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Spring is a Time for H.O.P.E. Brunch

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2021 Center Hero of the Year, Chin Keong Tan

Thanks to a surprise $6,000 challenge grant plus other gifts, more than $30,500 was raised to help AIDS orphans in Kenya at the virtual Spring is a Time for HOPE brunch April 24. 


This means 152 vulnerable children will be supported at $200 each during 2021!

This hybrid virtual event can be viewed below! Our time for celebration and joy included presenting an award to our Center Hero of the Year, Chin Keong Tan, musical performances by Kelly Triplett, and Center Executive Director Don Messer acting as event MC. 


After a brief greeting by the new Bishop of Kenya, Nicholas Mutwiri Nteere, three AIDS orphans shared their success stories of how they are now pursuing University studies thanks to the Center donors. Pastor Nathan Adams of Park Hill United Methodist Church, provided an inspirational keynote address. The event was dedicated in memory of Ann Fort, known as “Mama Kenya.”