July 25 2017--The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation hosted a three-course dinner at Isa restaurant in San Francisco. The event was held to raise money towards creating quality educational opportunities and to support various community projects in South Sudan.
A great deal of the VAD Foundation’s board members attended as well, including Reece Hirsch, Barb Bersche, Tiffanie DeBartolo and Scott Schumaker, as well as the VAD’s many supporters from around the Bay Area.
These guests told stories about their association with the foundation and with Valentino. During the event, Phil Mays, who is a friend and prominent figure in What is the What, expressed his dedication to the foundation: “I have been a board member for the VAD Foundation for almost a decade and it has been so great to see Marial Bai Secondary school grow into a school capable of serving 350 youth in South Sudan."
The dinner was a success, with over $2,000 dollars raised for community projects supporting South Sudanese youth.