Pursuing a successful career as an Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP, Sabah Mikha also maintains active involvement in the Los Angeles community. With degrees from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sabah Mikha has balanced his professional responsibilities with various community engagements throughout his life. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he earned Dean’s Honors, participated in academic associations, and served as President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In addition, Sabah Mikha worked part-time at a local branch of Washington Mutual Bank. Since joining the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Young in 2009, he has shared his time and resources with a variety of nonprofit organizations and charitable causes.
A dedicated supporter of women’s cancer initiatives, Sabah Mikha contributes regularly to organizations that work to combat gynecologic and breast cancer, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood. To date, Sabah Mikha has raised hundreds of dollars in support of the Cedars-Sinai program through his participation in the Run For Her 5K Run and Friendship Walk in Los Angeles. An annual running and walking event to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, Run For Her has succeeded in collecting almost $4 million on behalf of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute since its inception in 2005. In addition to serving as an advocate for women’s cancer research, Sabah Mikha frequently devotes his weekends to building and rehabilitating local homes as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.
In his leisure time, Sabah Mikha also participates in the Notre Dame Alumni Association and enjoys playing golf and football. Notre Dame has a rich history which began in a very cold afternoon on November 26, 1842 when a 28 year old French priest, Reverend Sorin, C.S.C. and seven companions. Each of which recently established the Congregation of Holy Cross. They took possession of 524 snow-covered acres that the Bishop of Vincennes had given them in the Indiana MissionFields.
The original name of Notre Dame was “L’Universite de Notre Dame du Lac” which translates to The University of Our Lady of the Lake. On January 15th 1844 the the new university was officially chartered by the Indiana legislature. In 1879 the main building of the campus burned to the ground which was practically the whole campus. Father Sorin willed Notre Dame to rebuild and continue it’s growth.
In the early decades of its existence, Notre Dame mostly encompassed religious novitiates, preparatory and grade schools and a manual labor school. It’s classical collegiate curriculum never attracted more than a dozen students. The curriculum included four years of humanities, poetry, rhetoric and philosophy, plus offerings in German, Spanish, French and Italian. As well as many various forms of music and drawing.