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2020 Lapis Digital Benefit

"Don’t you know yet? It’s your light that lights the world." – Rumi

The Aga Khan Museum proudly presents the 2020 Lapis Digital Benefit - a bright and bold reinvention of our annual signature event!

Thursday, September 24, 2020
8:00 PM EDT

Free with registration

Ali Hassan, EMCEE; Ziya Tong, Moderator

Join us for a spectacular evening featuring:

  • A broadcast from the Aga Khan Museum
  • Opening remarks by Prince Amyn Aga Khan
  • 15 leading artists and speakers
  • 3 talks on the future of art in a changing world
  • 4 breathtaking performances

Emceed by renowned comedian, actor and radio show host Ali Hassan with talks moderated by author and award winning Canadian broadcast personality Ziya Tong.

Our incredible lineup represents a wide array and luminaries from the worlds of art, film, literature, music and science.
Click here to view the artists and speakers.

By registering, you will be emailed a unique link to access the online event on September 24, and receive more information about our exciting program.


For general inquiries, please email us at [email protected].

2020 Lapis Digital Benefit Committee

We extend our gratitude to the Lapis Gala Committee who have guided the development of this year's unique event.
Nasir Noormohamed (Chair) • Wanda Ho • Naushad Jinah • Zahra Karimi Janmohamed • Rumi Keshavjee • Tess McLean

With Gratitude To Our Sponsors and Donors

Through the incredible support of our generous sponsors, registration for this event is free, making it accessible to audiences worldwide. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact our team at [email protected].


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Rasheed Dhuka, Nooruddin Khawja and Family
Ray Gupta and Iqbal Moledina
Amir & Parveen Rupani, Arman & Muneera Rupani, Rahim & Reena Lalani


Akbarali Aziz and Muneera Hussain
Drug Intelligence
Nyaz, Naazli, Sabina, Farrah, and Aman Jethwani
Mahmood and Naznin Khimji
Moez and Sultana Mangalji Family
TD Bank Group
Mr. Minhas and Mrs. Farzana Vellani


Bank of Montreal
Soul Restaurants Canada Inc.
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston CM, CVO, OOnt


Amin and Noor Allidina
Barney River
Cantex Canada Ltd.
Rozina and Akber Dewji
Bashir and Farida Dhanani
EnMobi Inc.
Alnoor and Shelina Gulamani
Happy Pops
Houston YP Hospitality Management Inc.
HSBC Bank Canada
Naaz and Nasir Jaffer
Janmohamed Nagji Jinah Family
Drs. Munira and Kabir Jivraj
Almas and Nasrullah Kanani and Family
Rumi, Alnoor, Zahir, Muradalli Keshavjee Family
Samsher R Meghji
Dr. Esmail and Mrs. Azmina Merani
Meridian Canada
Khati and Amin Nathoo
Proactive Wealth Strategies, LLC
Family of Abdullah Karim Ratansi
Rustom and Zarina Satchu
Zul and Shamim Somani
Spirit of Math Schools Inc.


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