Best Stories from 2015

Best Stories from 2015

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2015 was a wonderful year for Skees Family Foundation–full of amazing storytelling and social change. Our grantee partners continue to inspire and impress us with their dedication and innovative programming.   To finish the year, we’d like to share our...Read more
Students Escape Violence in Burundi at Akilah’s Rwanda Campus

Students Escape Violence in Burundi at Akilah’s Rwanda Campus

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As the conflict in Burundi continues, 45 students at Akilah Institute for Women may have the opportunity to continue their studies in Rwanda.    By Suzanne Skees for Skees Family Foundation As you may know, the nation of Burundi has recently fallen into chaos...Read more
Welcome to the Family: Announcing Skees Family Foundation’s 2015 Partners

Welcome to the Family: Announcing Skees Family Foundation’s 2015 Partners

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 By Suzanne Skees for Skees Family Foundation   We laughingly call SFF “the world’s tiniest foundation with the mightiest ambition” to end poverty worldwide, in our lifetime. How? As Steve Jobs put it, “We have gone to exceptional lengths...Read more
Graduating Women Leaders for Today and Tomorrow in East Africa: Akilah Institute

Graduating Women Leaders for Today and Tomorrow in East Africa: Akilah Institute

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The Skees Family Foundation is a proud supporter of the Akilah Institute for Women, the first junior college for women in Rwanda and Burundi. We’re deeply impressed with their model of coupling higher education with job placement. This year marks the third...Read more
Skees Family Foundation Celebrates International Women’s Day!

Skees Family Foundation Celebrates International Women’s Day!

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As the world celebrates International Women’s Day tomorrow, we look to the great work our grantees are doing to advance women’s causes. Happy International Women’s Day! This year we’re excited to continue the strong partnerships we’ve built with all our...Read more