On Tuesday, 22 October 2019 Qatar-America Institute (QAI) was very proud to be a top-tier sponsor of the Illinois State Society’s marquee event, Taste of Illinois. The Illinois State Society is the oldest state society in Washington, D.C. and proceeds from the event benefited scholarships supporting students interning with the U.S. Congress.
The Taste of Illinois event was held at the historic Eastern Market in Southeast D.C. and featured food, wine, beer, and entertainment form Illinois. Four presidential impersonators were on hand representing the presidents that hail from Illinois: Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama. Over three-hundred attendees listened to the Radio King Orchestra and heard remarks from Illinois State Society President Congressman Jerry Weller, who recognized the Ambassador of Kosovo to the U.S. Hon. Vlora Çitaku.
QAI was honored to support this important night and the many students who will be able to serve Illinois and the country through their hard work on Capitol Hill.