ST. LOUIS, MO September 27, 2023, ‘Twenty Years of Impact’ is the theme of Kwame Charitable
Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala. Presenting Sponsors of this elegant, mission-driven fundraiser are
the Regional Business Council and John and Linda Tracy. Educator, author and Assistant Superintendent
of Cahokia School District 187, Dr. Kacy Shahid, is the keynote speaker. Actor/comedian and St. Louis
native, Joe Torry, will serve as MC for the November 10 event, at the Four Seasons Hotel, St. Louis.
Kwame Charitable Foundation’s Executive Director, Lydia Huston states:
“For two decades, Kwame Charitable Foundation has been a beacon of hope, not only for the
many first-generation minority college students, our Kwame Scholars, but we have the honor to
serve in philanthropic partnerships with various organizations in the St. Louis metro area,
supporting educational initiatives that equip individuals and families for more promising futures.
The 20th Anniversary celebration will reflect on the great strides that have been made, due to the
tireless efforts of volunteers, friends, supporters, and the Kwame Building Group staff. More
significantly, now, we are looking towards the future, to champion the attainment of quality
education and more fulfilled lives for the citizens of this region. We invite you to join the
celebration on November 10.”
Kwame Charitable Foundation, founded in 2003 by Kim and Anthony (Tony) Thompson, CEO of Kwame
Building Group, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, created to address a prevailing need among
first generation African American students who have the aptitude and motivation for college, but who
lack the financial and other resources to succeed and graduate. Programs include endowed scholarships, educational programming, mentorships, internships, and life-skills training to prepare for an ever-evolving workforce.
Sponsorships and tickets for Kwame Charitable Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala are available now.
For more information, please visit our website: //kwamecharitable.org
or contact Lydia Huston at email@example.com or 314-754-5619