Rania and Jamal Daniel established The Levant Foundation, a private tax exempt, non-profit organization committed to furthering knowledge about Middle Eastern culture and history, specifically the Levant Region, and the complex interrelations of the three monotheistic religions; Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. The Foundation is committed to sponsoring artist, academic and educational programs.
Mrs. Daniel, an artist, was co-founder and a board member of the Texas-French Alliance for the Arts which promote artistic and cultural exchanges and educational programs between Texas and France.
Mr. Daniel, Chairman of Crest Investment Company had twenty years’ experience managing investments in oil and gas, high technology, manufacturing, and real estate. He was a member of the international Advisor Council of the American University of Beirut; he was co-founder and Board Member of the Center for the Gibbal South at the American University in Washington, DC; and a member of Texas Press Advisory Council. Mr. Daniel was an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of Balamand University in Lebanon, a university of the Antiochian Orthodox Church. He was also a Member of the Board of Directors Alumni Association for the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and served on the Board of Directors of Pepperdine University.
Mr. Daniel was active in philanthropic causes. He served as co-founder and trustee of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research & Dialogue based in Geneva, Switzerland.