Hiba and Chady

Meet Hiba Yazbeck, a Lebanese American philanthropist

Since she was young, philanthropy has always played a huge part in her life, being raised by parents who were active philanthropists. A financial expert and accountant in the automotive industry, Hiba Yazbeck, along with husband Chady Webhe, has spent much of her life giving back to others. We recently spoke with Hiba Yazbeck to learn more about…

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Stephanie Abraham

Stephanie Abraham and a Passion for Helping Others

For Stephanie Abraham, giving is in her blood. Her mother comes from an Irish Catholic family and her father’s family emigrated from Lebanon and Syria, where they were Maronite Catholics. For Stephanie, philanthropy wasn’t an option but a given. Her parents gave 5% of their income to the Church and 5% to other charitable causes,…

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Arab American Scholarship

NAAP Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) is currently accepting applications for the Arab-American Scholarship, the deadline to apply is December 30. The scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and an appreciation, understanding and promotion of his or her Arab American identity to the student community at large….

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2015 CAAP Grantees

2015 CAAP and TGI grantees announced

A grand total of $46,000 will be distributed to deserving community groups across the country, thanks to the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) and its commitment to unite and empower Arab Americans through collective giving. CAAP’s community grantmaking program, supported by CAAP board members and individual donors across the U.S., allows eligible Arab American…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

The morning of April 25, Nepal was struck by a 7.9 earthquake, devastating the capital city of Katmandu and the surrounding area. The 7.9 quake has killed more than 4,500 people (a number that continues to rise) and is the worst to hit the area in 80 years. Numerous aftershocks continue to ravage the area,…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

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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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

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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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Shining a light on a ‘safe harbor’

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) recently awarded a $9,000 grant to Safe Harbor for Women (SHFW), an organization that brings public awareness to domestic abuse and cruelty. With this grant, SHFW was able to support two organizations—Turning Point (Macomb County) and HAVEN (Oakland County)—that focus on providing care for women who are victims of…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Gaza crisis: How you can help

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is responding to the current tragedy affecting the civilian population of Gaza by researching organizations providing humanitarian aid to those in need. All of the organizations below meet CAAP’s due diligence standards for charitable donations. ANERA: ANERA is delivering essential medicine and supplies to hospitals and clinics; purchasing…

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