The Mosaic Foundation today gave donations to the District of Columbia's public schools, and to the Washington Family Relief Fund set up by Riggs Bank. The latter will use the money to provide aid to victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The donations were presented at a ceremony hosted by the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, during which it was announced that the Foundation's fourth annual benefit dinner will take place in November. It is hoped that First Lady Laura Bush will be honorary chairman for the event, which is being co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation.
The Mosaic Foundation is a humanitarian organization founded in 1998 by the spouses of the seventeen Arab Ambassadors in Washington DC and dedicated to improving the lives of women and children while fostering a deeper understanding between the peoples of the Arab world and the United States of America. The organization is chaired by Princess Haifa Al-Faisal, the wife of Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz.