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.

Abdallah S. Jum'ah '65, former president and CEO of Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil-producing company

My introduction to the unlimited power of thought, the immense impact of fresh ideas, and the tangible and intangible benefits of ‘connecting the dots’ between seemingly unrelated topics came from AUC.

Abdallah Jum’ah ’65, Former president and CEO of Saudi Aramco

At the fifth annual benefit dinner held in New York City, the University raised nearly $700,000, with net proceeds supporting scholarships.

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Past Honorees