March 28: Public Private Alliance Foundation

How can we make a difference in helping Haiti rebuild?
By partnering with Haitian business, the diaspora, nonprofit organizations, the Haitian government, the United Nations and individuals like you on key projects that improve people’s lives.
According to David Stillman, Executive Director of the Public Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF), the aim of reducing poverty can be met by networking with business, government, academia, the financial community, non-profits, the UN, and others, which the PPAF promotes. By stimulating entrepreneurship and investment, it is possible to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.

The Public-Private Alliance Foundation organizes Partners Against Poverty seminars at the United Nations; facilitates small business exports from Madagascar; and assists with aquaculture, agribusiness and microfinance in the Dominican Republic. Now, since the 2010 earthquake, they are fighting poverty in Haiti as that country tries to rebuild itself from such a devastating disaster by partnering with SImACT, Inc., a Haitian-American investment group, to convene a workshop in historic, damaged Jacmel. Over 100 Haitian and foreign business, government, and non-profit participants explored possible collaborations for reconstruction, investment, and commerce.
Wednesday, March 28
Time: 5:45pm registration starts, 6:00pm meeting starts
Place: The Downtown Association, 60 Pine Street
Cost: $25 per person; $20 member of Rotary Club of Wall Street
Includes: Wine, Cheese, and some snacks (soft drinks available)
Business dress required (no jeans)