An update about the launch of the American Pakistan Foundation. The group's executive director is long-time SAJA friend Mahnaz Fancy. Post your comments below.
On Friday December 11th, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the honored guest of the American Pakistan Foundation’s (APF) Inaugural Benefit in New York. This event will mark the first major address of Secretary Clinton to the Pakistani American community and commemorate the public launch of the APF, an organization founded and led by Pakistani-Americans and other friends of Pakistan with the mission to accelerate the social and economic development of Pakistan through strategic philanthropy and public private partnerships.
If you are interested in learning more about the American Pakistan Foundation, its goals to improve the social and economic hardships currently facing Pakistan, and why now is the time for action, please feel free to reach me at this e-mail or at (202) 729-4068.Please post your comments below.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Keynote Launch of American Pakistan Foundation
American Pakistan Foundation aims to catalyze progress
in the social and economic condition of the people of Pakistan
New York, NY (December 8, 2009) – On Friday December 11th, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the honored guest of the American Pakistan Foundation’s (APF) Inaugural Benefit in New York. This event will mark the first major address of Secretary Clinton to the Pakistani American community and commemorate the public launch of the APF, an organization founded and led by Pakistani-Americans and other friends of Pakistan with the mission to accelerate the social and economic development of Pakistan through strategic philanthropy and public private partnerships.
By adopting a systematic approach towards meeting the highest priority needs, APF will work towards providing greater access to education and healthcare, developing public-private partnerships to support modern societal infrastructure, and improving the wellbeing and livelihood of the Pakistani people. APF will partner with major foundations, U.S.-based not-for-profit organizations, Pakistani NGO’s, and social-entrepreneurs to execute its mission. Through its work it will advance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Pakistan. “We are thrilled to have Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak at our inaugural event,” said Dr. Nafis Sadik, chairwoman of the APF. “Because of the social and economic strains and severe security challenges, Pakistan is at a crossroads. The goal of the APF is to help serve as a catalyst to developing a stable and prosperous future for the Pakistani people by increasing the engagement of Pakistani-American and friends of Pakistan through this effort.”“We are committed to establishing a trusted and secure channel for philanthropic efforts with the highest standards for governance and transparency. Also, in addition to harnessing the generosity of the Pakistani Diaspora and friends of Pakistan, our goal is to leverage their skills and knowledge, to grow the capacity of philanthropic efforts in Pakistan” added Dr. Sadik.
Former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Moeen Qureshi are honorary co-chairmen for the American Pakistan Foundation and the Inaugural Benefit.
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American Pakistan Foundation
Founded and led by Pakistani-Americans and the friends of Pakistan at a critical moment in Pakistan's history, the American Pakistan Foundation (APF) is dedicated to improving the social and economic condition of the people of Pakistan. APF’s mission is to expand development initiatives in education, public health, social entrepreneurship, poverty-alleviation, and culture, with a vision to advance mutual understanding between the peoples of the US and Pakistan. APF will serve as a secure and trusted channel that will complement and grow current philanthropic efforts in Pakistan with new sources of public and private support. http://www.americanpakistan.org/
APF is currently fiscally-sponsored by the International Rescue Committee, Inc., a non-profit organization classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which has undertaken a project to assist APF in its goals of providing emergency relief, shelter, food, medical care, and schooling for the millions of needy and vulnerable internally displaced individuals in Pakistan’s conflict-affected areas."
For more information, contact: Edison Lee
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide 202 729-4068