October 2, 2014
On October 2nd, Voss Foundation Board member Tenny Field and his wife Kim hosted a private event at the legendary Explorers Club in New York to raise funds for the water and sanitation facilities for the dormitories and teachers’ houses at the Good Future & Hope orphanage in Uganda.
The event featured a keynote address by award-winning photographer and author, 2013 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, Alison Wright. Alison addressed a crowd of over 60 guests on living with passion and purpose, wowing everyone with her extraordinary personal story, detailed in her recent memoir, Learning to Breathe. Alison has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. For many of her projects Alison travels to the remotest regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and people while documenting issues concerning the human condition. At the end of the evening, Alison autographed copies of her most recent book, Face to Face, for the guests. Alison has photographed for a variety of humanitarian organizations and, in the spirit of helping the communities that she photographs, she is the founder of the Faces of Hope Fund that helps provide medical care and education to children in crisis around the world. As part of their campaign, Tenny and Kim are fundraising to send Alison to document Voss Foundation’s work at GF&H in Uganda this year.
Tenny and Kim presented attendees with the budget for the water, sanitation, and hygiene project, towards which they had already made a generous commitment, and everyone pitched in to fund a line item. After just one evening, the project is more than halfway funded! Alison surprised everyone by offering a signed photographic print, worth over $6,000, to the largest single donor to the campaign.
We are so grateful to Tenny and Kim for their extraordinary generosity and devotion to Voss Foundation, and to Alison for sharing her incredible story and work in support of our mission! Tenny and Kim’s personal giving campaign continues, and donations can be made online or by sending a check to Voss Foundation, 236 West 30th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA, with “Tenny & Kim” in the memo or noted separately. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.