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.
ASACA's 14Th Annual Banquet took place on February 2, 2013 at The Reserve in Birmingham, Michigan
One of the most beautiful poem about Damascus
Dr. Anan Ameri, Director, Arab American National Museum, recipient, ASACA's Award for Community Leadership
Mrs. Manal Saab, CAAP Advisory Board, introducing our awardee, Dr. Anan Ameri
President's Remarks by Dr. Lina Dirani
Dr. Samir Alsawah-Vice President, and Master of Ceremony
Dr. Anan Ameri, Dr. Lina Dirani & Mrs. Manal Saab
Mr. Sameer Eid auctioning Sea of Tulips by the Syrian painter Mrs. Alya Husseini.
Mrs. Alya Husseini, a renowned Syrian artist, donated her painting to be auctioned at the banquet
Dr. Ameri with her husband Mr. Noel Salel and Dr. Dirani
ASACA Board of Directors 2012-2013, R to L: Dr. Samir Alsawa-Vice president, Dr. Anan Salloum, Mrs. Rania Zakkar, Dr. Lina Dirani-President, Dr. Souheil Saba, Mrs. Maha Jano, Dr. Aya Rifai, Mrs. Sali Hanna, Mrs. May Akkary-Treasurer, Mrs. Rouba Samman-Executive Director. Missing Ms. Maha Saker -Secretary and Dr. Ghiath Tayeb
For much more 2013 Banquet pictures go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/asaca/