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Issue no. 1 - 2014 Governor Community Connection

2013 Regional Summits Recognize Key Partners

By Opportunity International

Each year, we recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to Opportunity's global mission, as well as strategic partners. In 2013, we celebrated just a few of your fellow Governors and corporate partners at four regional summits.

Dennis and Lavon Chorba received the Whittaker Award for their commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty:

The Whittaker Award went to Walter and Darlene Hansen for their work with the Rivendell Stewards' Trust in supporting our global transformation leadership training initiative:

The Weberg Award was awarded to Jim and Judy Bergman for their leadership in developing our banking strategy throughout Africa. They are pictured here with Gail Bradley (second from left) representing the Weberg Foundation.

Janelle Lassonde received the Women's Leadership Award for helping raise $30 million over the next three years:

Dorsey & Whitney LLP received the Whittaker Award for providing critical pro-bono legal support. Attorney Alysia Zens accepted the award on their behalf:

The Caterpillar Foundation, which is celebrating 20 years of partnership with Opportunity International, was given a Corporate Award for supporting our vision to educate and empower girls across the world. The award was received by President Michele Sullivan and Manager Jennifer Zammuto:

The UPS Foundation received a Corporate Award for providing nearly 35,000 loans for Opportunity International's clients, in addition to training for more than 5,200 clients. Frank Romeo, Vice President of Foundation Programs and Corporate Relations, accepted the award on their behalf:

Additionally, The SAJE Foundation (not pictured) was awarded the Whittaker Award for its continuous support to lift families from poverty and injustice.

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