Joe and Carmen Maroun

Joe Maroun is a man known for following his passions, however divergent they may be. The former secretary of LAU’s Board of Trustees was an airline pilot before his love of Lebanese bread led him to establish his own bakery products company in California. By the time he sold the Caravan Trading Company in 2010, it was one of the largest of its kind in the U.S.

Joe and his wife Carmen are dedicated philanthropists. They actively support several charities in Lebanon and in 2005, donated over 100,000 ready-to go emergency meals to survivors of the Southeast Asian Tsunami.

Joe is an executive committee member of the American Lebanese Foundation. The Marouns recently established a Scholarship Endowment Fund to provide financial assistance to deserving students at LAU. Because of the university’s mission and diversity, Joe and Carmen say LAU will always have their support.