2008 -  Drew University scholarship obtained and first student arrives from Afghanistan. AGFAF established as a fund within Community Foundation of New Jersey.

2009 - First Secondary School Placement at George School

2010 - AGFAF participates in "Return Afghanistan" program with the writer Khaled Hosseini and the photographers Zalmai and Joseph Hoyt. 

2011 - First AGFAF retreat held at Drew University, First Secondary School Graduation at Blair Academy

2012 - First Student Shamila Graduates from Drew University

2013 - AGFAF student wins Glamour Magazine's Top College Woman Grand Prize; more students than ever before have summer jobs in Afghanistan.

2014 - AGFAF recognized with "Empowerment Through Education" award; more than 33 students assisted and $1,000,000 raised since inception in 2008

Committee members pictured at 2015 Annual Retreat at Drew University with guest speaker Cornelia Schneider.  From l-r, Motiuk, Stack, Coates, Schneider, Greenburg, Bitar and Highland. 

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AGFAF was the recipient of the Drew University's Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict Empowerment Through Education Award. 

Drew - CRCC

  • Roberta Bitar, professional with investment banking and legal experience.
  • Greg Brozowski, professional with investment banking and corporate strategy experience.
  • David H. Bugen, (Emeritus) Co-founder and Managing Partner of Regent Atlantic Capital, LLC.
  • Karen Coates, community volunteer, former chemical engineer, Development Information Systems Manager.
  • Hans Dekker, President of the community Foundation of new jersey.
  • Jonathan Greenburg, former Peace Corps Volunteer (Afghanistan); retired secondary school teacher.
  • Joseph Highland, co-founder and CEO Emeritus of ENVIRON Corporation.
  • I. Leo Motiuk, co-founder and Special Counsel with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf.
  • ​ALISA STACK​, US department of defense, senior executive service and former deputy chief of staff for isaf stability operations in kabul.
  • Ellen Jacob Wraith, (Emeritus) CO-FOUNDER, community volunteer and retired financial analyst.



our committee members