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Middle East Philanthropy Awards return

Campden Wealth and the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank are hosting the second Middle East Philanthropy Awards 2013 in Abu Dhabi this December, following last year’s inaugural event.
This year's Middle East Philanthropy Awards will be held in Abu Dhabi
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Campden Wealth and the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank will host the Middle East Philanthropy Awards 2013 this December, following last year’s inaugural event.

The awards, to be overseen by an expert panel of judges, will recognise individuals and foundations that have made outstanding philanthropic contributions in the Middle East and the Arab region of North Africa.

This year’s categories include philanthropist of the year, foundation of the year, young philanthropist of the year and the lifetime achievement award.

Nominations will remain open for the next six weeks and will be used to form a shortlist from which winners will be chosen.

Winners will be announced and presented with their award at a ceremony to be held in Abu Dhabi.

Tirad Al Mahmoud, chief executive officer of ADIB, said: “Individual and institutional philanthropy have become much more encouraged and acknowledged in the Middle East in recent years.

“Through last year’s successful awards, we have witnessed first-hand remarkable people and organisations who have offered a level of unwavering support and commitment to making a difference – socially and culturally – in this region and beyond.”

He added: “We are honoured to be the backbone for these awards as it provides an ideal platform to recognise and reward the efforts of those who have created real change in our society. Philanthropy and community engagement are at the heart of our values at ADIB and they are an integral part of our promise to bring ‘banking as it should be’ to the UAE community.”

Nominations close on 10 November and the awards will be held at Park Hyatt Hotel, Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi on 10 December.

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