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JOIN US FOR AN EVENING

of entertainment, empowerment, and philanthropy as we celebrate our community and commitment to racial and economic justice – as we honor global leaders who are highlighting how technology is leveling the playing field for an inclusive world and are working to create thriving digital economies that support rural tech-based entrepreneurship, small and growing businesses, and job creation in emerging markets in Africa.

of entertainment, empowerment, and philanthropy as we celebrate our community and commitment to racial and economic justice – as we honor global leaders who are highlighting how technology is leveling the playing field for an inclusive world and are working to create thriving digital economies that support rural tech-based entrepreneurship, small and growing businesses, and job creation in emerging markets in Africa.

of entertainment, empowerment, and philanthropy as we celebrate our community and commitment to racial and economic justice – as we honor global leaders who are highlighting how technology is leveling the playing field for an inclusive world and are working to create thriving digital economies that support rural tech-based entrepreneurship, small and growing businesses, and job creation in emerging markets in Africa.

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— GALA CO-CHAIRS —
— GALA HOST COMITTEE —

Stanley, Marion, Paul and Sara, Eddie and Sharon Bergman

Timothy Smith

The Altschuler Family

Sharon Barner

Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss

Susan Pritzker

Archley Prudent & Hugh Gallagher

— this event is generously supported by —
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— hosted by —
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— Join us for performances by —
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PURCHASE TICKETS

To become a sponsor, please contact Shukura Shears at shukura@sharedinterest.org

Inde Credit is an NBFI focused on making Zambian business work by providing SMEs access to finance solutions, particularly working capital and Shared Interest partner.

Gillian Marcelle, PhD is a senior leader in economic development and international business with a proven track record in attracting investment to emerging markets. 

William Asiko has over three decades of work experience across the public, private and non-profit sectors at a leadership level. His exposure includes stints in the Government of Kenya, The Coca- Cola Company, and the African Union. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Africa Regional Office for The Rockefeller Foundation.

To register for the event or make a donation, please click here.

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Join The 28th Anniversary Shared Interest Virtual Gala in Honoring:
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with special tribute
to the late
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

For his commitment to South Africa's liberation struggle, civil rights, and social justice and as a longstanding Shared Interest global ambassador. Archbishop Desmond Tutu served as Honorary Chair of the Shared Interest Board of Advisors and as Co-Chair of Shared Interest's Next Generation Campaign.

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inde credit

Zambia Based Non-Bank Financial Institution

SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP AWARD

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An innovative and transformational Zambian-based non-bank financial institution (NBFI) providing working capital finance solutions to Zambian SME’s and whose services are unlocking growth potential, actively reducing poverty and helping to make a lasting impact on vulnerable communities by improving finance solutions.

Based in Kitwe, Zambia, Inde Credit is focused on making Zambian business work by providing SME’s access to finance solutions, particularly working capital as a trusted consulting and financing partner for SME’s that supply the construction, food and beverage industries. Inde offers a comprehensive package with short- and medium-term financing solutions on products such as invoice discounting, order financing, term loans and working capital loans. Inde’s portfolio consists of 100% Zambian-owned businesses in urban and peri-urban areas. Since opening 10 years ago, Inde Credit has worked with entrepreneurs and has created 1,429 jobs and boasts an 80% rate of clients return.

dr. gillian marcelle

Founder & CEO, Resilience Capital Ventures, LLC

CHANGEMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Dr. Marcelle leads Resilience Capital Ventures, LLC, a boutique capital advisory practice specializing in blended finance. She has a proven track record in attracting investment and focuses on telecoms, fintech, renewable energy and regenerative agriculture. 

A changemaker, academic leader in South Africa and powerful global leader who has committed contributions to social impact investment for people living in marginalized communities in Africa and the Caribbean who used her leadership and expertise in economic development and international business to attract investment to emerging markets through her innovative Triple B Framework that supports a blended finance model for mobilizing additional capital while combatting barriers and bottlenecks in global finance.

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Her specialty is the design and implementation of blended finance strategies that often involve partnerships, ecosystem strengthening and designing architectures for transformational change. Her clients and partners include: MPC Energy Solutions, PolicyLink, Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), AfricaBio and the Clinton Foundation. Dr. Marcelle’s academic career includes teaching and research as a tenured Associate Professor at Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa and teaching at the University of East London and City University in London, England. She is a published research scholar and maintains active academic networks; in the US, with MIT and Penn State; in Europe with SPRU, University of Sussex; across the African continent and in the Caribbean.

William asiko

Vice President, Africa Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation

AFRICAN VISIONARY DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD

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William has over three decades of work experience across the public, private and non-profit sectors at a leadership level. His exposure includes stints in the Government of Kenya, The Coca-Cola Company, and the African Union. William is committed to being part of Africa’s transformation story and is a strong supporter of sustainable economic development across Africa as well as believing that development is multifaceted and must take a multi-sectoral approach, as well as have a strong emphasis on women and youth for it to be sustainable and impactful.

A visionary leader driving solutions for large scale development challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa while advocating for efficient and sustainable economic mobility across the continent. As the Vice President of the Africa Regional Office at Rockefeller Foundation, William Asiko oversees all the Foundation’s operations and programs in Africa including the Foundation’s work in ending energy poverty, health and food, which are instrumental in bettering the lives of communities across Africa. William deploys philanthropic capital to attract private sector commercial investment and align public sector resources to help end energy poverty in Africa by 2030 -- and lift the incomes of millions of farmers across the continent. 

— board of directors —

Aleah Bacquie Vaughn

Dr. Adrienne Y. Bailey

Dr. Joan Benson

Alonzo Fulgham

Schuyla Goodson Jeanniton

Diane Keefe

Faith Khanyile

Sarah Leshner Carvalho

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo

Linnie McLean

Ricardo Michel

Dr. Teboho Moja

Timothy H. Smith, Chair

Palesa Morudu-Rosenberg

Louise Nankiinga

Ron Shiffman

Dr. Cynthia Spence

Rev. Richard L. Tolliver

David Wildman

— executive director —

Ann M. McMikel

— board of advisors —

Edward Bergman

Peggy Dulany

Marion Fremont-Smith

Robert Friedman

Danny Glover

Alcinda Honwana

H.E. Fikile Magubane

Vincent Mai

Marco Masotti

Sheila Sisulu

Susan L. Taylor

Robert Brooke Zevin

in loving memory

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu, Honorary Chair

David N. Dinkins

shared interest investing in south africa's future

Shared Interest’s work advances racial equity through the lens of economic justice: we use loan guarantees to help economically disadvantaged borrowers obtain desperately needed financing from commercial lenders in Southern Africa. We help them access credit and technical assistance, enabling them to build sustainable livelihoods and create economic opportunities for communities of color across Southern Africa.

Since 1994, Shared Interest has placed $30 million of guarantees, unlocking $125 million in loans – benefitting 3 million economically marginalized Southern Africans. Additionally, the organization helped to create more than 180,000 new small and micro-enterprises, 1.9 million jobs, and 120,000 affordable homes and expanded its work to Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia.

Funds raised at the gala move Shared Interest’s work forward in the region and strengthen our platform for the next generation.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION,
PLEASE CONTACT LILAI TECKIE
AT
EVENTS@SHAREDINTEREST.ORG
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