American Univesity of Beirut

 AUB Fundraising Dinner 2021

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​​​​​​​​For our students, for our patients

The American University of Beirut (AUB) has played a transformative role in the history of Lebanon, the Arab world, and globally. For 155 years, we have offered a world-class education to the people of Lebanon and the region and cared for the sick and wounded at our hospital. 

The challenges we face today as a result of the economic and financial collapse of Lebanon, the pandemic, and the August 4, 2020, explosion in the Beirut port are unprecedented. Everyone has been affected. The impact on our students – and on patients seeking care at our medical center – has been especially profound.

Although the needs are enormous – and growing – even a modest donation can have a significant impact on the lives of young men and women seeking an AUB degree, and for patients and their families struggling to pay for medical care. A gift of $10,000, for example, is enough to provide partial scholarships for two or three students. This partial scholarship can make all the difference, enabling a student to graduate. A gift of $10,000 can also pay for the medical treatment of 8-10 patients at the AUB Medical Center – a premature baby being cared for at our neonatal intensive care unit, a sick child who needs to see a doctor, a mother who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Your gift of any amount makes a difference – to our students, to our patients.​

We are organizing an in-person and virtual fundraising dinner on November 19, 2021, “for our students, for our patients.” The reception (at 6:00 pm) and dinner (at 7:00 pm) will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 80 Columbus Circle, in New York City, a stunning location with breathtaking views.​

We will be holding the event in accordance with all New York City health and safety protocols. We are also requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated. Our hosts at the Mandarin Oriental will be checking the vaccination status of all attendees. You will find a list of COVID-19 vaccines accepted by the NYC Health Department here​.

To purchase your ticket for, and/or to support, the November 19 dinner, please click here

There are many opportunities to support student scholarships and needy patients. They are detailed here.

The evening program will include:

  • Welcoming Remarks by Board of Trustees Chairman Philip S. Khoury
  • Keynote Address by AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri
  • Presentation of the Presidential Science and Humanism Award to Nobel Laureate Harold E. Varmus
  • Performance by oud and violin virtuoso and composer Simon Shaheen
  • Live fundraising appeal
  • DJ & music

For questions about the dinner, please contact us at Advancement@aub.edu.lb​ or at 1-212-583-7600.​​​​

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