Community Involvement and Recognition

  • Although only a sample of the recognition that Joseph has received over the years, past recognition and appreciation for his contribution to the community follows:
  •  Commendation  in  recognition  of  sponsorship  and  commitment  to  the Multicultural Marketing Awards from the Ethnic Affairs Commission of NSW
  •  Award for recognition of contribution to the Australia Remembers Program for the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II in 1995
  •  Award from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead for his outstanding support, after raising substantial funds at the Secret Garden Gala Dinner which Joseph organised and hosted in 2005
  •  Awards from the Salvation Army in recognition of service in promoting the Red Shield Appeal to the ethnic community from 1999 – present day
  • Award for Marketing Excellence from the Australian Marketing Institute in 1996
  • Award from CTS Community Television Sydney UHF-31 for contribution and support in 1996
  • Letter of appreciation for contribution to the Red Nose Day, National SIDS Council of Australia Ltd in 2000
  • Award from the 7th Executive Committee, World Buddhist Sangha Council in 2001
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the University of Western Sydney, College of Arts, Education & Social Sciences, for commitment to the preparation of future professionals in the Graduate Diploma (Interpreting & Translation) Professional Practicum Program in 2002
  • Director’s Award from the Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce in 1995
  • National Australia Day Council Achievement Award in 1999
  • Gibran International Literacy Award 2012
  • Migration Council Australia Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
  • The World Lebanese Cultural Union Award 2009
     
  • In 2010 was appointed the Order of Australia - For service to multiculturalism, to business in the fields of marketing and communications, and to the community as a supporter of a range of charitable organisations.
     
  • In 2014 was awarded  The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Migration Council Australia for helping to connect new migrants through the establishment of ethnic media publications and for the many decades he has spent raising awareness of the contribution of migrants through the ethnic business awards