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Susan Carmel Lehrman


Susan Carmel Lehrman in an owner-investor and managing partner in commercial real estate in the New York Metropolitan area with offices in New York City and Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Ms. Lehrman is an avid supporter of numerous cultural institutions in Washington, DC. She currently serves on the boards of the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress, the Mariinsky Foundation of America, the Friends of the Russian Cultural Centre and The American-Russian Cultural Cooperative Foundation. She is a founding board member of the European-American Cultural Foundation. A member of the board of the Washington National Opera, she served for four years as Chairman of the Opera Ball, the Opera’s largest annual fundraiser, organizing celebrations at the Embassies of France, Germany, the Russian Federation, and the Chancery of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.

Ms. Lehrman established a Chair in Russian History and Culture at American University, and is the Founder and Advisory Chair of American University’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History, an Institute created to promote greater cultural understanding which is open to all consortium students in the Washington, DC area.

The Russian Federation awarded Ms. Lehrman the Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Contributions to International Cooperation. She is the first American to receive this prestigious award from the Russian Federation. Ms. Lehrman has also received the rank of Chevalier in France’s Légion d’honneur, and was specifically recognized for this honor by President Nicolas Sarkozy, who made the award from his personal reserve. 

Ms. Lehrman has received a number of additional honors, including the Eurasia Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Catherine the Great Award from the Russian Cultural Centre, the One To World Fulbright Award for Cultural Diplomacy, and American University’s highest award, the President’s Award.



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

6:30 p.m. - Reception

7:30 p.m. - Dinner

The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20037

Business Attire

Sponsorships begin at $10,000

Elizabeth Conatser
(202) 526-1984 Phone
(202) 526-1985  Fax

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