A Portion of Proceeds From All 2011 Business Award Programs to Benefit Fight Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS in AfricaThe Stevie Awards, organizers of the world's premier business awards, today named Camfed, a non-profit organization that aims to fight poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa, as the sole non-profit beneficiary of its programs this year.
As the beneficiary of the Stevie Awards, Camfed will receive a portion of every ticket sold for each of the four Stevie Awards shows in 2011 including The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
Camfed (http://www.camfed.org) is an organization dedicated to fighting poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change in their communities. With more than 90 percent of Camfed's operating budget going directly to programs in Africa, the organization benefits millions of girls in Africa. For example, they have improved the school environment for 1,065,710 children, provided scholarships for 42,184 girls to go to high school, trained 4,068 teacher mentors and helped 769 young women go to college.
"We are honored to have the support of a national organization like The Stevie Awards and the global business community," said Kristin Harrison, Camfed's Strategic Communications Manager. "With additional funding and increased awareness of Camfed, we will be able to put more children in Africa on the path to success and extend our fight against poverty and AIDS."
In addition to the monetary contribution, Camfed will receive $50,000 worth of advertising and editorial coverage on the Stevie Awards web sites and email newsletter. The Stevie Awards (www.stevieawards.com) recognize outstanding performance in the workplace worldwide, and communicate with hundreds of thousands of business professionals each year.
"For our beneficiary this year, we wanted to select an organization with a mission to provide brighter futures for tomorrow's generation of potential leaders," said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards. "Camfed's mission to stop the spread of poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa not only supports education and health, but also facilitates the start of small businesses on a continent that needs them vitally."
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Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.
Camfed fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change. Our goal: To improve the lives of two million children by 2013. For more information please visit: http://www.camfed.org.