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The Islamic Arts Society Gala will be held on the 6th of August, 2023 in Houston
The Gala will create an immersive experience in Islamic arts, artifacts, and historical manuscripts.
By: Islamic Arts Society
The exclusive, black-tie art event will be held on 6 August 2023 at the Westin Memorial City Hotel in Houston, Texas.
Our illustrious, Honorary Gala Committee co-chairs include Geoff Connor Former Secretary of Texas, Hon. Suleman Lalani, Texas State Rep.
Hon. Naushad Kermally, CM Sugar Land, Ayaz Nasser, Zenith Real Estate,
Nasruddin Rupani Chairman Ibn Sina & Rupani Foundation.
Looking forward to welcoming you on this occasion are the following host committee members: Hon. Sallie Alcorn, CM Houston, Hon. Letitia Plummer, CM Houston, Hon. Brian Middleton, DA Fort Bend County, Andrew Davis, Dean UH Katherine G. McGovern College of Arts, Aimee Froom, Curator - Arts of the Islamic Worlds, MFAH.
The Host Committee also includes prominent Houstonians representing all faith and ethnic groups representing the diversity of our City.
Ali Soudjani, Iranian American Society
Andy Icken, City of Houston
Ayaz Nasser, Zenith Real Estate
Ayman Kabire, President ISGH
Bill Baldwin, President Boulevard Realty
Charles Foster, Hon Consul General Thailand
Christopher Olson, Director Trade & Int'l Affairs Houston Mayor's Office
Drs. Saleha & Basheer Khumawala, U of H
Ebru Ark President American Turkish Association
Farhat & Farrukh Shamsi
Helene & Dror Zadok
Javed Ashraf, Pakistan Federation of Business
John Floyd, CAIR
Kamran Sherwani, President Heart Care Center, NW Houston
Lainie & David Minceberg, Houston First Corporation
Masaud Baaba, Chair, ElFarouq Foundation.
Mohammad Zakir, Dawoodi Bohra Community
Mukarram Baig, President Heart Care Center of NW Houston
Murad Ajani, Ismaili Council of Southwestern United States
Nasruddin Rupani, Chairman Ibn Sina & Rupani Foundations
Necole Irvin, MOCA City of Houston
Omar Khawaja, President Muslim Bar Association
Omar Samji, Weil Private Equity
Saima Seyar, Elima Designs
Salma & Riaz Siddiqi
Salman Razzaqi, President PAGH
Sarah Waheed Sher
Shahzad Bashir, Bashir Advisors
Shapnik Khan, Talabi Law Firm
Shaukat Maredia, Owner Aga's
Shazma & Arshad Matin
Ursula Rahman Foundation, Germany