Learn Grow Lead – Planting the Seeds for Education
Co-chairs and Board Members Anika Jackson and Denise Johnson hosted the first Learn Grow Lead Annual Gala to raise funds for a project in Cape Coast, Ghana, Africa for the education of 125 children, furnishing a newly built orphanage, health care, clothing, and a ten acre farm. Honoring Paul Brockman President of the Wich Foundation, with Leaders in Education Award and raising over $30,000, very impressive for the first annual gala.
Friends of the co-chairs, fashionable socialites and philanthropists gathered at the Black Hawk Country Club, Richmond, TX early June to support Learn Grow Lead that promises to make a long-term impact on global poverty by funding education and other needs of poor, orphaned and/or trafficked children in developing countries, and providing sustainability measures for partnership success. The very dynamic and TV personality Jacquie Baly served as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Spotted in the audience were Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, Dena and Chris Winkler, Tammy and Wayne Nguyen, Jose and Nancy Almodovar, Vanitha Pothuri,
Dr. Noreen Khan Mayberry, Staci Henderson, Farida Abjani, Jill Shull, and many others.