The Makassed Foundation of America (MFA) is a non-profit philanthropic organization created in 1999 to advance education, empower women, and provide health care and medical assistance for underprivileged communities in Lebanon. MFA provides services to all, regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity or race.
MFA works closely with former students and graduates of Makassed schools living in North America, as well as reaching out to others interested in the well-being of disadvantaged people in Lebanon.
With its office in Washington D.C. and alumni membership spread throughout the U.S., MFA acts as a bridge between the people of America and the people of Lebanon.
MFA is well positioned to benefit from the expertise and goodwill of the American people in order to improve the living conditions of underprivileged individuals and communities in Lebanon. The Association seeks to increase public awareness in the U.S. about the social, medical, cultural, and environmental issues facing Lebanon, and to engage Americans in supporting MFA’s humanitarian projects.
The MFA Mission
MFA’s mission is to advance education, empower women, and provide health care and medical assistance for underprivileged communities in Lebanon.
1. education is essential for economic and social progress;
2. women are vital contributors to such progress;
3. everyone has an equal right to educational opportunities and health care;
4. civic engagement is a basic component of social, economic and cultural strength.