Past Event Archives


Annual Dinner 2019

Each year, ATFL honors outstanding American of Lebanese heritage who have enriched this country through contributions in various fields. The 2019 Honorees were:

  • The Hon. Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services Philip C. Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service
  • Rep. Darin LaHood, US Representative from Illinois Philip C. Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service
  • Mr. Peter Rahal, Co-Founder of RXBAR Joseph J. Jacobs Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Mr. David Yazbek, Award-winning writer, composer, and producer Ray R. Irani Lifetime Achievement Award


2019 Honorees and Introducers

  • Introduction of The Hon. Alex M. Azar II by Governor Chris Sununu

  • Honoree Remarks by The Hon. Alex M. Azar II

  • Introduction of Rep. Darin LaHood by The Hon. Darrell Issa

  • Honoree Remarks by Rep. Darin LaHood

  • Introduction of Mr. Peter Rahal by Ms. Sara Ganim

  • Honoree Remarks by Mr. Peter Rahal

  • Introduction of Mr. David Yazbek by Mr. Orin Wolf

  • Honoree Remarks by Mr. David Yazbek

Special Guests

Remarks by H.E. Ghassan Hasbani, Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon.

ATFL Remarks and Special Announcements

Remarks by ATFL Leadership and the announcement of the Peter J. Tanous Founders Award.

  • Introductory Remarks by ATFL President Edward M. Gabriel

  • Introductory Remarks and Acknowledgements by ATFL Executive Director Leslie Touma

  • Announcement of the Peter J. Tanous Founders Award

Scholarship Recipients

American University of Beirut

Tatiana Sukkar

Dr. Joseph J. Jacobs Scholarship

Lebanese American University

Elias Azar

Peter and Ann Tanous Scholarship