Africare News Release


A Lifetime of Achievement


Coles at Princeton
Mr Coles with four Africare/Princeton in Africa Fellows. From left: Tom Dollar, PiAf Fellow 08-09 – Africare Sierra Leone; Julius Coles; Cherice Landers, PiAf Fellow 06-07 – Africare, Tanzania; Michaela Jacova PiAf Fellow 05-06 – Africare Uganda and Oliver Barry, PiAf Fellow 05-06 – Africare Zambia

Washington, DC, October 9, 2009­— Julius E. Coles, President of Africare, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Princeton in Africa 2009 Annual benefit in New York City. Mr. Coles, a 1966 graduate of the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, was honored for his professional life’s dedication to development assistance in Africa.

“I am especially pleased to receive this award from the Princeton in Africa program.” Coles remarked. “This is a program that I have respected and found it to be an excellent mechanism to send Princeton University students and other students to learn about the African continent. To receive an award from this organization is indeed a great honor and one that I will cherish for a lifetime.”

Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa's advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Since their launch in 1999, they have placed almost 200 Fellows in 28 countries. Several Fellows have participated in Africare programs.

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Africare is a leading non-profit organization specializing in African development aid. It is also the oldest and largest African-American led organization in that field. Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered well over $800 million in assistance and support — over 2,500 projects and millions of beneficiaries —to 36 countries Africa-wide. Africare has its international headquarters in Washington, DC, with field offices currently in some 23 African countries.