Educational Institutions

Friends of Africa Education

  • West St. Paul, MN
  • www.foae.org

Mission Statement

Friends of Africa Education is a nonprofit organization providing access to education for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Organization supports schools in Tanzania and Kenya

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

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Mr. Galen Britz

Keywords

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EIN

41-2012415

 Number

1680754804

Also Known As

FOAE

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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We seek to inspire students and their families to reach their full potential, by developing essential skills to attain social and economic independence.

Programs

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Program 1

Friends of Africa Education (FOAE) has established an Orphan Sponsorship Program that will provide educational scholarships to children who have become orphans of AIDS. We also attempt to host several fundraising programs that help fund our major construction project of St. Margaret's Academy, a nursery and primary boarding school located in Arusha, Tanzania (East Africa). Furthermore, we attempt to receive in-kind donations of school supplies, office supplies and equipment, clothing and linens from individuals and other organizations.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Organization supports schools in Tanzania and Kenya

Funding Needs

Capital Projects: 1 classroom at St. Margaret's Academy-project cost $25,000, 1 classrooms at Uluthe Secondary School-project cost $12,000.   Sponsorships:  student sponsorships at St. Margaret's Academy $600 annually

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Friends of Africa Education
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Friends of Africa Education

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Principal Officer

Mr. Galen Britz

BIO

Galen Britz grew up in Minnesota, 40 miles north of St Paul. He earned a BS degree at the University of Minnesota and a MS and PhD at Iowa State University, all in Chemical Engineering. He had a 34 year career at 3M and retired December 31, 1999. Mama Tesha’s visit to Minnesota in 2001 resulted in the establishment of the 1st St Margaret’s Academy Golf Tournament. Galen has been a participant in all of the golf fund raisers since then, chairing the event since 2005. He visited St Margaret’s Academy in 2002 and again in 2004.  In 2007 he visited Uluthe, Kenya and recommended that it become the second site to which FOAE should offer support.  His last visit to Tanzania and Kenya was in 2010. He and his wife Kathy sponsor two children. They have encouraged many of their friends to support FOAE by sponsoring orphans and making financial contributions. Galen has been a member of Lions Clubs International for over 30 years and has a passion in helping others. He is a member and past church Council President at King of Kings Lutheran in Woodbury, Minnesota. In 2005 Galen and Kathy hosted a FOAE Board meeting to help energize the group. Galen recruited several new board members and was chosen as the President of the Board in April 2005.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Galen Britz

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