A personal invitation from Kupona Foundation Board Treasurer Adrian Stewart

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Adrian Stewart (2nd from left) at the 3rd Annual Kupona Foundations Golf Outing, 2013. Photo credit: Ken Goodman

I became a part of Kupona in its earliest days, joining the Board of Directors in 2010. Each year, it has been inspiring to see the life-changing impact our work is having in Tanzania, and equally encouraging to watch as the foundation continues to gain support from generous corporations and foundations, friends, and volunteers in the United States. Our combined efforts have truly yielded great results.

As a proud husband and father of two raising a family in the largest city in the United States, it’s hard to imagine that halfway around the globe, in Tanzania’s largest city, 10 babies die every day.

When my wife Tara was pregnant, I never doubted that she would have access to high quality emergency care if it was required. Your donations and sponsorship help other husbands, wives, and babies have that same access. This short video tells the story of our maternity and newborn healthcare program. The gift of life should not be a luxury. I encourage you to take 3 minutes to watch this video to learn about how your support is saving and changing lives.

On September 18th, we are thrilled to host the fourth annual Kupona Foundation Golf Outing at the North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, NY.

This year’s event promises to be a good one. We are delighted to welcome back golf pro, Danie Steyn for his third consecutive year. For significant others and supporters who would like to join us only for the silent auction and dinner portion of the evening, we are providing shuttle transportation from Manhattan to North Hempstead Country Club. Silent auction items include:

  • A weekend getaway at a Southampton beach house,
  • Tee time at Shinnecock Hills, and
  • Two tickets to the Friar’s Foundation Gala for an evening honoring Robert DeNiro and Carlos Slim.

Most importantly, this year we’ve set a goal of raising $100,000 to help secure necessary funding to open the new Maternity and Newborn Hospital in Tanzania on schedule.  Allow me to put that into perspective. $100,000 would enable us to purchase the essential equipment for one of the four operating theaters that will deliver over 15,000 babies every year in the 200 bed hospital. This is not “aid” in the traditional sense. You, our sponsors and supporters, have enabled us to accomplish so much in the past five years. Many of our corporate sponsors have been at every Kupona golf outing. Thank you. This Forbes article came out recently – it’s a great example of how our donors and partners enable us to try innovative approaches that are truly life-changing for women and children in Tanzania. We couldn’t do it without your support, and we would be honored to have you to join us on September 18th for what promises to be an excellent event. We are still looking for sponsors, golfers (individuals, pairs, or foursomes), and would like to extend the invitation to spouses or significant others to join us for cocktails, the auction and dinner. For further information, please contact Samantha Bossalini at samantha@kuponafoundation.org. As always, thank you for your support.

With gratitude,