Sara Shouhayib Alawar is the founder and owner of Capital Emcee, specializing in emceeing, fundraising, commercial, film and voice-over acting. Sara is based in Houston, TX, but has emceed over 35 events across the United States. Before starting her business, Sara was a television news journalist winning both an Emmy and Golden Mic Award. In 2020, Sara was recognized by “Bakersfield Life Magazine” as one of the 20 under 40 people to watch. In 2021, Sara was named as a “40 under 40” recipient by the Arab America Foundation. She has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. from Northwestern University. She’s a proud daughter of Lebanese immigrants and is passionate about causes and initiatives that give back to Lebanon and the Arab world. For inquiries Sara can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara’s true passion lies in her philanthropic efforts to benefit Lebanon. Most recently, she and her husband Rawad Alawar, who got married in October of 2021, raised $26,000 from their wedding to benefit charitable efforts in Lebanon.
After the Beirut Blast in August 2020, Sara organized a “Yoga for Beirut” virtual fundraiser yoga healing event raising $2,500 to benefit the Lebanese Red Cross and Lebanese Food Bank. She raised another $3,000 for the Lebanese Food Bank for her 30th birthday in 2021.
In 2014, Sara ran the Detroit Free Press Marathon to raise nearly $6,000 to bring clean water to two public schools in Lebanon.
She still credits starting the first all-girl’s soccer camp in her hometown of Aley, Lebanon as one of her greatest achievements. After coaching and hosting the week-long camp for two consecutive summers, the girls then started their own team, which still competes today.
Her parents, Kamal and Yasmine Shouhayib, continue to be her biggest source of inspiration for philanthropy, volunteerism and leading a life of generosity.