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Ebola crisis: How you can help

The Ebola virus has ravaged Western Africa, with the current outbreak providing a major challenge for global health. Thousands have been killed in the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and many more cases have been confirmed. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the number of cases could increase to anywhere from…

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Marlo Thomas receives highest civilian honor

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) would like to congratulate Marlo Thomas, a proud Arab American and native of Detroit, on being a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. The medal is the highest civilian honor in the U.S. commendable contributions to U.S. security, world peace or cultural endeavors….

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Interview with Dr. Rana Hajjeh

A veteran champion of global health initiatives, Dr. Rana Hajjeh has worked tirelessly for 25 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the lives of individuals in developing countries.Currently, she is the director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, where she…

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Honoring Russell J. Ebeid, a true lover of humanity

On National Philanthropy Day, November 15, 2014, the Arab American National Museum hosted an event honoring Russell J. Ebeid. Ebeid is a well known philanthropist who has served the Michigan community and beyond for many years. Inside the Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center Photo Credit: Mohamad Jaber/Assabeel At the event, the Arab American National Museum…

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Arabic Word of the Month: Hiba

كلمة الشهر هبة Welcome to the second installment in our series of Arabic words showcasing the generosity and compassion of the Arab culture! Last month we highlighted this giving culture through the word ‘sadaqah’ (صدقة). To continue this blog series, today we are highlighting هبة.  Transliterated as ‘hiba’, it means a gift in its simplest translation, but…

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100 years of making a difference

Frederick H. Goff, a successful lawyer in Cleveland, had a vision 100 years ago. As the first full-time president of the Cleveland Trust, Goff noticed a troubling amount of wealth become obsolete due to unavoidable legal reasons. Goff set to change this, as it troubled him too see so much wealth locked away at a…

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Twitter tells a story, vol. 3

Recently, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy hosted a Twitter chat discussing diversity in philanthropy. To get more people involved in the discussion, we enlisted the help of a few organizations to be co-hosts of the chat. These organizations, AAPIP (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy), EPIP (Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy) and D5 Coalition shared a common interest in the subject….

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Shaping perceptions of Arab Americans through philanthropy

Inequality is not the easiest topic to tackle, as there are numerous opinions on the subject and its scope is massive. There are many different types of inequality, including (but not limited to) racial inequality, gender inequality, structural inequality and economic inequality. It’s a necessary conversation, no matter how uncomfortable or uneasy it makes us….

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Arabic Word of the Month: Sadaqah

 كلمة الشهر: Kalimat ash-shahar (word of the month) صدقة It’s said that the Arabic language has no word for “philanthropy.” However, there are many relevant words related to giving and compassion for humanity. Today we are highlighting صدقة. Transliterated as ‘sadaqah’, this word is rich in history, as its cultural significance has survived well over a…

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Twitter tells a story, vol. 2

  Recently, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) hosted a second Twitter chat, this time focusing on educating our audience on charity and philanthropy and their differences. To inject a sense of fun and playfulness, we framed the chat as a debate between two fictional characters: Philanthropy Phil and Charity Charlie. This allowed for…

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