Ehab Elsawaf

Ehab Elsawaf

Senior Major Gifts Officer

Meet Ehab! As Senior Major Gifts Officer, he is responsible for the cultivation of current and prospective major donors. Prior to his time with ActionAid, Ehab worked in fundraising, most recently as the Corporate and Community Engagement Specialist on an annual event benefiting the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and its affiliate hospitals.

Ehab holds a degree in Biology and, in his spare time, enjoys running, the outdoors, and all things adventure. Oh, and cryptocurrency!

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Philanthropy; Fundraising; Disaster Response; Humanitarian Aid.  


POSTS BY Ehab Elsawaf


“Muslim Ban 2.0” Underlines Politics of Division

March 6, 2017 By

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”* *Unless you’re from Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Iran, Somalia or Libya I may not have originated from one of those six Muslim-majority countries, but I am a Muslim and a part of the majority of people in this…

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No, Trump, It Doesn’t Work

February 4, 2017 By

I’m a six-foot-four, middle-eastern, Muslim man. I have a beard and brown skin and I fast during Ramadan. I’m a first-generation American born to parents that immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s. And I value inclusion, humanity and dignity. Does that seem radical? Many of my formative years took…

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Zika Concerns Grow Ahead of Rio Olympics

May 26, 2016 By

With only 8 weeks to go until the start of the Rio Olympics, the Zika virus is back in the headlines. Some athletes have revised plans to travel to Brazil for pre-Olympic training camps, while others have pulled out completely. I recently returned from my first international trip with ActionAid,…