Sunu Foundation Milestones
What We’ve Done and Where We’re Going Created a Word Press website and Facebook account to keep our supporters updated. Officially became a 501 (c)(3). Held the Sunu Foundation Kickoff at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Hosted our first Friends and Families Fundraiser. Sponsored JAM Camp where 238 kids attended a four week summer camp (for free!). Camp attendees were able to take field trips, complete many fun art projects and activities, play games, and all youth even received a camp t-shirt at the closing ceremony. Visited Gouye Mbaye Elementary School in the region of Louga, Africa (just north of Senegal) and donated 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to 100 students! Collected $9,157.47 in donations. Pretty big year in 2018 for year one of Sunu Foundation! What’s in store for 2019 you ask? We are currently exploring new partnerships in […]
Sunu Foundation is now a 501(c)(3) Organization
There are several exciting updates to share from the Sunu Foundation: First and foremost, we are now officially recognized by the United States government as a 501(c)(3) organization! This was the final step in solidifying our non-profit and we are thrilled about our potential to impact the dreams and educational needs of children in Senegal. Secondly, Sunu/JAM summer camp just came to a close. We were blessed to have 238 children attend camp this year led by 50 camp counselors! You can tell by the joy and excitement in their eyes that this summer camp was an experience these children will cherish for years to come. We feel so fortunate that because of donors like you, these children have these memories and learning opportunities to grow from. Lastly, the Sunu Foundation in Senegal has reached out to a school in […]
Sunu Summer Fundraiser
It’s a year full of firsts for the Sunu Foundation. Following a successful kick off this spring, the Sunu Foundation held its first annual summer fundraising event in July to support its mission of helping the children of Senegal. It’s hard to say whether the dunk tank or the musical and dance performance by Duniya West African Drum and Dance was a bigger hit. What we know for certain is that everyone had a great time enjoying the fun events, food, face painting, conversation and simply coming together to support the Sunu Foundation; making it a successful first fundraising event with over 200 people in attendance. From the bottom of our hearts, we can’t thank you all enough for making the event a success. Without your support, we wouldn’t have been able to raise almost $5,000. The money raised will […]
July 14th You’re Invited!
Bring the whole family for a fun filled afternoon! There will be lots of free food, kid & adult beverages, and kid activities (free face painting and games). We’ll have a silent auction for a chance to win some fabulous prizes such as 4 Twins tickets (valued at $500). Also, here’s your chance to sink Ponge into a dunk tank as he tries to tell jokes he thinks are funny! The First Annual Sunu Foundation Summer Fundraising Event
We Are Officially Launched!
We laughed, we cried and we officially launched Sunu Foundation this month at a special kickoff event. About 100 people gathered to learn more about Sunu from Joan Oyass and board members Carolyn Larson, Alex Budde and founder, Mbagnick Diouf, known to most as Ponge. The event launched our foundation and the initial funding that will go towards helping children in the very city that Ponge was raised in. It’s within this city that Ponge’s own life was changed when Malick created a summer camp called JAM that was created to support their social, educational, emotional, and physical development. Beyond improving the lives of the children in the city, without JAM, Ponge had to hear about countless other children drowning in the nearby water each summer as many didn’t know how to swim. Imagine for one second, growing up […]