Please click on the links below for recent media coverage of MDF or to hear about issues that affect our work:

Coverage of Her Own Two Feet and Peace of the Action here: Spirit of Generosity: Sole Full and coverage of the March 7, 2014 launch party: Aspen Peak Magazine HOTF photos.

Bringing it Home – Basalt students make Pakistan connection in The Aspen Times, March 2, 2014.

No Emphasis on Education. US Aid under Fire… article by Daily Times September 5, 2013

Trekking for Peace in Pakistan Article of Aspen Times, March 10, 2013

eLife Training Programme recognized by Daily Times of Pakistan, February 2013

Ten Americans doing Great Things for Pakistan from, January 2013

Local nonprofit activists monitor Malala’s ordeal- from the PostIndependent, October 2012

Listen to interview of Executive Director and Program Director on Aspen Public Radio, January 2012

Listen to interview of Executive Director, Silbi Stainton on KDNK, November 2011

Local non-profit Fights Extremism with Schools – Sopris Sun_5.2011

Phi Beta Kappa Society Publication on founder of Marshall Direct Fund

MDF’s Friend & Supporter’s Picturesque Experience at the Special Reception in Aspen on July 1, 2010

Direct Effect article in Aspen Peak Magazine on founder of Marshall Direct Fund.

Our Board member Hassan Abbas interviews Secretary of State – A Tete a Tete With Hillary Clinton, Foreign Policy, December 2010

Locally Run Nonprofit Helps Pakistani Women and Girls, Post Independent, October 28, 2009

Colorado Nonprofit Brings Education to Pakistan’s Women and Children, Huffington Post, May 26, 2011.
New York Times Magazine, August 17, 2009.

Nonprofit Giving Peace a Chance in Pakistan, Aspen Times, August 24, 2008.

Local Woman has Marshall Plan for Pakistan, Aspen Daily News, July 5, 2008.

Pakistan Fires National Security Adviser as India Tensions Rise,, January 7, 2009.

President Obama’s Policy Options in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)Dr. Hassan Abbas,
Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (

Listen to an interview with our Board Member on NPR

How Obama Can Fix U.S. Pakistani Relations MDF Board member Hassan Abbass, Foreign Affairs, December 22, 2011

History Lessons From Karbala, MDF Board member Hassan Abbass, Foreign Policy, December 11, 2011