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Awards and Recognition

2014

 Coptic Orphans is recognized by the Australian Prime Minister, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, on the occasion of our 25th Anniversary. See the page here.

2014

 Coptic Orphans is recognized by the Hon.Greg Donnelly MLC  (Member of the NSW Legislative Council and Member of the Australian Labor Party) on the occasion of our 25th Anniversary. See the page here.

2012

 Coptic Orphans is nominated for a 2012 Classy Award, presented at the largest philanthropic awards show in the country. See the page here.

2010

Coptic Orphans receives a thank you letter from President Barack Obama for our hard work and dedication, available here.

Charity Navigator gives Coptic Orphans a second consecutive 4-star rating, (earned by only 21% of the highest rated charities) and ranks Coptic orphans more highly than 90% of other 4-star charities in the international class.

2009

Charity Navigator, America's Largest Independent Evaluator of Nonprofits, reviews and rates Coptic Orphans at 68.73, one of the highest overall ratings a four-star charity can receive.

2008

Coptic Orphans receives two congratulation letters for our 20th Anniversary: from Australia parliamentarian Rev. Hon. Dr. Gordon Moyeshere and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney here.

2007

Acacia Federal Savings Bank nominates Coptic Orphans for their “Nice Guys Award", which recognizes organizations who best model philanthropic values.

Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at George Washington University, features Coptic Orphans as a "model" of diaspora-based development efforts in a peer reviewed journal article, available here.

2006

Coptic Orphans is chosen for the Catalogue for Philanthropy, which features the best smaller nonprofits in the Washington, DC area.

2005

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area presents executive director Nermien Riad with the Community Human Rights Award for the work of Coptic Orphans.

Coptic Orphans is chosen as a runner-up in the NPower Technology Innovation Award sponsored by Accenture. 

Coptic Orphans is awarded an Honorable Mention in the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. With the honorable mention comes a grant for $2,500 to be used for organizational capacity-building in our Washington DC office. 

2003

Coptic Orphans is honored by the the Coptic Orthodox Fellowship of Rutgers University at the Raising Orphanage Support (ROSE) dinner.

Vice President Dick Cheney attends Coptic Orphans Gala, meets Coptic Orphans executive director Nermien Riad.

2002

The Truman Award for Leadership and Innovation from the Society for International Development - Washington (SID-W) is awarded to Coptic Orphans program manager Phoebe Farag for her work on the Valuable Girl Project. Bob Berg of the Truman Foundation and Alina Zyskowski, executive director of SID-W presented the award at the "Development Works" conference.

Coptic Orphans is presented with the Spirit of Hope Award from The Children's Fund for our contribution of to the betterment of children.