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Lycée Honors Hamdi Ulukaya at 2019 Gala

On February 9th, Lycée parents, donors and guests gathered at the Skylight on Vesey, in view of New York City’s Statue of Liberty, for our annual gala.

This year’s theme was “La Vie Devant Soi : The Journey is Everything,” and our keynote speaker was the entrepreneur and philanthropist Hamdi Ulukaya.

Ulukaya spoke eloquently about his own journey from Turkey to the United States, from being the child of a dairy farmer to founding his own business, Chobani yogurt. And he spoke about why he founded his foundation, the Tent Foundation, which aids refugees.

Lycée alum Aline Sara, co-founder and CEO of NaTakallam, the social enterprise that connects language teachers and learners across borders, also spoke at the Gala.

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