George Jalinos – Outstanding Arab American Philanthropist
George Jalinos is a renowned philanthropist and proud Arab American who has dedicated his time, talent and resources to improving lives across America and the Middle East. Recently he was honored by the Center for Arab American Philanthropy with their esteemed Outstanding Arab American Philanthropist award.
Early Life and Education
George Jalinos was raised in Jordan and spent his early life immersing himself in the culture and history of his heritage. Driven by a family commitment to helping others, he continues to work towards uplift communities both here in America and the Middle East. As an philanthropist, George has raised and distributed over $1.5 million towards Arab American organizations; ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities)/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is close to his heart, while chivalric organizations in the region receive support too.
George has made it his life’s work to uplift individuals and organizations both in the United States and Middle East. Through the Salaam Club of New York Foundation, which raised over $1.5 million for various Arab American and non-Arab causes both within America and in the Middle East, as well as Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem which provides assistance to people of all faiths throughout this region, George has contributed his professional expertise.
Achievements and Honors
George Jalinos has made a lasting impact on his community through his philanthropic efforts. Inspired by his family’s values of giving back, he has utilized his skills, time and resources to uplift individuals and organizations throughout America and the Middle East. Throughout his career, George Jalinos has dedicated himself to making a difference in people’s lives.
This year, the Salaam Club honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award and Community Service Award for his dedication to his community. Honorary consul John Abi-Habib, Pierre Dabagh, Joe Elhilow, Gregory Lutfey and Tony Msallem joined other former presidents of the Club to pay tribute to his remarkable work – including honorary consul John Abi-Habib, Pierre Dabagh, Joe Elhilow, Gregory Lutfey and Tony Msallem at the Gala which also featured Adel Baghdady performing an unforgettable rendition of Lebanon’s national anthem.
George Jalinos has dedicated much of his life and resources to uplift individuals and organizations. As a longtime board member of the Arab Bankers Association of North America, he also founded and serves as president of the Salaam Club of New York Foundation which has raised over $1.5 million for various charities – including Arab American ones.
George has been an integral figure in the Lebanese Syrian community, serving as Chairman of ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities)/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s NYC Hope and Heritage committee which organizes annual galas that have raised nearly $1.5 million to aid young cancer survivors across America. Additionally, George has spearheaded several other notable initiatives and was recognized by CAPS (Center for Arab American Philanthropy)’s Threads of Giving Gala as one of the top ten donors.
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