Celebrating the Power of Giving: LUMS Recognises Donors at Annual Dinner
Gratitude was the theme of the evening as LUMS shone the spotlight on its donors and patrons at the University’s Annual Dinner in Lahore. Held on campus on March 10, the event was an opportunity to recognise individuals, organisations and alumni for their unwavering commitment to LUMS.
They were welcomed by members of the University’s senior leadership, including Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Pro Chancellor; Mr. Shahid Hussain, Rector; Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, and Dr. Tariq Jadoon, Provost.
Dr. Ahmad took the stage to thank the donors for their continued patronage. He also apprised them about future directions at LUMS, noting, “Our core mission of doing research and disseminating that through teaching, and giving service to the community is always going to stay at the forefront.” Additionally, he shared that going forward, the University is committed to giving more access to talented students through hybrid mediums. He also invited industry members to partner with LUMS to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Rector, Mr. Shahid Hussain also extended his appreciation to the University’s donors for their support and emphasised the importance of their continuous commitment. “LUMS is the brightest spot in the city. In these critical times, it is a shining star, and one that we need your support for. There are a lot of avenues that you can support – from tuition and funding research to naming opportunities. Help us to keep this light brighter as we go forward,” he said.
During the ceremony, top donors were also honoured with shields in appreciation of their support. Recipients included the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF), Pepsi Cola International Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Gohar Ejaz, CEO Lake City Holdings, along with many others.
Ms. Fatima Asad Said, Representative, MBA Class of 1997 and Member of LUMS Board of Trustees shared, “I believe in the mission of LUMS. Together we can collaborate to building, not only a world-class institution but also a sustainable world for the next generation. So, thank you very much for this opportunity to give back more.”
Director, Mitchells Fruit Farms Limited, Mr. Mehdi Mohsin added, “Through the years, we have seen the institution’s impact on industry. We are glad to contribute to this great cause for education in Pakistan, and I wish LUMS all the best for the future.”
The ceremony concluded with the attendees networking over dinner and a classical music performance.