Fundraising

Mary Bauder in the office of Coral Cay Beachfront Condominiums, where she has established an Africare fundraising enterprise.
Mary Bauder in the office of Coral Cay Beachfront Condominiums, where she has established an Africare fundraising enterprise.

Mary Bauder

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“[The people of Kenya and Tanzania] needed HELP, but they never felt sorry for themselves. They have such joy and willingness to work. They just need the right guidance and assistance. I just wanted to help them improve themselves, and I knew they would flourish.”
– Mary Bauder

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A joyful Sister Act piece at OSF's 2013 Daedalus Project variety show. Photo: Jenny Graham
A joyful Sister Act piece at OSF's 2013 Daedalus Project variety show. Photo: Jenny Graham

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Daedalus Project HIV & AIDS Benefit

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“We started this because we all had friends and family who were suffering. We are connected in so many ways to so many people. Daedalus is about remembering those we have lost. This applies to those we have lost everywhere. Daedalus is about ‘us’ in a larger sense.”
-Claudia Alick, Associate Producer, Community, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Photo: Lonnie Woods III
Photo: Lonnie Woods III

Saying What We Mean: How 94 Cents of Every Africare Dollar Goes to Programs in Africa

We say it all the time. “Ninety-four cents of every Africare dollar goes to program activities in Africa.” And it’s true. Independent, certified public accountants confirm this number, and at Africare we always make sure that anyone can view our audited financial statements and IRS Forms 990 online if they wish. Our financial records demonstrate, substantiate and corroborate the number in every way. But beyond being legitimate, this statistic is also a simplification. Let’s look at it more closely.

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Tako and Henriette Koning on the rooftop of a high rise building in downtown Luanda, Angola. Photo: Jesse Ovadio
Tako and Henriette Koning on the rooftop of a high rise building in downtown Luanda, Angola. Photo: Jesse Ovadio

Tako and Henriette Koning

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“A person can give back financially or they can do it by donating their time. In actual fact, sometimes the biggest donation is time since everyone’s time is limited and you never get it back, once it is gone, it is gone. But if it is donated to worthwhile causes, then it is time well spent.”
-Tako Koning

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Some awesome kids supporting Africa! Photo: Holly Smith
Some awesome kids supporting Africa! Photo: Holly Smith

Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School

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“[Ours] won’t be the biggest check you get this year, but for these kids and this community, it represents something significant: sacrifice and generosity of spirit.”
-John Glover, Founding Principal, Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School

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Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat
Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat

Kasny Recon, Inc.

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“Aid is in vain if it ultimately does not lead to self-sufficiency and sustainability, and Africare embodies this philosophy.”
–Olivier Agouna-Deciat

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Africare Interim Board Chair Stephen Cashin, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, and Africare President Dr. Darius Mans. Photo: Stuart A. Watson Photography.
Africare Interim Board Chair Stephen Cashin, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, and Africare President Dr. Darius Mans. Photo: Stuart A. Watson Photography.

Africa: United States Disengaging From Africa – Ibrahim

allAfrica.com — Although Africa is moving forward, the United States is pulling back, says Mo Ibrahim, the billionaire entrepreneur and father of Africa’s mobile phone revolution. “We are witnessing a gradual and continuous U.S. retreat from Africa,” said Ibrahim, speaking at the Washington Hilton Hotel ballroom on Saturday at an event hosted by Africare. “We don’t understand that. The U.S. has been a great friend all this years, but as soon as Africa found itself starting to move up, the U.S. is really disengaging, to be frank, and as friends we must be frank with each other.”

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