Mark Salah Morgan was Appointed to the Board of Directors of Coptic Orphans
Publisher: Day Pitney Press Release
March 1, 2021
Mark Salah Morgan was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coptic Orphans. Coptic Orphans, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is an international Christian development organization dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned children in Egypt.
Since 2014, Morgan and his family have sponsored two children in Egypt. Inspired by these two children and the measurable improvements Coptic Orphans has brought to their lives, Morgan welcomed the idea of further serving the Coptic Orphans mission by joining its Board. Once the Pandemic is abated, he and his family intend to travel to the Villages of Egypt to participate in the Coptic Orphans "Serve to Learn" program, which will give Mark and his family direct exposure to the work being performed by Coptic Orphans. Morgan's parents immigrated to the United States from Egypt in March 1970. They settled in New Jersey, where they raised Morgan and his brother Peter, who is also an attorney and a partner in the New York office of Winston & Strawn.
Egypt has been no exception to the global COVID-19 Pandemic and additional burdens are placed on orphaned children in villages who do not have access to adequate medical care. In addition to providing daily support, Coptic Orphans has covered more than 2,000 urgent medical care needs, financially seeded women-owned businesses that are thriving and distributed nearly 7,000 hygiene kits.
For more than 30 years, Coptic Orphans has transformed the lives of more than 65,000 children in 700 villages throughout Egypt. Coptic Orphans helps children who face the deadly combination of poverty and social injustice, but who have the greatest potential to change their lives and the lives of others. Through child sponsors and a network of hundreds of village-based volunteers, churches and secular organizations, Coptic Orphans programs help children stay in school to unlock their full potential. The United Nations granted Coptic Orphans consultative status with its Economic and Social Counsel. This is the highest status granted by the UN to a non-government organization and allows Coptic Orphans to participate in the global work of the United Nations.
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