Islam & Philanthropy

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh



Muhi Khwaja

Co-Founder / Director of Development & Philanthropy
American Muslim Community Foundation

Learn about religious philanthropic traditions and charitable giving practices in Islam. As one of the largest global religions, and most misunderstood, this timely discussion will provide insight into engaging Muslims in your mission. Position your charity to be more diverse and take a lead in promoting cross-cultural and inter-religious avenues to enhance your outreach. 

About the Presenter:
Muhi has over a decade of experience as a development professional with several nonprofits including: University of Michigan, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Council for American-Islamic Relations – Michigan, Islamic Relief USA, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, Ta’leef Collective, Islamic Scholarship Fund, Indian Muslim Relief & Charities, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership, Our Three Winners Foundation, Notable Music & Arts Organization and the American Red Cross, which all led to his founding the American Muslim Community Foundation. Muhi is the Director of Development & Philanthropy at AMCF and works with donors to connect them with nonprofits creating impact. In 2016 he became a Certified Fund Raising Executive from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and in 2017 earned a Certificate of Fund Raising Management from Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy where he is also Adjunct Faculty. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Natalie, cat Ninja, and dog Atlas. Muhi enjoys riding his motorcycle, photography, and hiking.