Lions Clubs International (LCI) is a secular service organization with over 45,500 clubs and more than 1,368,683 members in 205 countries around the world founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States, the organization aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale. They have branches in a dozen Arabic cities and countries. I know they have a very active one in Egypt, now their Lebanese chapter held an event. They have presence in Iraq and Jordan.
The event was well-attended packed with dozens of celebrates and media personalities. It was a celebration of art. They like to do good around the world and yes they donate money to charities. Watch a number of Lebanese who's who give speeches and comment on the event. The event in Beirut recognized a number of creative figures and literary figures.