Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Institute for Human Dignity Celebrates Kposowa

The Institute for Human Dignity (IHD) is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization committed to creating a voice for the voiceless. Founded by the students of West Virginia University, the organization completes fundraising, service projects, and/or awareness for causes, or other organizations of their choosing, on the local, statewide, national, and international levels. On May 1st over 190 people including IHD chapter members and other students from West Virginia University, faculty, and many friends of the Kposowa Foundation gathered at Lakeview Resort and Spa for an incredible evening that included dinner, entertainment by an African drum ensemble and a presentation by keynote speaker, Sarah Culberson. IHD's founders, and the past president, Kyle Phillips, welcomed the audience and introduced Jim Culberson who then introduced Jerry McGonigle who brought greetings from the Kposowa Foundation and expressed heartfelt thanks for the work of IHD. Dr. Culberson also introduced members of the Culberson and Kposowa family who attended the event. The evening concluded with the announcement of winners of the silent auction and a presentation by IHD to the Kposowa Foundation of a check for $7,000.00 to be used for the reconstruction of Bumpe High School.

It’s a Battle to Raise Funds

Windward School championed the efforts of the Kposowa Foundation by raising over $5,000 at a Battle of the Bands event held Saturday March 7th. It was a great night with over 300 people in attendance and one amazing act after another. The Kposowa Foundation would like to send a special thank you to all those who were apart of the extraordinary event.