Amaanah Gala 2023


Lighting the Way: A Gala for Refugees

April 15th, 2023 – 6.00pm – 9.00pm  -The Westin Houston, Memorial City.

Be part of an exciting and rewarding evening, shedding light on the extraordinary stories and journeys of the Houston Refugee Community.

Amaanah Refugee Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping refugees and displaced families rebuild their lives in the UnitedStates. With your support, Amaanah will be able to provide essential resources and support for another year. Amaanah’s programs are Zakat eligible.

Join us for the evening and hear directly from the Refugee community about their experiences and hopes for the future.

We’re also delighted to announce that the event will be hosted by ABC’s Briana Conner.

Briana is a Houston, Texas native and a graduate of Hightower High School in Fort Bend County. She started her news career in Victoria, Texas, and is thrilled to return home to tell Houston’s stories.

She also dedicates much of her time to community and board service. Briana serves on the board of Stages, a local theater. Previously, she served as the Vice Chair of the Winston-Salem Urban League, and she was an advisory board member for the chamber of commerce. Briana also volunteers with the Girl Scouts, The American Heart Association, the local food bank, and loves working with cultural arts centers. She was named as one of the top 40 leaders under 40 and one of the top 40 influential African Americans in the Triad.

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  • Amaanah's programs are Zakat eligible. 2023


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