2008 Kahlil Gibran Gala

Posted on June 19, 2008 in Arab American Institute

800 guests from across the United States and the globe gathered on Wednesday, April 23 for the Arab American Institute Foundation’s (AAIF) 10th annual Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards gala in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the black-tie affair heard Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas address the gala in person and saw organizations and individuals honored for their service and efforts to address problems that too often go overlooked.

AAIF presented Kahlil Gibran Awards to Refugees International (Award for International Commitment) and Reporters Without Borders (Award for Institutional Excellence). The Foundation also honored Congressman Ray LaHood of...

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2006 Kahlil Gibran Gala

Posted on June 02, 2008 in Arab American Institute

WASHINGTON – More than 800 diplomats, dignitaries and Arab Americans gathered in Washington, D.C. on May 3, 2006, for the Arab American Institute Foundation’s (AAIF) 8th annual Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards gala.

General Wesley Clark presented Former President of Poland Lech Walesa with the Award for Individual Achievement in recognition of his life-long efforts to bring freedom and democracy to his country.

“For his part, Walesa describes himself as a ‘Polish worker from the Gdansk shipyard.’ He was, of course, so much more,” said General Clark. “As a courageous fighter for freedom, he, together with Pope John Paul...

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2007 Kahlil Gibran Gala

Posted on June 02, 2008 in Arab American Institute

The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) hosted a sold-out Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards gala on April 25 in Washington, D.C. Guests gathered at the ninth annual black tie dinner to pay tribute to individuals and organizations whose actions and deeds embody the words of Arab American poet and author Kahlil Gibran.

AAIF presented Gibran Awards to Search for Common Ground, Global Impact and Archbishop Emeritus of Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Teresa Isaac, the former mayor of Lexington, KY, received the fourth annual Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service, presented each year to an Arab American who has excelled...

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