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Currently, he consults established and new social good and nonprofit organizations and is a member of the adjunct faculty of The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Recently, he returned to the advocacy organization Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), which he co-founded. He is spearheading advocacy and public relations strategy in the context of social justice and striving to strengthen the secular character of India, which is home to 200 million Muslims and a strategic partner of the United States.

Rasheed is a co-founder and past president of the Indian American Muslim Council. He is a founding board member of the Center on Muslim Philanthropy and he sits on the Council of Advisors to the Dean of the Lilly School of Philanthropy.

He also co-founded the U.S. India Policy Institute and he was its past president. At the time of co-founding IAMC, he was the president of a civil and legal organization called Muslim Civil Rights in Chicago.

She has over three years of work experience in related fields from administrative assistant to customer service specialist to team manager of customer service for Business Process Outsourcing. In Colombia where she resides, she volunteers at the YMCA Risaralda since 2012 and has been part of the board of directors since 2017 as the secretary. She helps to develop an English program for children that do not have English language as a formal subject.

Previously, Camille held a creative leadership role at the Adler Planetarium Chicago, where she developed content for a planetary show called "Imagine the Moon." She has also served as a program assistant at Northwestern University and has held other roles at the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

With a BA in Media and Communications from Columbia College Chicago (2002), Camille initiated her career in television production and held positions at Post Effects, the Jenny Jones Show, and other productions.

To challenge widespread misinformation and misrepresentation, she produced the first daily Muslim talk radio show called Radio Islam (est. 2001). As the inaugural producer, she elevated the diverse and expansive lived experiences of Muslim Americans. Camille created show content, mentored a rotating set of hosts, and amplified the work of prominent Chicago Muslim leaders. She continues to bring together her professional skills and knowledge of the Muslim American community to this project.

Ali attended UIC where he graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a M.Ed in Instructional Leadership. Currently, he is working as an analyst in the healthcare industry. Ali's daytime job doesn't stop him from finding ways to learn from and serve various communities throughout Chicago, so he's very excited to get started with the Community Collaboration Initiative!

Shariq authors research on Muslim philanthropy and the Muslim nonprofit sector. Most recently, he conducted a national survey of full-time Islamic schools in the United States. This project resulted in the book (that he co-authored) Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions, published in November 2017.

Shariq also serves as the co-editor of the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society, Journal on Education in Muslim Societies, and as the series editor of the Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society Book Series. All three are published by Indiana University Press.

He has served as a nonprofit practitioner for over 20 years for international, national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations. Previously, Shariq served as the executive director of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

As a formally trained educator, her moral code and drive to affect change breathe life into her philanthropic, community organizing, and interfaith engagements. Dilnaz is an influencer and holds multiple board appointed and committee positions through the Chicagoland area with WBEZ Chicago Public Media, Northwestern University School of Education, Interfaith Youth Core, Chicago Theological Seminary, Catholic Theological Union, and Muslim Community Center.

Dilnaz has dedicated her family’s philanthropic efforts in engaging with diverse stakeholders, furthering pluralism and helping build bridges. Dilnaz holds a Master in Literacy degree from Northwestern University, and an MS and a BS from Loyola University. She is currently working on a Master in Spiritual Leadership.