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Thank you Ross, thank you Qatalyst Partners!

Thank you Ross, thank you Qatalyst Partners!

Every now and then, we receive an unexpected surprise that overwhelms us with gratitude. This one came from Ross Weiner and Qatalyst Partners in the form of a generous donation!  I’ve known of Ross for nearly 10 years; we have spoken about family, work, and...
NuDay Syria:  Your Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another

NuDay Syria: Your Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another

Syrian expats have been devastated by the misery that continues to befall their compatriots. I searched for organizations that were credible and have enough integrity to be trusted with providing help on the ground. Nawara, Rama Chakaki’s sister, referred me to...
Ammar Al-Shami Fund – The fund of second chances

Ammar Al-Shami Fund – The fund of second chances

Second chances story: Ammar’s fund was created a year after his tragic death on January 11, 2017. The fund honors Ammar’s memory by providing help to refugee students whose lives were disrupted by conflicts in Syria and Palestine. But Ammar’s fund took a life unto its...