The American Pakistan Foundation welcomes Mrs. Maha Rasheed Khan as an APF Ambassador. Mrs. Khan has been working with Developments in Literacy (DIL) for the past 15 years, and is currently Houston chapter President of the organization. “My goals have always been to raise awareness about DIL, creating a platform and collaborating with local entrepreneurs to help further our education endeavor,” she states. After almost two decades, DIL has not only reached the top two percent of charities worldwide, but many developing countries have adopted the organization’s curricula and model to help impoverished children in their own countries.
Born in Wisconsin and raised in Texas, Mrs. Khan has been performing civic and volunteer activities since she was 10 years old, as her family is heavily involved in philanthropy. Within the Houston community, Mrs. Khan is a member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, and was previously a board member of the Sweetwater Country Club Women’s Association. She supports Interfaith Ministries, the Houston Grand Opera, the Pin Oak Charity, UNICEF, the Audrey Hepburn Society Ball, and the Houston 20, a task force dedicated to stopping human trafficking. Mrs. Khan was also a chairman for the Super Bowl Extravaganza, Super Bowl 51, and is a board member of Historical Texas Treasures.
Mrs. Khan is excited to actively engage with both Pakistani and non-Pakistani communities as an APF Ambassador. She believes in the power of a kind smile and a positive word, and is dedicated to educating Pakistan’s underprivileged children.