Building Tomorrow

On April 17, the foundation’s Indianapolis-based partner, Building Tomorrow, held its annual “Build a School Night” benefit. I was in attendance along with our program officer, Samantha Alarie-Leca, and was privileged to see this young organization move and motivate its audience to give not just the $90,000 goal set for the evening, but to exceed it by $60,000 for a grand total of $150,000. This included an unexpected pledge from a donor for $30,000 – the cost of building an entire school in Uganda. Never let it be said that Midwesterners have no interest in international causes! Many will roll their eyes when I confess that I was so overwhelmed by this impromptu act of generosity that tears came to my eyes – let them. It was a wonderful evening that will allow the organization to build six of the sixty schools it plans to generate in Uganda by 2020 to complete its Clinton Global Initiative pledge. Congratulations to the Building Tomorrow staff and its Chief Dreamer, George Srour, on a job well done!

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