A glorious evening under the stars with David Oyelowo & Chiwetel Ejiofor, with a musical performance by James Carrington and Carmen Vanderburg. The events proceeds fund medical and education initiatives for Nigerians in need.
The fundraiser was led by British Nigerians David Oyelowo and Chiwetel Ejiofor as they had discussions on philanthropy in Nigeria and Africa at large.
GEANCO leads special surgical missions and runs maternal and infant health programs in Nigeria. It also donates critical supplies to schools in Nigeria while providing life-changing scholarships to young female victims of terrorism and gender inequality.
Also at the gala was Nollywood star Adesua Etomi, as well as other Nigerians such as Afam Oyenma, Sam Adegoke and Dayo Okeniyi.
About The GEANCO Foundation was established in 2005 by Dr. Godwin Onyema and his family:
While in high school in Nigeria, Godwin was inspired to dedicate his life to medicine by his loving father and a British missionary doctor who cared for his local community.
After graduating from medical school in 1974,
Godwin immigrated to the United States with his new wife, Josephine (Nma). Before he left, Godwin promised to return one day to improve healthcare and save lives in his homeland.
Godwin began his philanthropic effort in earnest soon after his children graduated from college (Gozie – Princeton, Afam – Harvard, Ebele – Georgetown, Nche – Boston College)
Together, they recruited a team of brilliant passionate individuals committed to making his dream a life-saving reality.
A fantastic evening, with great food, enlightening conversation and all for a great cause.
Their mission: To Save and Transform The Lives of the Poor and Vulnerable in Africa.
The GEANCO Foundation
350 S. Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
* Note some content was taken off of their website.