Urging world leaders to take action
The Mosaic Foundation, one of the world’s leading charitable and educational organizations has consistently enlisted Linder to craft unique experiences for the Foundation’s Annual Benefits Dinner. Featuring top performers and fashion houses from around the world, these unforgettable evenings have drawn hundreds of high-profile guests to the Nation’s Capital to raise awareness and inspire support for the Foundation’s mission.
The Foundation’s West Looks East benefit dinner showcased the influence of traditional arab design on contemporary western fashion. The event raised funds for the Children’s National Medical Center to benefit their tele-health program in Morocco. The Linder team worked with renowned couture designers including Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and many more, who donated original creations inspired by Arab costume for a live fashion presentation of the couture creations.
Another year, Mrs. Laura Bush and Queen Rania of Jordan joined officials from around the world in support of the Education: A Two Way Street benefit to support the Sesame Workshop. The Linder team worked hand-in-hand with the Foundation to promote education, with Sesame Street’s Elmo and his Arab muppet friend, Khohka, closing the evening’s program to the amusement of more than 700 guests and diplomatic officials.
The Foundation’s most recent annual benefit dinner, focused on bringing clean, safe drinking water to impoverished communities across the globe. Linder worked closely with Cirque du Soleil over a period of 9 months to craft a custom, awe-inspiring performance illustrating water’s inextricable connection to basic human dignity. Linder facilitated all technical, production, decor, and staging needs, bringing together more than 400 performers and production crew members over the course of 3 days to develop an emotionally resonant performance for over 800 gala attendees and VIP guests – including the Cousteau family, Guy Laliberte, Members of Congress, Royalty from the Arab Nations, and numerous Ambassadors from the Middle East to the United States.