Last Thursday, King’s Academy lost a founding donor, loyal supporter and King’s grandparent with the passing of Tawfiq Fakhouri, the founder of Al Eqbal Real Estate Development and former executive chairman of Bank of Jordan.
Born to a modest family in Jaba’, a town northeast of Jerusalem, Fakhouri and his family were forcibly displaced, preventing Fakhouri from finishing his higher education. Yet Fakhouri carved his path to success through ambition, hard work and persistence.
An avid philanthropist, Fakhouri invested time, counsel and funding to a variety of organizations, initiatives and activities — including King’s Academy. Fakhouri’s generous gifts to King’s over the years have helped the school to become the reputable institution it is today and have opened the gates of King’s Academy to bright students from across the region.
Fakhouri and his family have deep ties to King’s Academy. His children and their spouses, Shaker and Suha Fakhouri and Samer and Maram Fakhouri have contributed extensively to fundraising activities and school developments. King’s is especially proud that the family has named the Tawfiq Fakhouri courtyard on campus. Five of Fakhouri’s grandchildren have attended or are currently attending King’s: Ayah Fakhouri ’19, Tala Fakhouri ’20, Sarah Fakhouri ’22, Jafar Fakhouri ’23 and Nimat Fakhouri ’25.
- Tawfiq Fakhouri