Arab immigrants and their descendants have made important contributions to the growth of this country. As doctors and scientists, engineers, bankers, teachers, entrepreneurs and entertainers – and so much more – Arab contributions and heritage are woven inextricably into the fabric of American society. Arab American Heritage Month presents a great opportunity to celebrate and recognize the achievements of Arab Americans throughout our history.

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP), founded in 2006 to develop, support and enhance a culture of giving within the Arab American community, is the only national, full-service philanthropic institution in the Arab American community. Through education, asset-building and grantmaking, CAAP supports and celebrates Arab American philanthropy, giving Arab Americans the ability to leverage our giving in support of the issues, causes and organizations we care passionately about.

We encourage you to learn more about Khalil Gibran, Dr. Michael DeBakey, Zainab Salbi, and the many other Arab Americans who are making an impact. Our sister organization, the Arab American National Museum, is a great resource for learning more about Arab Americans’ contributions to U.S. society. Happy Arab American Heritage Month!


Celebrate with us at ACCESS’ 42nd Anniversary Dinner on April 27! We’ll be honoring Diane Rehm and Dr. Marwan Abouljoud as Arab Americans of the Year!

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