Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Personal Stories

The Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design (FAAD) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) in Lebanon was officially named after a my late son, Ramez G. Chagoury on November 4, 2016, at Issam Fares Hall, following a ceremony that unveiled the permanent memorial plaque of ‘Ramez Gilbert Chagoury.’ Read NDU’s Press Release …

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Personal Stories

Excellencies … Reverend Father Walid … Ladies and Gentlemen … Dear Friends.

It is my privilege to be here at Notre Dame University and it is a great honor and personal pleasure to be speaking on the occasion of the launch of the faculty of architecture, art and design named after …

Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Philanthropy

Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,

I regret being unable to make the trip from Los Angeles to Marrakech to be with you. I had a prior engagement that I was unable to alter.

At times like these, one is expected to express gratitude and humility at receiving this …

Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Awards & Recognition, Philanthropy

Thank you, my friends, for this tremendous honor.

Many years ago, I was asked to address a group of Lebanese leaders. It was among my first public speeches. at that time there WAS GREAT disunity among the Lebanese. I spoke from the heart then, to CONDEMN DISUNITY among the Christians. Much

Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Philanthropy

Your Holiness, Beatitudes, Eminences, Excellencies, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening. Thank you for joining us here today. The occasion is marked, of course, by both urgency and sadness following recent events in the Middle East. But it is also an occasion for us to be hopeful, for though our

Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Philanthropy

It was my distinguished honor, on March 31st, 2014, to have been present at the inauguration of the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Health Sciences Center.

The inauguration ceremony witnessed the participation of the President of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel Sleiman and the Council of Ministers Tamam Salam were represented …

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Personal Stories
My brother-in-law, George Chamchoum, who is himself quite an accomplished film director and producer, surprised me with this video montage of passages of the past and present daily life in the Chagoury household.
Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Awards & Recognition, Personal Stories

On February 27th, 2011 I was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Civic Services from Our Lady of Mount Lebanon, Saint Peter Cathedral.

I was humbled by the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Sandri and His Excellency Bishop Shaheen.

No words can truly express my gratitude to those who …

Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Gilbert R. Chagoury in Personal Stories

Chagoury Cup

The Chagoury Cup was adopted on January 10, 2011 to encourage good fellowship of the Lebanese American Foundation Golf Classic. Sponsored by myself, the cup is awarded to the golf foursome with the 1st place Low Gross and 1st place Low Net in the annual Golf Classic. The name of each …