Friends, foes, creepy people who follow me on Tumblr,
If you’re in Toronto and free this upcoming Thursday, I want to invite you to join me at an event that I’ve been working around the clock for and super excited to launch!
Me and my Toronto+Acumen team are approaching our biggest fundraising event of the year and the big day is next Thursday, October 24th. The event is called “Dignity In Focus" and is one part photography auction, one part fancy party, one part not-so-fancy party (full bar).
All of the funds we raise go to the work that Acumen does around the world to support local entrepreneurs and enterprises (like d.light, Husk Power, and Edubridge) that are thinking of new and fresh ways to social issues around them. (If you want to learn more, go here or go here or have coffee with me and I can tell you a bit more about it)
From the funds we raised last year at Dignity In Focus 2012, $10,000 of it went towards our own accelerator grant program, which we launched with CSI and MaRS, to support a local social entrepreneur in Toronto. The rest was provided to Acumen to support their work in Africa, India and Pakistan.
I would absolutely love it if you could join me on Thursday. If you can’t make it, but would still like to support me and Acumen, you can still buy a ticket (it would essentially be a donation toward Acumen). Just drop me a line, so I know.
p.s. There is also free food, free drinks, free rides from Uber, tons of raffle giveaways, etc, etc, etc… just for that extra incentive. :)