The 2013 Bishop John T. Wakler Memorial Dinner Gala


Africare will celebrate President Barack Obama at our annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala on Saturday April 20, 2013 at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., at 6 p.m.

In 2010, President Barack Obama donated $100,000 of his Nobel Peace Prize to Africare for an innovative Africare sanitation project.

Click here to learn more about the Ghana WASHH project.

Africare is also honoring Dr. Mo Ibrahim with the 2013 Bishop John T. Walker Leadership Award.

Dr. Mo Ibrahim is a visionary who led the mobile revolution in Africa, which has changed the communication landscape across the continent. He has also raised the bar on good governance and leadership in Africa.

Over the past four decades, with the support of a dedicated community of donors, Africare has achieved measurable progress in improving the lives of millions of people on the continent of Africa. You can help ensure that millions continue to benefit from Africare’s work by supporting the Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner (BWD) Gala.

The Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala, held in memory of Bishop John T. Walker, is the nation’s largest annual fund raising event for Africa. Bishop Walker served as Board Chairman at Africare and as the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., where he distinguished himself as an exemplar of peace, justice and interracial harmony.

We look forward to welcoming you at this year’s Dinner. Your participation will make a difference in so many lives.

Africare is a leading non-profit organization specializing in African aid. It is the oldest and largest African-American led organization in that field. Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered well over $1 billion in assistance and support — over 2,500 projects serving millions of beneficiaries — to 36 countries Africa-wide. Africare has its international headquarters in Washington, DC, with field offices currently in 18 African countries.

The Bishop Walker Dinner plays an important role in enabling Africare to both broaden awareness about its work in Africa and to raise critically needed funds to deliver life-saving services. Africare is committed to working with Agriculture & Food Security; Health, HIV& AIDS; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Women’s Empowerment; and Resettlement. The 2011 Africare Bishop Walker Dinner hosted more than 1,100 attendees and raised close to $1 million.