Arab American Philanthropist Donates $2 million to Museum


DEARBORN — Longtime ACCESS supporter, businessman and philanthropist Russell J. Ebeid will make a $2 million legacy gift to the Arab American National Museum.

The gift, which Mr. Ebeid is leaving in his will, serves as the first of its kind in ACCESS 43-year history and will endow the Museum’s Arab American Community Archives.  This collection is central to the mission of the Museum and showcases the hard work and contributions of Arab Americans, while relating the Arab American immigrant story as the American story.

Mr. Ebeid is a longstanding supporter of the Arab American National Museum and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, another national initiative of ACCESS.  Through his scholarship program, he supports the educational endeavors of students of color and exemplifies the Center’s mission of strategic giving in the Arab American community.

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