For more than six years, Suzanne Itani has served as CEO of International Exports, Inc., in Houston, Texas, where she oversees the budgeting, resource management, and performance accountability of her staff. Outside of her professional life, Suzanne Itani is an active philanthropist and supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Zakat Foundation of America.
Earlier this year, the Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) announced a program that would see to the needs of hungry people across 40 countries spanning five continents throughout Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday that takes place each September.
Through the program, ZF distributed large quantities of food to some of the poorest countries in the world, feeding more than 25,000 families in the process.
In his comments about the hunger initiatives, ZF executive director Halil Demir said that hunger and poverty are “a blight on the world” and though no one program can completely solve the problem, he hopes the organization’s efforts can make a difference in the lives of a large segment of this impoverished population.