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  • MEDA - About MEDA Ambassadors
    Links Get Involved MEDA Convention Upcoming MEDA Events MEDA Field Experiences How to Get Involved Youth Connect MEDA Ambassadors 20 under 35 MEDA Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print About MEDA Ambassadors MEDA Ambassadors spread the word about MEDA in their communities and at their schools If you have a heart for helping others and know others like you become a MEDA Ambassador to help us create lasting change By becoming a MEDA Ambassador you will Learn more about MEDA s work around the world Bring awareness to MEDA s work at your school in in your community Connect with MEDA in a new way based on your own interests Talk about international development with your peers Give of your time to create lasting change in the

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/ambassador (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - 20 under 35
    meda tv MEDA Blog Stories from the Field Client Stories Personal Reflections MEDA Web Links Get Involved MEDA Convention Upcoming MEDA Events MEDA Field Experiences How to Get Involved Youth Connect MEDA Ambassadors 20 under 35 MEDA Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Sponsored by 20 under 35 Young Professionals Changing the World There is a rising tide of young professionals in North America who embody an entrepreneurial spirit and embrace a desire to make a difference in the world At MEDA we want to honor these individuals and encourage them to continue their good work Do you know someone under the age of 35 in your church community or workplace who embraces faith service and exudes an entrepreneurial spirit Nominate them today 20 under 35 Nomination Form 2015

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/20-under-35 (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - MEDA Chapters
    Web Links Get Involved MEDA Convention Upcoming MEDA Events MEDA Field Experiences How to Get Involved Youth Connect MEDA Ambassadors 20 under 35 MEDA Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print MEDA Chapters MEDA Chapters meet regularly to network and discuss the intersection of faith and work Visitors are always welcome The links on the sidebar will take you to contact information and a schedule of upcoming events for a chapter near you To see a list of all MEDA events please visit our Events Calendar Contact Association Engagement if you would like to be put in touch with MEDA supporters in your area MEDA Chapters CAN Leamington Chapter Montreal Chapter Niagara Chapter Saskatoon Chapter Waterloo Chapter Winnipeg Chapter MEDA Chapters USA Chicago Chapter Colorado Chapter Delaware Valley

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/get-involved/meda-chapters (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference
    number of for profit and non profit boards and coached high school basketball and baseball for over 14 years In his spare time he enjoys reading and training for and running ultra marathons He lives in Harrisonburg VA with his wife Anna and has three adult children Jordon Rachel and Kate He attends Community Mennonite Church Business Leader Presenters Jay and Rhoda Oberholtzer will share their faith and business journey on Saturday evening Jay grew up on a farm in Manheim PA with seven siblings Rhoda was raised in a business family of 12 children where they learned the joys of working together After Jay and Rhoda were married in a double ceremony with Rhoda s twin sister and her husband Jay joined the Stauffer family business When Rhoda s father died Jay formed a partnership with the oldest son of the Stauffer family in a lease purchase of the Stauffers of Kissel Hill business which later included three additional Stauffer brothers As the business expanded the positions Jay held included HR director office manager HR supervisor treasurer and president Rhoda was involved in the business as buyer in the trims department She developed the arts and floral division and managed the floral manufacturing division Jay served on the boards of Commonwealth Mellon and Fulton Banks Philhaven Hospital Camp Hebron and Lancaster Mennonite Conference He is a member of American Management Association Rhoda served on the boards of Sovereign Bank MEDA Eastern Mennonite Missions and on Lancaster Conference committees She also played in summer theatre and the Hazel s People movie and presented Scripture in Floral Design programs in churches in the United States Canada and a few foreign countries Jay and Rhoda attend Lititz Mennonite Church where Jay was ordained as deacon and has served as spiritual director and Rhoda as Sunday superintendent and teacher and created floral designs for the church They have been married for 62 years and appreciate their family of three married sons four grandchildren and three great grandchildren They both enjoy traveling skiing motorcycle riding and golfing Sunday Morning Speaker Lee Miller is a church relations and financial representative for Everence Financial in Sarasota Florida Prior to that he was the administrative pastor at Bay Shore Mennonite Church for 16 years Lee also has 20 years of experience as an announcer on Christian radio at WKZM and WSMR in Sarasota He is the district minister for the Sarasota Churches of Southeast Mennonite Conference and part time assistant chaplain for Sunnyside Village Retirement Community Lee graduated from Ohio School of Broadcast Technique in 1984 and attended Rosedale Bible Institute in 1986 prior to pastoring in Ohio He is married to Vina and they have two daughters Megan and Dionne a son Brockford and six grandchildren Lee is an avid Ohio sports fan but his first love is singing which he has done in many settings such as weddings and funerals as well as solo concerts in churches Conference Schedule Click here for a map of

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/get-involved/mennonite-entrepreneurs-conference (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Gift Solutions Catalogue
    Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Click picture to view catalog in PDF format Gift Solutions 2016 Give gifts with special meaning We invite you to share the joyful anticipation of Christmas by reaching out to your neighbours in developing countries around the world Each gift is multiplied in impact up to seven times on average through funding from government and organizational donors Give today because every person has the right to an opportunity to earn a livelihood Click here to donate securely online in Canadian Dollars US Dollars View a digital copy of the gift catalogue PDF A printable donation form is available here For more information just call 1 800 665 7026 8 30 am 4 30 pm EST or email us at donations meda org Wrap up the year by giving back Donate today Click here to donate securely online in Canadian Dollars US Dollars For over 60 years MEDA Mennonite Economic Development Associates has been serving the working poor around the world bringing dignity and

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  • MEDA - About Planned Giving
    some planning Charitable Bequest make a gift to MEDA in your will A charitable bequest is a gift that anyone can arrange at any life stage If you have children or own property you need to have a plan for the future We hope you ll include MEDA A charitable bequest is still the easiest way for you to help our mission Your attorney can include language in your will or trust directing that a gift be made to MEDA Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction and you will have peace of mind knowing that you have helped create business solutions to poverty Charitable Gift Annuity create a lifetime income for yourself There are a few things in life we can do for ourselves that also benefit others A charitable gift annuity CGA is one of them A CGA is a simple contract between you and MEDA where you agree to donate a sum of money stock or other appreciated assets to MEDA In return we agree to pay you a fixed percentage of that amount every year for as long as you live There is a solution a plan that provides you with fixed payments for life You may avoid capital gains tax and leave a lasting gift to MEDA Make a gift grow your assets Did you know there is a way to make a gift to MEDA and receive income that could grow over your lifetime A charitable remainder trust is an arrangement funded with your cash or appreciated assets The most common trust will pay you income each year based on a percentage of the trust assets Your income has the potential to increase over time with growth in the trust This means more income for you and more remaining assets to

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/plannedgiving (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - About the Sarona Risk Capital Fund
    Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Investments that benefit the poor another way MEDA creates business solutions to poverty MEDA s Sarona Risk Capital Fund SRCF provides early stage capital an important source of funding for young companies SRCF invests in promising companies in developing countries where we see both an excellent prospect of financial success and economic benefit to poor communities Your donation can help make it happen Experience and innovation for lasting impact MEDA s first investment in 1953 was a dairy serving small farmers in Paraguay s Fernheim Colony The Sarona Dairy named after the fertile biblical Plain of Sharon in Israel became a smashing success As our partners in Paraguay repaid the investment MEDA created a pool of capital to re invest elsewhere on behalf of the poor That investment was repaid in full in 1972 The Sarona Dairy closed a few years ago but that initial investment spun off a variety of dairies that today provide a large portion of Paraguay s milk products That was the beginning of MEDA a pioneer in sharing risk with the poor decades ahead of today s emerging impact investing trend The Sarona Risk Capital Fund SRCF provides capital both directly and through funds to growing companies Now with 19 million in total assets managed SRCF achieves MEDA s mission of creating business solutions to poverty and creates funds to invest in these companies Today MEDA also co invests with private investors through the SRCF 1 LP fund Purpose MEDA is committed to serving poor communities SRCF focuses on leveraging profitable market and business opportunities and offering solid social and environmental dividends while providing strong growth

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/about-the-sarona-risk-capital-fund (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Farmer to Farmer
    gift to support farmers in Ghana Ethiopia Ukraine or Pakistan Farmer to Farmer Linkages for Food Security Commodity in kind gifts offer several tax advantages for U S farmers Qualify for a business tax deduction on your cost of production in the U S Reduce your self employment tax Manage your net income Canadian farmers Cash or grain gifts are tax deductible Tax receipts will be issued from MEDA for the value of the grain donated on the day it is delivered Contributing to food security MEDA is helping to ensure that more food and more nutritious food is grown to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding population This provides long term solutions to the problems of food security and improved incomes for small farmers Helping farmers in developing countries MEDA is encouraging small farmers in Ghana Ukraine Ethiopia and Pakistan to adopt sustainable farming practices and help them move away from meagre subsistence toward a more prosperous future Small farmers learn how to boost yields through the use of better seeds planting techniques simple technologies ie drip irrigation treadle pumps and the responsible use of fertilizers and pesticides Farmers reduce waste by improving distribution systems so food gets to market before it rots in the field and they get better storage to protect their produce from the elements MEDA has been creating business solutions to poverty since 1953 We work with local partners to help the poor gain access to capital markets and training We leave behind profitable businesses and institutions that continue MEDA s work long after we are gone Some of our current projects Ghana Women in Ghana will improve food security for their families through better access to food and more nutritious food advanced and diversified production and greater nutrition awareness Ethiopia EDGET Ethiopians Driving

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/ways-to-give/farmer-to-farmer (2016-02-17)
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