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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.

Bob Woodruff Foundation Gala

In 2014, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over half a million dollars to benefit Bob Woodruff Foundation in support of its mission to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home.

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Educate and Empower

In 2013, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised nearly $1.5 million to benefit Georgetown University and the establishment of an endowment fund that will provide graduate studies scholarships to promising students from the Arab world based on merit and need.

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Sowing the Future

In 2012, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $2 million to benefit Women’s World Banking (WWB) and the creation of endowment funds that will provide microcredit loans to women in Egypt, Tunisia, and Lebanon.

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Enduring Support

In 2011, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised nearly $3 million to benefit the USO's Operation Enduring Care, a $100 million initiative to support America’s wounded warriors move from the battlefield to a full and productive future.

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Journey for Peace

In 2010, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $2 million to benefit the Central Asia Institute and its mission to build schools and promote girls' education in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Act for Earth

In 2009, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1.8 million to benefit Conservation International in support of their efforts to harness nature as a solution to climate change.

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Stand for Africa

In 2008, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1.6 million to benefit Malaria No More in support of its comprehensive approach to reducing malaria in Africa.

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Healing for Peace

In 2007, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1.4 million to benefit Project HOPE and the development of the Basrah Children’s Hospital in Iraq, which will address the needs of Iraq’s most seriously ill and injured children, with a special focus on children with cancer.

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Bridges of Hope

In 2006, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1.2 million to benefit UNICEF in its efforts to improve educational opportunities for children in Afghanistan, especially girls.

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A Tribute to Friendship

In 2005, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1 million to benefit USA for UNHCR in its efforts to assist Iraqi refugees, mainly women and children, wishing to return home.

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