Who We Are
The Ahmad Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in South Riding, Virginia. The foundation was formed with the intentions of having a positive impact in the local community by helping those in need. Through extensive research, discussions with experts, and numerous meetings, the Foundation determined that it wanted to focus on five core areas of the community that needed to be addressed:
1) Child Hunger
2) Child Abuse
3) Domestic Violence
4) Homelessness and Family Shelters
5) Educational grants and scholarships for low-income students
It is the goal and mission of The Ahmad Foundation to raise as many funds as possible to help those in need in an expedited and efficient manner.
The Ahmad Foundation brings a commitment and passion to better serve those that are victims of abuse, violence, or unfortunate circumstances that have left them in need of assistance. Through its Board of Directors comprised of experienced and successful individuals, as well as decades worth of local ties to the community, the Foundation looks to serve the local region in the best possible way.
It has a firm commitment to donate to the recipients in an expedited fashion so that those contributing to the Foundation can be assured that their funds are going directly to those that are in need of it the most to assist them as quickly as possible. With The Ahmad Foundation being a small nonprofit organization, it does not have the overhead expenses such as rent, salaries and wages, or debt that many others are faced with. As such, the Foundation will be able to donate a greater percentage of each dollar received than most organizations.
The target market for The Ahmad Foundation in its first phase will be the Northern Virginia region, as defined in the map below with counties shaded green. As the success of the Foundation grows and goals are met while the community continues to benefit from the efforts and donations, growth will expand into Phase II, which includes counties shaded yellow. Phase III, shown in red, will be the next step in an effort to help as many people in the Commonwealth as possible. A new assessment will be conducted on which counties to add to the target area no sooner than five years from the date of incorporation.
Board of Directors
Shaun H. Ahmad, Founder and President: Shaun currently serves as a Vice President at MainStreet Bank in Fairfax, Virginia. His prior work experience includes serving as the Credit Department Manager at Oak View National Bank. Prior to that, he was in the financial sector of government contracting, more specifically, accounting and audits on behalf of the Small Business Administration and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He served on the Board of Directors at Fauquier Community Child Care where he was also the Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee and on the Board of The United Way, Piedmont.
Rahat Ahmad, M.S., Vice President: Rahat is a former Microbiologist and College Professor. She brings over 30 years of volunteering & philanthropic experience including serving on the Board of Directors of IKRAM - A foundation for Empowerment of Muslim Women that seeks to enhance their dignity by empowering them through education.
Zahra H. Ahmad, M.B.A., Vice President: Zahra is a Practice Manager at Virginia Cancer Specialists. She is a graduate of Shenandoah University's M.B.A. program. Zahra is an experienced volunteer that served as an E.M.T. for Prince William County. She is well versed and experienced in effective marketing approaches & raising awareness for causes.
Faizan Mahmood, Vice President: Faizan is a Compliance Solutions Manager at Amazon. He previously served as a Network Engineer for The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda. Faizan brings first-hand experience in working for a not-for-profit corporation.
Nadia A. Mahmood, Vice President: Nadia is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Biomedical Engineering program and serves as a Senior Patent Examiner for the United States Department of Commerce. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise in management & operations along with a history of successful volunteering efforts in the community.