Banquet 2013/Fundraiser for Syria

Banquet 2013/Fundraiser for Syria

ASACA’s 14th Annual Banquet took place on February 2nd, 2013 at The Reserve in Birmingham, MI. The fundraiser generated $134,700 including a $20,000 match from The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP). We are thankful to everyone who donated time, services and money to make this event a great success. Donations were sent through UNICEFLife for Relief and DevelopmentQuestscope, and Marist Brothers to help civilians inside Syria and in refugee camps in the neighboring countries.

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 go to ASACA Facebook page

2013 Banquet Book

One of the most beautiful poem about Damascus

One of the most beautiful poem about Damascus

Dr. Anan Ameri, Director, Arab American National Museum, recipient, ASACA's Award for Community Leadership

Dr. Anan Ameri, Director, Arab American National Museum, recipient, ASACA’s Award for Community Leadership

Mrs. Manal Saab, CAAP Advisory Board, presenting our awardee, Dr. Anan Ameri

Mrs. Manal Saab, CAAP Advisory Board, presenting our awardee, Dr. Anan Ameri

President's Remarks by Dr. Lina Dirani

President’s Remarks by Dr. Lina Dirani

Dr. Samir Alsawah-Vice President, and Master of Ceremony

Dr. Samir Alsawah-Vice President, and Master of Ceremony

Dr. Anan Ameri, Dr. Lina Dirani & Mrs. Manal Saab

Dr. Anan Ameri, Dr. Lina Dirani & Mrs. Manal Saab

Mr. Sameer Eid auctioning Sea of Tulips by the Syrian painter Mrs. Alya Husseini.

Mr. Sameer Eid auctioning Sea of Tulips by the Syrian painter Mrs. Alya Husseini.

Husseini, a renowned Syrian artist, donated her painting to be auctioned at the banquet

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

Dr. Ameri with her husband Mr. Noel Salel and Dr. Dirani

Traditional Arabic songs by Zein Wazani

Traditional Arabic songs by Zein Wazani

 

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 Dr. Maha Saker -Secretary and Dr. Ghiath Tayeb

For much more 2013 Banquet pictures go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/asaca/

For much more 2013 Banquet pictures go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/asaca/

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