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2013 Fall Event – Journey from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Thank you for joining us on our SOLD OUT “Journey From Ordinary To Extraordinary” fall 2013 event! It was an evening filled with inspirational people, great food, amazing views and many more memorable moments!

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It Was An Extraordinary Evening!

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Before the event our VIP guests had a chance to mingle with our international and award winning speakers.

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We were all later inspired by the words and experiences of our speakers;
Noha El-Ghobashy taught us how education is the key to innovation on the global stage
Kagure Wamunyu took us on a journey of optimistic belief.
Finally, CEO Erna Grasz, shared moving personal stories about the impact that donors have everyday in Kenya and Tanzania. In particular, she highlighted Asante Africa Foundation’s core values of Paying it Forward and Tukopamoja. The former is the belief that when someone has had a transformative impact in your life it is your duty to pay it forward to someone else, while the latter is the understanding that we are all in this together – partners, colleagues, friends, supporters, beneficiaries, etc – and together we will overcome obstacles and challenges. These values guide all of our activities and allow us to leverage the diverse talents of everyone we interact with.

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“The Brilliance and Talent of Africa”
WORLD PREMIERE

We witnessed the world premiere of the Getty images award winning video and exhibit by board member Heward Jue and photographer Elley Ho. The short, yet powerful,  movie showing  stunning visual transformations of the  impact of education reminded us of the role we play in unleashing the tremendous potential in the communities Asante Africa Foundation serves.

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Going…Going…GONE!

The live and silent auction included some amazing prizes and heated competition this year! Thank you so much for your generosity! 
The winners can expect to be contacted soon with instructions on how to claim their prizes, and the money we collected will be immediately used to fund our programs…everybody wins!

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THANK YOU!

We want to thank all the amazing people who made this event possible!
Our team of volunteers put so much effort, care and love into the preparation of this event, and it showed! 

Event Committee and Team Leaders

A BIG thank you goes to the team leaders and members who carefully crafted each piece and made it all come together beautifully!

Logistics – Enrie Legaspi, Natalia Milner
Volunteer Management – Renata Divila
Auctions – Miranda Newman
Marketplace – Gwen Wong
Decor – Angela Hilsenbeck
Marketing – Bobbie Her, Mariana Antonoff
Registration – Meghan McGhee


Super “Mama” – Shirley West
Video – Andres Galeano
Photo Exhibit – Thomas Speckman
Design – Nolan Jones, Guerda Mezidor
Technical – Brent McHale, Wilson Perez
Speaker Logistics – Ivana Falla
Checkout – Sonja Stewart

 

Event Volunteers – Before, During and After!

From Brazil to Russia, Switzerland to Kazakhstan…our volunteers came from all corners of the world to help us make this night EXTRAORDINARY!



Aleksandar Aritonovski
Alex Brooks
Andrea Tellarini
Angela Niederberger
Anton Perminov
Ashley Dolezal
Brody Rogers
Cassidy Woodworth
Chantil Brown
Christine Doan
Christine Mackenzie
Cindy Ngo
Daniela Moraes
Danielle Jarson
Debbie Kuo
Diana Akrami
Edmar Rosa
Eleana Binder
Hande Gürleyik
Irina Shpet
Jordan Karmantiny
Julia Fillipo
Julia Nguyen
Justin Doig


Katherine Blandon
Khaled Ahmed
Kim Martinez
Kyra Ortiz
Leah Jones
Maisa Morrar
Maria Ranallo
Michelle Tu
Natalie Hornsby
Ningning Hu
Pedro Muller
Rajani Nataraj
Rebecca Pires Serata
Ruslan Kluev
Sarah Molteni
Sophia Stewart
Valeria Valerio
Vanessa Cardo
Vincent Chu
Yadira Ramirez
Yoshinori Ogata
Zareen Ahmed


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JALYN FETH
ROBERT DRUCE & MARY DRUCE
LAURA ALMAN
COLIN HIGGINS
MIRANDA NEWMAN
ERNA GRASZ & MARK NEWTON
ELLEY HO
HEWARD JUE
ZIA & PARU YUSUF
JUDY DAMOULOS
CAROLYN HEINLEIN
LOUISE ROBERTSON
AMY & KENNA ASMUSSEN
FLOWERS BY MYRNA
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
CHARLES M. SCHULZ MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER
SAN JOSE SHARKS
SOPHIA STEWART