The Annual Gala
The House of Lebanon hosts a gala to celebrate our culture and honor those who have influenced our community in a positive way by presenting them with the "Ray R. Irani Pride of Heritage" award. The first recipient of the prestigious award was Ambassador Gilbert Chagoury, who spared no effort to make the banquet and its inaugural award one of the most successful ones. Thanks to him, the House of Lebanon had the privilege to have President Clinton as its guest speaker. Other recipients of the “Ray R. Irani Pride of Heritage” award include George Hage (2005), Mohamed Ahmar (2006), Dr. Paul Boulos (2008), Vatche Manoukian (2009), James N. Koury (2010), Ghassan M. Saab (2011), and Harry H. Nadjarian (2014).