Monthly Archives: April 2014

Volunteer Appreciation Month Blog Post # 4: by Jeny Wegbreit

This is the fourth and last in a series of blog posts highlighting the work done by our volunteers. We asked Jeny Wegbreit why she got involved with Asante Africa, here is her answer:

Jeny Wegbreit Photo

Tell us how you came to Asante Africa Foundation.
I heard about Asante Africa through a friend. I believed in the mission of Asante Africa and when I got to know the staff and volunteers, I felt compelled to contribute to such a driven and focused team.

What makes Asante Africa Different?
The leadership at Asante Africa is compassionate, ambitious and thoughtful. In every process, from grantwriting to evaluation, the leadership ensures that activities are driven by in-country needs and are well articulated and executed.

<stro Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Volunteer Appreciation Month Blog Post # 3: by Volunteer Nick James

This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting the work done by our volunteers. This week’s blog post was written by one of our marketing and communications volunteers; Nick James. We asked Nick why he got involved with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Asante Africa Foundation’s CEO among recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineer Award

(From left to right) Back row: Dr. Louis Gritzo and Wade Smith - Middle row: Erna Grasz and Lloyd Whetzel - Front row: Dr. Victoria Richards Harkins and Lori Sisco Flansburg - Not pictured: Kenneth Baker

(From left to right) Back row: Dr. Louis Gritzo and Wade Smith – Middle row: Erna Grasz and Lloyd Whetzel – Front row: Dr. Victoria Richards Harkins and Lori Sisco Flansburg – Not pictured: Kenneth Baker

 

The Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering named Kenneth Baker, Lori Sisco Flansburg, Erna Grasz, Dr. Louis Gritzo, Dr. Victoria Richards Harkins, Wade Smith, and Lloyd Whetzel as recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineer Award on April 11 at a lu Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Volunteer Appreciation Month Blog Post # 2: by board member Ally Haug

This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting the work done by our volunteers. This week’s blog post was written by board member Ally Haug of Vancouver, British Columbia. We asked Ally why she got involved with Asante Africa Foundation. Here’s her answer:

Allyson Haug

I joined Asante Africa for three reasons:

1. Accountability – they show great accountability to donors and program partners. We can speak with confidence and accuracy to exactly what we have accomplished; this demonstrates the type of sincere commitment to donors and education I believe in.

<div style='clear:both; height:5px Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Volunteer Appreciation Month Blog Post # 1: “Woot woot!” by Marie Levy

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting the work done by our volunteers. This week’s blog was written by Marie Levy, a member of our grants team.

 

unnmed (7)“Woot woot!” A chorus of celebration rings out over the phone. There could be any number of things to celebrate: The submission of a grant application, the receipt of a grant award, an exciting update on program implementation; even personal news from individuals solicit celebrations.

These celebrations take place on weekly phone calls with a volunteer team of grant writers for the Asante Africa Foundation (AAF). Each week there are anywhere from four to eight people on the call. I have not met any of my fellow volunteers in person as I live in Chicago, far from the organization’s headquarters in California, and all busi Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment