Anera's Annual Gala

Tools for Tomorrow: Equipping & Transforming Lives

WHEN: Friday, September 30th



Anera invites you to our 2022 Annual Gala!

We’re coming back together in person for our Annual Gala: September 30, 2022 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Tools for Tomorrow: Equipping and Transforming Lives

We believe that each person, no matter their circumstances, embodies promise. And people equipped with the right tools can shape the life of their families, their neighborhoods, and their region. Anera’s 2022 Annual Gala is raising funds to provide tools of all kinds – from wrenches and sewing machines to new schools and training – so that the communities we serve can create their own change and help hope find a way.

Please buy your tickets now to join us for a wonderful evening of facts, friends and fun.

Questions? Call 202-266-9727 or write to

*Coming from out of town? The Mayflower Hotel is offer a discounted rate on rooms to Anera's guests.


Anera's own fabulous Serene Dardari is the Gala master of ceremonies.

Purchase your tickets!

Anera's Honorary Hosts

Dr. Firas Abiad | Senator Benjamin Cardin | US Representative Gerald Connolly | Noura Erakat | Mohamed Hadid | Senator Chris Van Hollen | H.E. Dina Kawar Ambassador of Jordan | US Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton | US Representative Rashida Tlaib


Our Performers


Layth Sidiq


Layth Sidiq and Friends | Award-winning violinist Layth Sidiq will be joined by vocalist Mona Miari, percussionist Alber Baseel and pianist Fadi Saba to present an eclectic evening of well-known songs from the Arab world and beyond. Immerse yourself in these timeless melodies, presented in a way that is contemporary and unique. The ensemble will travel from Egypt to Lebanon and from Iraq to Morocco, all while sharing some stories about each of the selections. The evening will also feature a special composition specifically written for Anera and will be premiered at this event.




If you have any questions, please call us at 202-266-9700.

Be a Sponsor

Why sponsor Anera's Annual Gala


Become a sponsor and make a difference. Provide tools for tomorrow to equip and transform lives!

Our community is coming together in person for Anera’s Annual Gala on September 30, 2022. We are filled with joy at the prospect of being with one another again in the same room to renew our bonds and to move forward with determination and commitment.

With your sponsorship, you will gain visibility among like-minded humanitarians and development experts and policymakers while supporting the oldest American organization delivering humanitarian relief and development projects exclusively in the Middle East.

Our theme

Tools for Tomorrow | Equipping and transforming lives

We believe that each person, no matter their circumstances, embodies promise. And people equipped with the right tools can shape the lives of their families, their neighborhoods and their region. Communities in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan navigate difficult realities every day to improve their own lives. Anera’s 2022 Annual Gala is raising funds to provide tools of all kinds so that the communities we serve can forge their own futures and help hope find a way.

Your sponsorship will provide tools in the form of job skills training for out-of-work youth, farming infrastructure and training, clean water for schools and health facilities, computer equipment and tech skill development for children, support for women entrepreneurs, and so much more.


Benefits to Sponsorship


Anera will list all sponsors on our website, social media, the event program, slides during the event, a post-gala print newsletter, and the annual report. Your company’s name and logo will get out in front of thousands of loyal Anera followers. For more details, see our sponsorship brochure.

  • 150,000+ followers across our social media channels
  • 11,600 monthly visitors to
  • 10,000 faithful readers of our newsletter and annual report
  • 500+ community leaders in person and virtually at the gala


Sponsorship Levels


AMBASSADOR | $50,000+ can install water purification equipment at a hospital in Gaza. Water is an important tool for medical practitioners in treating patients and running vital medical machinery.
4 tickets, reception at Albi Restaurant | Opportunity to speak at the gala | 10 Gala seats

LEADER | $30,000+ can provide equipment and training for 100 women to build businesses in Palestine. Women earning an income reinvest money into education and health care, raising up whole neighborhoods.
4 tickets, reception at Albi Restaurant | 10 Gala seats

BENEFACTOR | $15,000+ can teach 200 youths marketable job skills in Lebanon and Palestine. Youth will have the right tools to get jobs, support their families and bolster the economies of their communities.
2 tickets, reception at Albi Restaurant | 8 Gala seats

CHAMPION | $10,000+ can equip and galvanize a neighborhood in Lebanon to recycle solid waste. The work brings host and refugee communities together, diminishing tensions and promoting cohesion.
2 tickets, reception at Albi Restaurant | 8 Gala seats

STEWARD | $5,000+ can transform 20 young students’ lives in Jordan by providing laptops, learning materials and education on information technology to fill the gaps in the formal education sector.
2 tickets, reception at Albi Restaurant | 6 Gala seats

FRIEND | $2,500+ can ship $30,000 worth of vital medicines to equip hospitals and clinics throughout Lebanon with the supplies they need to provide good care for their patients.
2 tickets, reception at Albi Restaurant | 4 Gala seats

* Anera can offer any of your unused tickets to young professionals who might otherwise be unable to afford a seat.



Gala Sponsors

Robert and Susan Trice

Elias and Michelle Habayeb

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Frederick Rogers and Jeanette Hartley

James and Lisa Sams

Thairah Mousa

Matthew & Jessica Haddad

Dr. & Mrs. Raymond G. Haddad

Nader Barakat