Dr. Jendayi Frazer joins KBFUS board
We are proud to announce that Dr. Jendayi Frazer joined our Board of Directors. Jendayi is President and CEO of 50 Ventures and Managing Partner of Africa Exchange Holdings, a private sector initiative to build Africa’s equity and commodity markets. She previously served as Ambassador of the United States to South Africa and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
Polish History Museum to open doors in 2021
The Polish History Museum is set to open its doors in 2021, in a sleek new building on the grounds of Warsaw’s historic citadel. It will be the country’s premiere history museum, focusing on the nation’s complex, riveting thousand-plus-year narrative. Friends of Poland in the U.S. can now make tax-deductible gifts to the American Friends of the Polish History Museum.
Pfizer Foundation funds healthcare in Africa
Through its donor-advised fund at KBFUS, the Pfizer Foundation funds innovative projects that increase both access and affordability of quality healthcare in sub-Sahara Africa, especially as it relates to low-income and/or mobile populations. The fund made grants of $100,000 each to Afya Research Africa (Kenya), PurpleSource Healthcare (Nigeria), Unjani Clinics (South Africa) and North Star Alliance (Netherlands).
Research on rare diseases gets new supporter
The BLACKSWAN Foundation (Switzerland) funds scientific research on rare and orphan diseases affecting more than 450 million people worldwide. These conditions largely affect children, and often have a fatal outcome. The BLACKSWAN Foundation US Fund granted $125,630 to search for a therapy for FOXG1 Syndrome, a neurological disorder which has a devastating impact on brain development.
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées opens new fund
For over 100 years, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has been welcoming the world’s most talented artists on its Art Déco stage. It was a pioneer among concert venues, dedicated not only to one genre, but to all live performances. Today, it perpetuates this tradition with a calendar of recitals, concerts, opera and dance. Support this exceptional cultural center through its American Friends of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
Sharing expertise to promote a clean environment
The Zenaga Foundation, based in Germany, creates clean energy, an intact environment and an improved quality of life, so that people can live where they were born. The foundation expands dialogue and transfer of knowledge, and technology between industrialized and developing countries. You can support their efforts with a gift to the Friends of the Zenaga Foundation.