Henry Crandall Award Dinner
Friday, September 29 • 6:00 p.m.
The Queensbury Hotel
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Tickets are $125 and include hors d'oeuvres and a three-course plated dinner. Please indicate your choice of dinner entre in the "Comments" section when checking out:
Steak (Grilled Top Sirloin with roasted garlic mashed potato, sauce chimichurri); or
Salmon (Faroe Island Salmon with black forbidden rice, miso mustard butter). Vegetarian option available upon request.
Dr. Jacquiline Touba is the founding executive director of the World Awareness Children’s Museum, an educational institution which fosters knowledge and appreciation of world cultures through exhibitions, interactive programming, the International Youth Art Exchange and educator-led tours. Dr. Touba’s diverse and extensive experience, both here and abroad, as a curator, published author, independent scholar, university professor and sociologist inspired her to initiate the International Youth Art Exchange and to help create the Museum in 1995 with a mission to foster awareness and understanding of worldwide cultural diversity for children and adults.
Beyond being a sociologist and museum professional, Dr. Jacquiline Touba is an accomplished artist. Dr. Touba is the co-founder of the Arts District of Glens Falls and has been an active member of the North Country Arts board for many years, serving previously as president and now as current treasurer. For 50 years, she has created pen and ink drawings inspired by her world travels. Additionally, Dr. Touba designs one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings and has a series of coloring books. From July 7 – August 9, watercolors of Dr. Touba’s based on Persian Miniatures will be on exhibit at LARAC in Show V: The World We Live.
Along with her husband, Dr. Riza Touba, they founded the Touba Family Foundation which has graciously supported many not-for-profits in the Greater Glens Falls area. “The Library and many other community institutions have greatly benefited from the generosity of the Touba Family Foundation” stated Library Director Kathy Naftaly. “Their philanthropy has enabled us to have purchased computers for the Children’s Department and Hearing Loop Listeners for the Community Room, supported our Library-by-Mail program, partially funded our Birding Backpack Program, and the additional money for a new Ukulele club, after initial funding by an anonymous donor.”