"Shared Interest allows us to break generations of asset poverty - to hand the future to our children."

-- H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, Former South African Ambassador to the United States.

"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.   The next best time is now."    South African proverb

Less than a generation after the fall of apartheid, Shared Interest helps replace one of the world’s most inequitable societies with a model that unlocks the resources of millions of black South Africans - particularly women - for their own development. The Next Generation Campaign seeks to provide access to capital and capacity development to South Africa’s communities of color, creating new enterprises, homes

and jobs. The Campaign will also extend our work into other Southern African countries.


Click here to view our Next Generation Video


Next Generation Honorary Co-Chairs:


Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Danny Glover

Susan L. Taylor



Next Generation Campaign Leadership Circle


Shane Adler

Lucy and Peter Ascoli

Christina Desser

Lee Foster

Gay and Dick Harter

Anne Hess and Craig Kaplan

Reverend Harold Lewis

Larry Litvak

Vincent Mai 

Quintin and Diane Primo

Susan Pritzker

Tim Smith

Amelie Ratliff 

Support and empower the region’s next generation in Southern Africa through the Shared Interest's Campaign for the Next Generation.