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Hope and stability to the young people of Liberia through philantrophy
By: Bill Rogers Youth Foundation
Proceeds from this event will provide additional support to Ebola victims and survivor families in breaking the cycle of poverty that war and disease has brought in Liberia. Hundreds of thousands of Liberian have died of malnutrition, waterborne disease and most recently the Ebola outbreak. The outbreak has left many thousands of children and relatives of these victims without basic shelter, food, clean water, clothing and education.
The Bill Rogers Youth Foundation has a fundraising initiative to establish a Youth Development Center in Ben Town, Liberia to help develop athletic and scholarship worthy young Liberians who are motivated and prepared to attend college. The Center will offer educational opportunities to children in small communities discover and share their talents with the world through an environment that fosters self-sufficiency, understanding, respect, positive social interaction, and love for their community. Fundraising contributions can be made at http://www.gofundme.com/
The keynote speaker for the gala is MacDella Cooper, a philanthropist and advocate for children. Dubbed "Liberia's Angel" in the media, MacDella has dedicated her life to the children of Liberia through fundraising initiatives, providing scholarships, renovating orphanages, and building the MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF) Academy. The gala will be hosted by Alese Underwood, on-air reporter for Time Warner Cable News and co-hosted by model Valentino Lucas. Special celebrity guests will include Mrs. Estephania Lebaron (Hollywood TV, Film and Video Producer) who serves on the advisory board for the National Association of Latin Leaders, and Mr. Andy Perkins. Community Hero awards will be given to Eric Wowoh, Andy Perkins, MacDella Cooper, Estephania Leboran, Trokon Glay, Alese Underwood, among others.
The vision of the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation is to empower the youth and communities in Liberia to provide long lasting and practical solution to the various issues that they are faced with daily. The Bill Rogers Youth Foundation was founded by Liberian Athlete, Bill Rogers, who is committed to providing a medium for the youth to grow and excel in his birth country Liberia.
About the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation
The Bill Rogers Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Austin Texas, seeks to help children who lack educational opportunities to discover and share their talents with the world by creating an education system that fosters self-sufficiency, understanding, respect and positive, productive social interaction. BRYF also helps to provide clothing, food, medical attention and permanent shelters for children in Liberia. Our vision is to provide a home base for the Liberian youth that will serve as a central location to expose the youth to the life changing opportunities that are available through sporting and recreational activities while also providing resources to address other social needs of the youth.
Mr. Bill Rogers, CEO and Founder
Bill Rogers Youth Foundation
Mr. Bill Rogers
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