President Clinton to Deliver Key Note Speech at Segal Family Foundation Annual Meeting

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Foundation is known for its ongoing philanthropic work in Africa – Honorees will attend from Burundi, Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and nine other African nations.

The Segal Family Foundation [SFF] – an organization solely committed to grant making in Africa - announced today former President Clinton will deliver the key note address at their 2013 Annual Meeting on May 30th in New York City. In making the announcement, Segal Family Foundation founder Barry Segal said, "We can think of no better person to address our annual meeting. He’s been an inspiration to the Segal family and many of our partners during his Presidency and in his work since."

The full day meeting, focusing on all areas of philanthropy in Africa, will also bring together a network of over 150 grassroots NGOs, service delivery innovators and social good organizations that are creating change across the African continent. Founded in 2004 by Barry Segal, SFF supports grassroots organizations directly and through connecting them with innovative ideas, technical expertise, and capacity building opportunities. SFF prioritizes sustainable initiatives in reproductive health and strategies to empower African youth to become the next generation of leaders on the continent.

After the sale of Mr. Segal’s company, Bradco Supply Corp, a trip to Rwanda awakened his interest in the development and promise of Sub Saharan Africa. The Segal Family Foundation has given over $13 million to date to over 150 grantees and will provide more than $8 million in grants in 2013 to organizations working across Africa. Since the Segal family’s initial involvement with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2006, the foundation has given over $9 million dollars to CGI member organizations. Added Mr Segal, "Attending CGI had a major effect on my wife, Dolly, and me. Bill Clinton got us heavily involved in philanthropy and we ended up focusing on Sub Saharan Africa as well as Autism."

Additional highlights of the SFF annual meeting will include an address by Co-Founder of Women for Women International Zainab Salbi and presentation by Molly Melching, Founder of Tostan. SFF will also present the Rising Star award to Raj Panjabi and Peter Luckow of Tiyatien Health and the Angels for Africa award to Maggie Barankitse of Maison Shalom.

Others attending include former NBA player Dikembe Motumbo of Congo, Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Jeffrey Wright, who is very active in Sierra Leone, and Uyi Stewart, Chief Scientist of IBM Research Africa.

Finally, the Segal Family Foundation will also announce the winners of its Youth Network Design Contest and the launch of a 2013 Burundi Social Impact Incubator for emerging social entrepreneurs. In line with its mission to support grantees holistically, SFF will announce its capacity building partnerships with Catchafire, ConceptLink and The Foundation Center.

More information about the Segal Family Foundation can we found on its web site at:

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