Place-based giving in identity-focused groups: The case of Muslim community foundations and philanthropy
Co-sponsored by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, the event is co-chaired by Mark Sidel, Visiting Mott Chair in Community Foundations, and Shariq Siddiqui, Executive Director of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). Panelists include prominent philanthropists working on Muslim philanthropy and community foundation building in the U.S.
- Shakeeb Alam, President, East Bridge Capital
- Azam Nizamuddin, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
- Jawaad Abdul Rahman, Development Director, Unity Productions Foundation
- Kashif Shaikh, Program Officer, McCormick Foundation and Co-founder, Pillars Fund with the Chicago Community Trust
The course, offered on a special basis in spring 2016, is focused on the role of community foundations and community philanthropy in the United States and in comparative contexts. The course will be based on participation in a series of workshops and a research conference.