School: University of Michigan-Dearborn Graduate
Sponsor: Sharif Family
Muhi is currently a Major Gift Officer at the Red Cross.
Muhi’s Message to Supporters:
I’m really honored to be selected amongst all of the amazing talent across the US. I highly encourage everyone to take a look at how they can help ISF by promoting the scholarship in their communities. Make connections for ISF between your local charitable organizations and help ISF expand its depth all while helping your community out too. Be sure to apply, you won’t regret it. Be sure to support it, you won’t regret that either.
Bio: Muhi Khwaja, MPA, CFRE, founded US Consulting Group in 2011. He earned a Bachelor’s in History and Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2009. After an internship that sparked an interested in Development, he pursued working with nonprofit organizations and earned his Master’s in Public Administration in 2013, from the University of Michigan, specializing in nonprofit management. Some of his favorite courses focused on fundraising, strategic planning, needs assessment, and organizational behavior. He actively participates in Association for Fundraising Professionals’ meetings and events, speaking on best practices and diversity in development.
Since 2009 he has helped raise millions of dollars as a fundraising/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 Endowment, Notable Music & Arts Organization, and the American Muslim Fund.
He currently works as a Senior Philanthropy Officer at the American Red Cross and is a co-founder of the American Muslim Fund, the first grassroots, national Muslim community foundation in the United States. Most recently 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. You can find him on LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/MuhiKhwaja
Areas of Interest:
Nonprofit, Film, Photography, Politics, Travel, Culture