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March 16, 2012

Dear friends and supporters,

It is with gratitude and pleasure that we take this opportunity to give a report on the latest fund raising effort. You probably remember our announcement and invitation to you regarding the event

staged by some motivated University of Maryland students to generate operating expenses for The Fregenet Foundation and Ethiopia Reads.


It was a resounding success thanks to an enormous dose of dedication and hard work by a number of young people, but UM students, Brett Schweitzer, Aselefech Evans and Jared Ciner in particular.


A big thank you to those three. February 26 was a joyful and rewarding day that included a musical performance by PandemoniUM, the University of Maryland acapella choir and dancing by the Ethio-American Eskista group.


Dinner was catered by the Shagga Ethiopian restaurant. Other interest points included a silent auction with items such as signed sports memorabilia, merchandise, certificates and food baskets, plus there was a raffle for an Ipad2.



But perhaps most memorable were keynote addresses from Aselefech Evans and Juliadele Male, two young people with vastly different life experiences but a shared sense of dedication to Ethiopia.

Both of them, along with Jared Ciner, had recently traveled to Ethiopia and spent time volunteering at The Fregenet Kidan Lehitsanat School in Addis Ababa.











By the end of Sunday Feb 26 evening, over $10,000 had been raised to benefit Ethiopian children and their educational aspirations through both the Fregenet Foundation and Ethiopia Reads.

Join us in offering our thanks and appreciation to the vision and fortitude of the young people who pulled off this event.

The Fregenet Foundation