|Photo: ushers preparing the seating|
The annual fundraising event ‘Night of the Stars Gala’ of the Holland America Friendship Foundation (HAFF) was held this year on Monday 15 April 2013 in the Hall of Knights in The Hague. The Night of the Stars was founded in 2003 by the former ambassador of the United States to the Netherlands, Clifford M. Sobel and his wife Barbara Sobel.
The Night of the Stars celebrates the unique bond between the Netherlands and the United States of America and supports educational and cultural exchange programs between the two countries. Beneficiaries are the Fulbright Program, the John Adams Institute and the The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
Read here the article about the gala by Leo van der Velde of the Dutch newspaper ‘Algemeen Dagblad’ (click to enlarge):