“We consider it a great honor to be able to celebrate the life and contribution of Bishop Thomas. He has been a friend to Israel and the Jewish people. ” Stearns said.   Bishop Thomas will join  Read More



The high energy evening included an address from Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, and Consul General of Israel in New York, Ido Aharoni. Prominent leaders of the evening included Jon Loew, Bishop Joseph Garlington, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Dr. A.R. Bernard, Irwin Hochberg, Bishop Don Hilliard, Michael Miller, and other religious and community leaders. Event chair Rev.Robert Stearns spoke to the crowd... Read More






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2016 Honorees:
Bishop David L. Thomas
Bishop David L. Thomas
David L. Thomas has been leading Victory Christian Center, with his wife Kathie, in Youngstown, Ohio for 37 years.   In those years, they have grown from 46 people into a multi-site, multicultural, mega church with eight campuses and over 5,000 people.  In addition, he is an author, conference speaker, life coach, and leads a network of churches and ministers.


Dr. Charlotte K. Frank
Dr. Charlotte K. Frank
Dr. Charlotte K. Frank is Senior Advisor, Research and Development for McGraw-Hill Education, joining the company after nine years as Executive Director of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction for the New York City Public Schools.  She has received more than 70 awards for her achievements in education, was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the Hunter College Hall of Fame and has been honored to be a Townsend Harris Medalist from the Alumni of the College of the City of New York. Dr. Frank graduated with a B.B.A. from CCNY, an MS.ED. from Hunter College, received her Ph.D. from New York University and is now a N.Y.S. Regent Emerita.


2016 Conveners:
Dr. Robert Stearns
Dr. Robert Stearns
Reverend Dr. Robert Stearns is the Founder and Executive Director of Eagles’ Wings, a dynamic ministry involved in outreaches and strategic projects around the world. Serving as Co-Chairman with Dr. Jack Hayford, Dr. Stearns is the visionary behind the global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem and the Israel Experience College Scholarship Program.


Ambassador Danny Danon
Ambassador Danny Danon
Ambassador Danny Danon officially assumed the position of Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in August 2015, after serving as Minister of Science, Technology, and Space since May 2015. He also was a Member of Knesset from February 2009 until August 2015. During his tenure he served as Deputy Speaker of the 18th Knesset, as Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and among others as a member of the Labor, Law and Justice, Foreign Affaris and Defense commitees.




Ambassador Ido Aharoni
Ambassador Ido Aharoni
Consul General Ido Aharoni officially assumed the position of Consul General of Israel in New York in February 2011, after serving as Acting Consul General since August 2010. He has been a member of Israel's Foreign Service since 1991. In September 2007, Aharoni was appointed to serve as the Head of Israel's Brand management after serving as Senior Advisor to Israel’s Foreign Minister and Vice Prime Minister in charge of media and public affairs.


2016 Special Guests:
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford has enjoyed a diverse and successful four-decade career as a television host, actress, singer, playwright, songwriter and author. Though best known for her 15 years on "Regis and Kathie Lee" (11 Emmy nominations), and currently acting as the three time Emmy-winning co-host of the fourth hour of the "Today Show" with Hoda Kotb.