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Annual Symposium & Muslim Philanthropy Awards

Save the date for the 2023 AMCF Annual Symposium & Muslim Philanthropy Awards

Saturday November 18, 2023. 2-4 PM EST (Virtual)

Learn about American Muslim Community Foundation’s work & help kick off AMCF’s year-end fundraising campaign in style!

Tickets:

AMCF understands that many families are affected by financial hardship. As this is a fundraising event, AMCF would like to offer a sliding scale for tickets and trust that you’ll choose the plan that fits your needs. Please note no one will be turned away due to a lack of finances. Should you still not be able to afford the registration, feel free to reach out to us (email events@amuslimcf.org) and we’ll make sure you can attend.

$10 (discounted for students or those facing financial hardships)
$25 (individuals)
$100 (families)

Join our Host Committee! Email events@amuslimcf.org for more information.

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

200 Muslim Women Who Care
Annie E. Casey Foundation
ARAHA
Averroes Institute
BASMAH
Bayaan Academy
BetterUnite
CAF America
CAIR Chicago
Crescent Academy
Crescent Foods
Deccan Alumni Association of North America (DAANA)
Desert Moon Foundation
Detroit Muslim Mission
Dinar Standard
Diyanet Silicon Valley
East Bay Community Foundation
Emgage USA
Freedom Realty
Fundraising Academy
Hashem-Morad Fund
Helping Hand for Relief & Development
Hidaya Foundation
Ibn Sina Foundation
ICNA CSJ
IMANA
Iqra Fund
Islamic Center of Detroit
Islamic Relief
Islamic Scholarship Fund
Islamic Seminary of America
Islamic Society of Greater Springfield
IslamiCity & HADI Relief
ISNA
Khalid Elgwaily Fund
LaunchGood
Madinatul-Ilm Academy
Marguerite Casey Foundation
MAS Bay Area
MAS National
Mercy Without Limits
MUHSEN
Muslim Family Foundation
Muslim for Just Futures
Muslim Public Affairs Council
New Breath Foundation
Penny Appeal USA
Philanthropy Together
Sarmad Gilani Foundation
Saturna Capital
Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign
Silicon Valley Academy
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Tayba Foundation
The Bushra Fund
The Philanthropy Coach
Timelist Group
UOSSM USA
Zaytuna College

Want to be a sponsor? Email us at sponsor@amuslimcf.org.

Nominees for 2023 (awardees in bold)

Lifetime Achievement

Magda Elkadi Saleh – Bayaan Academy
Manzoor Ghori – Indian Muslim Relief & Charities
Raza Farrukh – Zakat Foundation of America
Anwar Khan – Islamic Relief USA

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy 5-12

Tala Taher

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy 13-21

Sasa Aakil
Teen Ummah Giving Circle
Ayaan Raza

Outstanding Young Professional

Hamna Khuld – OASIS

Outstanding Corporation

LaunchGood

Outstanding Nonprofit

LedBy Foundation
Simply Human
UOSSM USA
Yalla Kafala

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Sanat Karkat – International Refugee Assistance Project
Afshan Malik – Rabata

Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaker

El Hibri Foundation

Outstanding Board Member

Narmeen Ramjan – Olive Community Services

Outstanding Philanthropist

Nausheena Hussain
Afshan Paarlberg
Nasruddin Rupani
Dr. Mohammad Sajed

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Adam Milbes – Qaleel Fund
Dr. Fatima Fahs – Doctors Without Borders

Award Categories

Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (Individual or Group)

This award recognizes service by an individual or group ages 5–12 and 13-21 who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in Muslim philanthropy. Nominees will be judged based on work done while they were 5–21 years old.

Award for Outstanding Young Professional

The Award for Outstanding Young Professional recognizes Muslim fundraisers 30 years old or younger who display excellence in raising funds, inspiring donors, managing campaigns and dedication to the charitable sector.

Award for Outstanding Corporation or Nonprofit

The Award for Outstanding Corporation or Nonprofit honors a corporation or nonprofit that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement of Muslim-based organizations.

Award for Outstanding Nonprofit

The Award for Outstanding Nonprofit honors a corporation or nonprofit that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement of Muslim-based organizations.

Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional

The Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional honors an outstanding individual fundraising professional who works for a Muslim focused nonprofit, charitable organization. Nominees must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a professional fundraiser.

Award for Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaker

The Award for Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaker honors a foundation which demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support, encouragement and motivation of nonprofit staff to take leadership roles in issues involving philanthropy on the regional, national, and international level related to Muslim-led causes.

Award for Outstanding Philanthropist

The Award for Outstanding Philanthropist honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through their time, talent, treasure, and testimony, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level related to Muslim-led causes.

Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

The Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser honors an individual or family that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions towards Muslim focused initiatives. The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of donors and volunteers for major fundraising projects for more than one nonprofit organization.

Award for Outstanding Board Member

The Award for Outstanding Board Member honors an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership as a cherished volunteer, dedicating their time towards promoting the organization, being a community advocate, and staunch supporter. The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional community leadership and service for a Muslim focused nonprofit organization.

Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes an outstanding individual with great respect and admiration for their extraordinary contributions, influential work and ongoing engagement in Muslim philanthropy for over 20 years. Letters of support are required for this special nomination.

Past Awardees

Lifetime Achievement

Ahmad Elhattab (2020), Imam Makram El-Amin (2021)

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (5-12)

Saniya Vashist (2020), Serene Salam (2021)

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (5-12)

Zohaib Begg (2010), Ayaan Raza (2021)

Outstanding Young Professional

Rowaida Abdelaziz (2020), Mohammad Raza (2021)

Outstanding Corporation

Amana Mutual Funds (2020), Immigrantly Podcast (2021)

Outstanding Nonprofit

MuslimARC (2020), Yaqeen Institute (2021)

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Azhar Azeez (2020), Hamna Khuld (2021)

Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaker

RISE Together Fund at Proteus Fund (2020), Pillars Fund (2021)

Outstanding Philanthropist

Waraich Family (2020), Rubina Dalal (2021)

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Bassema Yousef (2020), Ayana Tariq (2021)

Outstanding Board Member

Safiyyah Salaam (2021)

Past Nominees

For questions feel free to email awards@amuslimcf.org or sponsor@amuslimcf.org for more information.