We are firm believers that dreams can come true with education, hard work and support.
Ali Foundation is a Not For Profit Corporation and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific and other specific exempt purpose within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of June 2006. Tax ID 46-3395719.
The foundation’s purpose is to address, educate, coordinate, and provide aid and relief to eradicate illiteracy, hunger and poverty regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or religion. The mission of Ali Foundation is to give back to the country we migrated to, utilizing the strengths gained in facing the challenges of leaving homeland and starting a new life in America.
Through community outreach youth programs, Ali Foundation’s focus is to help young people access higher education to build better lives for themselves and for their families, in order to become leaders in a rapidly changing international community. Our objective is to encourage the values of selflessness, sacrifice and perseverance in young people with positive indelible impact on their lives. Ali Foundation partners with organizations and individuals who make palpable contributions to a better-quality education.
We encourage the values of selflessness, sacrifice and perseverance in young people with positive indelible impact on their lives.
Through community outreach programs, Ali Foundation’s focus is to help people access higher education to build better lives for themselves and for their families, in order to become leaders in a rapidly changing international community. Our objective is to encourage the values of selflessness, sacrifice and perseverance in all people with positive indelible impact on their lives. It is our aim to deliver on our mission directly and in partnership with like-minded organizations and individuals who make palpable contributions to a better-quality life through educational opportunities.
In offering the opportunity to engage in civic leadership training, we hope to open the door to those who may not feel that they are capable of making a difference within their community.
Our commitment to education is reflected in the lives of Board of Directors of Ali Foundation who earned professional degrees from prestigious Universities of United States of America, i.e., Stanford California, University of Iowa, University of Michigan.
We value the richness of diversity to strengthen mutual appreciation and understanding across cultures by creating partnerships and collaborations which promotes respect and integrity. We seek to invest in efforts that enhance opportunity to improve the future for the disadvantaged and the vulnerable. We encourage the development of effective ways to share ideas and knowledge with other organizations.
We are committed to core values of responsiveness, accessibility, fairness and involvement with visionary leadership. We believe in sustainability, innovation and organizational strength. In this regard Ali Foundation supports civic leadership through higher education opportunities to individuals wishing to grow intellectually and socially. It requires that marginalized and disadvantaged people should have equal access to high-quality education irrespective of their race, origin and/or faith. The promotion of civic leadership concept would be achieved as a result of its affiliation with Kansas Leadership Center Wichita Kansas.
In offering the opportunity to engage in civic leadership training, we hope to open the door to those who may not feel that they are capable of making a difference within their community. In selecting candidates, our goal is to engage the voices of those who truly care about the complex, rapidly changing set of public challenges facing all of us. It would also help to outreach programs via on line chat/Skype/You Tube.
Our future plans are to include civic leadership individuals in an advisory position to assist in the direction and leadership of the organization to increase literacy, including financial literacy that will stimulate self-esteem in the participants to become productive citizens.
Not For Profit Corporation
To give back to the country we migrated to
Help young people access higher education
To encourage the values of selflessness, sacrifice and perseverance in young people
Partners with organizations and individuals to a better-quality education
Opportunity to engage in civic leadership training
On June 28, 1976, I immigrated to the United States, arriving in Chicago, IL. At that time, the nation was celebrating its 200th bicentennial year on July 4th. Along with a few items of clothing, my only assets were a mini manual type writer (which I still own today) an MS Degree in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University Pakistan and an MS Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Strathclyde University Scotland UK.,and a wife and young sons in Pakistan anxiously counting on my success in finding secure work and the financial ability to send for them to join me in the U.S.
The struggle was not easy, but it was rewarding. The lessons were not few, and they continue today. Turning the pages from 1976 to date, through the blessings of Allah, we are the Ali family. What I, and the Ali family have become – who we are, how we are, and where we are – constitutes the Ali family history and the prosperity that we celebrate daily by giving back.
As a legacy to our children and grandchildren, establishing a charitable organization has been the best way to continue thanking Him. We thank Him by helping needy people with resources in education, health care, natural calamities, poverty stricken situations etc. In helping those in need today, we hope to help others in the future with educational scholarships/sponsorship assistance to needy and talented individuals and organizations.
The notion of giving and helping those in need, is deeply entrenched in human nature. Giving from what we are given from The Provider and Owner of everything belongs to our Creator.
The personal sacrifice of giving one’s possessions, no matter how small, for the sake of helping those in need is a blessing, and means purifying our souls and wealth.
Manzoor Ali, Founder
“Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend the KLC program, “You. Lead. Now.” It was a wonderful and transformative experience. I would definitely appreciate the opportunity to attend other KLC programs (Teaching Leadership conference, Lead for Change, etc). Thank you again for supporting this opportunity. I very much appreciate your effort support!”