Breaking the cycle of poverty and joining the fight against AIDS does not come without a price tag.

The Fundraising sub-committee is dedicated to the implementation and management of financial contributions to our major beneficiaries: Christel House South Africa and the Amani Children’s Foundation in Kenya.

Through fundraisers, creative work, and generous donations, the Leadership Committee for Africa has raised over $30,000 for these two organizations since 2004.

Amani Children’s Foundation

Because a donation of $1,000 supports one Kenyan baby through its first year of life, LCA takes joy in knowing that we have directly supported 20 babies over the past eight years.

Christel House

Along with bi-annual mission trips to visit Christel House South Africa and bi-annual volunteer fieldtrips to Christel House Indianapolis, LCA has contributed nearly $6,000 to breaking the cycle of poverty among underprivileged students.

Basketball Concessions – Raised funds which were used to create t-shirts for the children at Christel House South Africa as a souvenir and token of appreciation from the 2012 South Africa Mission Trip group.

Annual Fundraisers

Bead Sales: LCA members use Kenyan beads to hand-craft original jewelry, which they market to support Amani and raise awareness about the orphan crisis in Africa. Jewelry is sold at Culver’s on-campus bookstore, the Culver Coffee Company, and during Culver Parent’s Weekends.

World AIDS Day Ribbons: Students at Culver Academies purchase red ribbons and wear them in honor of World AIDS Day.

Penny Wars: a collaborative fundraiser between Culver Girls Academy and Culver Military Academy which, through a race for coin collection, raises funds for Christel House South Africa.

Leadership Committee for Africa Merchandise

Kazuri Bead Jewlery: renowned for their authentic beauty and individuality, Kazuri Beads are originally manufactured by women in Kenya. The Leadership Committee for Africa receives all surplus beads and uses them to create hand-made necklaces, bracelets, and keychains. All proceeds go to the Amani Children’s Foundation.

Seasons of the Heart (2008): Romina Clemente ’08 and Alex Banfich ’08 recorded this exclusive CD as their Servant Leadership Practicum. This CD features the only recorded source for some of Culver’s most iconic songs, and all proceeds go directly to the Amani Children’s Foundation.

Christel House Stationary Project (2007): Stationary featuring the original artwork of children at Christen House South Africa. The Senior Service Practicum of Brady Banks ’09, these five-card packs sell for $10 each with all proceeds going to Christel House South Africa.

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