Bishop Walker Memorial Dinner

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is a long-time supporter of Africare.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is a long-time supporter of Africare.

Africare Loves Alpha Kappa Alpha

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For several decades, the Alpha Kappa Alphas (AKAs) have supported Africare in a number of important ways, not the least of which is financially. Incorporated in 1908 on the campus of Howard University, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded by nine students. Since then, it has grown tremendously and is now more than 283,000 strong.

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Africare leadership, past and present, at the Bishop Walker Memorial Dinner. Photo: MACKME.COM
Africare leadership, past and present, at the Bishop Walker Memorial Dinner. Photo: MACKME.COM

Africare Celebrates African-American Leadership at its 2014 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner

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WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders in business, government and philanthropy on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event honored Africare’s pioneering Co-Founders C. Payne Lucas and Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the tremendous contributions they have each made to Africare over more than four decades.

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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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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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