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As An IFESH Ambassador Hope Will Help To Support Education, Health and Positive Governance In Africa
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, August 19, 2010 – As part of his philanthropic mission to positively impact education and disease cure, local entrepreneur Jason Hope has donated to the Scottsdale-based nonprofit, International Foundation for Education and Self Help (IFESH). His contribution will help fulfill IFESH’s goal to eradicate disease, poverty and inequity in Africa through education and partnership. As part of his donation, Hope will join the organization’s prestigious Ambassadors Program, a community of benefactors who help Africans in need through IFESH’s education, health and conflict-mitigation programs.
“I am a huge supporter of IFESH’s belief that education is the cornerstone of economic, social and health reform. In order for people to make good choices, they must be literate and knowledgeable, and this ideal is imperative for a continent like Africa. IFESH’s commitment to education and training and its success in achieving its vision is commendable and I’m happy to be helping such worthy cause,” said Jason Hope.
Hope will be attending IFESH’s annual dinner this month and have the opportunity to meet a group of volunteer educators who will be traveling to sub-Saharan Africa to further IFESH’s mission. Currently, IFESH operates and supports projects in 11 sub-Saharan African countries.
About International Foundation of Self Help
The mission of IFESH is to support African nations in their efforts to eradicate poverty, disease and inequity through self-help partnership programs. IFESH was founded in 1981 by the Reverend Leon H. Sullivan (1922 – 2001), former Board Member of General Motors, author of the Sullivan Principles and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George H.W. Bush and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from President Bill Clinton.
About Jason Hope
Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, based in Scottsdale, AZ, with a passion for philanthropy focusing on education, disease cure, scientific research and biotechnology. An Arizona native, Hope is a strong supporter of local educational programs that encourage learning inside and out of the classroom as well as those organizations that have a significant impact on disease prevention, control and cures. Hope has worked with the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter, The Tony Hawk Foundation, The Andre Agassi Foundation, True Colors Fund, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, Family Health International, Worldwide Orphans Foundation, T Gen Foundation, Teach for America Phoenix and the Arizona Science Center, where he is a member of the Director’s Circle. Currently, Hope has multiple entrepreneurial pursuits in industries that leverage technology and computer information systems.