Who are We?

We're a nonprofit development organization working to alleviate poverty through sustainable programs. Our mission is to bring about an equitable world by tackling the root causes of poverty, while bridging the gap between funders and poor communities in order to work together on long-term solutions that can help end intergenerational poverty.

Meet the team

Founded in 2015 as a response to a growing need for more innovative, dynamic, and transparent NGO's, Penny Appeal USA aims to tackle the root causes of poverty by focusing on both the international sphere, and the domestic.

Board of Directors

Visionary leaders are indispensable to us. The members of our Board of Directors are community leaders who have devoted their time and energy to building successful organizations dedicated to every kind of cause. They bring their talent and expertise to help guide Penny Appeal USA to accomplishing our mission of providing development-centered programs to alleviate intergenerational poverty.

  • Yasmine Elhady - Board of Directors


    Connecting people and builds relationships.

    Yasmin Elhady Chairman, Board of Directors

    Yasmin Elhady is an attorney and public policy specialist. Both as an activist and as a legal professional, Yasmin has worked in the areas of community service, civil rights, and immigration. She is currently an attorney in the federal government.

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    Dr. Sherif Elhady Vice-Chair / Secretary

    Dr. Sherif Elhady is the founding orthodontist at Elhady Orthodontics in Fairfax, VA. He runs a practice committed to excellence in treatment and service in his pursuit to changing the world, one smile at a time.

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    A serial entrepreneur and digital mastermind.

    Adeem Younis Member, Board of Directors

    A serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, Adeem founded the charity Penny Appeal, which operates in 30 crisis-hit countries, alleviating poverty and providing life-transforming sustainable solutions

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    Aamer Naeem Member, Board of Directors

    Aamer is the highly-successful CEO of Penny Appeal UK who has led the organization during an unprecedented period of growth over the last few years. His background is in Pharmacy and Business Management.

  • BoD-Yousaf Razaq

    Yousaf Razaq Member, Board of Directors

    Yousaf started working in the NGO sector as a volunteer over 20 years ago. He currently serves as the Head of Fundraising at Penny Appeal (UK) and is responsible for cultivating relationships with high net-worth donors.

Our global team of volunteers are dedicated, passionate, and fun activists who devote their time and wealth to eradicate intergenerational poverty through domestic and international programs.

Executive Team

The Executive Team is responsible for guiding the operations of Penny Appeal USA. Led by the CEO, the Executive Team currently oversees a small but dedicated, dynamic and diverse staff.

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    Coffee and travel

    Oussama Mezoui CEO

    In the last four years, Oussama has served on the executive teams of two multi-million dollar humanitarian NGOs. An Oxford-trained lawyer, Oussama has diverse experience in program implementation, humanitarian advocacy and operational management for Non-Profits in the UK and the U.S..

  • Mohamed Ali - Director of Marketing & Communications


    "Poetry and Mythology"

    Mohamed Ali Director of Marketing & Communications

    Mohamed comes from a diverse background with experience in political campaigns, advocacy, nonprofit management, communications, and digital marketing. His work has led to the generation of over $2 Million in income during one 12-month period from 2015-2016, as well as management of multi-million dollar fundraising projects.

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