By Amanda Gonzalez • July 21, 2011•Other Issues
In June, Ms. JD celebrated the Global Education Fund at an event hosted by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, spoke about the importance of education for women and girls. We at Ms. JD couldn’t have been happier with the success of the event and the outpouring of support for our inaugural scholars Joaninne Nanyange and Monica Athieno.
One of the events attendees and supporters, The Carlisle Collection, was so touched by the work the Global Education Fund is doing that they are contributing a select portion of their proceeds from now until September 1 to the Global Education Fund. “The Carlisle Collection was thrilled to be introduced to Ms. JD by one of our clients,” representative Katy Ann Lyons told us. “We were completely inspired by how Ms. JD was founded and its mission to help young women lawyers succeed in their profession. When we heard that Ms. JD went above and beyond with The Global Education Fund, we wanted to play some part in its efforts.”
Lyons echoed the sentiments of many of our other attendees when she told us how touched she was by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s remarks as well as the Global Education Fund’s video. “It was wonderful to hear from the 2 students in Uganda that the GEF is supporting. To hear in their own words, how grateful and appreciative they are of the opportunity to further their education. These women will be the first in their families to graduate from school and to start "professional" careers. This program is so amazing in that it will give them a chance to better their lives and to make changes in Uganda as they are dedicated to the human rights and gender equality movements” remarked Lyons.
The Carlisle Collection was introduced to Ms. JD by our valued supporter Kelly Hoey and it sounds like The Carlisle Collection is as thankful for her as we are, “We are so very fortunate to have clients who are engaged and involved in the global business community. Through them, we are able to get involved in great causes like that of the Global Education Fund.” A big thank you to Kelly and all our supporters like her who continue not only support the work of Ms.JD and the Global Education Fund but also tell their friends and associates about how they can get involved.
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