Laila Mokhiber

Laila Mokhiber, a model figure for change

A strong advocate of social justice and social change, as well as an avid humanitarian, Laila Mokhiber has worked on helping those less fortunate, acting as a model figure for young people wishing to achieve change in the world. Laila is currently the Communications Officer at UNRWA USA, a nonprofit agency that supports the work…

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Fatima Shousher takes the long view for higher education

All of us at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) want to extend our congratulations to Fatima Shousher, who recently received a special honor from her hometown of Toledo, OH. Fatima’s family and friends established the Fatima H. Shousher Educational Fund at the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio to provide scholarships for visually impaired…

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Dr. Randa Mansour-Shousher gives the gift of hearing

Photo courtesy of ANERA Toledo physician Randa Mansour-Shousher recently gave 3 year-old Palestinian refugee Ammar El-Ali a life-changing gift: an operation that would provide Ammar with the ability to hear for the first time in his young life. Ammar was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon, with his parents unable to get medical treatment…

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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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Zack Bazzi and his “rapid impact” project to aid Syrian refugees

Lebanese American Zack Bazzi, a documentary filmmaker and Iraq War veteran, is on a mission to improve educational opportunities for Syrian children in refugee camps. While working as a consultant in Kurdistan, Iraq earlier this year, Bazzi decided to volunteer his time in the eight camps that house more than 240,000 Syrian refugees. He realized…

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