Fifth Annual Dinner

Jusoor’s Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner

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Gala Dinner Information 

Our mission is to invest in Syria’s youth for a better tomorrow. And together, we have done just that. We have enabled nearly 500 university students to complete their degrees around the world. We have enrolled 3,500 children in our primary schools, giving them the gift of a basic education. We have employed 75 refugees in our schools in Lebanon, safeguarding a key part of the Syrian labor force and investing in refugee communities. And our entrepreneurship program, now in its third year, has trained and inspired nearly 1,000 Syrian youth.

This is the power of the global Syrian community and our friends around the world. The generosity and determination is humbling. It is deeply moving and inspiring.

We invite you to join us on October 14th at our annual Charity Dinner, in an evening dedicated to Syrian youth, their accomplishments and their potential. The evening will be rich with culture and the arts, including an art auction featuring works by prominent and emerging Syrian and Middle Eastern artists, as well as an award presentation to philanthropist Jim Estill.

Patron tickets: CAD $350
Table sponsorship: $5,000

Gala Features

Fireside Chat with entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Estill

Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist. Jim started a computer distribution business from the trunk of his car while in university. That modest business grew into a company doing $350,000,000 in sales before selling to SYNNEX in 2004. Jim then became CEO of SYNNEX Canada and grew sales from $800,000,000 to $2 Billion over five years.

Jim has invested in, mentored and advised many technology companies including Blackberry.  He joined their board before they went public and served for 13 years.

In 2016 & 2017 Jim Estill has been making news for his sponsorship efforts to settle 58 Syrian refugee families. The Financial TimesBBCNewsThe Guardian, and Toronto Life have all covered his story, including this viral video featuring his work. Jim was awarded the Order of Ontario, the provinces highest honour, in 2017.  He is a multiple nominee of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Music performance by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra is a non profit organization committed to reviving fine Arabic music, and to promoting multi cultural understanding in Canada; over the past two years since its incorporation, CAO have held many very successful concerts in Ontario and Montreal, and have built up a large following which ensures their concerts are sold out well in advance.
One of the most significant and proud moments for the CAO was being invited as the opening act for the Stratford Summer Music Festival in July 2016, where the organizers wanted to welcome Stratford’s newcomers from Syria to their new home, with familiar sounds, music and song.
In the summer of 2017, the Canadian Arabic Orchestra and Choir were invited to perform at the Luminato festival at the David Pequot Square in downtown Toronto, which marked the first time in Luminato’s history that an Arabic group was featured, to bring Arabic music, art and culture to this Toronto icon and important podium to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding among Torontonians.

 

 Logistics 

Dinner Venue

The dinner will take place at the The King Edward Hotel

Time

The reception will start at 6 PM

Dinner will start at 7 PM

Hotels

Jusoor has reserved a block of rooms for two nights (October 13 and 14, 2017) at The Omni King Edward Hotel for those attending our fundraising dinner:

A limited number of single and double deluxe rooms are available for reservation by calling the hotel at +1 (800) 843-664 and using the reference “1710JUSOOR” to get the special room price. Guests could also reserve online at https://ssl.omnihotels.com/Omni (please use Chrome, FireFox, or Safari).

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