Please join us on Thursday evening, October 17th, for a celebration of the work you are supporting in Egypt. We will be gathering at the Cosmopolitan Club (122 E 66th St) in New York City for a silent auction of Egyptian handicrafts, special speakers, updates on the vocational training programs you have been supporting, and more! Check back here for more details. Purchase your tickets here, including early-bird rates, which are available through August 30th.

Featured Speakers

Egyptian-American Changemakers Awardee: Sherief Elkatsha

 We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Egyptian-American Changemakers Award will be going to Sherief Elkatsha, a documentary filmmaker and producer. His most recent film, Far from the Nile, is a feature-length film following 12 musicians from different countries along the Nile River basin on their U.S. tour. At the Fall Benefit, we will celebrate his achievements with the Egyptian-American Change-makers Award and hear from him about his professional journey. As a visionary filmmaker, Elkatsha’s work embodies the power of storytelling, and ignites conversations about socio-political issues in the Arab world, both in Egypt and globally.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sameh Iskander 

We are very pleased to have Dr. Sameh Iskander, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Iskander is a renowned Egyptologist, who has been the project director of the Ramesses II Temple Excavation in Abydos with NYU’s Institute for Study of the Ancient World since 2008 and has co-authored three volumes about the discoveries. Through his archaeological work, he has contributed to the understanding of the history of the ancient Egyptian Ramesside Period. At the Fall Benefit, we will celebrate his achievements and hear from him about his remarkable contributions to Egyptology. Dr. Iskander’s work not only enhances our comprehension of ancient Egyptian history but also underscores the significance of preserving cultural heritage