QIIB supports charity art, photo auction

May 26, 2013 - 3:34:54 am

Guests visiting the Charity Art and Photography Auction at College of North Atlantic-Qatar.

DOHA: Prominent Qatari entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani and International Islamic (QIIB) CEO, Abdulbasit A Al Shaibei participated in the celebrations held as part of the ‘Charity Art and Photography Auction’ at the College of North Atlantic–Qatar (CNA-Q) recently a press statement said yesterday.

Over 100 selections of art and photography were up for bids. The majority of these pieces have been donated by members of CNA-Q’s Art and Photography clubs, consisting students and employees.

Additionally, much of the art was produced by a variety of international professional artists as part of two art symposia held at CNA-Q over the past two years. 

Sheikh Ali said: “International Islamic Bank’s participation at the noble event reflects the cooperation between the business sector and educational institutions in charity initiatives.”

The proceeds from the auction will go to Qatar Red Crescent.

“Art and creativity are beautiful and when they are used to remove pain, and heal wounds, they have greater value. Representing business sector in such an initiative is really gratifying,” he said.

He congratulated the organisers and participants of the auction and said the event was very constructive and noble.

Al Shaibei said: “International Islamic’s support of Charity Art and Photography Auction at CNA-Q reflects the bank’s support of social and national projects. Institutions such as Qatar Red Crescent are committed to serving the local community and others in need. Through various projects they undertake such initiatives. The proceeds from the Charity Art and Photography Auction go entirely to Qatar Red Crescent.”

“As a responsible financial institution in Qatar, we focus on growth and derive profit from our activities. But we believe these are not the only important aims of our bank. We are committed to social and humanitarian endeavour and all activities that are meant for the progress of the society and nation building,” he said.

He added that International Islamic believes in “action matching words”.

“Our commitment towards the society must not remain merely on slogans. We constantly support all worthy and charitable causes and that’s why we are here today,” Al Shaibei reiterated.

The International Islamic CEO complimented the CAN-Q led by Dr  Ken MacLeod, President, and students and volunteers who have actively participated in the Charity Art and Photography Auction.

The Peninsula