Press Releases

  • Today 5,000 participants demonstrated their commitment to end global poverty in the annual Dallas Partnership Walk / Run at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX. $873,000 was raised at today’s event and throughout the year, over $1,000,000 was raised in North Texas for Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. programs worldwide. The Dallas Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

  • On Monday, September 9, 88 Austin golfers – and many supporters - took a swing at ending global poverty in the annual Austin Partnership Golf tournament at The University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas. The Austin Partnership Golf tournament is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce hunger, disease, illiteracy and poverty in Africa and Asia.

  • Today nearly 3,000 Chicagoans demonstrated their commitment to end global poverty in the annual Chicago Partnership Walk/Run at Montrose Harbor. The Chicago Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

  • The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today signed a Loan Agreement with the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation for the expansion of the Aga Khan University Hospital. The agreement was signed by OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield and President and CEO Firoz Rasul of the Aga Khan University, on behalf of the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation,  at the Aga Khan University Hospital.

  • On Wednesday, senior representatives of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Afghanistan gathered for the inaugural Steering Committee meeting for the Multi-Input Area Development Global Development Alliance (MIAD GDA).

  • Today, June 17, 2013, 74 golfers took a swing at ending global poverty by raising $100,000 in the annual Los Angeles Partnership Golf tournament at the Mountain Gate Country Club, a premier golf course at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. The L.A. Partnership Golf tournament is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

  • On Friday, June 14, 2013, 122 golfers took a swing at ending global poverty by raising $200,000 in the annual Chicago Partnership Golf tournament at Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods, Illinois. Along with them, 250 guests and 50 volunteers joined in a fundraising lunch reception. The Chicago Partnership Golf tournament is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

  • Community philanthropy can be a powerful force for strengthening civil society and building on local initiative, according to a new brief released jointly by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA), the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Global Fund for Community Foundations, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The publication, entitled The Case for Community Philanthropy: How the Practice Builds Local Assets, Capacity, and Trust – and Why It Matters, makes the case that increasing local ownership and local accountability leads to stronger communities and should be a main focus of development aid practitioners.

  • On Monday, May 20th, 160 golfers took a swing at ending global poverty by raising over $190,000 in the annual Houston Partnership Golf tournament at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugarland, Texas, with 180 supporters attending the lunch afterward. The Houston Partnership Golf tournament is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

  • Today the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) announced a grant to the Synergos Institute to work in partnership to advance social entrepreneurship in Central Asia as a path to social and economic development for the region.

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