On May 5, 2016, guests gathered at The Fairmont, Washington, DC, to pay tribute to Suzy and Bob Pence, recipients of the 2016 Scopus Award, and to William Kristol, the 2016 Leader of Distinction. Dinner co-chairs were Grace and Morty Bender, Lin and Ed Phelps, Alice and David Rubenstein, and June and David Trone. Award-winning actor Gary Sinise served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, and Governor Mitt Romney was the special guest speaker.¬† Proceeds from the event will benefit AFHU and scholarships for Hebrew University students who are veterans of the Israel Defense Forces.

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