Arada continues AUS partnership through Ramadan with Benefit Suhoor and Alumni Reunion Dinner

Arada continues AUS partnership through Ramadan with Benefit Suhoor and Alumni Reunion Dinner

News: 2 April 2024

Arada has continued its longstanding partnership with the American University of Sharjah (AUS) by sponsoring the highly ranked university’s recent alumni gathering, as well as a Benefit Suhoor. These events also served as a launch pad for the AUS Alumni Fund to support the education costs of deserving students affected by the Gaza crisis.

The recent Benefit Suhoor and the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner both took place under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of AUS. Both occasions amplified support towards deserving students while strengthening connections between AUS alumni and the community.

‘Let us Friendraise: Together for Impact’ was the theme for the Benefit Suhoor sponsored by Arada that raised crucial aid for the AUS Advancement and Solidarity Scholarship Fund. In demonstrating empowerment through education while reflecting the benevolent spirit of Ramadan, a charity auction and live raffle took place to help cover academic fees for deserving students from Palestine at AUS.

The Benefit Suhoor was part of a series of fundraising events held by AUS this year, which brought together AUS alumni, friends of the university, and corporate partners. This gathering of like-minded individuals, all passionate about the transformative power of education, fostered the spirit of collaboration. AUS Chancellor Dr. Tod Laursen explained how education transcends the accumulation of knowledge and fosters collaborations that pave the way for lasting impact.

Arada also regularly sponsors AUS’s annual Alumni Reunion Dinner. The recent ‘Together in Advancement, Stronger in Solidarity’ gathering of 1,500 alumni guests saw the debut of the AUS Alumni Annual Fund to support promising students in their quest for an AUS education while undergoing dire situations in their home countries. Proceeds from this year’s fund will address financial constraints faced by outstanding students from Palestine, particularly Gaza, enabling them to pursue an exemplary AUS education.