THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
CAMPBELL AND DAWSON NAMED TO AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
President Clinton announced today that he intends to nominate Willie Grace Campbell and Marion M. Dawson to be Members of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, and that he intends to designate Campbell as the Foundation's Vice Chair.
The African Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit government corporation which seeks to provide self-help initiatives to the poor populations of Africa. With an annual budget of about $20 million and a professional staff of 50, the Foundation also seeks to strenthen friendship and ties between the United States and African nations, and to support local initiatives to expand opportunities for community development. Its Board of Directors is comprised of seven members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. By statue, two of the members must come from government agencies dealining with Africa, and the other five from the private sector.
Willie Campbell is CEO of OEF International, a non-profit organization which addressed women's issues in Africa and the Third World. She is a former member of several United Nations commissions addressing women, and is a former U.S. delegate to the Nairobi Conference on Social Welfare.
Marion M. Dawson is the President and CEO of Dearfield Associates, Inc., a Connecticut directing marketing and management consulting firm with a Fortune 500 clientelle. She is an active participant in religious and charitable affairs, having served the Episcopal Church, USA as Exeuctive Director of Refugee and Migration Affairs and as Assistant Director of the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief. From 1973-78, she was Assistant Director of the Lutheran Immigratiojn and Refugee Service. In addition, Dawson has been a delegate to the Organization of African Unity Conference on Southern Africa in 1988, the Pontifical Commission on Migration in 1985, and the United Nations' End of the Decade for Women Conference in 1985.
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