Lilly Merage is an immigrant from Iran. She was, as Paul says, his “partner” in the development of Chef America. Lilly has been and continues to be involved in and a supporter of the arts. She is a leader in the development of the innovative Artists in Residence program, joining the Merage Foundations to Chapman University Film School and the Orange County High School of the Arts. During the summer, fifteen high school students, many of them from low-income and immigrant families, spend two weeks at Chapman College learning filmmaking.