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Dream Big: An Evening Dedicated to Fulfilling Dreams of Education and Opportunity for East African Students

June 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


On June 14 in NYC, the African Dream Initiative (“ADI”) will proudly present Dream Big, a fundraiser in celebration of ADI’s mission to develop future African leaders by empowering forgotten yet high-potential children in East Africa through education, leadership, and support.

ADI is excited to launch our “Dream Big Award” at this year’s event, to honor a notable person who exemplifies excellence in leadership, has had a positive impact in East African communities, and can serve as an inspiration to all ADI students.

Our inaugural award will go to Phiona Mutesi, the Ugandan chess champion and real-life inspiration for the 2016 Disney film, Queen of Katwe, starring Oscar-award winner Lupita Nyong’o.

The law firm, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, will host the event in their midtown office. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and African fare, silent and live auctions, and mingling and networking with business executives and professionals. VIP guests will have an opportunity to join ADI for a special pre-event reception at 6:15pm.


June 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm