How it All Began....
Metropolitan Safari at iContact
Metropolitan Safari is a cocktail party and fundraiser for the Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali, Rwanda. (www.AkilahInstitute.org) Akilah transforms the lives of young women by empowering them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to find meaningful employment and to serve as leaders in their communities. Our first 50 students are currently studying Introduction to Hospitality, Leadership, Computer, Health, and English. Upon completion of the three-year program, they will receive a Diploma in Leadership & Hospitality Studies, which will enable them to obtain jobs in the fastest growing sector of the Rwandan economy.
Two of our students, Anita and Giselle, are making the journey from Rwanda to the United States for the first time to meet supporters and share their experiences at Akilah. Come meet them and learn more about the work of Akilah while enjoying African food, African music, and an open bar and touring the new iContact space! All the proceeds of the evening will support the Akilah Scholarship Fund. This event is one of many the students will be attending during their 7 weeks in the US. We also have events in Tampa, Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and more.
Monday, November 8, 2010
6:30-8:30pm Metropolitan Safari
5221 Paramount Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560
Generously hosted by Ryan Allis, Chief Executive Officer of iContact
A Message from Ryan:
Join us November 8th and see iContact's new offices in Morrisville for the first time while supporting a great cause. We'll be giving the grand tour of our brand new building on the Lenovo Campus that gives us room to grow to 550 employees and offering rides on our slide.
We'll start out with African food, African music, and wine and beer for a reception on the 2nd floor at 6:30pm then go to the 3rd floor for a presentation at 7:30pm. I hope you will join us for this special evening!
Questions? Contact: Kelley Mulfinger- Kelley@AkilahInstitute.org. (813) 732-4511
An anonymous donor is matching all donations - dollar for dollar- up to $200,000.