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The Kahlil Gibran Educational Fund (KGEF) is a not for profit organization that was established in 1989 by the Arab-American community of Westchester County, New York.

The mission of the organization is twofold. First, we aim to encourage the young people of our community to pursue higher education and to become contributing members of the community by providing annual scholarships to a select number of students and by publicly honoring the academic efforts of students of Arab descent. Secondly, KGEF functions to remind Arab-Americans, as well as others in our community of the valuable contribution that immigrants from the Arab world have made in the United States and of our rich heritage.

The wealth of our culture and people is reflected in life by Kahlil Gibran, the great poet, artist and humanitarian who is respected and revered throughout the world. It is for this reason our fund was established in his name.

“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with

distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the

temple and take alms of those who work with joy.”

                                                                                              – Kahlil Gibran

KGEF, Inc. is hosting a Fall Dinner Dance on October 29, 2010 at Maestros Caterers in Bronx, New York.  Please join us for dinner, open bar and live entertainment by Hisham Barakat.  Tickets are $75.00.  Please click here to purchase tickets.

KGEF, Inc. accepts donations throughout the year.  Please click here to show your support by making a donation today.