Benefit Dinner 2016
At the fifth annual benefit dinner held in New York City under the theme Trailblazers in Global Business: Responsible Leadership and Social Impact, the University raised nearly $700,000, with net proceeds being used to support student scholarships. The event also honored alumni who are working to bring about social change in their communities. Abdallah Jum’ah ’65, former president and CEO of Saudi Aramco, received the Global Impact Award for his innovative approach to business and interest in developing leaders. Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to Ahmed Zahran ’02, chief executive officer of KarmSolar solar technology and integration company, and Yumna Madi ’04, the company’s chief strategy officer, in addition to Heba Bahgat, co-founder of Madad, an AUC Venture Lab startup that serves as an online funding platform to financially support sustainable projects in Egypt.