National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Presents its First-Ever Global Philanthropic & Humanitarian Achievements to Prince Alwaleed
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), was honored with the first-ever Global Philanthropic and Humanitarian Achievements Award by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (National Council) on May 8, 2016 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
The award was presented in recognition of his tireless and magnanimous efforts in helping to build a world of greater tolerance, acceptance, respect, equality, opportunity, and justice for all. National Council Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony, Council Board Member Ms. Paige Peterson, and Council Executive Vice President Mr. Patrick Mancino personally conveyed the award to Prince Alwaleed.
Dr. Anthony noted that Prince Alwaleed, through his charitable organization Alwaleed Philanthropies, has pledged to donate his entire $32 billion fortune to charity. In making this promise, Prince Alwaleed said: "Philanthropy is a personal responsibility, which I embarked upon more than three decades ago and is an intrinsic part of my Islamic faith. With this pledge, I am honoring my lifelong commitment to what matters most – helping to build a more peaceful, equitable, and sustainable world for generations to come."
For over 35 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and initiated projects in over 120 countries regardless of gender, race or religion. Alwaleed Philanthropies collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education.