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Amplifying African women’s voices with Graça Machel Trust

On June 14, KBFUS hosted a discussion with Graça Machel, one of the world’s leading advocates for women’s rights. Through the Graça Machel Trust, Mrs. Machel aims to empower African women to drive the transformation on the continent. The Trust launched an ambitious campaign to encourage women farmers and entrepreneurs, and facilitate their access to finance and markets. Join them through the Friends of the Graça Machel Trust.


Starbucks serves clean water in Malawi, with Roger Federer

The Starbucks Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund at KBFUS, made a $100k grant to the Roger Federer Foundation to provide clean water and improved sanitation in six early childhood centers in Malawi. Since its founding in 2003 by the tennis legend, the Roger Federer Foundation (Switzerland) has invested close to $30 million in the education of children in Southern Africa.


Dresden State Art Collections gain a new ‘Friend’

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) originated in the collections of the Saxon electors, several of whom were also kings of Poland. It all started with the ‘Kunstkammer’, founded in 1560. Today, the SKD and its 14 museums belong to the most renowned and oldest museum institutions in the world. Help preserve these exceptional collections through the Friends of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.


LEAP Africa – developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders

For LEAP Africa (Nigeria), the African continent needs a new generation of credible, innovative and honest people who will move the continent forward.  For over 15 years, LEAP has provided leadership orientation programs in Nigeria. Support their efforts to establish the ‘LEAP Institute’, a world class center that will develop the next generation of young change agents across all sectors.


Preserving Dutch art with Vereniging Rembrandt

For over 125 years, Vereniging Rembrandt has been enriching the Dutch public art collections. It acquires top art works, and places these in leading museums all across the Netherlands. Since its founding in 1883, Vereniging Rembrandt has purchased close to two thousand masterpieces for over 125 museums. Support further acquisitions through a contribution to the US Friends of Vereniging Rembrandt.


New Nigerian university trains next generation of doctors

The recently established University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) aims to develop into a world-class university center, providing high quality education, research and service delivery in the field of medical sciences. With only one doctor for every 4,000 people, Nigeria faces an important shortage of medical professionals.  Join the Friends of University of Medical Sciences Fund to help prepare the next generation of doctors.