First Annual AMIDEAST Award Gala
Evening of Excellence & Elegance
Performance by Najwa Karam & Guy Manoukian
Host by Mr. Ricardo Karam, Journalist

The International Ballroom in The Beverly Hilton
Beverly Hills, California
Saturday, October 14th of 2017

Tickets can be purchased online at

Harry H. Nadjarian, IMP Chairman and AMIDEAST/Lebanon Advisory Board member will serve as the Chairman of the 1st annual AMIDEAST Education Hero Award Gala, to be held on October 14th in The Beverly Hilton’s prestigious International Ballroom. This non-profit benefit will raise awareness for AMIDEAST’s mission, with the proceeds benefiting youth in Lebanon.

Featuring multi-Platinum musical performances, and celebrity attendees, the gala will also be awarding the first AMIDEAST Education Hero Award to Maroun Semaan posthumously. A distinguished Lebanese businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Semaan’s wife, children and family will travel from Lebanon to receive this award for his contributions advancing educational opportunities in Lebanon.

Since 1951, AMIDEAST has built a cross-cultural understanding by expanding education opportunities, preparing individuals for jobs in the global economy, strengthening institutions and communities and empowering women and youth. In just the past seventeen years, AMIDEAST has positively impacted the lives of over 500,000 individuals, and bolstered the communities to which they belong.

Hosted by television producer and talk-show host, Ricardo Karam, this 1st annual AMIDEAST Education Hero Award Gala will feature performances by Lebanese multi-Platinum singer, Najwa Karam, on stage together for the first time with Lebanese-Armenian composer & pianist, Guy Manoukian. Ticket, table, and sponsorship information is available at