Partnership Walk Houston
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2013
Location: Hermann Square
Last Year's Highlights
7,500 turned out to participate in the Houston Partnership Walk at Hermann Square to show their support for ending global poverty. The Houston Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. This year’s Walk raised $1.1 million. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.
The Walk had lively entertainment and activities for all ages celebrating the diversity of world cultures. Participants enjoyed interactive exhibits spotlighting the Foundation’s practical solutions for alleviating poverty from Afghanistan to Zanzibar. It also attracted many high-profile guests, civic leaders and local media personalities, including:
- The Honorable Marty McVey, Board Member for the U.S. Agency for International Development Board for International Food and Agricultural Development and President of McVey & Co. Investments LLC, as the keynote speaker.
- Attorney Gordan Quan, former Houston City Council member
- Wanda Adams, Houston City Council member
- Amy Mitchell, Sugar Land City Council member
- Harish Jajoo, Sugar Land City Council member
- Sharron Melton, reporter and co-anchor of ABC 13's morning show
Thanks to everyone for coming out and making the 2012 event such a success!
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