Banquet 2013/Fundraiser for Syria
ASACA’s 14th Annual Banquet, February 2nd, 2013. The banquet goal was to raise money to help displaced Syrians inside and out side the country, in refugee camps. The fundraiser generated $94,200. Donations were sent to the following organizations according to the donors' wishes : UNICEF, Life for Relief and Development, Questscope, and Marist Brothers . Funds were sent to these organizations through The Center for Arab American Philanthropy(CAAP). CAAP donated $20,000 separately to the listed 4 organizations. See CAAP letters for ASACA fund disbursements.
Our thanks to everyone who donated time, services and money to make this event a great success.
Dr. Anan Ameri, Director of the Arab American National Museum was the recipient of ASACA’s Award for Community Leadership. Here are some event photos. For much more photos see our February 2013 posts at ASACA Facebook page.
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The Michigan Arab Orchestra-Takht Ensemble under the direction of Michael Ibrahim and featured vocalists Usama Baalbaki and Ghada Derbas mesmerized our guests with an array of beautiful classic Arabic and Syrian songs and music. It was a real night of Tarab Sharki Aseel that brought every one back to dear memories from the Motherland.
Our immense appreciation to the event sponsors and volunteers.
here are few pictures from that magical night.