IC is very fortunate to have such an enthusiastic and committed Advancement team (located in Beirut and New York) that partners with our equally enthusiastic and committed alumni and friends around the world to re-create IC moments time and time again. No matter where you are located geographically, there will always be something or someone close by that will provide you with that very opportunity to enjoy casting your mind back to life at IC as well as to forge ahead for the future of the school.
Since September 2016, IC has continued its popular activities and held several high-profile and inclusive alumni and friends events in North America and the Gulf, ending with a wonderful Suhoor event in Dubai with over 300 attendees no less!
The school’s most recent ‘In Aid of Scholarships' events took place this January and February. Organized by Katherine Murphy McClintic, VP and Interim Director Advancement, eight events were held across North America between January 22 and February 9, 2019, coupled with IC’s New York Board of Trustees meeting on January 28 and 29. A considerable highlight of this round of Alumni & Friends events saw H.E. Dr. Amal Mudallali, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, featuring as a guest speaker at the dinner in New York, where several of IC’s US-based Trustees, as well as members of the Administration who flew from Beirut, were able to attend.
In addition to New York, the Chairman of the Board, Mr Don Selinger, was able to attend the Chicago, San Mateo and Los Angeles events and IC’s President, Dr Don Bergman, attended Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, Miami and San Mateo. At least one IC Trustee attended each of the eight events. Additionally, Moufid Beydoun ‘64, VP Alumni, and Sirine Ghalayini ’06, Advancement Officer, were also able to attend several of these very worthwhile North American events.
The next round of events coming up this year are scheduled as follows:
Montreal: Dinner to be held at Club Atwater on Friday, April 26
Toronto: Brunch at One King West Hotel on Sunday, April 28
Houston: Dinner at Texas de Brazil on Tuesday, April 30
Dallas: Dinner at Texas de Brazil on Thursday, May 2
Please RSVP to ICNY@ic.edu.lb or call +1 212 529 3005.
In addition to the North American dinner events, three 'In Aid of Scholarships' dinners were held in the Gulf in March 2018. Again organized by IC’s Advancement team, led by Katherine Murphy McClintic, successful events were held in Bahrain, Kuwait and Jeddah. Once again attendance was high and a very enjoyable event was held in each location. Board members and administrators joined alumni and friends and a special thank you to all our hosts once again.
One final event was held before the 2018 summer break, that of our Dubai Suhoor on May 19. Indeed, it was a remarkable and lovely evening at Music Hall in the Emirate (Masrah Ramadan), organized by Advancement Officer Hiba Osseiran Chamout, who was joined by IC President Dr Don Bergman and VP for Alumni Moufid Beydoun.
In Jeddah, March 2018, with Alumni and friends
Above: Mike 80' and Dania 92' Ahmar hosted a wonderful event in Los Angeles this year
Above two photos: IC's first Dubai Suhoor event (2018), with over 300 guests
In San Mateo on February 7 this year