Event Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: October 7, 7 pm

Hosts: Siavash Dejgosha ’05 and Christine Lam ‘05

Donation: $75

Limit: 12 guests

Siavash Dejgosha was part of a team that won the Hotel School culinary arts class’s informal “Iron Chef” award back in the day but decided to put his engineering physics B.S. and computer science M.S. to use. He worked first for Goldman Sachs in foreign exchange, now as a programmer in ads for Google. He’s active in the L.A. Iranian community and remains an ardent cook. His dinner, co-hosted by Cornell classmate Christine Lam, a doctor of internal medicine, will include Persian stews and dessert and some exotic appetizers.  Dishes will include pomegranate walnut stew “fesenjoon” (with chicken), eggplant stew “khoresh bademjan” (vegetarian or with beef), and saffron rice pudding “sholeh zard.”

Buy tickets at http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=1746.

“Thank you so much,” wrote Roda Z. ’17 a few months ago, thanking the Cornell Club for the scholarship money we provided.  “I am forever indebted!”  The Club receives a batch of letters like hers every year from L.A. students whose aid packages included money from CCLA.  It chokes us up to read these heartfelt expressions, and motivates us to keep working hard to raise money to help local kids attend Cornell.

Did you know CCLA has a scholarship endowment of over $500,000?  Two decades of fund-raising success, plus prudent investments, has enabled us to grow the endowment from scratch, while donating over $250,000 to Cornell to aid students like Roda Z.  Last year, our gift of $30,000 helped support nine students.

The club’s unique Scholarship Dinner and Event program is the vehicle.  Alumni open their homes or invite club members to their favorite restaurant for an evening of fine dining and nostalgic camaraderie.  Please join us at a table this fall!

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