Alf Shukr – A Thousand Thanks to our Funders!

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Al-Bustan’s growth would not be possible without the generous support of private and public funders, individuals, business sponsors, and professional service providers. Their support enables us to plant the seeds of Arab arts and culture in Philadelphia and beyond.

Since 2003, several city/state/federal agencies and foundations have supported Al-Bustan with multi-year grants. We are most grateful for their endorsement and recognition!

Al-Bustan has received generous contributions from individuals and local businesses. All donations made to the organization are tax-deductible. To find out how you can donate, click here

Al-Bustan is grateful to the professionals who have generously given of their time and reduced-fee services.

Website Design:

  • Ayman Alalao, for the design of this website; Jenn Simmons for earlier design

Organizational Development Consulting:

  • Nello McDaniel of Action Arts Research, Kimberly Camp, Anthony Ng, Anne Edmunds, Michael Kumer


  • Dave Tavani, Kyle Garvey, Dahna Abourahme, Brian Conley, Joslyn Ladson

Graphic Design:

      • Ashley Choukeir, Ayman Alalao, Haya Odeh, George Schwab, Andy Schwanbeck, Abigail Wendell, IFE Designs + Associates

Legal Counsel:

        • John Vandenberg of Hogan and Vanderberg, LLC – Immigration Law Firm