YOU DID IT!   Spring Benefit Recap

THANK YOU!  With your support, last week we celebrated transformative work to sustain people and planet in Southern Africa, and reached our fundraising goal!

 

On behalf of everyone at Shared Interest, thank you for helping to make our annual spring benefit - Shared Interest: Shared Planet - possible.  While the evening exceeded our expectations, most important are the people those numbers represent. Because of your enthusiasm and generosity, more families can thrive economically and environmentally in the context of rapidly accelerating climate change.

 

 View the photos and video below.

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SABC News Reports on the Evening 

"Amnesty International's Secretary General-Designate Kumi Naidoo and Congresswoman Barbara Lee were both honored for their contributions in the struggle against apartheid and their subsequent work to uplift the marginalized and disadvantaged around the globe.  

The event also featured a tribute to the late jazz icon Hugh Masekela."  

Video courtesy of SABC News. Please note that Shared Interest guarantees Southern African loans – it does not lend itself.

All photos courtesy of Getty Images

Mayor Bill De Blasio

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Kumi Naidoo, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

Masauko, Lesedi Ntsane and drummer

South African Airways guests

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Yvonne O'Neal and guest

Matthew Patsky, Donna Katzin, Ron Shiffman Kumi Naidoo, Linnie McLean, Amelie Ratliff and Timothy Smith

Emira Woods & guest

Anne Hess, Craig Kaplan and Kumi Naidoo

Timothy Smith 

Patrick Gaspard, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Mayor Bill De Blasio, Donna Katzin and Kumi Naidoo

Click below to view all photos 

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THIS EVENT IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY
CO- CHAIRS

Stanley, Marion, Paul & Edward Bergman Family Foundation

 

Regan Pritzker & Susan Pritzker 

HONORARY CHAIRS

The Honorable David N. Dinkins

 

H.E. Antonio Gumende

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to the UN

 

H.E. Jerry Matjila

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the UN

 

H.E. Necton D. Mhura

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the UN

 

Susan L. Taylor & Khephra Burns

EVENT COMMITTEES

HOST COMMITTEE

Alan Altschuler

Dr. Stephen Freedman

Gay & Dick Harter

Anne Hess and Craig Kaplan

Diane Keefe & John Levin

Sylvia & Byron Lewis 

Anne & Vincent Mai

Marco Masotti

Dr. Stephen Matseoane

Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss

Harriett Jane Olson

Ruby Sprott

ORGANIZATIONAL BENEFIT PARTNERS & COMMITTEE

June Benjamin

Karen & Philip Berry

Mark Henegan

Heeten Kalan

Julie Kushner

Yvonne O'Neal

Bonnie Potter

Archley Prudent

Suzanne Salomon

Booi Themeli

Judy Turnock

Sandra Zanele Zikalala 

Interfaith Center on 

Corporate Responsibility 

BOARDS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Adrienne Bailey

Edward J. Bergman

Ann Burroughs

Jennifer Davis

Alonzo Fulgham

Sarah Leshner

Linnie McLean

Ricardo Michel

Mandla Nkomo

Jehiel Oliver

Matthew Patsky

Josh Posner

Amelie Ratliff

Stieneke Samuel

Aniket Shah

Ron Shiffman

Timothy H. Smith

Phindile Spies

Rev. Richard L. Toliver

David Wildman

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu

Price M. Cobbs

David N. Dinkins

Peggy Dulany

Marion Fremont-Smith

Robert Friedman

Ron Gault

Danny Glover

Alcinda Honwana 

H.E. Fikile Magubane

Vincent Mai

Marco Masotti

Shelia Sisulu

Susan L. Taylor

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With your generous support, thousands more Southern Africans this year will gain access to local capital, secure livelihoods and hope for a better future.

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