EO Utah Donates $45K to Build School in Mali, Africa


Entrepreneurs’ Organization Utah Gives Back to Promote Gender Equality in Mali

Friday, April 26 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

WHO: A group of 75 business leaders who make up the Entrepreneurs Organization Utah (EO Utah) will do its part …


WHAT: to promote gender equality and empower women by donating $45,000 to the Mali Rising Foundation to build a new middle school near Bamako because


WHY: the ratio of boys to girls in middle school in Mali is more than 2:1 and students have to walk up to 10 miles roundtrip to school daily.


WHEN: The check presentation will take place on Friday, April 26 at 12 p.m. at …


WHERE: Timpanogos Cyclery (EO Utah member) on 665 West State Street, Pleasant Grove where …


HOW: Fred Johnson, EO Utah President and Mali Rising Chairperson will discuss his trip to Mali in October and how this donation will help achieve the UN Millennium Developmental Goal of eliminating gender disparity in secondary education by 2015. A DVD of high resolution photos and video of Mali schoolchildren from Mr. Johnson’s trip will be available to the press.



Entrepreneurs’ Organization Utah is the local chapter of a dynamic, global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. The funds for the $45,000 donation came from a fundraiser during Sundance with 25 EO chapters world wide participating.


Mali Rising Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower the children of Mali by expanding educational opportunities for them within their own communities. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization Utah School will be the 16th school built by the Mali Rising Foundation.



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