Fundraising Reception: Recognizing Donors and Scholarship Recipients
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In 1991, a group of Houstonians decided to form the Syrian American Club of Houston in order to maintain a connection with their Syrian and Arab heritage and to provide social and philanthropic support to the community. Over the years the Club has organized numerous social and cultural activities; provided Saturday Arabic classes; granted college scholarships; and built a beautiful club facility, Al-Sham Center, where community members can get together and hold public and private events. In recent years, the Club has lead efforts to support newly arriving Syrian refugees, with over twenty volunteers dedicating hundreds of hours and creating a support system for families that are in a totally new unfamiliar environment.
Although our Center is fully paid for and many of our activities are self-supporting, our ability to maintain the Center and to fund our scholarship program depends on the continuing active support of valued members and friends like you. Support for the maintenance of the Center has been coming from a group of generous members that have made an annual pledge and support for our scholarship program has been typically raised from an annual Scholarship Endowment Gala.
Unfortunately the number of pledgers has diminished through the years and we have been reluctant to hold galas because of the troubles in Syria. (While we did plan to hold a gala this year, we decided to cancel it as a result of Hurricane Harvey.)
Thus, we are in urgent need of funds to continue the programs and services we provide and would like to invite you to a fund-raising reception at Al-Sham Center at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 10, 2017. At this reception, we will also be recognizing our generous donors and our eleven scholarship recipients for this academic year. We sincerely hope that you can join us. We also hope that you would consider one of the sponsorship levels (Platinum, Gold, Bronze, or Silver).
In any case, we extend our sincere thanks for your continued support of the Syrian American Club and look forward to seeing you on the 10th.