18 November 2015
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Africare (Washington, DC)

Africare to Host Annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala on December 5

press release

Africare's Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala, one of the nation's largest annual fundraising events for Africa, will be held on December 5, 2015, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Head of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will deliver the keynote address, and William E. "Kip" Ward, Retired General Officer and Inaugural Commander of the U.S. Africa Command and current President of SENTEL Corporation, will be the Master of Ceremonies. The evening will include a performance by recording artist Bridgette Bryant.

"The Bishop Walker Gala connects individuals and organizations from diverse fields who share the mission of empowering Africans to improve their lives and rallies support for Africare's community-based programs across Africa," said Stephen D. Cashin, Chairman of the Board at Africare and CEO of Pan African Capital Group, LLC.

Several long-time Africare supporters, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, will be honored at the Gala which pays tribute to the memory of Bishop John T. Walker, who served as Africare's Board Chairman and as the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C.

Africare is the nation's oldest and largest African-American led organization providing assistance to Africa. Past Bishop Walker Gala honorees include President Barack Obama, Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Nelson Mandela.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.africare.org/bwd or call 1-844-462-5500.

About Africare

Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities. Since 1970, Africare has benefited tens of millions of men, women and children through thousands of projects across 36 countries in Africa by integrating our community-based core expertise with our technical specialties of Agriculture and Health, and always prioritizing the cross-cutting themes of Economic Development; Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Women's Empowerment; and Youth Empowerment. Visit www.africare.org for more information.

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