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Suliman believed that giving to those in need is not just an obligation, but a personal privilege. The Suliman S. Olayan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Olayan Group, was founded in 1982 to positively impact communities in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and beyond.

Suliman concentrated his philanthropy on two of his greatest interests, education and healthcare.  He placed particular importance on education, often telling his employees and children: “Whatever you learn, you elevate yourself.”

Endowed scholarships named for Suliman at several universities will continue to benefit students in the years to come, as will the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut (right.)

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