Minnesota, February 2, 2015: on Saturday, January 24, 2015, Uniting Distant Stars (UDS)
received our first grant from Sundance Family Foundation for
$3,000. This grant was given to UDS to support our Backpacks for Peace
service learning project in Liberia.  This project is part of an Ebola Recovery initiative for the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Youth Festival. Sundance Family Foundation invited us to apply for this opportunity at the
initial launch of the Backpacks for Peace campaign on December 2, 2014. UDS
is extremely thankful to Sundance Family Foundation’s President Nancy
Jacobs and the Board of Directors for approving this funding to help us
build this project into a youth-focused vocational training program that will develop tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs.

Sunday, January 25, 2015, UDS installed it’s new board officers for the
coming year. We are happy to announce that Diane Anastos is the new
chairperson of the board, She has extensive non-profit experience in
leadership, development and strategic planning. Mary Rosendahl will
continue her role as secretary along with Saah
Kpakar as treasurer. Please learn more about our 2015 officers and the
rest of the board by reading their bios (click here). We are very
excited for this new leadership as we move forward with our planning
in 2015.


or before Saturday, January 31, 2015, UDS emailed or mailed
the 2014 Giving Statements to our generous donors for their tax
reporting purposes. We sincerely appreciate the continued support with
our youth focused programming in Liberia.

Uniting Distant Stars, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization, and is registered as a non-profit corporation in Minnesota. Its programs serve
youth in Liberia, West Africa. We have been providing educational
support since 2011 with scholarships and distributing school supplies.
We also offer innovative programming to cultivate future leaders. For
more information, please visit our website at https://unitingdistantstars.com/ or contact us at [email protected].