November 14, 2007. - Waldorf Astoria, NYC

AMERICAN HUNGARIAN FOUNDATION

Forty-Fifth

ANNUAL GEORGE WASHINGTON AWARDS

Photos: Gabriella Győrffy

LAUREATES 2007
Thomas Peterffy and Barry Farber

Group of George Washington Award Laureates:

Zsolt Harsanyi, Laszlo Merszei, Laszlo Birinyi, Barry Farber,Thomas Peterffy,
Laszlo Papp, Edith Lauer, Dr. Balazs Somogyi, Dr. Steven Kaali,
Rabbi Arthur Schneier, and Prof. August Molnar

Dinner and George Washington Award Ceremony:

WELCOME BY THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES
DR. ZSOLT HARSANYI
 Co-Chairman, Award Dinner Committee
President and Chief Executive Officer, Exponential Biotherapies, Inc.
Chairman of the Board, American Hungarian Foundation

HUNGARIAN AND AMERICAN ANTHEMS

INVOCATION
RABBI ARHTUR SCHNEIER
Park East Synagogue, New York City
George Washington Laureate, 1998

OUR LEGACY AND THE FOUNDATION
AUGUST J. MOLNAR
President, American Hungarian Foundation

GREETINGS
H.E. FERENC SOMOGYI
Ambassador, Republic of Hungary
Honorary Co-Chairperson, Awards Dinner Committee
Ambassador Somogyi also read out the letter of Hungarian President Dr. László Sólyom

PRESENTATION OF THE
GEORGE WASHINGTON AWARD MEDALS AND CITATIONS

TRIBUTE HONORING THOMAS PETERFFY
ZOLTAN MERSZEI
Retired CEO and Chairman of the Board, The Dow Chemical Company
Board of Directors, American Hungarian Foundation
George Washington Laureate, 1976

Thomas Peterffy and his aunt Nanette Berchtold

RESPONSE
THOMAS PETERFFY
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Interactive Brokers Group

TRIBUTE HONORING BARRY FARBER
DR. HERBERT LONDON
President, Hudson Institute
Former John M. Olin Professor of Humanities
New York University

RESPONSE
BARRY FARBER
Ranked among the greatest radio talk show hosts
His career includes WINS-AM, WOR-AM and WMCA-AM
and ABC Radio Network nationwide; and Talk Radio Network

Barry Farber with his family and friends

Magdolna Lakatos, Dr. Peter Hamori, Laszlo Papp,
George Lovas, Barry Farber, and Istvan Lakatos

Viktor Orbán, former Prime Minister of Hungary (1998-2002),
currently the leader of main opposition party Fidesz,
his wife Anikó Lévai and Rabbi and Mrs. Arthur Schneier

János Horváth and Viktor Orbán
János Horváth, Fidesz MP, senior member of the Hungarian Parliament,
received the 2007 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom
(Washington, November 15, 2007)

Dr. Steven Kaali, Ambassador Ferenc Somogyi and his wife Andrea Somogyi

 

Music: Zoltan Zorandy Orchestra

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