Munib Masri and Katherine A. "Katie" Jackson a teacher and cofounder of the Jackson School of Geo-Science at the University of Texas at Austin were inducted in to the university's hall of distinction on March 26, 2015.
As an Alumnus of the Jackson School of Geoscience, Masri's induction comes as recognition for both his business accomplishments as founder of EDGO, an oil and gas services company operating in Jordan for the past six decades, and his philanthropic contirbutions to both the educational and social sectors.
Masri's philantropic contributions inlcude:
- The Munib R. Masri Development Foundation which is responsible for the strengthening of education infrastructure in Palestinian and Jordanian schools and universities, conservation of scarce resources around Palestine, and funding to Palestanian and Arab cultural efforts including plays, movies, etc...
- The Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources which funds academic research in the various fields of engineering and energy around the Arab world, and which is dedicating to addressing the energy needs and issues of Arab societies.
- The Palestine Development and Investment Company which is focused on promoting and supporting the development of industry and well being with in Palestine and the Arab region.