EIN News reports on Islamic Relief USA’s first Partnership Gala
“Congratulations to Islamic Relief USA (or IRUSA) for hosting this first ever Partnership Gala. And congratulations to Mark Brinkmoeller for receiving tonight’s honor. Mark is a valued partner for us at the State Department, and he and his team at USAID do such great work, so the award is very well deserved.
I would like to thank the entire IRUSA team for hosting us this evening. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with many people from Islamic Relief over the years. Thank you, Anwar Khan, CEO of Islamic Relief USA, for your leadership in making IRUSA such a valued partner for the Department of State. Among his many activities, Anwar serves on the State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group, where he advises on humanitarian issues, and areas where the work of religious actors is critical to ending extreme poverty.
And thanks as well to Jihad Saleh, IRUSA’s Government Affairs Manager, for being such a valued and trusted colleague over the years.
It is no secret that religiously-affiliated organizations have been at the forefront of many of the major advances in humanitarian work for decades. Although these organizations work in many different spaces, one highly visible area is their efforts to help achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This bold and ambitious set of 17 global goals is focused on driving social, economic, and environmental development outcomes through 2030.”
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