Friday, August 21, 2009

Congratulations Leonie Hermantin!

Congratulations Leonie Hermantin! Leonie is one of our valuable speakers for our Miami program. Leonie serves Haiti through her work with the Lambi Fund and her involvement in Miami's Haitian community.

August has been a fabulous month for the Lambi Fund of Haiti! Our very talented Deputy Director, Leonie Hermantin, received the 2009 Community Service Award from the Haitian Diaspora Unity Congress.

She was honored for her outreach work in advocating for sustainable agriculture and reforestation in Haiti's rural communities. Past recipients of this prestigious award include Jacqueline Charles of the Miami Herald and Wyclef Jean of the Yele Foundation.

Keynote speakers at the event included Bill Clinton, UN's Special Envoy to Haiti, and Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis, the Prime Minister of Haiti.

In other news, a very big thank you is in order for helping us reach the SG Foundation's Giving Challenge! Thanks to you, we more than exceeded our goal, and the first $12,500 donated in July were matched by the SG Foundation. We truly couldn't have done it without you.

Here's to hoping this email finds you well and to continued growth and empowerment in Haiti.

Karen Ashmore

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