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The University of Leuven is organizing a charity event on June 14, 2017 at the Harvard Club of New York City. The evening’s menu is inspired by the Magirus Koocboeck (1612), the first cookbook in Dutch, with the esteemed participation of Rik Torfs, Rector of University of Leuven, Herman Van Rompuy, Former Belgian Prime Minister, first President of the European Council and Bart Vandaele, award-winning Belgian Chef.
The evening will celebrate food and culinary traditions, as well as the friendship between Leuven and the United States. All proceeds from the dinner will go to the University Library Fund, to be used for the restoration and enhancement of the Library and its collection.
Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Isabel Penne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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University of Leuven
The University of Leuven is a leading research university located in Leuven. Founded in 1425, it is Belgium’s largest university and one of the oldest and more renowned in Europe. During the First World War, the University Library was destroyed by German troops, along with 300,000 books and incunabula. This tragic loss sparked an international solidarity campaign led by American institutions and friends. Tributes to American generosity are incorporated in the building itself including plaques, stones and inscriptions on the walls and columns of the library.
It is that 100 year friendship between the United States and Belgium that we seek to honor, celebrate and continue to carry forward through sustained support to the University Library.