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President Obama addresses attendees by video. Photos: Stuart A. Watson Photography
President Obama addresses attendees by video. Photos: Stuart A. Watson Photography

World Leaders Celebrate Legacy of African Leadership at Africare’s 2013 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner

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WASHINGTON (April 23, 2013) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 1,000 global leaders in government, business and international development on Friday at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. The gala honored President Barack Obama and Dr. Mo Ibrahim for their outstanding accomplishments and life-changing impacts in Africa.

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Photo: Lonnie Woods III
Photo: Lonnie Woods III

A Gathering of Leaders

On April 20, for this year’s Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala, Africare will celebrate leadership. Fittingly, numerous leaders will be present to share in the evening.

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Initials, Inc. Founders Britney Vickery & Ivy Hall. Photo: Initials, Inc.
Initials, Inc. Founders Britney Vickery & Ivy Hall. Photo: Initials, Inc.

Initials, Inc.

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“Africare’s support of women’s education and global leadership is imperative to Initials, Inc. As a women-owned business, we take care to support initiatives of women much like ourselves to make a life of their own that they can be proud of.”
-Britney Vickery, Co-Founder of Initials, Inc.

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Rev. and Mrs. Walton of St. Peter Baptist Church. Photo: St. Peter Baptist Church
Rev. and Mrs. Walton of St. Peter Baptist Church. Photo: St. Peter Baptist Church

St. Peter Baptist Church

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“Africare’s ability to keep us apprised on what is being done within the organization whether it’s through emails, newsletters, etc., and how funds are being allocated throughout the programs have kept us providing our continued support,”
-Rev. Dr. Kirkland R. Walton

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Diane Yoder of the African Well Fund at a WASH project in Ghana. Photo: Alexandra Seegers
Diane Yoder of the African Well Fund at a WASH project in Ghana. Photo: Alexandra Seegers

African Well Fund

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“African Well Fund has raised more than $1 million to provide clean, safe water to 300,000 people in more than 15 countries in the past 10 years.”
— Diane Yoder, African Well Fund Board Member

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