Our Team

The team behind the vision, delivering the mission.
Our board members, staff, and volunteers work hard to operate our national, grassroots community foundation.


Sarah Alfaham, Executive Director

Sarah graduated from the University of Toledo with her Bachelors in History and Communication with the intention of working as a journalist. She then decided instead of telling others’ stories, she wanted to be a part of the story.

Sarah completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan studying Management of Human services within Children Youth and Families.

Back in Toledo she worked as a social worker at a Head Start program focused on high need families. As part of her position, she provided parenting workshops focusing on the achievement gap, and creating family programming that values peer support. Sarah also worked at a recovery center coordinating youth group-support therapy.

Sarah got married and moved to the Twin Cities in 2018. She began working as the Fiscal Sponsorship Manager at Propel Nonprofits where she supports new organizations and communities to start nonprofits through resources and best practices.

Sarah brings her passion of putting together strategic systems for the Muslim community to AMCF. This includes constantly learning about how to be anti-racist and implementing anti-racist practices in her daily life, working to uplift marginalized groups particularly from a macro lens. Sarah believes in taking up space in her most authentic self and values mental health wellness. She also appreciates art, photography, soccer and boxing.


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Earning a Bachelor’s in History and Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2009, Muhi Khwaja didn’t know what to do until the summer before graduating. The Development Summer Internship Program at the University of Michigan sparked an interest in fundraising (development) as a career. After working with several nonprofit organizations, he earned his Master’s in Public Administration in 2013, from U-M, specializing in nonprofit management. Muhi has over a decade of experience as a development professional with several nonprofits including: University of Michigan, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Council for American-Islamic Relations – Michigan, Islamic Relief USA, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, Ta’leef Collective, Islamic Scholarship Fund, Indian Muslim Relief & Charities, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership, Our Three Winners Foundation, Notable Music & Arts Organization, the American Red Cross, and Environmental Data & Governance Initiative which all led to his founding the American Muslim Community Foundation. 

In 2016 he became a Certified Fund Raising Executive from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and in 2017 earned a Certificate of Fund Raising Management from Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy where he is also Adjunct Faculty. Muhi is also pursuing his Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University and is expected to complete it in 2022. 

Muhi served as the Director of Development & Philanthropy at AMCF from 2019 to 2021 and worked with donors to connect them with nonprofits creating impact, helping families distribute more than $6 million. AMCF serves as a the only national nonprofit organization focused on creating Donor Advised Funds, Giving Circles, distributing grants, partnering on fiscal sponsorships, & building endowments for the American Muslim community. He also hosts the #MuslimPhilanthropy Podcast.

Muhi went on to become the Chief Development Officer at The MAVEN Project in 2021, stepping into a part time role with AMCF focusing on their strategic plan, institutional fundraising, and external partnerships. Later in 2022 he focused his time consulting on nonprofit management, fundraising, and executive coaching.

Muhi enjoys traveling, photography, riding his motorcycle, and hiking.

Ola Mohamed, Nonprofit Engagement Manager

As AMCF’s Nonprofits Engagement Manager, Ola’s mission is to support our community’s countless amazing causes. She is passionate about connecting with nonprofit leaders and providing programming and resources to uplift their visions for change and institutional sustainability. Before her current role, Ola was the AMCF Nonprofits & Social Impact Fellow.

Prior to joining AMCF, Ola was an immigration attorney with the New York-based firm Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC. Her work focused on asylum, family unification and humanitarian-based cases. Her asylum clients’ harrowing stories of persecution, along with their resilience, strength, and hope for a better future, inspired Ola to volunteer at various refugee organizations, write about refugee rights and advocate for holistic, human-centered support for displaced persons. Her pro bono efforts and legal training included work with the Karam Foundation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Cairo, the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project (Proyecto Dilley) and the International Rescue Committee.

Ola lives in the Washington D.C. metro area with her husband and their three kids. She loves exploring nature with her kids (when it is warm!), shopping Muslim-owned businesses and sharing Arabic Montessori- and Waldorf-inspired ideas for young children on social media. Ola also co-leads the Muslim Moms Collaborative, a Muslim moms’ support group and halaqa.

Nora Moorefield, Donor Engagement Manager

Born and raised in the city of bridges (Pittsburgh, PA), Nora knows a few things about the vital role bridges play in connecting people and communities. Her goals for the American Muslim Community Foundation revolve around establishing bridges between individuals inside and outside of the organization.

Nora graduated from Chatham University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She went on to work in corporate finance as an account analyst. Her prior employment experiences prepared her for a role working with fund representatives and developing client portfolios. But with current events deserving the world’s attention, she has been looking for more ways to appoint her skills to enable her own community.

In her spare time, Nora enjoys doing henna, traveling, and thrifting! She is also a mentor at her local masjid where she offers a supportive space for young muslim girls to prosper Islamically and socially while developing leadership skills and world-readiness.

Board of Directors

Omar Hassan, President

Omar is a financial leader who believes that the way forward for philanthropy and the Muslim community is to build a sustainable framework for funding initiatives that can be both self-preserving and adaptable.  Omar is also currently an active member at his local masjid where he volunteered as a teacher at their Sunday school. Omar has mainly focused his professional career in the asset management sector where he currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Cloverlay, a special situations private equity firm. Prior to joining Cloverlay, Omar worked at various other global alternative asset managers. Omar is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of NY. Omar enjoys traveling, experiencing other cultures, sports, and cooking. His most important role in this world is being a husband to his wife and a father to his three young children.


Dahlia Eltoumi, General Member

Dahlia’s journey in empowering and cultivating community started after she earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois.

Her work experiences in two vastly different parts of the world as a Muslim American woman has created an inextricable connection to the global community and has equipped her with deep social, cultural, and emotional intelligence.

9/11 served as a pivotal moment for her personal and professional journeys. She felt called to action to not only protect her community from Islamophobia, but to also to play a proactive role in elevating the narrative of Muslim Americans. Since then, she has worked closely with educators, elected officials, law enforcement agents, the interfaith community, and allies on civil rights issues to build bridges and grow mutual understanding across communities. Also, she was appointed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to address House members as well as being featured in Bassem Yousef’s TV series, “America in Arabic” for her role as a community mobilizer for the Arab-American Democratic Party.

In 2021, she completed her Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) with Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy, creating a new pathway to intersect her passion with her profession. As a board member, she will leverage her platform to empower the community by creating networks, sparking new connections, strengthening relationships and creating collective spaces.

Her work with the American Muslim Community Foundation will continue to build relationships within the Muslim community, and also to extend allyship across racial, ethnic, cultural, and faith-based groups.

Faryal is a philanthropy professional specialized in fundraising strategy, stewardship and donor relations, and effective communications. She received her Masters’ in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Faryal earned her CFRE in 2021. She specializes in donor relations and effective communications to help organizations retain and grow their donor base by showing them the impact of their gifts.

Naaima Khan is Founder and Principal Consultant of Create Good, where she helps collective impact initiatives and social good organizations advance racial justice and equity through their work. She has worked with and for nonprofits for more than 15 years as a strategic planner, facilitator, content creator, grant manager, evaluator and equity/inclusion leader. She holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to starting her own business, she worked in philanthropy, advocating for grantmaking practices to be more equitable for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Naaima has spoken about race equity and inclusive design at Ignite Minneapolis, Black Ignite, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, National Alliance of Mental Illness – South Dakota and TEDx Mahtomedi.

Naaima has served on the boards of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Twin Cities, Islamic Resource Group, Saint Olaf College’s Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community and the Minnesota Evaluation Association. She currently serves on the board of American Muslim Community Foundation and Social Enterprise MSP. She participates in restorative justice circles as a facilitator and community member to help divert community members from the local court system.