SourceAmerica is a non-profit organization supporting 1,200 non-profit agencies that employ 125,000 individuals with disabilities in America. SourceAmerica has been following their mission to help the disabled to find work for 40 years, including sight-impaired people.
The idea of giving, especially helping those in need, is entrenched in Islam, and Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) strives to alleviate hunger, diseases, illiteracy, and suffering regardless of race, creed, color, or religion.
St. George is making history with the new Head of School. Alixe Callen will take the 12th Head of School position becoming the first woman to head the school. The high class Episcopalian private school lost its head of school last year when Eric Peterson after 13 years in the position chose not to renew his contract.
The ball, which is hosted annually, boasted nearly 1,000 guests. The guests: congressmen, senators, celebrities, and other persons of prominence, were video-welcomed by President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Kurt Newman, MD, and His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba were, along with Eric Cantor (R), House Majority Leader, some of those involved in the speaking engagements. Wolfgang Puck, celebrated restaurateur and chef, provided the guests with a scrumptious dinner meal.
Islamic Relief began their work in Albania in 1991. The war had isolated Albania and living conditions were poor. Unrest was hampering the progress of the Albanian people. This was when Islamic Relief reached out a generous hand and began helping with the urgent needs of the people. They were responsible for providing food and clothing to the people what had suffered from the effects of the war. In 1992 Islamic Relief opened up an office. They wanted to implement projects to help Albanians in the future. They helped the people learn the tools and skills they required to be able to begin helping themselves. Their most recent projects have included aid in seasonal food and improvements in water access. Simply put, Islamic Relief has made a difference.
Many parents want their children to grow up to be philanthropic. The hard part is knowing when—and how—to start instilling a sense of philanthropy in them. Experts in the world of philanthropy offer several approaches. But there is a consensus that it’s important to start talking to children about philanthropy early in their lives and… Read More »
Islamic Relief An international organization that operates in six states in the United States, and is active in multiple other locations around the world, the organization’s mission since the early 1990s has been to make the world a better place. To that end, Islamic Relief provides clients with job search assistance, sufficient food and water, winterization techniques ranging from warm clothing to building insulation, and orphan relief. More recently, the organization has expanded its services to assist refugees.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals Society, a theatricals wing of the Harvard University, has since 1967 been giving the prestigious award in the field of theatricals, “Hasty Pudding Man of The Year” Award. The theatrical society honors the winner of the award by hosting various events that have elements of the winner, and the venue of the event chosen is Farkas Hall, named for Andrew Farkas, CEO of Island Capital Group and a Harvard alum. The award is given after through consultation among the members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Society as to which of the artists has made long-lasting and remarkable contributions in the field of entertainment.
The New Yorkers for Children holds a Gala every year. In 2016, it was celebrating its 20th anniversary in support of the New York’s youths in foster care. The ceremony was held at Cipriani 42nd Street and hosted by Steve Pemberton the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Trey Songz, Erica Bearman, Frederic Fekkai, Rose Gilroy, Eniko Mihalik, Alexia and David Leuschen and Luma Grothe were among the A- listers in attendance.
IRUSA: IRUSA is a large community of individuals who have been working for nearly 25 years to offer individuals all over the world a better, safer place to live regardless of gender, race, or religion. They specifically help down and impoverished areas. One of the biggest ways they have given back to the community is through the Flint Water Crisis. The Flint Water Crisis is an ongoing toxic water crisis taking place in areas of Michigan. Irusa worked closely with many local charities in Michigan to distribute more than 300,000 bottles of clean drinking water to residents all over the area. IRUSA has also created a team that will deliver more than 135,000 gallons of clean water to the residents in the Flint, Michigan public housing complexes. This is just one of the many ways IRUSA has given back to their local community.