Monthly Archives: October 2019

BUMI Founder Thérèse Ilunga is Today’s Honoree

Thérèse Ilunga was born in Kabozia, a remote village in DRC. She was one of 12 children and the eldest of eight girls in her family. Her parents insisted they attend school, so Thérèse walked more than seven miles a … Continue reading

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Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss Founder Paige Stringer is Today’s Honoree

In 2009, Paige established Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss (GFCHL) to help provide children ages 0-6 who are deaf or hard of hearing with access to locally based early identification, intervention expertise and services during the most critical years of … Continue reading

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We Cancerve Movement Founder Grace Callwood is Today’s Honoree

Grace E. G. Callwood, age 15, is the founder and chairwoman of the board of advisors for the We Cancerve Movement, a foundation that creates giving opportunities that can be supported by the community, especially youth in the community, to … Continue reading

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Mama Alice Founder Frederique Kallen is Today’s Honoree

Frederique Kallen grew up on a farm in the village of Noorbeek in the Netherlands. Her mother Alice Kallen-Frijns was the epitome of beauty, acceptance and love—traits that radiate today through Frederique’s infectious smile and laugh. Alice worked as an … Continue reading

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Juneteenth

Getting ready for the AKA Juneteenth Western Dinner and Dance.  

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Anti Bullying Advocate and Author Kalyani Pardeshi is Today’s Honoree

Anti-bullying campaigns in schools and communities get a lot of press, so have all the bullies in the world simply stopped being bullies just because there’s a heightened awareness of the issue? Of course not. More needs to be done, … Continue reading

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Author Jody Plauche is Today’s Honoree

Jody Plauche’ from Baton Rouge, La., made national headlines in March 1984 when he was abducted by his karate teacher and taken 2,000 miles away from home to Los Angeles, Ca. FBI officials rescued Jody and his abductor was arrested. Upon his karate teacher’s return, Jody’s father Gary, shot and killed him. … Continue reading

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