Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Asad Khalif Aliweyd, PhD

Title: Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Company: New American Development Center
Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States


  • Alliance for Metropolitan Stability (board member)
  • City of Eden Prairie, Human Rights and Diversity Commission (commissioner)
  • Democratic National Convention (past delegate)
  • Eden Prairie Affordable Housing Coalition (founder)
  • Hamline University
  • Hennepin County Human Resource Board (past member)
  • Land Bank Twin Cities Inc. (past board member)
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Neighborhood Development Center (board member)
  • New American Development Center
  • Somali Community Task Force (past chair)
  • Southwest Innovative Community Council (founder)
  • Twin Cities Equity Communication Group


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2024)
  • Recipient, East African Community Service Award (2021)
  • Recipient, State of Minnesota Honor Award for New American Development Center’s Impact with Immigrants in Minnesota (2020)
  • Recipient, Leadership Award, Bush Foundation Fellowship (2018-2020)
  • Recipient, Metropolitan Council Corridor Opportunity Award (2014)

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