Lebanese American University


Alumna donates $120,000 to LAU

With her donation, Leila Chamma Chaaban, ‘68 graduate, names an electronic information classroom after her late father.

Leila Chamma Chaaban, '68 graduate, hands LAU President Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra a $30,000 check to support LAU. She has pledged to donate a total of $120,000.

Chaaban with Dr. Jabbra and officers from LAU's Development, Alumni Relations, and Advancement Services offices.

LAU alumna Leila Chamma Chaaban presented her alma mater with a $30,000 check on January 24, the first installment of a generous $120,000 donation the ’68 graduate has pledged to the university.

In return, LAU is dedicating its electronic information classroom inside LAU Beirut’s Riyad Nassar Library after Chaaban’s late father, Salah Chamma.

“I’m doing this for the sake of my father; this is how I wanted to pay him back,” Chaaban said.

LAU President Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra received Chaaban in his office to thank her for the gift. “You are a role model to us all,” Jabbra said.

A former LAU Alumni Association Board member, Chaaban graduated from the university — when it was still the Beirut College for Women — with a B.A. in Political Science.

Chaaban is a former president of both the Parents’ Committee of International College and the Rotary Club of Chouf.


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