Stories 2018-05-23T08:23:31+00:00

Golf Fore Africa

Golf Fore Africa was founded in 2007 by LPGA Hall of Fame Golfer Betsy King following a 2006 trip with World Vision to Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Betsy King was the best player in women’s golf in late 1980’s/early 1990’s. From 1985 through 1990, Betsy won a total of 20 LPGA Tour events, more wins than any other golfer in the world, male or female. She played on the LPGA tour for 28 years with 34 career wins total, including 6 major championships. She played on five Solheim Cups and was the captain of the victorious 2007 Solheim Cup. In 1995 Betsy was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame and inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame.

New Pathways for Youth

Angelina and Ignacio

New Pathways for Youth (NPFY) is proud to partner with The Lawrence Institute to provide support and resources for youth experiencing multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) who are living in homelessness, poverty and are experiencing trauma as a result of repeated physical abuse, contact sexual abuse and drug/alcohol usage in the home. Through this partnership, NPFY will be able to provide age specific and comprehensive support to increase match retention, mentor efficacy and reach positive youth outcomes of college and career obtainment. This support and partnership make stories like Angelina’s and Ignacio’s possible!

The Lawrence Institute’s investment and expertise have made a tremendous impact on our ability to grow our small nonprofit and increase our reach into another African country. Their focus on increasing the capacity of nonprofit organizations so that they can reach the next level of leadership and impact has really impressed me, and it was exactly what we needed. Thank you, Lawrence Institute for helping us reach twice as many children and communities and increasing our capacity for many years to come!”

“I have been greatly impressed with how the Lawrence Institute funds nonprofits. With Advocates For Africa’s Children, they not only funded my position but took the time to truly understand what I needed in order to succeed at my job. With their help, I was able to go to Africa within two weeks of being hired and see first-hand the communities we serve and the projects we’re involved in. This makes a world of difference in a fundraising position to actually be hands-on with the mission of the organization. I can now speak to potential donors and others from the heart because I’ve seen the work myself. I’m deeply grateful to the Lawrence Institute for enabling myself and others to help make the world a better place.”