The Arab Community Awards are made to recognize the members of our community who are making the Dayton Region a better place to live, work and play, while also either representing, or contributing to, the Arab American community.
We will be recognizing individuals again at the 2018 Hafla – Saturday, April 28th.
The Laurence Warwar Community Impact Award
Named after our late Matriarch, Laurence Warwar, who poured her heart and soul into creating our organization and promoting our Arab heritage through exceptional volunteer efforts and a strong commitment to social responsibility, the Laurence Warwar Arab Community Awards are made every year at our yearly DAAF Hafla to recognize members of our community who are making impactful civic, cultural and /or entrepreneurial contributions while also either representing, or contributing to the Arab American community.
❧ Rick & Zeinab Schwen Award Winners, 2015
Activist of the Year – Recognizing an individual (or couple) who make impactful civic and cultural contributions while promoting issues of importance to the Arab-American community and countering the discrimination and cultural stereotyping of Arabs amongst the general population.
❧ Dr. Kindy Ghussin Award Winner, 2015
Executive of the Year – Recognizing one of the region’s most dynamic business leaders keeping our entrepreneurial spirit alive through a culture of innovation, ethics, community service, and philanthropy.
❧ Laurence Warwar, 2015 & Matt Joseph, 2016
Volunteer of the Year – Recognizing an individual who honors our rich Arab American heritage through exceptional volunteer efforts and a strong commitment to social responsibility that is making a difference in our community.