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  • Board of Directors | Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO)
    of Best Documentary Abigail is currently executive producer of the groundbreaking PBS mini series Women War Peace the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the role of women in peace and conflict The series has received a number of awards including a Television Academy Honor two Overseas Press Club Awards two Gracie Awards and a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association Abigail co founded the Daphne Foundation which works with low income communities in the five boroughs of New York City She also founded Peace is Loud which amplifies women s voices for peacebuilding using the power of media Abigail serves as a board member for a number of organizations including the Global Fund for Women and the Peace Research Endowment Her work has been recognized through numerous awards including the prestigious International Advocate for Peace IAP Award from the Cardozo Law School s Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution In addition Abigail holds degrees from Yale Stanford and Columbia She has been a judge at the Tribeca Film Festival sits on the advisory board of ITVS s groundbreaking initiative Women and Girls Lead and is a sought after public speaker She frequently travels around the country and across the globe to deliver keynote addresses commencement speeches and lectures and has participated in panels in diverse locations such as The Hague Davos the United States Institute of Peace USIP and at dozens of universities and community centers She is a member of the Writers Guild of America William E Ford Chief Executive Officer General Atlantic Bill Ford brings over two decades of experience investing in and helping build leading growth companies including E Trade Priceline and NYSE As CEO of General Atlantic Bill has deepened the firm s global presence increased its capital base and expanded its capabilities in identifying high potential growth companies Bill joined General Atlantic in 1991 and became CEO in 2007 He currently serves on the boards of several portfolio companies including Tory Burch Oak Hill Advisors First Republic Bank and Markit He was formerly a director of prior GA portfolio companies including NYSE Euronext E Trade Priceline NYMEX and Zagat Survey Bill is the Chairman of GA s Executive Committee and is a member of its Investment Portfolio and Capital Committees Bill is involved with a number of educational and not for profit organizations Since 2001 he has served as a Trustee of Amherst College and chairs the Investment Committee He is also a member of the board of trustees of The Rockefeller University The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Lincoln Center Bill is active in business education and serves on the advisory boards of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Tsinghua University s School of Economics and Management Prior to joining General Atlantic Bill worked at Morgan Stanley Co as an investment banker He received his B A in Economics from Amherst College in 1983 and an M B A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1987 Julian Kyula CEO Mobile Decisioning Africa MODE Julian Kyula is the Group CEO and Co founder of Mobile Decisioning MODE where his leadership responsibilities extend to over a hundred professional employees in over 20 markets Famously known for his favourite saying Nano credit in nano seconds Kyula is actively engaged in Nairobi the firm s key operational base in Africa MODE is also known for its global offices in Johannesburg India Dubai and the UK MODE www mo de com focuses on providing nano credit to consumers who have little or no access to credit using their mobile devices Through his stewardship since its launch in May 2010 MODE has risen to become a force to reckon within the world of technology It was listed as a Future Fifty Company in 2014 in the United Kingdom a fete that has multiplied its growth in the European market and has thus grown MODE s global presence In 2012 2014 and 2015 Business Daily recognized Julian Kyula among the youngest influential leaders in the East Africa region through the popular publication of TOP 40 MEN UNDER 40 Kyula is also the founder and Senior Pastor of The Purpose Centre Church in Nairobi where together with his wife Amanda they are committed to touching lives impacting communities and raising Kingdom Champions in the marketplace David Luusa Managing Director Head Financial Markets East Africa Standard Chartered Bank David is Managing Director Head of Financial Markets Kenya and East Africa working as part of the Kenya Country Executive Committee ExCO and the East Africa ExCO to develop and execute the regional strategic plans Prior to his current role David led the East Africa Financial Market Sales team collaborating with our Corporates and Institutions team to deliver client solutions across the region David holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen and has broad experience in Banking David has been involved with Shining Hope for Communities since June 2011 and is extremely proud to be the first Chair of their local advisory Board David is married with two children Kennedy Odede President CEO Shining Hope for Communities Kennedy is one of Africa s best known community organizers and social entrepreneurs He was raised in Kibera the largest urban slum in Africa where he experienced the devastating realities of life in extreme poverty Still he dreamed about changing his community While working at a factory in 2004 Kennedy saved 20 cents purchased a soccer ball and started the Shining Hope for Communities SHOFCO movement Driven by the innovation and entrepreneurial spirits of the people of Kibera SHOFCO became the largest grassroots organization in the slum Although he was entirely informally educated Kennedy received a full scholarship to Wesleyan University becoming one of Kibera s first to receive an education from an American liberal arts institution He graduated in 2012 as the Commencement Speaker and with honors in Sociology Kennedy was awarded the 2010 Echoing Green Fellowship which is given to the

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  • Kenya Advisory Board | Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO)
    has thus grown MODE s global presence In 2012 2014 and 2015 Business Daily recognized Julian Kyula among the youngest influential leaders in the East Africa region through the popular publication of TOP 40 MEN UNDER 40 Kyula is also the founder and Senior Pastor of The Purpose Centre Church in Nairobi where together with his wife Amanda they are committed to touching lives impacting communities and raising Kingdom Champions in the marketplace David Luusa Managing Director Head Financial Markets East Africa Standard Chartered Bank David is Managing Director Head of Financial Markets Kenya and East Africa working as part of the Kenya Country Executive Committee ExCO and the East Africa ExCO to develop and execute the regional strategic plans Prior to his current role David led the East Africa Financial Market Sales team collaborating with our Corporates and Institutions team to deliver client solutions across the region David holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen and has broad experience in Banking David has been involved with Shining Hope for Communities since June 2011 and is extremely proud to be the first Chair of their local advisory Board David is married with two children Sara Menker Founder CEO Gro Ventures Sara Menker is the founder and CEO of Nairobi and New York based Gro Intelligence and a founding partner of Gro Energy Gro Intelligence cultivates opportunities It gathers aggregates and processes data to unlock crucial insights into weather patterns trade flows pricing dynamics and production providing users with actionable agricultural data to drive higher productivity and greater access to capital Gro Energy is an advisory firm focused on African oil and gas It provides highly customized services to government and private sector clients in areas including energy law and regulation finance upstream and downstream services power generation business development strategy and fiscal policy development strategy Prior to founding Gro in 2012 Sara was a vice president in Morgan Stanley s commodities group She is chair of the board for Truth Aid a Trustee of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies an Advisory Board Member of Shining Hope for Communities SHOFCO and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Africa at the World Economic Forum Sara was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute Deo Onyango Regional Commercial Growth Leader Eastern Africa Deo Onyango is responsible for business development and strategic growth of GE s portfolio in the Eastern Africa region which includes power healthcare rail and aviation He is based in Nairobi and reports to Jay Ireland President and CEO GE Africa Deo began his GE career in 2008 in GE Capital Europe originating and managing a portfolio of clients in the manufacturing engineering industrials sector Prior to GE he was Vice President Financial Sponsors in Citigroup s Institutional Client Group responsible for capital raising and underwriting senior debt for private equity and hedge funds He

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  • Join the Team | Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO)
    Me Unafraid Blog Videos Press Shop Donate View Site Navigation The SHOFCO Story People Our Team Board of Directors Kenya Advisory Board Join the Team Awards Partners Reports Join the Team SHOFCO s New York office is a small entrepreneurial team of driven passionate individuals who love what we do We bring heart intellect and a great deal of energy to the pursuit of gender equity and urban promise each

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  • Awards | Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO)
    impact www bizcommunity com Business Daily Top 40 Men Under 40 Kennedy Odede was selected to the 2014 cohort of Business Daily s prestegious Top 40 Men Under 40 which shines a light on Kenya s young executives to watch mpasho co ke Future Awards Africa In the 2014 Future Awards Africa which unveils the continent s brightest economic prospects Kennedy was honored with the Advocacy Prize www ventures africa com Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award Kennedy was honored with the 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for his outstanding dedication one of Ali s 6 core principals that define the next generation of humanitarians www courier journal com Transform Kenya Award Kennedy won the 2014 Transform Kenya Awards Rookie of the Year award which recognizes a young change driver under age 30 whose work has been transformative to a degree beyond his or her years www veooz com Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow Kennedy Odede was a 2013 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow a project dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open minded dialogue www aspeninstitute org Clinton Global Initiative Outstanding Partnership SHOFCO s partnership Building a Better Kibera was featured as an outstanding partnership in the Clinton Global Initiative s 2013 annual meeting www clintonfoundation org Huffington Post s Ignite Good Challenge In 2013 Jessica Posner was Huffington Post s Ignite Good Challenge Early Entry Winner www huffingtonpost com Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Kennedy Odede was a 2012 Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action Humanity in Action supports Senior Fellows with educational and professional development opportunities and encourages them to collaborate through the Humanity in Action network and Senior Fellows Associations around the world www humanityinaction org Bluhm Helfand Innovation Fellowship Winner Jessica Posner was a 2011 Bluhm Helfand Innovation Fellowship Winner The award recognizes young people making an

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  • Partners | Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO)
    Fire Leaders Transforms young girls into leaders through education travel community service self expression and global connectivity General Electric Innovating in energy health transportation and infrastructure with the resources and expertise to meet the world s toughest challenges Pentair Delivers adaptive industry leading water solutions that help ensure a safer healthier future for all Global Fund for Children Envisions a world where all children have the opportunity to learn grow and thrive Deerfield Supports healthcare initiatives of world class non profit organizations that benefit children from underserved communities Standard Chartered Provides banking services in some of the world s most dynamic markets Starkey Hearing Foundation Conducts hearing missions around the globe in an effort to bring the gift of hearing to those in need Segal Family Foundation Dedicated to making efficient and effective contributions to development in Sub Saharan Africa Barclays Helping people achieve thier ambitions the right way Nathan Yip Foundation Seeks to provide educational access empowerment and ongoing support to vulnerable youth throughout the world Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust Dedicated to providing financial assistance towards medical scientific educational and cultural causes The Starr Foundation Gives in a number of areas including education medicine and healthcare human needs public policy culture and the environment Mitsubishi Corporation Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Minato Tokyo Japan Propel Capital Propel Capital is a philanthropic and impact investing fund that provides capital for innovative strategies to alleviate poverty Solstice Mobile Transforming the global enterprise by developing smart technologies through strategic innovation breakthrough technologies and executional precision The Greenbaum Foundation The Greenbaum Foundation funds and assists innovative NGO s involved with Human Rights Health and Animal Rights issues The MasterCard Foundation Creating opportunities for all people to learn and prosper The Zimmerman Family Foundation Dedicated to increasing potential in

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  • Reports | Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO)
    SHOFCO Story People Our Team Board of Directors Kenya Advisory Board Join the Team Awards Partners Reports Reports Access PDFs of our annual reports and other public documents by clicking the links below 2014 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2013 Audit 2013 Form 990 2012 Annual Report 2012 Audit 2012 Form 990 2011 Annual Report 2011 Audit 2011 Form 990 501 c 3 Contact Us New York 175 Varick St

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  • Fundraise for SHOFCO | Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO)
    loved ones friends and strangers and urge them to donate Tap Your Creativity Donate your birthday shave your head host a dance party Most importantly have fun Fundraiser Ideas Donate Your Birthday Turn a day just about you into day about urban promise for all What a beautiful day Launch Your Campaign Take On A Challenge Run a marathon summit a peak grow a mustache The possibilities are endless Launch Your Campaign Host An Event Throw a party a screening of A Path Appears or a dance off Have fun with it Launch Your Campaign Olivia dedicated her birthday and raised 3 215 Who would pop out of your birthday cake Oprah What is your birthday indulgence of choice I grew up in an international immersion school in San Francisco later moved to New York and I am currently in business school with people from all over the world Bringing my friends together from all the different parts of my life is the best birthday indulgence Why dedicate your birthday to SHOFCO The world needs educated girls Educated girls directly combat major societal threats such as extreme poverty child marriage gender based violence HIV AIDS infant mortality and extremism Girls

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  • Summer Institute | Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO)
    public speaking to yoga volcano making to ballet Participants are on site at the Kibera School for Girls Monday through Friday from 7 30am 5pm On weekends participants and SHOFCO youth take part in group activities explore Nairobi and travel outside the city The program is self funded and requires a 1 000 fundraising commitment to SHOFCO You are a match for the Summer Institute if You are an undergraduate student or recent graduate You are looking for a challenging meaningful experience with real responsibility You are passionate about Shining Hope s mission and work with a commitment to learning from local leadership and empowering women and girls You are interested in interacting with and learning from people your age from other cultures You are comfortable working across cultures and in an environment that lacks many Western comforts You work well in structured group settings You love young children and enjoy working with them You are interested in getting a sense of what it is like to work at an international non profit organization You bring maturity grace and a belief that young people can change the world Example Schedule June 16 Arrival at NBO Shuttle to Nairobi guest house June 17 21 Orientation to SHOFCO Nairobi Kibera Lesson planning and preparation for time with students June 23 July 15 Mornings group homerooms and literacy workshops with girls Afternoons volunteer led and designed workshops July 5 Day trip to Hell s Gate Naivasha July 15 Final ceremony and celebration at the Kibera School for Girls Shuttle from Nairobi Guest House to NBO Approximate Program Costs 1 000 1 600 Round Trip Airfare 50 tourist visa for Kenya 1 500 room and board in Nairobi for the duration of your stay This includes a dorm style bedroom shared bath wireless Internet

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