The American Society of São Paulo is a civil, non-profit association founded on May 10, 1950. The Society is led by a Board of 20 dedicated volunteers, of which up to three can be non-American citizens. The day to day activities are managed by an office manager. There are four executive positions; President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary; the President must be an American citizen. In 2009, the General Meeting approved the formation of the President's Council. This Council is made up of ex-Presidents of the Board whom are available to the Board on an advisory capacity.
The Society acts as a liaison between the membership and a variety of organizations, including the American Consulate, the American Chamber of Commerce, American schools, churches, charities, and athletic groups, to name a few.
The Society publishes an annual directory listing membership and useful information on living in São Paulo.
The American Society of São Paulo promotes friendship by organizing social, cultural, and athletic events for its diverse membership; encourages integration with the Brazilian society; and supports the American traditions of education, philanthropy and volunteerism.
The Society is based on four pillars:
American holidays, Adult and Youth Athletics, Social Events and Cultural Events.
Support Children’s Institutions volunteer, activities, clothing, supplies, food drives, corporate sponsorship and helping hands.
Membership directory, annual yearbook, connection to US consulate, connection to São Paulo city and state, website, Facebook, Linkedin.
Networking opportunities with American and Brazilian business leaders, monthly events and database of business resources.