Washington, D.C. Benefit Gala (2013)
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Location: The Ritz Carlton Hotel; Washington, D.C.
This year, the Gala honored two distinguished Lebanese-American personalities: H.E. Ambassador Clovis Maksoud and world renowned space physician Dr. Edgar Choueiri, who received RMF’s Distinguished Lifetime Achievements Award.
The event was chaired by Mrs. Samia Farouki, and the Master of ceremony Ms. Rima Karaki. Her Majesty the Queen of Jordan Noor Al-Hussein was present at the event, as well as various personalities from the Arab-American community including Professor Philip Salem and Mrs. Salwa Roosevelt. Were also present former US Secretary of Defense William Cohen and his wife Janet Langhart Cohen, who praised Ambassador Clovis Maksoud’s achievements in a hearty speech.
The gala also featured a fashion show by the rising Lebanese Designer Sandra Mansour, and an elaborate silent auction which included the jewelery work of Nathalie Munier.