Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Self Help Africa Annual Change-Maker's Ball

12 Oct 2011 15:30 Africa/Lagos

Self Help Africa Annual Change-Maker's Ball

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011

Please Join Us in Supporting Development Programs in Africa

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 28th, Self Help Africa will be hosting their second annual Change-Maker's Ball, to support its innovative sustainable development programs in rural Africa. The glamorous black-tie event will take place at Pier Sixty Chelsea Piers, overlooking the Hudson River in New York City.

In 2010, its inaugural year, the black tie event brought together over 350 people from across the fields of business, media, sports, diplomacy, philanthropy, and entertainment.

This year, guests will enjoy a champagne and cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing to live music, and 'The Change-Maker's signature cocktail' by mixologist Joann Spiegel. Joann, a regular on Martha Stewart Living Radio, placed 2nd at GQ Magazine's most inspired cocktail competition this year.

The evening will be Emceed by Jehmu Greene, founder and ex-president of 'Rock the Vote', and current Political Commentator and Fox News Contributor.

As with last year, guests will get to celebrate the night with Self Help Africa's Ambassador for Climate Adaption, the former Irish and Lions rugby star, Denis Hickie, further to his visit to Self Help Africa's program in Ethiopia last year.

Denis said of the experience, "I came away so impressed that I wanted to help in whatever way I could. I'm now working with a renewable power company, Mainstream, and when I was asked to publicize Self Help Africa's work in helping farmers adapt to climate change, I knew it was the perfect fit".

An exciting addition to our 2011 event is the announcement of renowned jewelry designer and creator of Gemma Redux, Rachel Dooley, as our Ambassador for Entrepreneurs and Women. Rachel's beautiful collections and unique styles have been seen on many high profile celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jessica Alba, Molly Sims and many more celebrities.

We are also proud to announce our Ambassador for Microfinance, Tom Dowling, managing director at Goldman Sachs, and Ambassador of Food Security, Eddie Roche, owner of Roche Brothers Supermarkets. Both bring a world of knowledge and expertise to our organization.

A special thanks to our 2011 Patrons and Prize Sponsors.

For more information please visit or call 212.206.0847.

Media Contact:
Sean Schrecengost
For The Perfect Day! Events and PR
Martha Hourican
Self Help Africa

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