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World Lebanese Cultural Union, Boston Chapter 


The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) is an International Non-governmental Organization (INGO) associated with the UN DPI and accredited with the ECOSOC of the UN


The WLCU was founded in 1959 with the goal to unite descendants of Lebanese origin and friends of Lebanon into one worldwide organization and to  promote and preserve Lebanese culture and heritage ensuring its spirit for generations to come.


The WLCU is a non-profit organization, non-sectarian, and independent of the Lebanese government. The interest of the organization includes the preservation  of the homeland as an independent democratic country, which promotes human rights, freedom and justice.


Mission Statement:

The WLCU strives to unite descendants of Lebanese origin and friends of Lebanon into one worldwide organization or union with the aim to promote and preserve Lebanese culture and heritage and to ensure its spirit for generations to come. The WLCU currently maintains 390 active Chapters Worldwide that work in coordination to further its mission and goals.


Goals :

  • Promote and preserve the Lebanese culture and identity.
  • Be model citizens and contribute positively to our local communities and our countries through local chapters and clubs.
  • Network people of Lebanese origin from all over the world.
  • Provide resources and information thru the website serving as an online community that links people to share ideas, resource, projects, etc.
  • Contribute positively to Lebanon.



WLCU Greater Boston Chapter

Established in 1960 and operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Non-Profit Organization.


Recognized as a tax exempt charitable organization by the US Internal Revenue Service, under section 501 (c)3 of the code.


In addition to the mission and goals of the WLCU, the Boston chapter also contributes to a variety of charitable organizations and provides annual scholarships to exemplary students of Lebanese descent.


Boston Chapter Board of Directors:

Mr. David Abichake, President

Ms. Henriette Kassis, Secretary

Mr. Michel Hajjar, Treasurer

Mr. Aref Arnous, 1st Vice President

Mr. Elie Harik, 2nd Vice President

Mr. Abe Tannous, Past President



Want to know more about the World Lebanese Cultural Union, please visit our Global websites





or contact us at WLCU Boston

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