Mission Statement
The Austelle Foundation is a family foundation, established in December of 2009 as a 501(c)(3) federal income tax exempt organization. We focus our gift-giving in three main areas:
The “greening” of Philadelphia (and vicinity),
Services to returning veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and
Gifts to Islamic charities in the Philadelphia area.
Board of Trustees
Sarah S. Alfadl Founder and Chair
Born in Cairo, Egypt and educated at the Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule in Egypt and the American Community School in Lebanon, Sarah continued her education in the United States, earning an undergraduate degree in History and a graduate degree in Anthropology at Stanford University. Sarah followed these accomplishments with legal studies at the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a Member of the PA Bar since May of 1987, and was in private practice from 1990 to 2012. Sarah formed The Austelle Foundation in 2009.
Margaret Hunting Member and Executive Director
Margaret joined the Austelle Foundation as Executive Director after many years of practicing law. Her legal career included a number of years representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, first as Deputy Attorney General, Chief Counsel of the Human Services Division and most recently as Chief Counsel for the Board of Claims. Now with grandchildren, Margaret is delighted to be forwarding the work of the Austelle Foundation and its beneficiaries. She is deeply committed to the goals of the Foundation to protect the environment, serve veterans returning from combat and support the work of Islamic charities in pursuing peace for our global community and all our children.
Noura Alfadl-Andreasson Member
Noura spent much of her childhood playing outside in the beautiful green landscape of Pennsylvania or in the wild woods of Idaho. In high school, she had the opportunity to travel abroad to Europe, China and North Africa, as well as live with students from all over the world. When she was 22 she took a road trip throughout the western United States, stopping at several national parks such as Yellowstone, Zion and Chaco Canyon. In college, she wrote for her school newspaper while earning a degree in Communications with a minor in Business. Noura believes in the great potential of the American people and the unrelenting natural beauty of the country. She is passionate about serving others and building safe, healthy communities.
Michael Breslow Member
Michael Breslow was born and raised in Maryland. After attending the University of Maryland, Michael earned a J.D. at the James Beasley School of Law at Temple University, and an LL.m in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Michael is an estates and trusts lawyer in the Philadelphia area, and as a part of his practice, he counsels clients on charitable giving, private foundations and tax-exempt organizations. Michael very much believes in the charitable vision of the Austelle Foundation, and is enthusiastic about being part of an organization that makes a significant impact on the environment and on the lives of so many deserving people.
Kevin M. Leigh Member
"I appreciate working with people that share core values of Honesty, Integrity, and Solutions. I am currently an Executive Director and Senior Banker in the Philadelphia office of J.P. Morgan Private Bank. In my role, I work closely with individuals, and the people important to them, across their lending, banking, investing, giving and growth needs. I specialize in circumstances where a strategic solutions-oriented mindset around everything they own and owe is required and valued. Most client situations I work with involve closely-held, private or otherwise restricted assets. With a background in investment banking and capital markets, I bring more than 25 years of experience addressing the complex concentrated wealth needs of private families and individuals.
I attended The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Aresty Institute of Executive Education, completing coursework in mergers and acquisitions, and Villanova University, completing coursework in organizational leadership, financial accounting, international studies, and economics. I hold a Certified Exit Planning Advisor® designation.
I believe that you have to be a good guest in the communities you work and live. I am a Board Member of Kids Smiles, a Board Member for the Austelle Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of the Social Innovation Institute. I am a member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, Philadelphia Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth, The Union League of Philadelphia, and Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley. I actively support community organizations including the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, YMCA Camp Tockwogh, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, and the Bradbury Sullivan Community Center in Allentown."