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$155,000 Granted to 23 Arab American Organizations Across the Country

CAAP and the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) awarded $130,000 in general operating support to Arab American organizations across the country earlier this month, and CAAP also distributed an additional $25,000 to institutions to provide emergency relief to refugee and immigrant families. CAAP and NNAAC are pleased to support these organizations, many of which are arts…

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 CAAP Welcomes New Director  

 CAAP Welcomes New Director Tamara El-Khoury to lead nation’s only Arab American community foundation  The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP)—an institution of ACCESS—announced, today, the appointment of Tamara El-Khoury as its new director, following a year-long national search. El-Khoury takes over the role that was formally assumed by CAAP’s founder and previous director, Maha Freij, who is currently ACCESS President and…

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Support Ukrainian Families

On February 24, 2022, families in multiple Ukrainian cities—including the capital, Kyiv—woke up to the terrifying sounds of Russian missiles and rockets. As the invasion continues, many shaken residents have to shelter for their safety in subway stations and underground parking structures. Leaving their homes behind, some families have no option but to flee to…

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Russell Ebeid’s Legacy of Compassion Continues

  Russell Ebeid’s Legacy of Compassion Continues More than 150 students awarded scholarships since 2009    Russell J. Ebeid’s spirit of kindness has uplifted the lives of thousands of people from underserved communities across the world. The successful businessman and deeply committed philanthropist built long-lasting projects that survived his time among us. A cause Russell held dear to his heart was accessibility of education, and he committed much of his philanthropy to empower students to move forward in their academic journeys.   The Ebeid Family Fund Scholarship…

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Congratulations to our 2021 Cohort of Dr. Alousi Scholars!

Going into its fifth year of empowering young Muslim American women in STEM, The Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship Fund for Muslim Women, housed at CAAP, has recently awarded its 2021-2022 cohort of scholars! The scholarship fund was created in 2016 to honor the incredible legacy of award-winning researcher Dr. Adawia Alousi, who led ground-breaking…

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Kayal Scholar

Kayal Scholarship Empowers Young Arab American To Explore Her Heritage

For Nadine El Maalem, her cultural identity is something she continues to learn about and uncover. The Kayal Scholarship for Arab American Students in the Social Sciences, housed at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, has empowered her to continue this life-long journey.  What do you study?  I am a proud student of the social…

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Alousi Scholar Alumni Publishes Surgery Guide About Headcovering

  We would like to congratulate Rewan Abdelwahab, a 2020-2021 Alousi STEM Scholar, who published a multicultural surgery guide titled “Surgical Scrubbing and At tire in the Operating Room and ICU: A Multicultural Guide” in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. In response to her article, the  Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)…

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