Name: Ben Hourani
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $750

How did you get interested in global issues?
Service to others has always been important to me, and I truly believe that we can do more to help each other.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I believe that working to alleviate global poverty is the best way for the United States to be a global leader, gain economic advancement, and increase global security.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I’m finishing grad school this semester in Public Administration. I really want to work in Public Policy, and maybe, teach eventually.

My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…

1. $50 or less: I will tell you a great dad joke
2. $100: I’ll cook dinner for you
3. $250: I’ll be your chauffeur for the weekend
4. $500: I’ll shave my head


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