Centennial Gala Celebration 2015 – text

October 28, 2015

At 6:30 in the evening

Cipriani 25 Broadway

25 Broadway • New York, New York

Cocktail Attire



NEF Board of Directors Gala Committee

Shant Mardirossian and Linda K. Jacobs

Centennial Committee Co-Chairs

Johnson Garrett

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Haig Mardikian

Secretary, Board of Directors

Carol B. Aslanian

Aminy Audi

Charles Benjamin, President

Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Ph.D.

Mona Eraiba

Alexander S. Ghiso

Jeff Habib

Yezan M. Haddadin

Amr Nosseir

Matthew Quigley

Robert J. Solomon

William Sullivan

Harris Williams

The Near East Foundation is grateful for the support of our Centennial Gala Sponsors!

Voice Sponsors


Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation and Johnson Garrett


The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust and Linda K. Jacobs


Shant and Christine Mardirossian


Matthew Quigley and Nina Bogosian


Robert and Nancy Solomon




Knowledge Sponsors


Armenian Assembly of America


Armenian General Benevolent Union


Armenian Missionary Association of America 
in partnership with Stephen Philibosian Foundation


Carol B. Aslanian


Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Foundation


Dadourian Foundation


Mona Eraiba


Alexander and Luz Maria Ghiso


Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


Jacobs Family Foundation


Jeff Habib and Jessica Lowrey


Haig and Connie Mardikian




Ronald E. Miller & Family 
in memory of E.C. Miller


Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


Stickley Audi & Co. and Aminy Audi