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FACE Africa Celebrates World Water Day and Launches New Liberia Initiative

March 22 Gala event tremendous success for clean water and women's empowerment non-profit making NYC debut

 
PRLog - Mar. 26, 2012 - NEW YORK, NY – FACE Africa, the clean water and women’s empowerment non-profit held it’s 3rd Annual Gala at the St. Regis New York on Thursday, March 22nd. The event was a tremendous success, serving as FACE Africa’s largest fund-raiser thus far and raised close to $150,000 for clean water projects in Liberia. “We were delighted and honored to receive fantastic support this year from our amazing sponsors and attendees,” says Saran Kaba Jones, FACE Africa’s Founder and Executive Director.

The Gala got of to an auspicious start with a cocktail reception and contemporary art auction featuring notables like Ashley Bush, Oluchi and Luca Orlandi, Claudia Chan, Stephen Byrd and Heidi Albertson. The evening continued with dinner and program hosted by the spirited and committed entertainment journalist Quddus who started a special auction to build wells by donating $10,000.

Honoree Lisa Lovatt-Smith, founder of OrphanAid Africa, who transformed her life from Vogue editor, author and style expert to tireless advocate tackling the Ghanaian orphan crisis, echoed the theme of the evening stating “Give them water and give them love and we will be just fine” in a heartfelt and moving speech.

This year’s Gala serves as the jumpstart to FACE Africa's County by County initiative to fund clean water and women empowerment programs in every Liberian county beginning with Rivercess, one of Liberia’s most urgently underdeveloped counties. March 22 was World Water Day and the perfect time to reflect FACE Africa’s success, build on the promise of Thirsty for a Change and uphold the organization’s commitment to Liberia’s future.

The night would not have been possible without generous sponsors like Chevron, Kenneth Jay Lane, Proctor and Gamble, Voss Water, Uber, and Eaton Vance Investment Managers.

The enchanted evening concluded with a post-Gala after party featuring DJ Jamie Biden at New York Meatpacking District hotspot SL.

For further information, please contact:
Kou Moore
PR and Media Coordinator
Direct Email: ps@peppersoup.info
General Inquiries: press@faceafrica.org

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Last Updated:Mar 26, 2012
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