Romney Institute Executive Board

Hani Al Madhoun

Hani Al Madhoun

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Member Since: 2024

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Job Title: Director of Philanthropy
Company: UNRWA USA
Location: District of Columbia, United States


  • AFP Association of Fund Raising Professional Board
  • Palestinian American Medical Association Advisory board member
  • MUPPIES (Muslim Urban Professionals) Advisory board member
  • Catching a movie
  • Gardening
  • Road trips
  • Whatever the kids are into


A child of an educator, Hani was raised with the mantra of school being the top priority. As a Palestinian, he grew up surrounded by trauma and tragedies in the Gaza Strip but also hard work. Hani eventually found his way to the United States, thanks to a university scholarship from BYU’s Jerusalem Center. After earning both his MPA and his BA in International Studies and Latin American studies from Brigham Young University, Hani settled in Washington, DC.

He fell into the world of fundraising for various causes that spoke to him, including civil rights and social justice groups for Muslim and Arab Americans and charities that serve the Palestinian people and other marginalized communities in the Middle East. Now, after more than a decade in fundraising, he’s thrilled to bring this experience into his role as UNRWA USA’s Director of Philanthropy. In his free time, Hani volunteers with a number of education, health, and professional organizations. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his family, including his two little princesses, Zayna and Mariam.