American Consulate, the American Chamber of Commerce, International schools, churches, charities, and athletic groups, to name a few.
We organize social, cultural, and athletic events for our diverse membership; and encourage integration with the Brazilian society as well as supporting beloved American traditions.
This is AmSoc:
Our Members form a home from home family committed to furthering American traditions and integrating with Brazilian Culture
St. Patrick's Day
Children's Charities Supported:
Lar Tia Edna
Annual Gala Ball
Each year the American Society of São Paulo hosts its fundraising gala in São Paulo. The event brings together American and foreign expats, prominent Brazilians, diplomats, and business leaders.
Our entirely voluntary Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for overseeing the organization's mission, strategy, goals, and activities. They steer The American Society of São Paulo towards a sustainable future through the legal and financial governance of AmSoc.
ERIK POLIAK AWARD
The Eric Poliak Award represents AmSoc’s highest honor and was founded in memory of Eric Poliak, a past governor and president of the American Society (AmSoc), community member, and friend. After Mr. Poliak’s untimely death in May 1984, the Board of Governors established this tribute to be given annually to an American citizen in the São Paulo community who has unselfishly contributed his or her time and effort for the good of the entire community.
Nominations for this award are submitted annually, during the month of March, by the AmSoc membership. All nominations are sent to the office staff and distributed to the selection committee at least 1 week before the meeting. The recipient must be an American but does NOT need to be a member of AmSoc. A special committee, comprised of AmSoc executive committee members and previous award winners, chooses the final recipient.
The award is presented at the AmSoc Annual General Meeting in April.
Membership in the American Society of São Paulo is open not only to Americans but to all those who are interested in enhancing international relationships and supporting the local community. Your membership in the American Society of São Paulo includes
Members only access to:
• Membership Directory and Resource Guide (Annual Edition)
• "the Forum" Newsletter – Regular Editions mail delivered
• Online access to “the Forum” newsletter
• Members benefits
• The annual elegant AGM Cocktail
• Priority access to our 4th of July or Labor Day party
• The annual year-end Holiday party
• Membership to our (private) WhatsApp Group
Special Pricing for:
• Annual American Society Charity Gala
• Family friendly Halloween and Easter parties
• Thanksgiving Dinner
• Youth Sports Program
• Adult Sporting events
• Social and Professional Networking events