"In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great" Benefit for Afghanistan at the Embassy of Greece- May 5, 2009

The Embassy of Greece in Washington D.C. will host a special event to celebrate the cultural and historic linkage between Greece and Afghanistan on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009.  The event will also support Nooristan Foundation, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides support for charitable and educational projects in rural areas of Afghanistan. Prominent members of the Washington, D.C. diplomatic, government, art and business communities will attend.  

“In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great,” will include a reception, authentic Greek dinner, live Greek and Afghan music, a presentation by archaeologist Dr. Fredrik Hiebert of the National Geographic Society, and remarks by the Greek and Afghan Ambassadors. 

The Honorary Patron for the event is Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Mrs. Dora Bakoiannis and the Honorary Chair H.E.The Ambassador Greece and Mrs. Alexandros P. Mallias.  

The Honorary Host Committee includes:

Mr. Omar Sultan, Deputy Minister of Culture of Afghanistan 
Ambassador of Afghanistan Said Tayeb Jawad and Mrs. Shamim Jawad 
Mr. Omar Khan Masoudi, Director General of the National Museum of Afghanistan
Senator Olympia Snowe
Congressman and Mrs. Howard Berman 
Congressman and Mrs. Lee H. Hamilton 
Congressman and Mrs. Dana Rohrabacher 
Congressman and Mrs. John Sarbanes 
Congressman and Mrs. Chris Van Hollen 
Congressman and Mrs. Robert Wexler 
Ambassador and Mrs. Ronald Neumann 
Ambassador and Mrs. Thomas Pickering 
Honorable Mr. and Mrs. Robert McFarlane 
Mr. and Mrs. Arnaud de Borchgrave 
Mrs. Doris Buffet 
Mrs. Caroline Firestone 
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mahmood 
Mrs. Robin Read 
Mrs. Diana Rowan Rockefeller 
Mr. and Mrs. George Stephanopoulos 
Mr. Nick Verreos

Nooristan Foundation Board Members:

Mrs. Marie Kux, President
Mrs. Mariam A. Nawabi, Vice-President
Mrs. Lindsey Holiday, Vice-President
Ms. Alina Atash, Vice-President
Ms. Melanie Smith, Secretary
Ambassador Dennis Kux, Treasurer

Nooristan Foundation President Marie Kux states, “We are happy that the Embassy of Greece in Washington, D.C. has been gracious to host this wonderful cultural celebration that shows the historic connection between Greece and Afghanistan.”

Ticket proceeds will be used towards projects in Afghanistan such as a village elementary school, a midwife training program, and an initiative to provide humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons at a camp outside of Kabul.  Nooristan Foundation founder Dr. Nadir Atash states, “Providing support for education and economic development in Afghanistan, especially for rural areas, is vital to securing stability.  The Afghan people have suffered tremendously and want to live in peace and work towards a better future.” 

This is a wonderful way to make a contribution to Afghanistan’s future and to attend a meaningful event.

Special Acknowledgement to Dr. M. Nadir Atash, founder, and the Nooristan Foundation Board and Committee Members who made this event possible.

Event Notes:

Complimentary Valet Parking 

Cocktail Attire

Limited Tickets Available

Name Sales End Price Fee
Embassy of Greece Benefit for Afghanistan "Friend" (1 Ticket) Ended $150 $3.75
Embassy of Greece Benefit for Afghanistan "Supporter" (2 Tickets) Ended $300 $7.5
Embassy of Greece Afghanistan Benefit "Sponsor" (3 tickets) Ended $500 $9.95
Embassy of Greece Afghanistan Benefit "Benefactor" (4 Tickets) Ended $1000 $9.95

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