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ACCESS 46th Annual Dinner promises to inspire with presentation of student scholarships by Arab American philanthropist

ACCESS is honored to announce that its 46th Annual Dinner will carry on the proud tradition of highlighting aspiring local students through the Ebeid Family Fund Scholarship presentation.

Since 2009, the Ebeid Family Fund—established by respected Arab American businessman and philanthropist Russell J. Ebeid and administered by ACCESS’ Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP)—has awarded 60 scholarships, totaling $250,000, to youth studying business or engineering at Kettering University, Lourdes University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In the past year alone, Mr. Ebeid has expanded the scholarship program to provide much-needed funding to an additional 13 students, comprising a total of 22 awards that specifically target underserved communities. Each year, the recipients of these prestigious and highly sought after scholarships, which provide up to $5,000 annually, for up to four years, are honored on stage at our Annual Dinner.

In keeping with CAAP’s mission to empower Arab Americans to give back to the community, Mr. Ebeid was inspired to establish this fund to honor his Arab American heritage by enabling students of all backgrounds to dream big about their futures. Join us on this extraordinary night as we celebrate the bold dreams of these young scholars.

The 46th Annual Dinner, ACCESS’ signature annual event, will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center on Saturday, April 22 at 6:00pm.

To learn more about our remarkable 2017 Arab American of the Year awardees and the inspirational choral performance we have in store at our 46th Annual Dinner, click here.

Tickets are available here. For additional information, contact Nissrine Hussein at 313-842-4748, or at