founders

Our Founders

In early 1990, a dedicated group of North Penn residents: Dr. Francis Jeyaraj, a doctor from Malaysia, Peter Manakos, a former Greek diplomat and at the time head of the Lansdale Library, Peter Hsu, a Taiwanese IT supply distributor, Michael Ibrahim, a Lebanese businessman,  Dr. Harri Ramjit, A Mass Spectrometrist from Trinidad, and Joe Szabo, a journalist from Hungary, met at the Lansdale Public Library and formed the International Spring Festival. A year later, the first festival was held at the North Penn High School in Lansdale, and soon grew to become the premiere one-day diversity event in the State of Pennsylvania. The festival thanks our founding members for their spirit of volunteerism, their vision and their relentless giving of their time and talents