Muslim Philanthropy Awards [2011] Announced at World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists Banquet

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2011 – The Muslim Philanthropy Award winners were announced at the 4th annual banquet of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists in Dubai, UAE.

Every year, the Muslim Philanthropy Award honors an individual, a grantmaking institution and a corporation for their distinguished contribution to the field of philanthropy.

The Muslim Philanthropy Awards for 2011 were awarded to H.R.H. Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (Personality) for demonstrating outstanding civic and charitable responsibility; Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia (Grantmaker) for showing long-standing commitment to economic empowerment, human dignity, and institutional building; and Abraaj Capital, UAE (Corporation) for demonstrating longstanding leadership in advancing strategic philanthropy, creativity in responding to societal problems, and having significant positive impact on corporate giving in MENA region.

The awards were presented to the winners by H.E. Mr Muhammad Jusuf Kala, former Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia and currently the chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross, H.R.H. Princess Banderi A. AlFaisal, the director general of King Khalid Foundation, and Mr. Amir Dossal, the Chairman of Global Partnerships Forum.

The awards were received by H.R.H. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz on behalf of his revered father; H.E. Dr. Bashir Omar Fadlallah, the director of Islamic Solidarity Fund and the former Finance Minister of Republic of Sudan on behalf of Islamic Development Bank; and Mr. Fred Sicre, the Abraaj Vice President on behalf of Abraaj Capital.

The high-level award banquet was hosted at Dubai Shangri-La hotel on the evening of March 23, 2011. The award ceremony was conducted by Mr. Shahid Malik, the former UK government minister, and Taleb Salhab.

1) More information on Muslim Philanthropy award

2) Images from the award banquet