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First WSS–NY 2016 Donation Made

August 13, 2016 

Yamil H. Kouri, left, and Nancy B. Clark, right, receive a check from Wade Saadi.

The first donation check from World Stamp Show-NY 2016 fund balances was presented to officials of America’s next international philatelic exhibition, Boston 2026 at APS Stampshow in Portland, Oregon. 

WSS-NY 2016 President Wade Saadi commented that while finances for the New York International show are still being finalized, this contribution to the Boston show would be forthcoming by the end of the year. 

After being introduced to the crowd by APS Executive Director Scott English, Saadi handed the jumbo-sized check for $100,000 to Boston 2026 Director Yamil H. Kouri and President Nancy B. Clark. It continues the tradition of providing seed money to support the country’s subsequent every-decade international event. 

Saadi additionally mentioned that the NY2016 site would remain online for several years to honor the hundreds of volunteers who added to the show’s success and allow worldwide viewers the opportunity to relive the excitement of all eight days.  Attendees can continue to add photos to the show’s Google Photos archive through the Show Information-Photos page.  Visitors continue to “Like” the site on Facebook. 

Details about both shows can be found online at and

Thomas M. Fortunato
Chairman, Marketing and Public Relations
World Stamp Show NY 2016

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