Annual Gala Dinner

Since 2012, LAU began holding its annual Fundraising Gala Dinner in Beirut, Lebanon. Each year the event draws together the university’s most important supporters, friends, and alumni from around the region to celebrate LAU’s accomplishments, made possible by its generous donors. The inaugural gala raised an impressive $7.5 million, and the successive events have had excellent fundraising results, all in support of the Gala Dinner Endowed Scholarship Fund to educate needy and deserving students.

In order to honor LAU’s supporters in North America, including alumni based there, the university began hosting an annual New York Gala Dinner in 2010. The gala brings together hundreds of supporters to celebrate their devotion to the institution and also recognize LAU’s latest achievements. More importantly, the proceeds from the gala dinners go towards LAU's Institute for Women Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW).

We invite you to contribute by providing sponsorship, gifts-in-kind, and/or purchasing tickets and tables for the gala dinner events. Please visit our contact us page and get in touch to find out how you can make an impact.