News & Updates:
Our First Annual Gala raised about $15,000. The funds will be used on the on-going constructing of the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County Liberia
We are sincerely grateful to our spirited community and generous supporters for another successful gala which raised over $15,000. Funds raised are being used to continue the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy construction in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County Liberia to provide free primary education for 200 under privileged kids. The event was held on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at The Embassy Suites, 5400 John Hammons, Concord, NC. Approximately 100 people attended the event. The key objectives of the GALA were to fund raise, honor Michael O’Brien, Principal, O’Brien Architecture who spent numerous hours to voluntarily design the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy and provide supporters progress report about the foundation 1 year operations.
The evening kicked off with an hour of Meet and Greet and silent auction displaying jewelries and historic arts from Sports & More…
In addition, the occasion featured Liberia’s 16 tribes, food, clothing, etc. It was very informative.
After the silent auction, our guest were photographed and taken through various exhibits about Liberia, followed by a 3-course dinner and program in the Grand Ballroom of the Concord Convention Center in the Embassy Suites.
The program opened with prayer offered by Jacob K. Doe, Jr. Senior Pastor, Faith International Church, Salisbury, NC, followed by Linda Reeves, who welcomed our guest to the occasion after Francis K. Sio, Jr. Master of Ceremony formally opened the program. The occasion was graced by aspiring models, Chadi Sio, Rose Flahn, Vivian Williams, Adissa Jamal Stewart & Amadou Younossa, Jr. displaying African attires of all kinds.
Our guests were also entertained by remarkable African cultural performances given by the LIP AHMUJE Culture Troop all the way from Atlanta, GA.
Our Founder & Chairman, re-affirmed the Foundation’s goals and objectives and provided detailed report of our one year operational results highlighting few key successes.
- 501(c)3 Approval which makes donations to the Foundation tax-deductible
- Raised $32K of which $22K was paid towards the Annie T. Doe Academy construction
- Invested $1.5K in the Marco Financing effort impacting over 10 women
- Formally launched The Voice of Empowerment Newsletter
- His Excellency, Hon. Joseph Boakai, Vice President of Liberia officially endorsed the Foundation
Immediately following Our Chairman’s remarks, a brief video was shared about how she came in contact with our honoree, Michael O’Brien, Principal, O’Brien Architecture just by viewing the yellow pages. Without hesitation, Michael sent numerous hours to voluntarily design the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy. His work will forever remain with the Liberian generations who will benefit from this Foundation. He received the Annie T. Doe Annual Humanitarian Award and an African shirt. We also thanked Mrs. Sharon O’Brien with a beautiful African dress.
Michael reminded us that we all are blessed but when considering the global society; we become the 1% of the fortunate few in the world. We must not stop to be the change we want to see in the world.
The program concluded with vote of thanks by Mrs. Rachel Robinson and special performance from our aspiring models and the LIP AHMUJE Culture Troop.
On behalf of the Advisory board, officers and members of the Annie. T. Doe Memorial Foundation, we first express our thanks and appreciation to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who granted this foundation Favor before its establishment.
We sincerely express our deepest gratitude to all individuals (Champions, Supporters, Partners, & Friends); and business/corporate/church (local, national, international, global) guests who sacrificed to financially support this effort amidst these difficult economic times. You are all philanthropists who sacrifice to make this world a better place.
We also salute Michael O’Brien, who spent numerous hours to voluntarily design the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy. Your work will forever remain with the Liberian generations who will benefit from this Foundation
A huge thank you to all those who attended! It will all be happening again next year and we hope to count on your continued support in 2013.
The Annie T. Doe Memorial Foundation Team
The Annie T. Doe Memorial Foundation Team