Press Release: Grant from Sundance Family Foundation, 2015 Board Officers and more.

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 LiberiaThis 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.

On 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.  

On 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 or contact us at [email protected].