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National Campaign to Stop Violence

The National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV), an initiative of the Kuwait-America Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of community, business, and governmental leaders who have come together to reduce youth violence in communities across the United States.

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Gala Dinners

In 2005, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Sabah, and his wife, Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah, launched with KAF annual gala dinners hosted at their residence. The events have raised over $15 million dollars for organizations such as UNHCR to assist Iraqi women and children refugees wishing to return home; UNICEF to build schools for girls in Afghanistan; Project HOPE for the construction of a children's hospital in Iraq; Malaria No More to support the fight against the disease in Africa; Conservation International to benefit the fight against climate change in Indonesia and Brazil; the Central Asia Institute to establish schools and promote girls' education in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan; USO to benefit the care of America's wounded warriors; Women's World Banking to provide microcredit loans to women in the Middle East; and Georgetown University for the provision of graduate studies scholarships for promising students from the Arab world.

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