Philanthropy

Valuing people and giving back to the community is the basis for the Fares family’s approach to philanthropy.  As a Houstonian, much of Nijad Fares’ giving is focused in his hometown but he has also been active in supporting organizations with a national an international reach.

Among the many examples:

  • Significant support for Texas Children’s Hospital, including a sizeable gift to the hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute – dedicated to accelerating the study and treatment of pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and language disorders.
  • Support for the Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Service on the Board of Advisors of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • Funding to support the Barbara Bush Chair at Mayo Clinic
  • A sizeable contribution to former President George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light Foundation
  • Support for an endowment to provide an annual Award for Excellence offered by the Middle East Institute
  • Endowment of a scholarship fund for the impoverished children of Lebanon
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