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Tamir Sapir Named Honorary Chairman of Anniversary Awards Dinner from New York Association for New Americans
58th Anniversary Awards Dinner to Honor Alexandre Gertsman and Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns
NEW YORK- Tamir Sapir, chairman of The Sapir Organization, has been appointed as Honorary Chairman of the New York Association for New Americans' (NYANA). 58th Anniversary Awards Dinner, which will be held at The Pierre Hotel on December 4, 2007.
Mr. Sapir's legendary success story as an immigrant is a source of inspiration for NYANA clients. After emigrating from the former Soviet Union almost three decades ago Mr. Sapir built a substantial real estate empire in Manhattan. His company currently owns over seven million square feet of prime Manhattan commercial office space. The company owns significant architectural landmarks throughout Manhattan, including 11 Madison Avenue and the Duke Semans Mansion, as well as 2 Broadway, 260 Madison Avenue, 261 Madison Avenue, 384 Fifth Avenue, and 100 Church Street. The Sapir Organization also owns two residential buildings, 50 Murray and 53 Park Place and is expanding its reach with SDS Investments, an investment and development company that funds a wide range of real estate projects.
Aside from serving as an inspiration to the immigrant community, Mr. Sapir has also contributed much time and resources in helping immigrants achieve success in their adopted country. In 2005, NYANA honored Mr. Sapir for his outstanding support of the NYANA mission to provide financial assistance and guidance to new immigrants.
"We are thrilled that Tamir Sapir is returning to the NYANA dinner as our Honorary Chairman. He is an inspirational legacy and an extraordinary example of the spirit and opportunity America offers immigrants of the world," said Ken L. Mazer, chairman of NYANA's Board of Directors.
The 58th Anniversary Awards dinner will honor Alexandre Gertsman, President of the INTART Foundation and The American Friends of the Tretyakov Gallery Foundation, and Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns, a twenty-five year veteran of the United States Congress and the second ranking member of the New York Congressional delegation. Assemblyman Dov Hikind will give a keynote address on the subject of "Anti-Semitism around the world," a timely subject as the dinner takes place on the first night of Hanukah.
The award to Alexandre Gertsman will be presented by Simon de Pury, one of the art world's leading figures, and chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company. Simon de Pury will also conduct a live auction. A silent auction, with paintings by renowned contemporary artists including Gogi Chagel, will be available for bidding during dinner and Josef Shalamayev, a tenor from the Metropolitan Opera, will perform.